Green Mountain Draft Horse Beginner Driving Clinic

learning to drive draft horses
Saturday, April 20, 2019 to Sunday, April 21, 2019
Time: Saturday 9:00AM–4:00PM, Sunday 9:30AM–2:00PM
Event Type: 
Adult Program
Location: Breeding Barn
Fee: Both Days: $130/GMDHA members, $145/non-members (includes 1-year membership). Saturday ONLY: $75/GMDHA member, $90/nonmember. Sunday ONLY: $70/GMDHA member, $85/nonmember. Fee includes lunch and light breakfast.

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. Visit Green Mountain Draft Horse Association for more information and registration instructions.

Questions? Contact Jean Cross, at 802-377-2259 or [email protected].

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