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This schedule of events was last updated on November 21, 2016  Please CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR OUR 2016 LIST OF EVENTS! 

 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 9th 2016 SATURDAY - Meeting & Annual Pot Luck Dinner at 6PM.  Van Wyck Homestead, 504 Route 9, Fishkill/     Bring dish to share. Silent Auction Please bring items to sell - FUND RAISER for the Club!

February 12th -  7:00 PM Meeting at Dick Lahey's Home, 271 River Road, N, Wappingers Falls.  Presentation on Sleighing Accoutrements.

March 11th-  7PM ** LOCATION CHANGE** - Valley Diner - 5500 Route 9w, Marlboro, NY- Meeting - feel free to order off the menu before the meeting.

April 8th    DATE HAS CHANGED - SEE MAY 13TH  - Presentation ON Articulated Equine Skeletons by Walter Varcoe.  Therefore no meeting for April 8th.

April 17th - CANCELLED - WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED!           Clean up the Driving Trails at Silver Ledge Farm, Hosner Mountain Rd., Hopewell Juntion - arrive at 10AM - have picnic after cleanup - drive or ride in afternoon!

April 24th -CANCELLED - WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED!           Spring Conditioning Drive/Ride at Silver Ledge Farm, Hosner Mountain Rd., Hopewell Junction - Arrive at 10AM - Drive/Ride off at your leisure - Have a Picnic afterwards!

May 1st - Orange County Horse Council- Ride & Drive at Stewart State Forest, Ridge Road (off of Route 17K) Coldenham/Montgomery.

MAY 13th - Meeting at 7PM with an amazing presentation on Articulated Equine Skeletons by Walter Varcoe. Location:   300 Finchville Turnpike, Otisville, NY 10963.  Light refreshments will be served.  4H Youth and other horse groups have been invited to attend this most interesting presentation.   Hope everyone can attend!

May 21st - FUN Driving Classes hosted by SDHPA - RIGHT AFTER THE GYMKHANA CLASSES -  at Hosner Mountain Rd Silver Ledge Farm - Hopewell Junction.  e-mail Patti@sdhpa.com for any questions

May 21st - Combined MHDA and HVDHA Country Dance at Youth Hall, Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz, NY.   Potluck Dinner 6PM  Square Dancing 7PM  Live music. $9 per person plus a pot luck dish to share.

May 28th - Weatherfield Drive - Spring conditioning - arrive 10 Am - drive off at 11AP -  $30 Per Carriage Fee.    Kevin Malloy is the contact person for Weatherfield and his e-mail address is KMalloy@HLFoundation.org.        His cell number is 845-803-6112.
Address for Weathersfield is 214 Pugsley Hill Road, Amenia 

June 10th -  7 PM - HVDHA and MHDA Auction -Bob Lawrence's Farm, 39 Colandrea Rd., Newburgh, NY.   -    PLEASE BRING SALEABLE ITEMS!   This is a fund raiser for the clubs.

JUNE 18th - at NOON   (arrive earlier with chairs and refreshments.  Demonstration at Gale Epstein's Farm - 29 Schrade Road, Kent, NY - Trainer - Erica Rose from Catskill, NY will do a demo on "Dealing with Difficult Horses - Riding and Driving Issues".  this will be a free Meet and Greet the Trainer day and informative demonstration.   Directions from Cold Spring - East on Route 301 to Farmers Mill Road - go 3.8 miles and make a right onto Schrade Rd - bottom of hill, Driveway is on the Right.  please send e-mail to delatorrejoan@gmail.com to advise that you are attending so that we have a "count" for this event.   

June 26th -  Carriage Drive at Museum Village, Monroe, NY.  11 AM   & more to be announced

July 16th- FUN Driving Classes hosted by SDHPA - Right After the Gymkhana show at Hosner Mountain Rd Silver Ledge Farm - Hopewell Junction.  e-mail Patti@SDHPA.com for any questions.

