This schedule of events was last updated on May 14, 2018
Please CHECK BACK OFTEN TO CHECK FOR ANY CHANGES AND UPDATES!
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. Welcome Members and NEW Members!
JANUARY 14TH - POT LUCK DINNER! 7 PM - Bring a Dish to Share! ALSO ----- SILENT AUCTION - lots of fun! Bring Items to sell for the benefit of the Club! Location: Van Wyck Homestead, 504 Route 9 Fishkill (off of Exit 13 Route 84)
February 10th – 11Am to 2PM - Horse Drawn sleigh ride - offered for small donation. Come have FUN in the SNOW! Admission is free - 11:30 guided cross-country ski tour & 12 Noon - Guided bird watch Stony Kill - 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY
February 24th - Snow - Date for Feb 10th - snow fun day!
March 17 - NEW DATE- MARCH 17th NEW LOCATION: -Bob & Donna Rose's Indoor Arena at 330 Goshen Turnpike, Middletown, from 10AM to 1PM Follow driveway up to arena, not house. Driving clinic with Margaret Beeman free clinic for members of MHDA New Members welcome! She will put a horse to harness again - one that has been in retirement. -For questions contact Donna at 845-548-6502.
.April TBD - Proposed Driving 101 - Demonstrations and lectures on driving skills - date and information to follow.
APRIL 13th - Valley Diner - arrive 6:00 to 7PM - with meeting at 7:15 PM -5500 Route 9W - Marlboro Agenda - Organizing events.
April/May - Weathersfield - Carriage drive - 214 Pugsley Hill Rd., Amenia - more details to follow
April 28th - SDHPA - driving classes 9AM - at their arena 116 Hosner Mountain Rd, Hopewell Junction - 5 classes - $12 members $16 non-members - Dash, Straight Barrels, Cloverleaf Barrels, Pole Bending and Mystery - Come have fun with your horse - Driving Gymkhana - see SDHPA website for entry form.
May5th – 11 AM - Cinco de Mayo Drive and Ride at Silver Ledge Farm - Hosner Mountain Rd - Hopewell Junction - Picnic to follow -bring your own and dish to share.
May 12th - SDHPA - Driving classes - 9AM - See info from April 28th date
May 19th *LOCATION CHANGE* - Dinner and square dance - Olive Bridge Fire House, Corner of Mill Rd & Rt 213, Olive Bridge, NY 12461 co-sponsored with the Hudson Valley Draft Horse Association Starts 6PM dinner - dancing at 7PM - Admission is a dish to share and $10.00
June 22nd (DATE CHANGE FROM June 8th due to weather and availability of strawberries) - Joint Auction - Fund Raiser for MHDA and HVDHA at Lawrence Farm, 39 Colandrea Rd., Newburgh, NY
June 23rd - SDHPA - Driving Classes - 9AM - See info from April 28th Date
June 23rd SATURDAY – Museum Village – Meet by 11:00. 1010 NY Route 17M, Monroe, NY Harnessing Demo 12 to 12:30 12:30 to 1:15 carriage parade with narration 1:15 to 2:00 meet and greet on Village green 2:30 Drill team demonstration Trailer parking in front of Village. Plenty of shade on Village green. Picnic Lunch get together after event. No rain date. Check Mid Hudson Facebook page for cancellation info due to weather This is a fund raiser for our club
July 14th - SDHPA - Driving Classes - 9AM - See info from April 28th Date.
July - Date to be determined - Joint Picnic with the Draft Horse Club – StonyKill Farm - 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY Please Bring Dish to Share
July/August - check back for date for drives at Rockefeller's Sleepy Hollow, NY and Wethersfields, Amenia, NY.
.July 31 to August 5th – Ulster Cty Fair – the light horses and Draft dates to follow
August 20 to 26th – Dutchess County Fair – Light Horse driving classes date to follow
Sept. 15 and Sept. 22nd - SDHPA - Driving classes - 9AM - See info from April 28th date.
September - date to be determined – Driving 101 – at the SDHPA arena
October 6th - Rain date Oct 7th - Annual Elton Memorial Drive/Ride with picnic at Silver Ledge Farm - 136 Hosner Mtn Rd, Hopewell Jct. - arrive at 10:30 to ride/drive - Lunch at 1 PM- Please Bring a Dish to Share.
November 9th – 7PM – Election of Officeres - Meeting and Quiz Bowl – Ulster County Fairgrounds - Barn Building - 249 Libertyville Rd., New Paltz
December 4th – 7 PM - Planning Meeting for 2019 – Dick Lahey’s home, 271 River Road North, Wappingers Falls.
December 1st – Christmas Party – Ship's Lantern Inn - 1725 Route 9W, Milton -- more info to follow
Further details for the events will be updated - check back often for changes