Green Mountain Draft Horse Beginner Driving Clinic

learning to drive draft horses
Saturday, April 21, 2018 to Sunday, April 22, 2018
Time: Saturday 9:00AM - 4:00PM &/or Sunday 9:30AM - 2:00PM
Event Type: 
Adult Program
Location: Breeding Barn and throughout the Farm property
Fee: Includes lunch and light breakfast 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.

Instructors: Pat Palmer, Ted Russell, Megan and Amanda Morse, Phil Warren, Dave Clark, Barb and Jim Amblo

Registration Details: 

Registration required, visit Green Mountain Draft Horse Association for more information and registration instructions. Contact Jean Cross at 802-877-6802 or [email protected] with any questions.

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