July 10th -  12 Noon - Combined MHDA & HVDHA - Annual Picnic Noon to 4PM- please bring dish to share  (and short meeting) Location:  Stony Kill Farm Center, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls.

August 4th - Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz, NY - Light horse driving show.     August 5th - Draft Horse Show

August 6th - Saturday - arrive at 9:45 for a Free tour of the Vanderbilt Carriages at 10 AM - 119 Vanderbilt Park Road - Route 9, Hyde Park, NY.   Followed by a Private  Mansion Tour (minimal charge) at 11 AM.  They have given our club a flat rate of $40 no matter how many attend and it is usually $10 per person.  Then lunch at a local diner at own expense.

August 12th - Turning Point Farm  - 330 Goshen Turnpike, Middletown, NY - Indoor Arena - TENTATIVE!   check back - presentation and demonstration of Equine Accupuncture by Dr. Dinah Skorich

August 20th -  Carriage Exhibition on the South Lawn of the Garden at Wethersfield - 2PM-  for public viewing - If interested in participating - contact - Jeanne Stalker - 845-373-8037 or jstalker@hlfoundation.org.

August 27th- Dutchess County Fair, Rhinebeck, NY - Light Horse Show.                           August 28th - Dutchess County Fair - Draft Horse Show

September 10th  -CANCELLED BY THE COLONIAL CARRIAGE CLUB -  Tub Parade - Lenox, MA - See the parade and anyone wishing can join a group for lunch at the Red Lion pub afterwards.   We will be making reservations.

September 11th - Driving 101 hosted by SDHPA at 116 Hosner Mountain Rd, Hopewelll Junction at the SDHPA arena.   Time:   11 AM - Please bring a picnic lunch and chair.   Demonstrations include Harnessing, ground driving, driving both single and pairs.  Great clinic for New Drivers and those Hoping to Become Drivers!.

October 1st - FUN Driving Classes hosted by SDHPA -Right After the Gymkhana show at Hosner Mountain Rd Silver Ledge Farm - Hopewell Junction.  e-mail Patti@SDHPA.com for any questions

October 16th - Wetherfield Drive - Fall Pleasure Carriage drive - Weathersfield event

**UPDATE  - OCTOBER 30th (Cancelled for October 23rd - will be held on rain date of October 30th)  - Third Annual Elton Bailey Memorial drive and picnic - arrive at 11AM - drive off at your leisure.  136 Hosner Mountain Rd., Hopewell Junction, NY  Picnic will follow.

NOVEMBER 18th -  7 PM  Annual Meeting & Election of Officers & Quiz Bowl Game. Location: Ulster County Youth Building, 249 Libertyville Rd., New Paltz, NY                      PROPOSED Slate of Officers for 2017: President. Gaby Conway,    Vice President  Ann Pierce,     Treasurer. Joan Delatorre,   Secretary Sallyann Gerelli,   News Notes Donna Rose     ANY MEMBER WISHING TO PUT THEIR NAME IN FOR NOMINATION FOR ANY POSITION, PLEASE COME TO THE NOVEMBER MEETING and we will be pleased to add your name.

DECEMBER 6th- 7PM - Planning Meeting at Dick Lahey's house - 271 River Road North, Wappingers Falls - both incoming and outgoing Officers, Directors, and any members bringing Ideas for the upcoming 2017 year.

DECEMBER 9th- 6:30 PM  ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY - Eleven 11 Grill, 1111 Main St.,  Fishkill - Buffet Menu:  stuffed mushrooms and bacon wrapped scallops;  Salad;  Chicken Marsala, Pasta Primavera, Stuffed Sole, Roasted potatoes; rolls;   choice of cheesecake or chocolate mousse cake with coffe, tea and soda   $40 Per person.   Please send check payable to MHDA to Joan Delatorre, 148 Mt Zion Road, Marlboro, NY 12542    RESERVATIONS NEEDED BY DECEMBER 2ND!!!   Members and friends are invited!  Lots of food in a private room - was great fun last year so we are planning this again!

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