This schedule of events was last updated on January 12, 2015. CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR CHANGES! *** See Photo Gallery for hitching Post Dedicated to Elton Bailey by MHDA***
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.
2015 - Tentative Schedule for 2015 - see Below - Welcome Members and NEW Members!
January 11th 2015 Sunday - Meeting & Annual Pot Luck Dinner at 6PM. Marlboro Library - 1251 Route 9W, Marlboro. Bring dish to share. Silent Auction Please bring items to sell - FUND RAISER for the Club!
February 13th - 7:00 PM Meeting at Dick Lahey's Home, 271 River Road, N, Wappingers Falls. Presentation on "Sleighing in the Hudson Valley"
March 22nd - Presentation by Jeff Morse of Green Meads Farm, - topic: "Effective Communication with the Driving Horse", at the historic Beekman Arms, 6387 Mill Street, Rhinebeck, NY NOON to 3PM. $30 per person - Please send checks payable to MHDA to Joan Delatorre, Treasurer, 148 Mt. Zion Rd., Marlboro, NY 12542 by March 15th Latest to reserve a seat!
Buffet lunch: Fresh fruit, salad, soup, breads, Vegetable quiche, Pasta primavera with a light wine sauce Chicken with light sauce (to put on the pasta) Tea Sandwiches: Whipped Gorgonzola with thin sliced pear/ Sundried tomato, fresh mozzarella & arugula Dessert: Apple Strudel with crème anglaise sauce Coffee – tea & soft drinks included
April 12th - Sunday - Presentation on Safety will be given by Jerry Trapani . Location at Turning Point Farm, 330 Goshen Turnpike, Middletown - Indoor Arena.
May 3rd - Orange County Horse Council- Ride & Drive at Stewart State Forest, Ridge Road (off of Route 17K) Coldenham/Montgomery.
May 16th - 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.
June 6th - FUN Driving Classes @ SDHPA rink - right after the Gymkhana show at the arena at Hosner Mountain Rd ,Hopewell Junction- Call Lisa Gross Ritter - 845-590-6072 or e-mail Lisa@SDHPA.com
June 19th - 7 PM - HVDHA and MHDA Auction - More Info to follow
June 28th - Carriage Drive at Museum Village, Monroe, NY. & more to be announced
July 18th - FUN Driving Classes at SDHPA rink - right after the Gymkhana show at the arena at Hosner Mountain Rd Silver Ledge Farm - Hopewell Junction. e-mail lisa@SDHPA.com for any questions.
July 19th - 12 Noon - Combined MHDA & HVDHA - Annual Picnic (and short meeting) at Stony Kill Farm Center, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY.
July 30th- Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz, NY - Light horse driving show. July 31st - Draft Horse Show
August 9th - Tentative - Drive at Weathersfield - with meeting and picnic. View Carriage collection (possible idea: Victorian picnic)
August 29th- Dutchess County Fair, Rhinebeck, NY - Light Horse Show.
September 5 - FUN Driving Classes at SDHPA rink - right after the Gymkhana show at the arena at Hosner Mountain Rd Silver Ledge Farm - Hopewelll Junction.
September 12th - Tub Parade - Lenox, MA
September 13th - Driving 101 with SDHPA at Arena at Silver Ledge Farm, Hopewelll Junction. More info to follow
September 26th - Driving Classes after the Gymkhana classes in afternnon @SDHPA rink - as part of the Gymkhana show. Call Lisa Gross Ritter - 845-590-6072 or e-mail Lisa@SDHPA.com
October 25th with rain date of November 1st - Second 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 20th - 7 PM Annual Meeting & Election of Officers & Quiz Bowl Game. Location TBD.
December 12th- Annual Christmas Party - More info to follow.
Further details for the events will be updated - check back often for changes