This schedule of events was last updated on AUGUST 14, 2017. Please CHECK BACK OFTEN TO CHECK FOR ANY CHANGES AND UPDATES!
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 8TH - POT LUCK DINNER! 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)
February 17th – 7 PM - Meeting at Dick Lahey’s house – NAME THAT RIDER/DRIVER puzzle – please bring a riding or driving photo from your childhood or as far back as you can - we will play a ” guess who?”. Do not show to anyone in advance.
March 11th – 11 AM - $10 per person charge for Guided Tour of the Firehouse- Meet at 117 Harry Howard Ave, Hudson, NY - the tour will be approx. 45-60 minutes and then allow for 90 minutes to view on own. Lunch following at the Plaza Diner 1:30 - just 1 mile North of Hudson on Route 9. *** Please send e-mail to Malcolm at email@example.com so that he can make reservations for the number of people attending both the tour and lunch***
.April TBD depending on weather – a Ride/Drive at Rich’s Farm with meeting & picnic – possible dates April 22/23
APRIL 30th – Orange County ride/drive at Stewart State Forest, Ridge Rd. (off of Route 17K) Coldenham/Montgomery– Meeting after event.
May 20th – 6 PM Charge is $10 PP- bring a dish to share - then 7 PM Square Dance at Ulster County Fairgrounds with the Draft Horse Club 249 Libertyville Rd., New Paltz, NY
June 11th – Museum Village – Meet by 11:00. 1010 NY Route 17M, Monroe, NY Harnessing Demo 12 to 12:30 12:30 to 1:15 carriage parade with narration 1:15 to 2:00 meet and greet on Village green 2:00 Drill team demonstration Trailer parking in front of Village. Plenty of shade on Village green. No rain date. Check Mid Hudson Facebook page for cancellation info due to weather This is a fund raiser for our club
July 9th – CANCELLED - WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED - CHECK BACK FOR DATE! Rockefeller's - Meet at Parking area - Route 117, 1 mile east of Route 9, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 - at 10 am - Drive off at 11 AM (not necessary to follow as "line drive". One day pass is $15.00 - Parking is $6.00 - Picnic - bring lunch to have after drive on picnic tables at parking area.
July 16th – 12 NOON Joint Picnic with the Draft Horse Club – StonyKill Farm - 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY Please Bring Dish to Share
.August 3rd and 4th – Ulster Cty Fair – the light horses are Aug 3rd and Draft are the 4th
August 26th – Dutchess County Fair – Light Horse driving classes
September 9th - TUB Parade -Lenox Massachusetts- We can arrange a place to meet on the East side of the Hudson River, so if anyone wants to follow us up, please call 845-897-3732 and leave a message for Al and leave your phone number too! Also, we will be making reservations at the Red Lion for a late lunch after the parade, so please leave a message if you want to have lunch with those attending and let us know how many spots to reserve. For more information on the Tub parade in general you can just google it!
SEPT 30TH (rain date Oct 1st) - Annual Elton Memorial Drive/Ride with picnic at Silver Ledge Farm - 136 Hosner Mtn Rd, Hopewell Jct. - arrive at 10 to ride/drive - Lunch at Noon - Please Bring a Dish to Share. Marshall plans to deep fry a turkey!
September - date to be determined – Driving 101 – at the SDHPA arena
November 17th – 7PM – Election Meeting and Quiz Bowl – Ulster County Fairgrounds
December 9th – Christmas Party 5:30 PM – Ship's Lantern Inn - 1725 Route 9W, Milton - sit down dinner - glass of champagne, choice of appetizer, salad, entrée, dessert, coffee & tea. Cash Bar - $42 per person (includes taxes and tip) Click here for menu. Send Check payable to MHDA to Joan Delatorre, 148 Mt Zion Rd, Marlboro, NY 12542.
IMPORTANT NOTE; The First 25 checks received will be accepted, since that is the limit for this special pricing and dinner at the restaurant - so please do not Delay!
.December 12th – 7 PM - Planning Meeting for 2018 – Dick Lahey’s home
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