It was decided that the Piedmont Driving Club would suspend picnic drives in much of the Northern Virginia territory due to at least one confirmed case of Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) in the area. Consequently the drives planned for Easter Sunday (April 20/Innisfree Farm, Round Hill) and for the following Sunday (April 27/Glen Bolton Farm, The Plains) have been cancelled, with the hope that they can be rescheduled once this crisis has been resolved. Plans are being made for “non-driving” activities, so please continue to check your emails.
On a happier note, take a look at the lovely painting that will be entered into a contest in Baltimore. Michele (?) painted the picture of Club President Anne Watkins and friends from a photo she took at last year’s drive from Philip Carter Winery in Hume, Va.
The May/June issue of “In and Around Horse Country” features an article about the Club’s 2013 season that was submitted by yours truly (Caroline Cox). Of the many photos also submitted, they chose to include three with the article, hence Carl Cox, Mary Munster, and Lisa Anderson have perhaps achieved a modicum of fame!