Your support of GSCA…

is greatly appreciated during these unusual times. We all are looking forward to more normal seasons again with lots of outings.

The club anticipates hosting a number of exciting outings in 2021! All of our endeavors will be subject to the guidelines provided by our state authorities. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the GSCA board has developed a COVID-19 action plan so that we can still host safe activities.

Please read the GSCA COVID-19 Action Plan and understand the requirements and recommendations for the Host(s), participants and spectators in order to engage in a GSCA Outing. Masks are required if you cannot social distance, and no food will be served so bring your own.

There are new Liability Release forms for both Adults and Minors requiring you to initial that you have read the GSCA COVID-19 Action Plan.

Everyone attending a GSCA Outing must provide a signed and initialed Liability form, including guests and spectators on the grounds.

You must be a current GSCA member in order to drive, ride, or handle/harness/hitch/tack up a horse at any GSCA Outing (per GSCA's insurance carrier.)

As the situation with the current pandemic is fluid, please stay in contact with your Outing Host regarding requirements for activities that interest you.

Please join us (pay your GSCA membership now), and Register for Outings (send your signed Liability forms to the Host) to help with social distancing. 

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Horse fun in New England!

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

ONE PRICE -- ALL EVENTS!

For a small yearly Family membership fee 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! We welcome any and all support!

GSCA 2021 Calendar of Activities

 

GSCA MEMBERS ENJOY: 

  • DRIVES and TRAIL RIDES in New England-- no per-Outing fee. Enjoy unique venues with your horse! Bring all equines, from minis to mules to drafts.
  • Day trips on dirt roads, wooded trails, and rural backways
  • Overnight outings and camping with horses
  • Horseback riders are always welcomed!
  • Guests are welcome in carriage with Member
  • BYO picnics/potlucks and socializing at GSCA Outings
  • Annual Membership Dinner Meeting plus Auction
    • Liability releases required for all
    • Helmets required for Minors (under 18)
    • Safety first! Road-safe horses and sound equipment are a must!

GSCA Membership/Renewal Application.pdf

GSCA is on Facebook! --new Members and all other interested folks please request to join/follow GSCA Facebook Group . 

 

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP:

  • Interact with drivers and riders of all levels
  • Receive GSCA Newsletter and eNews
  • 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 query to:  

  Request GSCA color brochure(s) from:  


 

3HorseRidersCarriageHorseGSCA carriage driver enjoys the company of
trail riding members
in Chocorua, New Hampshire.

 

FreisianSleigh1586web300pLovely Freisian sleigh horse at GSCA Sleigh Day Outing, 2019

 


 

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

    
Horse Activities of Granite State Carriage Association
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 Horses Sleighing and Skijoring on Snowboard Granite State Carriage Assoc. Horse-Sleighing also Skijoring on Snowboard. GSCA Sleigh Day 2021.
Photo by Salter Hill Images aka Untethered Images

Belgians Cap and Jet put to Sleigh. Granite State Carriage AssociationBelgians Cap and Jet put to Sleigh. GSCA Sleigh Day 2021 Photo by Salter Hill Images aka Untethered Images

Miniature Horses playing in Snow Games GSCA Horse Driving club Playing with Miniature & full-size horses in GSCA Snow Games 2021
Photo by Elizabeth Townsend Jette

 

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.

 

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