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2023 Calendar

 

To promote driving and share participation opportunities we have created a regional Calendar

of driving related events and happenings. MLMDC sponsored events are marked in bold on this version

 

For a downloadable listing of just MLMDC Events click on PDF

Many activities and dates are provisional unless confirmed. 

Please check back frequently for updates.

Additional private Member Only events are organized throughout the year by our Members.

Join MLMDC for access to these and other Member Benefits!

January 21, 2023 (Saturday), 1pm-4pm.CONFIRMED MLMDC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. Location Maryland Horse Library and Education Center, 321 Main Street, Reisterstown MD 21136. Parking lot next to building. Nominations and election of officers. The facility requests beverages only, no food. Contact the club, mlmdc2013@gmail.com.

March 2-5, 2023 (Thursday – Sunday) — PA Horse Expo. CONFIRMED Pennsylvania Farm Show complex, 2300 N Cameron St, Harrisburg, PA 17110

March 11, 2023 (SATURDAY), 1pm — NOTE CHANGE TO DAY AND DATE MLMDC MEMBER MEETING. (Notification was emailed to all current members, please check your spam/ junk/ member status if you did not receive it).  Location Maryland Horse Library and Education Center, 321 Main Street, Reisterstown MD 21136. Parking lot next to building. The facility requests beverages/ none messy food only. Contact the club, mlmdc2013@gmail.com.

March 25 and 26, 2023 (Saturday/Sunday), 9am-3pm — CONFIRMED INTRODUCTION TO CARRIAGE DRIVING. Designed by the Education Committee for the new or aspiring driver. This is the perfect place to learn how to get started safely and economically. Clinicians: Anne Councill and Dana Bright. Details on our Clinics/Events page.  Contact Anne Councill, mlmdc2013@gmail.com.

April 21, 2023 Friday, MARTIN'S CARRIAGE AUCTION.  Location: Lebanon Fairgrounds, 80 Rocherty Road, Lebanon, PA 17042.  www.martinauctioneers.comMLMDC MEET UP Lunchtime at the Auction!

April 22, 2023 (Saturday), 10am – 4pm —  CONFIRMED. SPRING DAY IN THE PARK. Members and non-members welcome. Registrations postmarked by March 21 pay $10; late registrations and day of event pay $20. Special Activity: DRIVING DERBY PLAYDAY & DRIVING SALE. A Driving Derby is a great way to try cones and driving obstacles all in an arena. In a special twist, those that want to, can turn in a timed round trying to match OPTIMUM TIME so less pressure and speed needed for participants. This is a GREAT introduction to the Driving Derby format. No experience needed! Instructors in attendance if desired. Bring your clean driving related items to sell at this Spring Kickoff Event. More info to come on our Clinics/Events page. BYO beverage, picnicware, chair, lunch and/or a potluck dish to share.. Location: Spring Valley Park, Winterstown, PA. Follow directions on registration form, GPS not reliable. Contact Lisa Sipes, 443-878-7774. In light of the weather forecast we plan on ending activities by 2pm. Morning forecast looks good!

 

April 29, 2023 (Saturday), 1pm - MLMDC MEMBER MEETING. CONFIRMED Location:Maryland Horse Library and Education Center, 321 Main Street, Reisterstown MD 21136. Parking lot next to building. The facility requests beverages/ none messy food only. Contact the club, mlmdc2013@gmail.com.Claire Lacey 410-660-6447

 

May 13, 2023 (Saturday) MLMDC Ground Driving Clinic. RESCHEDULED due to weather. NEW DATE MAY 27TH, 2023 still time to register. Email us!

       

May 13, 2023 (Saturday) DELMARVA DRIVING CLUB Annual Pleasure Show, Wicomico Equestrian Center, Salisbury MD

 

May 20-21, 2023 (Saturday/ Sunday) CANCELLED.Harlequin Farm Derby & ADT. 37720 Legard Farm Road, Purcellville, VA 20132. Contact Paula Bliss at Harlequin Farm 540 668 7227. Paula will be holding an educational clinic instead. Details to follow.

May 19 -21, 2023 James Shaull Wagon Train

May 25- June 4, 2023 Devon Country Horse Show, Devon, PA

May 27, 2023 (Saturday) NEW DATE! MLMDC Ground Driving Clinic. Location: Ellicott City, MD. with Clinician Claire Lacey and her horses. Members only. This clinic is designed for drivers interested in starting their own driving horses and drivers interested in learning new training techniques for intermediate horses. Registration Required as limited spaces. All Levels welcome. Contact Claire Lacey 410-660-6447 still time to register. Email us!

June 2, 2023 (Friday) Elk Creek ADS Recognized Combined Test (CT). Location: Fair Hill International, 378 Fair Hill Drive, Elkton, MD 21921. See ADS Omnibus 

 

June 3-4, 2023 (Saturday & Sunday), ELK CREEK HDT (Horse Driving Trial) ADS Recognized. Location: Fair Hill International, 378 Fair Hill Drive, Elkton, MD 21921. Volunteers are always welcome!

