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2016 Holiday Party

Posted by Sue on January 22, 2017 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (3)

Written by Kim Porter:


Members of the Myopia Driving Club gathered on December 11, 2016 for the annual Holiday Party at the home of Holly and Nat Pulsifer. Everyone enjoyed the lovely decorations, warm fireplace, delicious food, plentiful holiday cheer and wonderful company. Yet again, the Yankee Swap - presided over by Santa Nat and ably assisted by Makenna and Reagan Boyd - saw many gifts changing hands. As an added bonus to the festivities, Holly presented MDC lo...

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Myopia 2-Phase 2016

Posted by Sue on October 19, 2016 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Written by Kim Porter

Zibell Farm in Georgetown once again was the site of Myopia Driving Club's Fall Two-Phase on September 17, 2016. Dressage judge Sue Rogers offered drivers suggestions for improving scores and an opportunity to drive our tests a second time. The cones course, designed and judged by Marc Johnson was just challenging enough and fun to drive. Following our delicious bagel sandwich lunch, scores were tallied and ribbons awarded. Many thanks to Pete & Rosaleen Z...

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Waldingfield July 2016

Posted by myopia.drivingclub on July 21, 2016 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

 Written by Susan Koso:

Thirty-five competitors competed in the 26th (or 27th, not sure) edition of the Waldingfield HDT. The show was dedicated to the celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday, with obstacles named Sandringham Woods, Balmoral, 90th Birthday Cake, Windsor Great Park, Holyrood Park and English Oak…no doubt inspired by Organizer Holly Pulsifer’s recent trip to England for the official birthday celebration. The Queen herself (or a reasona...

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Myopia Marathon Clinic

Posted by myopia.drivingclub on June 3, 2016 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Written by Kim Porter:

Summer chose to arrive all at once on May 28 as Myopia Driving Club members began the 2016 driving season with a marathon clinic in Ipswich. Whips and auditors were lucky enough to be coached through obstacles and given valuable pointers from our very own Marc Johnson. The beautiful Julia Bird Reservation offered plenty of shade as the temperature climbed, and everyone had fun learning more about how to negotiate this most exciting phase of combined driving (more ...

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2015 Annual Christmas Party

Posted by myopia.drivingclub on January 11, 2016 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Written by Kim Porter:

Myopia Driving Club’s Annual Christmas Party was held on December 13, 2015. Again generously hosted by Nat and Holly Pulsifer, the dining room at Holliday Farm was filled with delicious food, as members enjoyed catching up after a great driving season. The tree was surrounded by Yankee Swap offerings, and after dinner our own Santa Nat, this year enthusiastically assisted by two elves (who looked exactly like Makenna and Reagan Boyd), dispersed gifts that we...

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Estate to Estate Drive 2015

Posted by myopia.drivingclub on November 20, 2015 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Written by Kim Porter:

It would be hard to imagine a more beautiful day, or pick a more perfect route than we had offered for the Myopia Driving Club's 2015 Estate to Estate Drive on October 12. Members and guests, all dressed in our best and carriages sparkling, departed the Bird Polo Field at comfortable intervals (thanks to the impeccable timing of Nat Pulsifer) with a precise map of the route in case we missed an arrow (or two...). The stops were also listed in order with a brief hi...

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Posted by myopia.drivingclub on October 16, 2015 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)



October 3rd was the date and Mother Nature couldn’t have thrown a bigger mess our way. During the week preceding the event, there was Hurricane Joaquin down in the islands, and then there was an ocean storm that dumped over 2 inches of rain on Tuesday & Wednesday. Every day I watched the weather. Should I cancel or move it to Sunday? I proceeded with mowing the field and setting up the courses. By Friday night we had two 20 cone courses set,...

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Waldingfield HDT July 2015

Posted by myopia.drivingclub on August 3, 2015 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Written by Kim Porter:

SInce 1988 the Waldingfield Driving Trial has been a favorite for competitors and spectators alike. A prototype for the one day driving event, this venue is popular with novice drivers and seasoned veterans alike. The annual event also serves as a fundraiser for the Essex County Trail Association, instrumental in protecting and maintaining the local trail system for use by horsemen, cyclists and hikers.The grounds of the estate, Waldingfield, offer a perfect back...

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Ned Bliss Picnic Drive

Posted by myopia.drivingclub on July 2, 2015 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Written by Kim Porter:

Perfect weather was in store for the first Myopia Driving Club picnic drive of 2015. Ned Bliss invited the club to his fabulous Lightning Ridge Farm in Sherborn on June 27. Several drivers took advantage of the opportunity to drive through 3K of marked well maintained trails and fields with beautiful footing and not a single bug! And as a bonus, the dressage ring and cones course were available for schooling. When all of the horses were untacked and comfortable mu...

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Posted by myopia.drivingclub on December 29, 2014 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)
Written by Kim Porter: Members of the Myopia Driving Club gathered on December 14, 2014 for the Annual Holiday Party at the home of Holly and Nat Pulsifer in Ipswich. Beautiful decorations, an amazing buffet of delicious food, and of course Santa and his elves all made for a wonderfully festive evening. The yankee swap saw some gifts passed around through several hands (the boxwood horse and the cones measuring stick traveled many times around the room and everyone enjoyed a few laughs, a ... Read Full Post »