Horse fun in the Northeast!


Since 1978, the Granite State Carriage club has enjoyed recreational horse carriage driving and horseback riding in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Maine. The club hosts day-trips and overnight outings, many including horse camping.

For small yearly membership dues and no extra per-outing fee, any horse lover can join in the fun, relaxation and camaraderie with like-minded enthusiasts. GSCA's primary focus is on safety first-- drive your carriage horse, trail ride your equine, or just visit for a lovely time enjoying nature with horses!


  • DRIVES and RIDES in New England - no Outing fee
  • Day trips on dirt roads, wooded trails,and rural back roads
  • Overnight outings, camping with horses or some with stabling
  • Horseback riders and guests of members are welcome!
  • Picnics and socializing during outings
  • Liability releases and negative Coggins test required
  • Safety first! Road-safe horses and sound equipment a must!



  • Enjoy unique venues with your horse
  • Interact with riders and drivers of all levels    
  • NEW! Scholarship reimbursement ($25) for EDUCATIONAL activities (usually horse-less) such as talks and classes about driving safety and equipment, general horse safety, getting started driving, trailering tips etc. Not to include paid driving or riding lessons. Send email to 

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  • Bring all equines, from minis to mules to drafts
  • Meet other horse club members from all over New England
  • GSCA offers shared membership with Maine Driving Club SINCE 2014. GSCA and MDC offer $1 ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP to each others' Members, for the purpose of attending each others' club outings and events!

    See CLUB HAPPENINGS page for the "MDC Associate" Member application. 

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see info on the GSCA Drive/Ride outing in Chocorua, New HampshireGSCA carriage driver enjoys the company of
GSCA trail riding members
on a lovely dirt road
in Chocorua, New Hampshire.


Horses Mount Washington Carriage DayGSCA members on Mt. Washington Carriage Day,
July 17, 2011



Horse camping at GSCA's Northeast Kingdom, VermontHorse camping at Northeast Kingdom,
GSCA's Vermont multi-day outing for many years.






first horse clubs in Acadia National ParkIn 1988, Granite State Carriage was the first driving
club in Acadia National Park, Maine after
Mr. Rockefeller's carriage roads were re-opened.



Pony pair Sleigh carriage poniesGSCA President Jean Harvey's pony pair sleighing in Maine in 2016