What We Do

Club Drives
From April through November, club members enjoy periodic drives in State Parks, on private estates, and down country lanes. Outriders are always welcome. Drives are often followed by a relaxing picnic.

A special program presenter usually follows our monthly potluck meetings. Topics range from harness fitting, to hoof care, to whip making, to equine art. Any member can recommend a program topic.

Connecticut Valley Driving Trial & Fun Day
This one-day driving trial attracts drivers from as far away as Maine and Pennsylvania. CVDC’s annual combined driving event follows ADS rules and provides members and non-members with an opportunity to learn about the fastest growing equine sport in the country. Members who don’t compete learn through volunteering at the event and participating in the Fun Day clinic on the grounds the following day. Some event participants even go on to compete successfully nationwide.

Through our annual Spring Clinic and lessons on Fun Day, members get the opportunity to drive with such experts as Larry Poulin, Jeff Morse, Dana Bright, Lisa Singer, and others. Clinics cover harnessing, reining, driving, proper use of aides, and correct way of going in the carriage horse.

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