Next CCDS Meeting
Wednesday, May 17 6:30 pm
Orleton Farm, Stockbridge, MA
Our May meeting is our Member Appreciation Dinner. Come join us for an evening of fine Italian dining--No need to bring anything but your appetite. Maureen will be ordering up lasagna, spaghetti, and other pasta favorites.
If you plan to attend, please send an RSVP to Maureen by May 15 so that she can order up plenty for all. Email Maureen Gamelli or call her at 413-243-3407.

April 19 Meeting Minutes
Colonial Carriage & Driving Society Minutes
POT LUCK MEETING April 19, 2017
Harvey Waller opened the meeting at 8 PM after a delicious pot luck supper at Orleton Farm. The minutes of the March meeting at Devonfield we accepted as emailed.
There was no Treasurer's Report. There is money in the bank and the $1,200 insurance bill was paid as well as some of the preliminary show expenses.
The Seminar is coming up on Saturday April 22nd, rain or shine.
Mary Stokes Waller, Sterling Grayburn and Marc Johnson will be presenting.
In the afternoon there will be a navigation clinic using a golf cart to go through the cones.
The Pleasure Pace will be explained again. It was a great success in 2016 and needs to be encouraged.
In May there will be a barbecue at Orleton. Will Pat be available ?
We will concentrate on membership.
Save These Dates

June 8, 9, 10, 11--Orleton Farm Driving Show

July 30--Orleton Farm Fun Day

September 9--Lenox Tub Parade 

Urgent Notice for Orleton Driving Show Exhibitors
From Ann Willey, Show Secretary:
From Ann Willey, Show Secretary:
ADS has added health requirements for their recognized 2017 events.  Please note: If you are planning to show at the June 8-11 Orleton Farm Driving Show, you will need to bring the health documents as noted below in addition to the usual Negative Coggins and current Rabies vaccination paperwork.
Article 6
6.3 At American Driving Society ADS-recognized events, all equines entering the event location
must be accompanied by documentation of Equine Influenza Virus and Equine Herpes Virus
(Rhinopneumonitis) vaccinations within the six months prior to entering the competition
venue. Equines not in compliance with this Rule are required to leave the driving event location
upon request by Competition Management. Documentation should consist of one of the
following methods found below.
The frequency of vaccine administration should be as recommended by the vaccine
manufacturer or veterinarian. It is recommended that vaccines be administered by or under
the direction of a veterinarian.
Documentation should consist of one of the following:
a. In the case of vaccines given by a veterinarian, the Person Responsible, upon request
by Competition Management, must provide documentation from the Veterinarian,
documenting that the equine in question received the vaccinations on the date administered
and the name of the vaccine.
b. In the case of vaccines administered by a person other than a veterinarian, the Person
Responsible, upon request by Competition Management, must provide a receipt of the
vaccine purchase which is signed by the Person Responsible, the equine's name, the serial
number and expiration date of the vaccine and the date of administration.
c. In the case of an equine that is unable to receive either of the vaccines due to a history
of adverse reactions, the Person Responsible, upon request by Competition Management,
must provide a letter from a veterinarian on official letterhead stating the equine cannot
be vaccinated due to medical concerns and a log of the equine's temperature taken at least
twice daily for the seven days prior to arrival at the competition grounds. These equines
must also have their temperatures taken and recorded twice daily while on the competition
grounds. The log of temperatures taken must be provided to the Competition Management,
Steward or Technical Delegate when requested.