Sunday, April 27, 2014 High Hopes, Old Lyme, CT Bill Broe, based in Ancramdale NY, is a trainer and competitor in ridden dressage and combined driving. He has been riding, driving and training horses for 30 years. As an instructor, he is known for his patience and persistence, working with drivers to find new ways to [...]


The Connecticut Valley Driving Trial is gearing up for MAY 31, 2014 – entries open April 1! This eagerly awaited event will once again take place at the beautiful Haddam Meadows State Park in Haddam, CT. John Greenall will serve as President of the Jury and Marc Johnson will join us as Technical Delegate. Click [...]

2014 HDT Sponsors & Advertisers Needed!

If you are a business or driving enthusiast, please support our annual Horse Driving Trial by becoming a sponsor. If you are a club member, we are sure you know at least two businesses, neighbors or friends who would be interested. Click here to download a sponsorship brochure We need sponsors of all sizes and [...]

Dec 28: CVDC Holiday Gathering

This year, we will gather to celebrate the season AFTER the Big Day, which we hope will make it easier to work into your schedule. Dinner will be at Angelico’s Lake House in East Hampton – 6 pm to whenever. PLEASE RSVP TO RITA. If we have enough members attending, we may reserve a private [...]

Nov 24: Nehantic Forest “Turkey Trot” Club Drive

. 194 Beaver Brook Rd, Lyme, CT 06371 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 ~ 11 AM Come along for a pre-Thanksgiving “Turkey Trot”! Nehantic State Forest has miles of good dirt roads on rolling hills. We are planning a 5-6 mile drive. Whips can do anywhere from 2 miles to 10 if they choose, mile markers will [...]

Membership Renewals are due Dec 1

RENEWALS ARE DUE DEC 1. The club year now runs from December 1 to November 30. (Not yet a member? Well, what are you waiting for? We’re fun and affordable!) CLICK HERE for a member form, and mail it with your check ($25 for single/family membership, $20 for seniors) to: CVDC c/o Kathie Rindge, Treasurer [...]

Nov 2 – 2013 Annual Meeting and Election of Officers

East Haddam Grange – 6:30 pm, potluck followed by meeting. Your club officers represent your best plans and desires for the club. It is important that all members attend this meeting to ensure all voices are heard! PLUS: we’re not all business – come for potluck and socializing. Share your stories and plans. The following [...]

Sunday, Oct 6: Club Drive at Cones Farm

**NOTE DATE CHANGE ** This drive is a club favorite. Join us at 10 am for a friendly jaunt (up to 5-6 miles on local roads, some dirt, some paved). Follow up with a picnic lunch – Ken and Deb Ouelette will provide their famous clam chowder, hamburgers and hot dogs. Please bring a dish [...]

Sept 21: Pleasure Drive in Meshomasic State Forest

Join us for a club drive in the Meshomasic State Forest, leaving from the beautiful Beacon Woods Stable. 4 gravel roads, rolling hills – if every road is followed, there is up to 17 miles of trail! Maps will be available with mileage and turn-around points (no loops). Drive time is 10:30, no arrivals before [...]

Sept 7: CVDC Potluck Gathering

With fall comes a return to CVDC’s regular monthly meetings. For our September meeting, we are planning a traditional potluck gathering and club meeting. A wrap-up of our June HDT and members’ summer activities will be on the agenda. We will also appoint a Nominating Committee to prepare a full slate of officers for our [...]