Hudson Valley Draft Horse Association holds Annual Driving Classes which start in January, meet once a month until our grand final class at our Spring Plow. The classes are held at the Ulster County Fairgrounds, Libertyville Road, New Paltz, NY.
The fee for the classes is $75.00 pp,(this is for ALL the classes) plus a $15.00 membership fee. This includes a book on draft horse information and refreshments are always served.
Our Spring Plow is held at Saunderskill Farm, 5100 Rt. 209, Accord, NY. At the Spring Plow the students can drive a wagon or plow or just ground drive.This years spring plow will be on April 28, 10AM-4PM. Lots of action this year as we have mules, horses and so far 8 team of oxen promised. The Spring Plow has something for all ages, vendors, good food, kids games, pony rides and much more. Free event…donations graciously accepted.
Our other events are a Square Dance, May 19, at the Ulster County Fairgrounds. Live caller and band. $10.00 at the door.
Corn Harvest at Saunderskill Farm, Sept. 29, when we harvest the corn with an antique corn binder, pulled by horses. Scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, kids games, vendors, good food and so much more. Again, a free event!
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The goal of the Draft Animal-Power Network is to provide year-round educational and networking opportunities, highlighting ongoing efforts of people throughout the region who are educating, mentoring and building community around animal-power and renewable land use.
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