Schedule of Events
Photo Gallery

This schedule of events was last updated on November 19, 2014.   CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR CHANGES! *** See Photo Gallery for hitching Post Dedicated to Elton Bailey by MHDA***  CHANGE OF DATE FOR NOVEMBER ELECTION MEETING!

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.

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  See photos in photo gallery

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, 330 Goshen Tpke, Middletown, NY - in the indoor arena.  Please call to let the Rose's know how many to expect so they can arrange parking for us all. 845-548-6502

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 and Woodbury Commons.  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 dmjure33@frontiernet.net for reservations or more info.

May 17th  - Driving Classes @ SDHPA rink - as part of the Gymkhana show- Call Lisa Gross Ritter - 845-590-6072 or e-mail Lisa@SDHPA.com

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 -SEE PHOTOS IN GALLERY!    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 19th - Driving Classes @SDHPA rink - as part of the Gymkhana show.  Call Lisa Gross Ritter - 845-590-6072 or e-mail Lisa@SDHPA.com

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 - Drive first at 3PM then  Meeting --- Location:   Silver Ledge Farm, Hopewell Junction, NY

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 -drive/ride at 11AM- Accord Rail Trail ride/drive.  Picnic bring a dish to share and meeting. This is MHDA 40th Anniversary - Join us at Rochester Town Hall in Accord - - park in front of the Highway Dept Garage.  Call Eunice at 845-687-0553 or eshumalski@hrc.rr.com with questions etc.

September 27th - 4 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

DATE CHANGE!!!  October 26th changed to NOVEMBER 2ND! - DATE CHANGE- Elton Bailey Memorial drive and picnic - arrive at 11AM - drive off at your leisure.  136 Hosner Mountain Rd., Hopewell Junction, NY  Picnic will follow - Hamburgers and Hot dogs will be supplied; please bring any other dish to share and your own beverages.

NOVEMBER 21st DATE CHANGE!! -  Annual Meeting & Election of Officers & Quiz Bowl Game- Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Livertyville Rd., New Paltz, NY

December 13th - Annual Christmas Party - at Magnanini's Winery & Restaurant, 172 Strawridge Rd., Wallkill, NY 12589 (Phone: 845-895-2767) 6 to 7 PM wine tasting and light hors d'oevres with Buffet dinner following for $53 Per person.  Please send check payable to MHDA to Eunice Shumalski, 238 Old Kings Hwy, Stone Ridge, NY 12484 no later than Nov 15th.   Please send e-mail to Ann Pierce in advance to advise how many will be attending so that we can give the restaurant a count prior to Nov 15th.  ** If you need a special dietary meal, please include that information in your e-mail to Ann.  Her e-mail is Anndan42@aol.com

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