The Carriage Driving Show held on July 5 at Morven Park boasted 50 entries – that is DOUBLE the number they had in 2013! Piedmont Driving Club Members Dr. Tom Burgess, Mary Munster, Lisa Andersen and Wayne Porter took home many of the ribbons!
The following day Members of the PDC joined with other driving enthusiasts to traverse 7-8 miles of well marked carriage trails that wound through the historic estate, once home to Westmoreland Davis, a former Governor of Virginia. We were again blessed with exceptional weather. There was enough of a breeze to discourage any flies and the temperature was comfortable for horses and people alike.As we neared the Mansion we came upon a small tent that over shadowed a table. Volunteers from the
previous day’s show greeted us with Mimosa’s and plates of delectables: prosciutto-wrapped melon, smoked salmon on crackers, mini-quiche, rugula, brownies, fresh fruit and other tasty bites.
We took our rest beside the expansive lawn, happy for the opportunity to chat with each other and enjoy looking at the large variety of turn-outs. A highlight of the day was the “gaggle” of VSE’s – so many participated, and each was cute, able and special in its own way. They served as a reminder of how versatile the equine is!