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Touchstone Farm Reschedules Sleighing Weekend

Rescheduled for February 23/24

 

Saturday and Sunday, February 9-10, Touchstone Farm in Temple, NH, hosts a full weekend of fun and informal sleighing events with horse-drawn sleighs.

 

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Boo Martin drives a one-horse open sleigh at Touchstone Farm in Temple, NH.

 

On Saturday, Dave Bradham of Uncasville, CT, will teach a day-long sleighing clinic for beginner to advanced drivers. Plenty of time is built in for sleighing on a prepared track through the farm’s open fields. Participants can bring their own horse and sleigh or use Touchstone Farm’s horses and sleighs.

 

Saturday evening features a home-cooked dinner and a presentation, “Sleighing in the Old Days.” This event takes places in Stepping Stone Lodge at Touchstone Farm. Overnight accommodations are also available at the Lodge.

 

Sunday is the farm’s first annual sleigh rally, which kicks off with a parade of sleighs at 11:00 AM. Participants can register for up to 10 classes, including obstacle courses, classes for miniature horses and ponies, and a dueling sleigh competition. Participants in a special Currier and Ives class receive points for costumes and how well their hitch portrays the days of old. The public is cordially invited to attend the rally on Sunday.

 

Admission is free to spectators, who can watch the competition, enjoy sleigh rides through farm fields, and warm up with hot chocolate around a bonfire. Connelly Brothers Dairy Farm of Temple will be on site to offer hot food and drinks for sale.

 

More information about these events, registration sheets, and directions to the farm are available on the Touchstone Farm website, www.touchstone-farm.org. Contact Boo Martin at 654-6308 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. Touchstone Farm, home of Horse Power and Pony Farm, is a non-profit educational and therapeutic organization that fosters a community of belonging for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Touchstone Farm offers a rich and challenging variety of experiences, which includes summer camps, able-bodied and therapeutic horseback riding and carriage driving lessons, an instructor training school, and equine-related specialty weekends. Grounded in a sense of place, mutual respect and well- being, our 28-acre farm is a sanctuary that nurtures connections, cooperation, self-confidence, and personal growth.

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