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Regional Director:
Leona Anastasi
Woodstock, CT

Territory: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.

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Published on Wednesday, September 14, 2016

2016 ADS Northeast Recreational Drive-Columbus Day Weekend at Touchstone Farm



Columbus Day Weekend at Touchstone Farm

We are proud to be hosting the American Driving Society's Northeast Recreational Drive over Columbus Day Weekend at Touchstone Farm. Festivities will include loads of driving at-will over unspoiled historic property, country dirt roads, and open fields with limited traffic. There's a great Barbeque at our farm on Friday night. On Saturday there will be a Cones Scramble and Safari Drive. There are also opportunities to practice a cones course and dressage in a regulation dressage arena, followed by a Therapeutic Driving Demo presented by Touchstone Drivers topped off with an ice cream social (yes, it's local homemade ice cream from Connolly's down the road). And there's more. Saturday night, there will be a a classy Reception and Banquet Dinner at Timberdoodle Club. On Sunday there's a drive to the surrounding farm and a Blessing of the Horses and Carriages on Sunday morning. The Recreational Driving weekend concludes at approximately 2PM Sunday Oct. 9th with the Closing Brunch and Presentation.

The Registration Form is available on the Touchstone Farm website.
All event and stabling questions should be directed to Leona Anastasi at 774-276-0490 or email or
Onsite stabling opens at noon on Friday October 7th. 
One day truck-in opportunities are welcomed. 
Onsite lodging at Touchstone farm is also available. For lodging details please call Kris Young at Touchstone Farm at 603-654-6308.

There are some other opportunities:

Receive your own private lesson with either

  • Marc Johnson at 978-807-0060 or

  • Scott Monroe at 860-459-0208 or

  • Robin Groves at 802-484-5016 or 802-738-8959

  • Mary Gray at 207-406-2918 and

    These highly respected and beloved instructors will be available at Touchstone with lessons to top off your driving season.
    Please contact them personally to set up times. You should pay each clinician directly.

  • Carriage Association of America's Driver Proficiency
    Topping off the list of great possibilities for those of you who wish to try your hand at the Carriage Association of America's Driver Proficiency evaluation without having to travel to Florida, this is your chance! Jerry Trapani will be with us for the weekend to offer either Level 1 or Level 2 for those interested. Register directly on the CAA site. We want to encourage your participation in this important weekend program which strives to keep all drivers better educated and with a higher level of safety awareness!!!

Touchstone Farm has just become the newest CAA Driver Proficiency Education and Evaluation site in the US! Please go to the CAA website to find out more details and to register directly with CAA. Applications are being taken now!

There is NO better time to drive in New England than in the height of the fall season. 

Come Drive with US!!!


Isabella (Boo) Martin,M.Ed.
Executive Director & Founder
Touchstone Farm
13 Pony Farm Lane
Temple, NH 03084

Touchstone Farm # is 603-654-6308 and website for more details:

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Northeast Driving Clubs

The tabs below are organized by state.  Click on a tab to see the driving clubs, along with their contact information, for each state in the Northeast Region.

* denotes ADS member club

Maine Driving Clubs

Maine Driving Club
78 Parsons Landing Rd
Dover Foxcroft, ME 04426
Beth Steinke, 207-564-3447 -

Standardbred Horse Association of Maine

Vermont Driving Clubs

*Green Mountain Horse Assocation
P.O. Box 8
South Woodstock, VT 05071
Karey Manner, 802-457-1509,

Vermont Endurance Riders and Drivers Assoc.

New Hampshire Driving Clubs

*Granite State Carriage Association
54 Pilgrim Dr
Litchfield, NH 03052 New!
Marilyn Williams (Treasurer), 603-594-0987

Granite State Morgan Horse Society

Massachusetts Driving Clubs

*Colonial Carriage & Driving Society
31 Prospect Hill Rd
Stockbridge, MA 01262
Contact Kay Konove for membership, 413-298-3810,

*Massachusetts Carriage & Driving Society
234 Mile Hill Rd
Boylston, MA 01505
Kate Bushman, 508-869-6129,

*Myopia Driving Club
PO Box 55
Hamilton, MA 01936
Margot Clark, 978-356-9766,

Rhode Island Driving Clubs

Southern New England Carriage Driving Association,
President Kelly Pesek

Connecticut Driving Clubs

*Connecticut Valley Driving Club
50 Vogel Rd
East Hadem, CT 06423

*Litchfield Hills Driving Club
357 South Brooksvale Rd
Cheshire, CT 06410
Nancy Mangino, 203-272-5257,

Eastern CT Draft Horse Association
PO Box 715
Coventry, CT 06238-­1174

New York Driving Clubs

*Brookfield Riding and Driving Association
PO Box 250
Brookfield, NY 13314
Karen Nowak, 315-899-7778

*Cherry Valley Carriage Association
445 Sheffield Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Judy Sobczakl, 607-273-5544

*East Aurora Driving Society
892 Jewett Holmwood Rd
East Aurora , NY 14052
Liz O'Donnell, 716-380-5724 

*Mid-Hudson Driving Association
238 Old Kings Highway
Stone Ridge, NY 12484
Eunice Shemalski, 845-687-0553

*Paumanok Driving Club Inc.
PO Box 552
East Islip, NY 11730
Jerry Trapani, 631-277-4967

*Saratoga Driving Association
23 Beacon Ave
Albany, NY 12203
Carol Frank, 518-489-8698

*Northampton Driving Society
Tara Defendorf, 585-831-1945

Champlain Valley Morgan Association

Genesee Valley Riding & Driving Club

Ontario Driving Clubs

Quebec Driving Clubs

Newfoundland & Labrador Driving Clubs

Nova Scotia Driving Clubs

Prince Edward Island & New Brunswick Driving Clubs

2016 Park St, Ste 5, PO Box 278
Cross Plains, WI 53528, USA

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