Orleton Farm Horse Show
August 11 - 14

Our Show Secretary Dr. Ann Willey reported we have 80 entries thus far. We have a waitlist for Thursday’s combined test and driving trial and we will be waiving late fees to enter the pleasure show.  Judges Dana Bright and Kale Palmer Miller will be in attendance this year. Bruce Jones is the course designer and is adjusting the VSE course to be more accommodating for them. Vendor tents and food will be set up like last year. 

Volunteers are needed

Please contact Laurie Danaher lbdanaher@yahoo.com if you can help out on any of the four days. Carl Dudash reports he needs help Saturday to prepare the field for the car show to be held on Sunday. Carl needs volunteers to help park the cars on Sunday and sell raffle tickets for the 50/50. 
Stabling for the Show Opens
Tuesday, August 9 Noon

Exhibitors are invited to the Pizza Party on Wednesday evening, August 10, followed by the Exhibitor's Briefing for Thursday's Combined Test and Driving Trial.

Thursday evening, August 11, there will be a briefing for the Pleasure Show classes.

Be sure to check the website for any last-minute updates colonialcarriage.org
Recap of July 20 Meeting

Our July meeting was a lovely warm evening under the tent at Orleton Farm. We had some great desserts and beverages with 15 members present. We began the meeting at 7:15 with Harvey going over our last month's minutes. A motion to accept them was proposed by Marilee Wagner and seconded by Carol Terry.

Dr Ann Willey was present and recapped the income and expenses from May to current (July). New memberships, show expenses, Insurance, monthly communications were all detailed. A motion to accept by Jennifer Wilcox and seconded by Marilee.

Our next meeting is scheduled for September 15.
Upcoming Driving Events in our region...

August 14: A SUMMER DAY OF DRIVING. Rocky Rest Stable, 48 Towle Mason Rd. Chichester. Contact: Leslie Baxter lakevue100@comcast.net, Melissa Every rockyreststable@gmail.com. Mary-Jo Handley, mjhandly17@gmail.com

August 14: GSCA ANDOVER RAIL TRAIL AT POTTER PLACE. Day outing Andover, NH Hosts: Sun. Faith & Don Clendenen. 603 455-9124 fclen@tds.net

August 19-21: Newport, RI Historical Society 3-day drive

August 26-28: GMHA CT & CDE S. Woodstock, VT. Volunteer positions available for full or half days on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Contact: Kelly Cyr. kelly@gmahinc.org (802)457-1509 ext.203

October 1-2: Saratoga CT & DT, Valatie, NY. Contact Jeff Morse greenmeads@gmail.com
Sending our collective sympathy...

Donna Dolben would like our members and friends to keep her in your thoughts in supporting her and her family in the loss of her beloved husband Charlie. As many of you know, Donna is the founder and former owner of DDRapps, who continue to supply us with all the beautiful appointments many of us have enjoyed sporting in our driving turnouts. If you would like to send a card to Donna and her daughter Molly: PO 42
Hatfield, MA 01038. A celebration of life service is set for August 6 in Hatfield.
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