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This schedule of events was last updated on January 7, 2019


 EVERY Friday From March through November (Weather Permitting) - Join us with Rich Whalen at 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. Welcome Members and NEW Members!

JANUARY 13TH - POT LUCK DINNER! TIME: 6 PM - Bring a Dish to Share!  ALSO ----- SILENT AUCTION - lots of fun!   Bring Items to sell for the benefit of the Club!  Location:  Van Wyck Homestead, 504 Route 9 Fishkill (off of Exit 13 Route 84)

JANUARY 19TH - HANDS ON - INTRO TO THE FUN OF DRIVING!!!  this CLINIC IS SOLD OUT - We may have 2nd clinic if enough interest, so call!- located at Panorama Farm,  48 Panorama Drive, Tivoli, NY 12583 -10 am TO 3PM -  Sign up by sending check for $25.00 payable to MHDA,  to our treasurer, Joan Delatorre, 148 Mt Zion Rd., Marlboro, NY 12542 and feel free to call 845-430-6328 for more details or if you have questions.  See our facebook page for more information as well!

February 8TH - General Meeting  - 6:30 - Highland Diner - 3579 Route 9W - Highland - Agenda:   upcoming Sleigh Rally and March Educational Event and 2019 Calendar

February 16th ("NO" Snow Date:   February 23rd) SLEIGH RALLY  - Come have FUN in the SNOW!   Admission is free   Stony Kill  - 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY

March - Committee Meeting - Specific Date and Location TBD

March 31st - LUNCHEON AND LECTURE at The Beekman Arms, 6387 Mill St., Rhinebeck, NY. 12572  Jeff Morse will present:  "The True Price of Equine Discomfort" and a Buffet Lunch will be enjoyed from Noon to 3PM.   Cost $35.00 per person - please make check payable to MHDA and mail to our treasurer, Joan Delatorre, 148 Mt. Zion Rd., Marlboro, NY 12542  NO Later than March 17th in order to reserve your seat!  Feel free to call  Gaby 845-430-8628 for questions or more information.

.April TBD  -Driving clinic - with trainer to be decided - in advance of show season..

APRIL - Martin's Auction  - Lebanon PA.

May 18th - Fundraiser- 6PM to 10PM  Pot Luck  Dinner and Square Dance - at Ulster County Fairgrounds     co-sponsored with the Hudson Valley Draft Horse Association & NYSHC. Starts 6PM dinner - Please bring a dish to share to participate. Dancing at 7PM - Admission for Dancing $10.00

June -( Date to be determined by availability of strawberries) - Time 7PM - Joint Auction - Fund Raiser for MHDA and HVDHA at Lawrence Farm, 39 Colandrea Rd., Newburgh, NY

July 21st - MHDA/HVDHA  Annual Picnic - Hamptonburgh Park, Campbell Hall - Orange County   - more info to follow

July/August - check back for date for drives at Rockefeller's Sleepy Hollow, NY and Wethersfields, Amenia, NY.

.July /August – Ulster Cty Fair – the light horses and Draft dates to follow

August  – Dutchess County Fair – Light Horse driving classes date to follow

September - Lenox Tub Parade

***October - date TBD- Annual Elton Memorial Drive/Ride with picnic at Silver Ledge Farm - 136 Hosner Mtn Rd, Hopewell Jct.  - arrive at 10:30  to ride/drive - Lunch at 1 PM- Please Bring a Dish to Share.  

November 15th – 7PM – Election of Officers -  Meeting and Quiz Bowl – - tentative location:   Ulster County Fairgrounds - Smaller Building - 249 Libertyville Rd., New Paltz

 December  Planning Meeting for 2020  date TBD– Tentative location:   Dick Lahey’s home, 271 River Road North, Wappingers Falls.

December 7th – Christmas Party – Ship's Lantern Inn - 1725 Route 9W, Milton -- More info to follow                                     

Further details for the events will be updated - check back often for changes