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This schedule of events was last updated on January 9, 2018  


 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 3 - Driving clinic at Margaret Beeman's in Millerton at 49 Barney Drive Indoor arena - free clinic - She will put a horse to harness again - one that has been in retirement - for questions contact Gaby and if you have a horse you would like to have participate (845-876-2501 or 845-430-6328 mobile)

.April TBD  - Proposed Driving 101 - Demonstrations and lectures on driving skills - date and information to follow.

APRIL 13th - Hudson Diner - 6:00 - with meeting at 7:15 PM - Route 9W - Middle Hope - Agenda - Organizing events.

April/May - Weathersfield - Carriage drive - 214 Pugsley Hill Rd., Amenia - more details to follow

May5th – 11 AM - Cinco de Mayo Drive and Ride at Silver Ledge Farm - Hosner Mountain ?Rd - Hopewell Junction - Picnic to follow 

May 19th - Dinner and square dance - Ulster County Fair Grounds - co-sponsored with the Hudson Valley Draft Horse Association Starts 6PM - Admission is a dish to share and $10.00

June 8th - Joint Auction - Fund Raiser for MHDA and HVDHA at Lawrence Farm, 39 Colandrea Rd., Newburgh, NY

June 24th – Museum Village – TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

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
2:00 Drill team demonstration 
Trailer parking in front of Village.  Plenty of shade on Village green. No rain date.
Check Mid Hudson Facebook page for cancellation info due to weather This is a fund raiser for our club

July - Date to be deterjined - 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

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.  

September - date to be determined – Driving 101 – at the SDHPA arena

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 8th – 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