GSCA Outing Hosts

Volunteering their experience and time, the club's Outing Hosts are the spirit and heart of the Granite State Carriage Association. Any member with an idea for a location can propose, organize or assist with an Outing, please join us in our November Planning Meeting when we schedule for the coming year. All GSCA Outings welcome horseback riders as well as carriage drivers (as permitted by the venue.)

See current GSCA Calendar of Activities for this year's Drive/Ride Outings, Meetings, and other activities. 

MEET HOSTS for these GSCA-Hosted Outings:

Allenstown NH Bear Brook State Park hosted by Avis Rosenfield
Andover NH  Rail Trail  
Auburn NH  Manchester Water Works Outing hosted by Leslie Baxter  
Bristol NH/Profile Falls  cohosts Leslie Baxter and Sandy Sims  
Chocorua NH  Look to the Mountain  hosted by Leah Valladares
Lebanon NH   Sleigh Days hosted by Carolyn Townsend
Loudon NH   Loudon Roads and Woodland Trails  hosted by Sandy Sims  
Milton Mills NH  Branch Hill Farm
Randoph NH  host Michael Prange
Shelburne VT  Shelburne Farms Mid-week Drive hosted by Jean Harvey
Sanbornton NH   Pemi River Trail

MEET Advisors for these GSCA Meet-ups: 

Carver/Plymouth MA Myles Standish State Forest Drive/Ride Meetup,
Advisor Cindy Schlener

also visit Former Hosts and Officers  page...


 Cindy Schlener, advisor for the 
Myles Standish State Forest Camping meetup CindyandApollo smallerin Carver, MA and Mason NH Rail Trail Day Outing


I discovered GSCA when riding at the Kokals on Labor Day weekend many years ago. I've met so many good folks while horse camping with GSCA and its given me the opportunity to explore new areas. I'm hoping I can discover more areas for GSCA to hold camping events along with new trails for riders and drivers.

CONTACT Cindy Schlener      cindy.schlener [at]

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 Leslie Baxter hosts the MWW Maze Sleigh Outing, also Profile Falls Day Outing in Bristol, NH    

I live in Manchester NH and have a small herd of Morgan mares.  A 28 year old mare Tiffany and her two lovely daughters  Most people may know Miss Who aka Holly Golightly from our many trail drives .  I also drive her sister Kate as well. I love to encourage folks to try Carriage driving and will promote safety and fun where ever the road takes me.

CONTACT Leslie Baxter     lakevue100 [at]

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 Sandy Sims hosts the Scenic Loudon Roads
and Woodland Trails Outing

Sandy Sims and Milo

My husband Dennis and I live in Loudon, NH and have a small farm on 6 acres. I am an UNH graduate in Animal Science and have a Diploma in Nursing from Concord Hospital where I worked for 35 years in Critical Care. I have been “horse crazy” my whole life but was only able to get my first horse as an adult, a wonderful 3 year old standardbred OTT mare. She taught me to drive and I taught her to ride! She became an excellent trail horse and XC jumper. We did everything together and she lived to be just shy of 34 years. A second horse, an 11 month filly joined my family and became an everything horse also:  trails, hunter jumper, eventing, dressage and driving. She will be 28 in June. I bought a 4 year old Dutch Harness horse in June 2016 who I ride and drive.

I have been active in many sports throughout my life and enjoy an active outdoor life style. I am on the Loudon Conservation Commission which actively seeks to preserve open land and forests and a new member of The Abbott Downing Historical Society. I volunteer at The Live And Let Live Farm animal rescue in Chichester, NH. Our home is in the country surrounded by miles of dirt woods roads that are great to explore via horseback or carriage so we are truly enjoying our retirement years. With one year’s membership in GSCA we have met many great people who share our interests and look forward to more friendships in the coming years.


CONTACT Sandy Sims     angelmeadowsfarm [at]

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Jean Harvey hosts the Shelburne Farms/Meach Cove, VT Outing

Jean Harvey currently lives in and operates a horse farm in Enfield, NH. Horses have been a large part of her life since her early teens. Now as a young senior, carriage driving is her passion both for pleasure and competing.

Presently Jean is an active member of GMHA, CAA, ADS, GSCA, and PATH Intl. As an instructor, she enjoys teaching and promoting the sport of carriage driving.

CONTACT JEAN HARVEY--   jeanharvey [at]

Jean Harvey's driving pony Pixie, pony cart

Jean and her driving pony, Pixie


 2016 Pres. Jean H.

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 Faith and Don Clendenen host Andover, NH/Potter Place Rail Trail Outing

Don and Faith Clendenen moved to New Hampshire from California in 2007.  In 2011, Faith decided to do something she had always wanted to do and bought a horse.  Don was intrigued and came to enjoy the horse but did not want to ride so they decided to find a driving horse.  By some kind of divine Providence, they ended up with a pair of grays who are often a dirty brown whenever they are covered in mud (which is as often as they can manage it.)

They live in East Andover, only a few miles from Potter Place where the Andover drive is based.  They have a very small farm with three dogs, nine chickens and the two horses, a Missouri Fox Trotter mare for Faith to ride and a retired Standardbred gelding for Don to drive.  They are both happily retired so they can devote time to their hobbies.


CONTACT Faith or Don Clendenen  --   fclen [at]

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Avis Rosenfield hosts Bear Brook State Park and Manchester Waterworks

AVIS ROSENFIELD -- ironshoes2013 [at]

have owned, raised, trained, shown & evented horses for over 50 yrs. My involvement with & passion for horses has been since childhood & I expect, like Queen Elizabeth, to be riding when I am 90.

I am currently a member of the Rockingham Riding Club, Essex County Trail Association, Southeast land Trust, Bear-Paw Regional Greenways and of course Granite State Carriage Association, where I assisted Cindy Schlener with marking trails for GSCA events.

My leadership experience includes serving as: Past President of the NH Horse Council, Secretary of the Derry Trail Riders for the past five years, Co-Chairperson of the Bear Brook State Park Planning Committee, member of the New Hampshire Horse Council trail committee, and Advisory Board Member for the NH Rail Trails.

I have continued to support the equine community to ensure as lands are transferred into conservation, the Land Trusts consider horses. Assisting the equine community with appropriate landowners to ensure trails remain open & accessible and/or new trails are created. Advising the NH Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) as well as NH Division of Parks & Recreation to consider the needs of the equine community, and I am currently working to have horse camping at Bear Brook State Park, and have better access for carriages with trail loops within the park.

I have traveled throughout the state to attend meetings to enlighten communities of the recreational value of horse owners to the GDP, and will continue to advocate for the horse throughout NH and as I travel to other states with my horses to camp. I will continue to learn the state's Best Practices for trail development and building relationships with other user groups.


Michael Prange co-hosts the Presidential Rail Trail Outing
in Randolph, NH

Michael was introduced to trail riding in 1987 when he started dating Anne, now his wife of 33 years. Riding turned into a full-time passion in 2017 when they retired and moved to Shelburne, NH, into Anne’s childhood home. The land was soon prepared for horses once again, with fencing and a new barn. Then Michael acquired a horse of his own, a Rocky Mountain named Dancer. His activities include Endurance and participating as a member of the Maine Mounted Search & Rescue Team, both starting in 2020. You’ll frequently find him on the trails of the White Mountains training for the next endurance event. Michael also enjoys horse camping, which he was introduced to on the 2019 GSCA Chocorua ride. Look for him on GSCA overnight trips.

CONTACT Michael Prange--  prange  [at]

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