Who are the GSCA club members?                                                   see GSCA Artists below...

GSCA members come from all over the Northeast to join together in recreational horse activities. Membership includes folks from New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts-- and also New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The club offers "Fun for all levels" and welcomes horseback riders as well as carriage drivers.  

Yearly GSCA horse outing near Mt. Chocorua, New HampshireYearly horse outing near Mt. Chocorua, New Hampshire   A woman and her horseA woman and her horse--
GSCA member Cindy P.
   GSCA driving club members in Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms, VTHanging out in the Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms, Vermont

Members enjoy no-stress recreational driving and riding in beautiful settings. Varied terrain may include dirt roads, woods trails, old logging or rural paved roads; there may be hills or mostly level areas, each venue is different. Expect to see ponds and streams, mountain views, forests, or even quiet villages.

Go out at your leisure, day-trip or camp with your horses, share knowledge and fun with other friendly horse folks. The Club is open to everyone and all equines at all experience levels— many members also compete or show. Safety is the GSCA’s primary consideration.

Fancy Percheron and forecart in Newbury, NHFancy Percheron and forecart in Newbury, NH    Horse camping, Granite State Carriage in Northeast Kingdom, Danville VTHorse camping in Northeast Kingdom, Danville Vermont    Granite State Carriage at Horse Tenders Farm, Greenfield NHGSCA outing at Horse Tenders Farm, Greenfield NH

The club runs one or two monthly outings with horses May through October, and two group meetings: the GSCA Annual Meeting usually in February and the Planning Meeting, usually in November, to schedule outings for the coming year.

Volunteerism is the heart and spirit of the club; experienced horse people serve as hosts and organize and manage outings. Club outings are held in varying areas of New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and Massachusetts, and have also included New York.

Carriage driving club member in antique buggy, Newbury, NHGinger and John in their restored antique buggy, Newbury, NH   Granite State Carriage club picnic drive at Shelburne Farms, VTGSCA Picnic drive at Shelburne Farms, VT   Horses lying down after rough day climbing hills in Northeast Kingdom, VTAfter rough day climbing hills in Northeast Kingdom, Vermont   Harness horse carriage, beautiful spring foliage in Auburn, NHBeautiful spring foliage in Auburn, NH

Granite State Carriage is committed to serving the interests of its 120-150 members and hosting activities that represent those interests. Organized as a non-profit organization, GSCA yearly dues are minimal. The club supports other non-profit and horse-related associations.

Please see the Join GSCA page, and member comments in the Horse Smarts & Carts Blog. You may download our GSCA By-Laws.


Carriage driving pair of horses, fall foliage outing in Hancock, NHFall foliage outing in Hancock, NH   Horse and young woman, best friends in Chocorua, NHTaryn P. and her
best friend
in Chocorua, NH
  Granite State Carriage club member rides her Fjord in Lyndeboro, NHFjord in Lyndeboro, NH with Tracey T.   Sunset over Lake Champlain, GSCA Vermont horse outingSunset over Lake Champlain
from the Coach Barn, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, Vermont


GSCA Artists

These Artists below have given generously of their time and creativity as seen on our website. The GSCA is very grateful and honored to enjoy such wonderful visuals when we look at our pages!

Barbara Frake, Frake Fine Art, portrait artist and horsewoman

 Fine art horse portrait by Barbara FrakeFine art portrait by Barbara Frake Friesian horses drawing by Frake Fine ArtFriesian horses drawing by Frake Fine Art

Most of the lovely visuals at the top of our pages were generously offered by Barbara, who creates such paintings for her clients. See more of Barbara's works at Frake Fine Art.

Connie Moses, artist and horsewoman

Custom portrait of horsesCustom portrait based on
two client photographs
Connie Moses' portrait of trail riderConnie Moses' portrait of
trail rider

Connie's background in graphic and fine arts led to her involvement in designing this GSCA website in 2012, with the help of Sonja C. and Stephenie M. Together with Cindy Schlener and Corin Brennan, Connie serves as Website Admin.


Heather West, graphic and fine artist and horsewoman --  Contact  Heather West  at  

Horse Art Heather Roche

Our GSCA brochure, first printed in October 2012, was designed and produced by Heather, who does freelance graphics. Her fine artworks and creative graphic design skills can be seen in the GSCA brochure 2012.pdf (download 4MB).    

GSCA offers endless gratitude to ALL members who contribute their input and photographs to the benefit of this site. Special thanks to Corin B., Sonja C. and Stephe M. for their dedicated service to the club and for helping build and maintain this website and our GSCA Facebook group!   back to top...