• GSCA-Hosted Recreational Activities are for GSCA Members dues-paid for the current calendar year, bring your own horse! GSCA membership dues/renewals are payable in January. In some cases you can join GSCA at the Outing Check-in UNLESS PRE-Registration is required. OR just come to visit, observe and meet other horse lovers! Become a Member, renew now, or support our efforts at right. Thank you for your support!
  •  -- PLEASE NOTIFY OUTING HOST -- whenever you are planning to attend OR cancelling, so you can be notified of any changes or Outing cancellations, or so any folks on waiting-list can have opportunity to attend.
  • OUTING UPDATES are posted to GSCA's Facebook group under "Events."  Facebook Group followers see Event Updates posted on Facebook. (Note that "joining"/following the Facebook group does NOT make you a GSCA Club Member.)
  • Click Outing name to find specific Outing Details/Contacts in News & Resources/LIBRARY, including Flyers/signups as they become available, and Outing Fact Sheets.
  • Please download  GSCA Driving Safety Tips.pdf  for Drivers.
 
 

GSCA-HOSTED RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

One price / all events!   (open to current GSCA members and their Guests)

FAMILY MEMBERSHIP COVERS ALL OUTINGS, no extra per-Outing fees.

Printable 2020 GSCA-HOSTED Schedule  [.pdf file]

Printable 2020 Calendar with Host Information [.pdf file]

 
REMINDER:  you must be current GSCA member in order to drive, ride, or handle a horse at any GSCA Outing
(per GSCA's insurance carrier.) Non-riding/non-driving guests are welcome to accompany Members. Signed Liability Releases are required for
ALL participants, Minors (under 18) are included in Family Membership and required to wear helmets.
For Multi-day outings, you can attend part of the time or all scheduled dates.
ALSO NOTE that Porta-Potties are NOT generally provided for SINGLE-DAY Outings. Please make your own arrangements.

PLEASE FILL OUT LIABILITY RELEASE FORMS below in advance, also MEMBERSHIP FORMS if needed (New or Renewal), as required for Outings and PRE-REGISTRATIONS.  
Downloadable Forms:
GSCA Membership/Renewal Application (.pdf),     GSCA Liability Release Form-- Adults (.pdf),  
GSCA MINORS Liability Release Form (.pdf)   (Minors = Family Members under 18, helmets are required.)   

2020 Dates
 
Recreational Horse Outing
(Drive and Ride)
Location
February 16 (Sun)
Snow Date: February 23
 
Sleigh Day/Rally  (Day Outing)
 

 

Lebanon, NH

 

 
March 22 (Sun) 
CANCELED!
 
 
 
The Red Blazer Restaurant and Pub     
 

 

Red Blazer Restaurant
and Pub,

Concord, NH

 

 

June 6 (Sat) 

Rain Date: June 7

Profile Falls (Day Outing)

New England Horse and Trail (NEHT) affiliated 

Bristol, NH

NEW -

June 13 (Sat)

Newbie/Green Event - Intro to Driving Clinic Brentwood, NH

NEW -

June 27 (Sat)

Rain Date: June 28

Horse and Carriage Equipment Swap Meet/Flea Market, Wagon Rides & Summer BBQ Deerfield, NH

 

July 11 (Sat)   
Rain Date: July 12

Loudon Roads & Woodland Trails (Day Outing)

New England Horse and Trail (NEHT) affiliated 

Loudon, NH
 
July 16-19 
(Thurs-Sun)
 
(Multi-Day Camping Outing)**
*PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Opening Date: March 1, 2020 (first date pre-registration information is accepted)
 
Chocorura, NH
(aka Tamworth NH)
 
 
 
 
August 9 (Sun)
 
Andover, NH
 
 
August 23 (Sun)
 
 
Sanbornton, NH        
     
 
September 10-16
(Thurs-Wed)
 
 
Meach Cove/Shelburne Farms Outing - (Multi-Day Camping Outing)**
Open to both Drivers and Riders, but only Carriage drivers may access Shelburne Farm grounds.
 
*PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED   
    
Meach Cove Farms,
Shelburne, VT  
 
October 3 (Sat)  
Rain Date: October 4
New England Horse and Trail (NEHT) affiliated 
 
 
Milton Mills, NH
 
 
October 11 (Sun)
 
 
 
 
Auburn, NH
 
November 15 (Sun)  GSCA Planning Meeting- all members & Hosts invited. Set Outing dates & planning for 2021.      TBD 
 
*PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED means that new and re-newing Memberships must be prepaid via PayPal or received by the Treasurer in advance. Also, completed Liability Release Forms with copies of any other required forms must be supplied to the Hosts by a week in advance of the Outing date (via Email or postal mail.)
 
** For multi-day outings, you can attend part of the time or all scheduled dates.
 

Some events on this "Friend and Partners" calendar below are described as "Meet-ups". The term Meet-up is used because there is no official affiliation between the land owner/venue and Granite State Carriage Association. Those members wishing to attend do so like all other non-members. They register/reserve directly with the venue.
     ALSO NOTE that as a GSCA member, you may be entitled to reimbursement (up to $25) for Educational events/forums/clinics (not lessons). Contact  .
 
See MDC website for Maine Driving Club event details and Updates.*
 

GSCA FRIENDS & PARTNERS / INFORMAL ACTIVITIES

 

2019 Dates
Activity
Location

March 28 (Sat)

MDC* Navigator Clinic (horseless) with Andy Marcoux Kensington, NH

 

May 2 (Sat)

MDC*  Educational Forum  - Clinic, Topic TBD -- Skyline Farm

North Yarmouth, ME

May 31 (Sun)

MDC* Clinic- Larry Poulin  (dressage, cones) Litchfield, ME
May 17 (Sun)
Educational ADT Arena Driving Trial (Carriages) (Day Event)
(NON-GSCA: Hosted by Linda and Eric Wilking)
To attend contact: Eric & Linda Wilking: 
 
Brentwood, NH
June 12-14 (Fri-Sun)
 
(Informal GSCA Meet-up, Riders & Drivers) 
(Multi-Day Camping Outing)*
Contact/advisor: Cindy Schlener: 
 
Reservations can be made at: Reserve America
Carver, MA
June 20 (Sat) MDC* ADT -  Windsor Fairground   Windsor, ME
Aug 15 (Sat)  MDC* Fun Day of Driving Canton, ME
August 30 (Sun)
Educational ADT Arena Driving Trial (Carriages) (Day Event) 
(NON-GSCA: Hosted by members)
To attend contact: Eric & Linda Wilking: 
 
Brentwood, NH       

September 12 (Sat)

MDC*  Driving Derby - Spurwink Farm Cape Elizabeth, ME

 

October 3-10    (WILL BE CONFIRMED IN AUGUST)

 

(Informal GSCA Meet-up, Riders & Drivers) 
(Multi-Day Camping Outing)*
Contact/advisor:  Deb Hunt:   

Reservations can be made at: 
Wildwood Stables/Carriages of Acadia

Acadia Nat. Park,
Seal Harbor, ME
October 4 (Sun)
Educational ADT Arena Driving Trial (Carriages) (Day Event) 
(NON-GSCA: Hosted by members)
To attend contact: Eric & Linda Wilking: 
 
Brentwood, NH   
October 5-11
Otter Creek Meet-up
(Informal GSCA Meet-up, Riders & Drivers) 
(Multi-Day Camping Outing)*
Contact/advisor: Sandy Rogers:
 Otter Creek, NY

October 17 (Sat)

MDC* ADT - Pen Beth Farm Harrison, ME


       *MDC  Maine Driving Club  and GSCA are partners to share activities.
See  CLUB HAPPENINGS  for how a GSCA member can also join MDC for $1 more, or vice versa!

 

 

 

Past event pictures

 

Tower Pond area at Auburn, NH Tower Pond area at Auburn, NH -- Manchester Waterworks Outing (formerly Ellet and Shirley Seavey Memorial Outing)
Horse Club Incoming President Jean H. GSCA incoming president Jean H. at an Annual GSCA Dinner Meeting and FUNd-Raising Auction.
Horse riding at Chocorua Chocorua NH Camping Outing -- loved by riders and drivers alike!