Green Mountain Draft Horse Beginner Driving Clinic

learning to drive draft horses
Date: 
Saturday, April 22, 2017 to Sunday, April 23, 2017
Time: Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM and/or Sunday 9:30AM - 2:00PM
Event Type: 
Adult Program
Location: Breeding Barn and throughout the Farm property
Fee: Includes a light breakfast and full lunch both days. Both Days: $130 / GMDHA Members, $145 / non-members (includes 1-year membership); Saturday ONLY: $75 / GMDHA member, $90 / non-member; Sunday ONLY: $70 / GMDHA member, $85 / non-member

In this two-day, hands-on clinic, you’ll work with experienced teamsters of the Green Mountain Draft Horse Association and their horses in the beautiful setting of the Breeding Barn. If you’ve never driven a horse-drawn cart, this clinic will help you to get comfortable. If you’re an experienced driver, enjoy brushing up your skills and meeting Vermont’s draft horse community. 

On Saturday, learn the basics of draft horses, how to harness, hook up a cart, and ground drive while focusing on safety working around these large animals. 

On Sunday*, put your newfound skills to work! Jump in a cart or wagon, drive an obstacle course, and take turns driving on a horse-drawn tour of the Farm.

A light breakfast and full lunch will be served both days.

*Participation in the Sunday clinic requires previous attendance in the Saturday class, past year’s attendance can be counted.

Registration Details: 

Registration required.  Download the registration form from the Green Mountain Draft Horse Association.  Contact Jean Cross at 802-877-6802, or email jean@greenmountaindraft.org for more information.


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