This schedule of events was last updated on February 20, 2014. CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR CHANGES!
EVERY Friday From March through November (Weather Permitting) - Join us at Elton Bailey's Silver Ledge Farm, 136 Hosner Mountain Road, Hopewell Junction, NY for a "Drive at Will" throughout the farm. Arrive mid-morning, bring picnic lunch. **Portions of the carriage drive cross SDHPA property therefore membership with MHDA and SDHPA is required, if you wish to drive within that one section of the farm.
2014 Schedule of Events - Check back often for changes!
January 12th - Meeting & Annual Pot Luck Dinner at 6PM. Bring dish to share. Hillside Lake Fire Dept, 207 Hillside Lake Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY - Silent Auction please bring items to sell - FUND RAISER for the Club!
February 9th - 2:00 PM Meeting at the Mohonk Mountain Preserve, Route 44/55, Gardiner, NY. Note: If cancelled due to weather - will be held February 16th at 2 PM
March 29th - 2:00 PM - Donna Ponessa, Paralympian at the 2012 Summer Games in London will share her experiences of this most important ride of her life. Also, Ann Miles, Executive Director of the Carriage Barn, LLC will present a talk "Driving for the Disabled". Meeting will be at the Harness Racing Museum Meeting Room, Goshen, NY
April 5th - OCHC Spring Fling - at Congelosi Trailer Sales 2201 Route 17K, Montgomery, NY
April 12th - 1:00 PM - Noni VanSon, The Right Touch Certified Equine Sports, Massage and Rehabilitation will present a "hands-on" participation. Location: Turning Point Farm, Middletown, NY - in the indoor arena.
May 4th- Trip to Jeff Day's Antique Carriages and Car Museum, 506 Mountainview Rd West, Asbury, NJ 08802. Arrive at 1PM. Bus Info: $38 pp Check to MHDA, c/o Eunice Shumalski, 238 Old Kings Hgwy, Stone Ridge, NY 12484 due no later 3/29/14. Bus Pickup at 9AM at Home Depot parking lot, Route 9/I-84 and then a Newburgh pickup. Bus will stop for a fast food lunch prior to arrival at Jeff Day's. Please send back postcard in Newsnotes and send check ASAP. Eunice phone number: 845-687-0553
May 17th - 7PM - Combined MHDA and HVDHA Country Dance at Youth Hall, Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz, NY. Potluck Dinner 6PM (bring dish to share) Square Dancing 7PM Live music and caller Hudson Hoedowners $5.00 per person donation. Call Robin 845-294-9016 or email@example.com for reservations or more info.
June 20th - 7 PM - HVDHA and MHDA Auction with strawberries and ice cream served. Location: Bob Lawrence Farm, 39 Colandrea Rd., Newburgh, NY
June 22nd - A Carriage Drive at Museum Village, Monroe, NY. Start at 11PM with a Currier and Ives class - Victorian Picnic class & more to be announced
July 13th - 12 Noon - Combined MHDA & HVDHA - Annual Picnic (and short meeting) at Stony Kill Farm Center, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY.
July 31st - Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz, NY - Light horse driving show.
August 1st - Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz, NY - Draft Horse Show
August 9th - Tentative Meeting and talk on Carriage and Harness Safety and First Aid - Location: Silver Ledge Farm, Hopewell Junction, NY - to be confirmed!
August 23rd- Dutchess County Fair, Rhinebeck, NY - Light Horse Show.
August 24th - Dutchess County Fair, Rhinebeck, NY - Draft Horse Show.
September 14th - 10:00 AM - Accord Rail Trail ride/drive. Picnic and meeting.
Late September - Early October - Date to be determined - Locust Grove Carriage Days, Samual Morse Historic Site, Route 9, Poughkeepsie, NY
October 26th - Elton Bailey Memorial drive and picnic. more info to follow
NOVEMBER 14th - Annual Meeting & Election of Officers & Quiz Bowl Game- Ulster County Fairgrounds
December 13th - Annual Christmas Party - possible location: Tuttle House, Gardiner, NY
Further details for the events will be updated - check back often for changes