CAA Calendar

2017


March

      • March 25

Brandywine Valley Driving Club’s Spring Tune-Up for your Carriage and General Membership Meeting at Shady Lane Wagons – New Holland, Pennsylvania. Weaver Martin will provide a program on carriage maintenance and give a tour of his carriage barns. Contact: Becky Pendlebury 610-942-3913

      • March 26

EDS Beginner Driving Clinic. It will be held at Foxfire Farm in Corrales, New Mexico. Topics will include getting your equine to stand in the box,hitching safely, discussion on wedges and driving position, and a chance for those who have never been in a carriage to ride around in the arena to get a taste of our marvelous sport. Contact Kathy Mueller at kpmcanter505@aol.com or view details on Face Book page for Enchantment Driving Society.

Maine Driving Club’s Third “Fireside Chat” at Skyline Farm in North Yarmouth, Maine. Robyn Cuffey, author and trainer, will speak on “Driving in Acadia National Park, The Rockefeller Carriage Roads”. For details visit www.mainedrivingclub.org

      • March 25 & 26

My Lady’s Manor Driving Club’s An Introduction to Driving at Manor Farm – Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Clinic with Dana Bright and Anne Councill, Lectures, demonstrations, and practice driving. Open to non-members
Registration deadline is March 17th. www.mlmdc.org

April

      • April 2

Brandywine Valley Driving Club’s Mad Hatter Spring Fling and General Membership Meeting held at the Allam House in New Bolton Center, Pennsylvania. Program presented by Milliner Tiffany Arey who will discuss how hats are made, choosing a flattering style, hats and hairdos, and hat etiquette. Members and guests can bring hats, aprons, gloves, scarves, clothing to swap or sell. Details: www.bvdc.org/March2017Newsletter.pdf

      • April 5-9

Carriage Association of America logoJoin us for the CAA Driving Weekend at Mullet Hall, Johns Island, SC. Twenty miles of recreational Driving, CAA Driver Proficiency Evaluations available, and social activities Details available here..

      • April 8-9

North Texas Whip’s NTW Sunrise Ridge DT & CT at Sunrise Ridge Ranch – Paradise, Texas
Details: www.ntw.clubexpress.com

      • April 20-21

Southern Oregon Horse & Carriage Club will be at the Pacific Overland Expo Driving Clinics, featuring Michael Wakefield, at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds in McMinnville, Oregon. There will also be a Horsedrawn Vehicle & Equipment Auction. Details: Clinic: Michael Wakefield michael@trentofarm.com Auction: www.PacificOverlandExpo.com

      • April 22

Colonial Carriage & Driving Society’s Spring Seminar: Get Ready for the Show Season at Orleton Farm in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Featuring Mary Stokes Waller, Sterling Graburn, Marc Johnson Details: www.colonialcarriage.org

      • April 23

North Texas Whip’s Spring Games Day at Willow Draw Arena in Weatherford, Texas. Pleasure driving and driving games! Details: www.ntw.clubexpress.com

      • April 29

My Lady’s Manor Driving Club’s Spring Day in the Park at Spring Valley Park in New Freedom, Pennsylvania. Mock pleasure show – practice for the season, learn tips, polish your performance. Open to non-members. Registration deadline is April 21st. Details: www.mlmdc.org
 

May 

      • May 5-7

Carriage & Driving Society of Greater Kansas City’s Driving Clinic with Michael Scott at Olympia Equine Ventures in Bucyrus, Kansas. Lessons and stalling available. Details: www.cdsgkc.org

      • May 6

Brandywine Valley Driving Club’s Beginning Driving Clinic & Driving Derby at the Buxton Riding Club in Tylersport, Pennsylvania. Open to members and non-members Details: www.bvdc.org/March2017Newsletter.pdf

      • May 6-7

Tejas Carriage Association’s Carriage Classic at the Geter Ranch & Equestrian Center in Greenville, Texas. This is a pleasure driving show. Entries open 3-20-17 Entries Close 4-17-17
Details: www.tejascarriageassociation.org

      • May 8-13

Driving Immersion WeekDriving Immersion Week at Touchstone Farm, May 8-13th. The program is designed to get drivers ready for the CAA Driver Proficiency Level 1 and 2 evaluations. Contact Touchstore Farm at 603-654-6308 for further details.








      • May 9-15

Carriage Association of America logoCAA Trip to the Royal Windsor Horse Show, England. Details for the 2017 trip are available here! This year’s trip will include a tour of the Windsor Castle Mews (which is not open to the general public) in addition to watching top level equestrian athletes compete at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

      • May 15-18 

Carriage Association of America logoCAA Carriage Driving in Norfolk Trip, England. Details for the 2017 trip are available here! We’ll be transported to Swingletree (www.swingletree.co.uk), the home and driving center of John parker and Susan Townsend. There we’ll visit Swingletree’s carriage collection and stables as well as go coaching. Lessons are also available. Our hotel is the Brome Grange Hotel, a beautiful sixteenth-century former coaching inn nestled on four acres.

      • May 18-20

Adaptive Carriage Driving Workshop offered byThe Carriage Barn Adaptive Therapy Programs, Kensington, NH. Eight-week proficiency-based syllabus, inclusionary approaches to fit your client’s needs. www.carriage-barn.org

      • May 21

Brandywine Valley Driving Club’s Continuous Driving Event at Canvasback Farm in Port Deposit, Maryland. Hosted by Dr. and Mrs. W.E. Riddle, Jr. Fun, low-key, relaxed schooling event for members. Entries close on May 15th. Details: www.bvdc.org/March2017Newsletter.pdf

      • May 27-28

Houston Area Carriage Association’s Pine Hill Driving Trial at Pine Hill in Bellville, Texas. Entries open 4-1-17 Entries close 5-19-17
Contact: Linda Yutzy Linday@2infinity.com 281-373-4867

June

      • June 1-4

The National Drive Spring Fling at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Clinic featuring Johanna Wilburn – private lessons will also be available as well as recreational driving.
Details: www.TheNationalDrive.net

      • June 2-4

Carriage & Driving Society of Greater Kansas City’s Pleasure Drive at the Big River Ranch in Lexington, Missouri. Details: www.cdsgkc.org

June 2nd – 4th – Michigan Horse-Drawn Vehicle Association’s Blue Ribbon Horse Show & Clinic at the Kalamazoo Fairgrounds in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Details: www.mhdva.org

      • June 8-11

Colonial Carriage & Driving Society’s 19th Annual Driving Show at Orleton Farm in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Combined Driving Test, Super Derby & Cross Country Pleasure Drive, and Pleasure Driving Show. Entries Close 5-19-17 Details: www.colonialcarriage.org

      • June 19-23

Brandwine Valley Driving Club’s 2017 Junior Driving Program at Yellow Pony Farm in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. Program for eight girls and boys, ages 11 – 14, who have experience with equines
Instruction on how to harness, manage and drive a pony safely. Trustworthy ponies, harness and carriages will be provided. Emphasis will be on safety. Details: www.bvdc.org/March2017Newsletter.pdf

      • June 30-July 2

The CAA Carriage Festival will once again be offered in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY. Info: www.carriagefestival.com

August

      • August 24 – September 1st 

Carriage Association of America logoCAA Trip to Sweden – details to come

2018


January

      • January 24-27 

Carriage Association of America logoCAA/CWF International Carriage Symposium at Colonial Williamsburg.

Helping preserve our horse-drawn heritage for over 50 years.