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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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