Next Meeting March 18
Devonfield Inn, Lee, MA

Happy Spring everyone,

The club is gearing up for our next two events. Our first meeting of the season will be a potluck at Devonfield Inn March 18th@6:30.Bring your favorite dish, enjoy the comfort of the inn, and Tjasa will continue her discussion on the Gilded Age era of Lenox, local family names, and driving.

Next: the April seminar has a full slate of informative speakers, including feeding, grooming, and turnouts by the experts.

For those who are not familiar with our panel, here is a little background info. Amanda Morris :
Master's degree in Equine nutrition and currently represents Purina feed. Marc Schofield : Professional trainer, four-in-hand coachman, and expert in getting you and your horse in top show shape. Heidi Johnson : DD Rapps, putting together the perfect turnout and what to wear in each division. Lauren Reece : T.D, expert in ADS rules including the new dressage test. Marc Johnson : ADS Committee Chairman, professional cones course designer, and certified pony measurement official.

We are pleased to have the extremely knowledgeable panel, so please come and enjoy the day and take advantage of their expertise. Also, for those who want to drive the the new dressage test and have your pony officially measured, Marc Johnson is certified by ADS for measuring and will be on hand. Time allowed that day is limited so please sign up early if you want to have your pony measured.
Deb Manasse is handling the registration. If you have any questions please feel free to call her: 860-364-0384. You can also email me: .

Just a reminder--if you haven't renewed your dues, it's not too late.

As a side note--
Mary Waller is in Florida recovering from a successful surgery, so please send your best wishes.😘

2020 Club Dues!!!

It has come to our attention that many of you have not sent in your dues for 2020. If this is you, please send them asap!

CCDS offers so many ways throughout the year to meet up with fellow carriage driving enthusiasts. Whether you compete, or are driving for fun, or you just enjoy sharing social events with other carriage folks, we offer events virtually year round where members can meet up and share knowledge and experiences.

The membership form is attached. So please do not hesitate to get this onto your To-Do list.
CCDS Spring Seminar -- Saturday, April 18
-- NEW -- Pony Measuring Available
Our Spring Clinic promises to provide helpful insight on many topics. Come out to learn from the experts on everything from getting a handle on the new ADS rules, to driving a perfect dressage test, to turn-out attire that will get you noticed (in a good way).

Important Announcement:

New ADS rules require all competitors competing in the VSE and Pony divisions to submit an official Pony Measurement Card with their show entries.

If you would like to bring your pony to drive the new dressage test and to be measured at the Spring Seminar, please sign up early as we have limited space.

If you can't make it to the clinic, or all slots become filled, we will hold an additional measuring clinic at Orleton Farm. Our next official measuring date will be June 6th.

You will need to bring the Pony Measurement Card application with you to the clinic. Pony Measurement Card Application

If you have questions on the clinic, please contact Deb Manasse. 860-364-0384 or

Please contact Maureen if you are able to volunteer.
The Orleton Farm Driving Show -- August 6 - 9

Stay tuned for more information as we get closer...
But we wanted to share this important announcement regarding lodging arrangements for the show:

We have arranged for a 10% discount at the Apple Tree Inn bed and breakfast. Apple Tree Inn is located up the hill from Tanglewood in Lenox, so it is just a short commute to Orleton Farm. Mention Orleton Farm Show when booking to receive the discount. Be sure to book early as Tanglewood has just released their schedule and ticketing for the 2020 season.
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