June 11, 2023  (Sunday), 10am – 3pm — SUMMER DAY IN THE PARK. Members and non-members welcome. Bring your own lunch, drinks and chair.  Special Activity: "Mad Driving Hatters Tea Party" and driven dressage intro & fix a test. More info to follow on our Clinics/Events page.  Location: Spring Valley Park, Winterstown, PA. Follow directions on registration form, GPS not reliable. Contact Lisa Sipes, 443-878-7774  mlmdc2013@gmail.com..  Registration Form on Clinics/Events Page.

June 24-25, 2023. (Saturday/ Sunday) CAIT Sporting Day of Traditional Driving, Morven Park, Leesburg VA. Inaugural competion in the USA! Traditional and Antique vehicles compete judged 50% presentation 25% road course 25% cones

June 24, 2023 (Saturday) BVDC Driving Derby, Fair Hill MD. For more information www.BVDCnew.org 

June 29-30, 2023 (Thursday/ Friday), Bird in Hand Carriage & General Auction

 

July 29, 2023 (Saturday), 1pm MLMDC Ice Cream Social & Member Meeting location Ellicott City, MD. Bring your own chair and picnic. Ice cream will be provided! Contact Claire Lacey 410 660 6447

August 9, 2023 (Wednesday). Howard County Fair. MLMDC Meet and great at the Equine Exhibit display stand.

August 19, 2023 (Saturday). Harlequin Farm Driving Derby. 37720 Legard Farm Road, Purcellville, VA 20132. Contact Paula Bliss at Harlequin Farm 540 668 7227.

August 20th, (Sunday)2023 MY LADY'S MANOR DRIVING CLUB DRESSAGE AND COMBINED TEST. CONFIRMED. An ADS Recognized Dressage and Combined Test Competition. Suitable for all levels. More information on our clinics/ events page.

 

​​September 7-10, 2023 Thursday-Sunday, ADS MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL DRIVE (MARD). Location: Off Ranger Skinner Road, Fair Hill NRMA, Elkton, MD. Information at https://www.americandrivingsociety.org in the ADS Omnibus Contact Secretary Heidi Ferguson Phone (302) 632 8024 Email recreational@americandrivingsociety.org MLMDC Member Meetup TBD.

September 9, 2023 (Saturday). BVDC Driving Derby. Fair Hill, MD. For more information www.BVDCnew.org

 

​September 22 & 23, 2023 (Friday & Saturday), Great Frederick Fair, Frederick MD. Friday 23rd Draft Day. Saturday 24th Parade of Breeds and Carriages. Contact Melissa Clabaugh.

September 30, 2023 (Saturday), 11am MLMDC Member Planning Meeting followed by MLMDC Member Meeting (approx 1pm) after lunch. Location Daria Kleinmeier's. Contact Claire Lacey 410 660 6447

October 7, 2023 (Saturday) MLMDC Members Driving Demonstration at "Celebration of the Horse" at Tuckahoe Equestrian Center www.tuckahoeequestriancenter.com Claire Lacey 410 660 6447

October 20, 2023 (Friday), Martin's Fall Carriage Auction. Bidding in person and online. MLMDC member meetup at lunchtime! Location Lebanon Fairgrounds, 80 Rocherty Road, Lebanon, PA 17042.  www.martinauctioneers.com.

October 28, 2023 (Saturday), 10am – 3pm. MLMDC FALL DAY IN THE PARK. Members and non-members welcome. Join us for a Pot Luck Lunch and some Fall Fun! Lessons available.  Use the REGISTRATION FORM on the Clinic/Events Page. Contact Lisa Sipes, 443-878-7774, mlmdc2013@gmail.com.

 

October 29, 2023 (Sunday), BVDC Fall Frolic at Fair Hill.  A BVDC members only Pleasure Show at Fair Hill, MD. For more information www.BVDC.org or Tracey Freeman 484 437 5200

November 11, 2023 (Saturday), 9am - noon. MLMDC Driving demonstration at Driving Crazy Clinic at Wellspring of Life Farm, Monkton, MD. www.wellspringlifefaram.org or Claire Lacey 410 660 6447

November 11 7 12, 2023 (Saturday & Sunday) BVDC Teddy Bears Picnic 2023. A short CDE. Next to USET HQ, Gladstone NJ. Details: www.carriagedrivingvolunteers.org

November 11, 2023 (Saturday), DDC Driving Derby.

November 26, 2023 (Saturday), 10am MLMDC TURKEY TROT and Member Meeting (1pm) Location Baltimore County Agricultural Center, 1114 Shawan Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030. Contact Claire Lacey, 410-660-6447, mlmdc2013@gmail.com.

December 9, 2023 (Saturday), Noon The Great Lisbon "Farmers Feed the Hungry" Christmas Parade. www.LisbonChristmasParade.org

December 10th, 2023 (Sunday), 1pm - 4pm MLMDC Members Holiday Gathering- a Pot Luck gathering. Location TBA Contact Claire Lacey 410 660 6447

"In the works"

 

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