Fall Festival of Driving
Join us each Fall for a driving-filled weekend of friendly competition, great meals, and the wonderful camaraderie of carriage driving enthusiasts amid the beauty of Touchstone Farm in Autumn.
Our weekend schedule is packed with ADS-sanctioned events for Novice, Junior, and higher-level drivers. Competitions occur both in the rings on high-quality footing, and in our open fields and on dirt and paved roads surrounding our farm.
Sample Weekend Schedule (based on 2013 Festival)
10:00 Stabling Opens
2:00 Secretary's Booth Opens
2:00 Lodge Opens for Overnight Guests
6:30 Wine & Cheese Welcome Reception (open to all)
7:30 Dinner for Guests of Lodge
9:00-12:30 Introduction to Pleasure Driving Show
2:00 High Tea & Hot Toddy Drive
(8K drive on country roads and through a nature preserve with stops at private homes for libations and conversations - shorter, easier route available for VSEs)
4:30 Briefing for Sunday's Horse Driving Trial &Trip Around Course
9:30 Cones Course
1:30 Marathon ("Wild West" theme)
Awards Following Marathon
Tent stabling onsite in our large indoor arena. We have ample room for vehicle storage under cover and a ramp on site for ease of loading and unloading vehicles. Bring your own hay, grain and shavings. A negative Coggins within 1 year of show date is required and will be checked upon arrival.
Food and Accommodations
A food truck featuring delicious local foods will be onsite for hot and cold drinks, lunch, and snacks.
We do invite you to stay onsite in Stepping Stone Lodge. Enjoy fireside conversation in the Lodge's airy great room, and sleep well under a quilt in one of the cozy guest rooms. Delicious home cooked meals are included for anyone staying overnight at the lodge, or by arrangement with the lodge staff.
We'll post information on our website and our Facebook page when registration opens for the next Festival.