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A Driving Year at a Glance

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Throughout the year at Touchstone Farm, we welcome drivers to driving lessons, carriage driving clinics, individual lessons with well-known clinicians, presentations, shows, and other special driving events:

 

During the cold weather of January and February, join us in cozy Stepping Stone Lodge for our Fireside Chats, educational programs in preparation for the Carriage Association of America's Driver Proficiency Program.

 

Feb 4, 6 PM Driving Club Potluck Dinner

Feb 14, 12-4:30 PM, CAA Fireside Chat 1

 

In March, our Spring Farm Day and Open House kicks off the driving season. Observe a driving demonstration and then sign up for lessons. Attend a clinic, volunteer, and get ready for a great driving season.

 

Mar 5, 12-4:30 PM, CAA Fireside Chat 2

Mar 11-13, Driving Volunteers Needed for Operation House Power Veterans Weekend

Mar 19, 1-4 PM, Spring Farm Day and Lesson Open House

Mar 19-20, Driven Image Trade Show in Amherst, MA

Mar 21, Spring Driving Lessons Begin

Mar 28-29, Getting Your Horse Started Clinic

Mar 30-Apr 2, Able-Body Whip for Therapeutic Driving

 

April offers a Driving Immersion Week to get in shape for the season or to get in some solid practice in our first Arena Driving Trials (ADT) of the year.

 

Apr 3, Schooling ADT 1

Apr 5-9, Driving Immersion Week

Apr 10, Scott Monroe Clinic 1

Apr 15-17, Driving Volunteers Needed for Operation House Power Women Veterans Weekend

Apr 22, Mighty Minis Clinic with Marc Johnson

Apr 22-23, ADT Beginners Clinic

Apr 24, Schooling ADT 2

 

May brings a GSCA Pleasure Drive  at Touchstone Farm and three great driving experiences with clinician Scott Monroe.

 

May 1, Granite State Carriage Assn Pleasure Drive at Touchstone Farm

May 10, Scott Monroe Clinic 2

May 24, Dressage Day with Scott Monroe

May 25, Cones Course Day with Scott Monroe

May 27-29, Driving Volunteers Needed for Operation House Power Veterans Weekend

 

In June, July and August, you can help junior drivers at Pony Farm Summer Camp and the Day Camp at Touchstone Farm to experience the thrill of driving.

 

Jun 3-4, Horse Driving Trial Beginners Clinic

Jun 5, Touchstone Farm Spring Horse Driving Trial (an ADT-sanctioned event)

Jun 13-Aug 20, Driving Program for Pony Farm Summer Camp

Jul 17, Waldingfield Horse Driving Trials in Ipswich, MA

Aug 23, Scott Monroe Clinic 3

 

September brings the opportunity for weekly driving lessons with us.

 

Sep 7, Scott Monroe Clinic 4

Sep 7, Driving Club Potluck Dinner

Sep 10, 1-4 PM, Fall Farm Day and Lesson Open House

Sep 16-18, Driving Volunteers Needed for Operation House Power Veterans Weekend

 

October brings our banner driving event of the year…the American Driving Society Northeast Regional Recreational Drive.

 

Oct 8-10, American Driving Society Northeast Regional Recreational Drive

Oct 10, CAA Driver Proficiency Evaluations

Oct 14-17, Driving Volunteers Needed for Operation House Power Women Veterans Weekend

Oct 19-23, PATH Intl. Therapeutic Driving Instructor Workshop and Certification

 

November finds us at Equine Affaire telling all the visitors about Touchstone Farm and its many fine programs.

 

Nov 10-13, Equine Affaire

Nov 18-20, Driving Volunteers Needed for Operation House Power Veterans Weekend

 

December is our month to be peaceful and dream of next year!!!

 

Dec 7, 6 PM, Driving Club Potluck Dinner and Holiday Party

 

You can check out our farm calendar for upcoming events. We also feature each event in our News section when registration opens. To sign up to be on our Touchstone Driving Email list and receive early notice of all our driving events, send your contact information (must have email) to Boo Martin at bmartin@touchstone-farm.org.