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 this year. 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 is a new Liability Release form 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.

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, and pre-register for outings (pay your GSCA membership and 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 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 Calendar of Activities  

 

MEMBERS ENJOY: 

  • DRIVES and RIDES in New England-- no per-Outing fee
  • Day trips on dirt roads, wooded trails, and rural backways
  • Overnight outings and camping with horses
    • Horseback riders welcomed!
    • Guests welcome in carriage with member
  • BYO picnics/potlucks and socializing at GSCA Outings
  • GSCA on Facebook (new Members and interested folks please request to join/follow GSCA Facebook Group)
    • 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

 

BENEFITS TO MEMBERS:

  • Enjoy unique venues with your horse
  • Interact with riders and drivers of all levels    
  • NEW! 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 to:

  Request GSCA color brochure(s) from:  


 

see info on the GSCA Drive/Ride outing in Chocorua, New HampshireGSCA carriage driver enjoys the company of
GSCA trail riding members
on a lovely dirt road
in Chocorua, New Hampshire.

 

FreisianSleigh1586web300pLovely Freisian sleigh horse at GSCA Sleigh Day Outing

 

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

 

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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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.

 

 


Pony pair Sleigh carriage poniesGSCA President Jean Harvey's pony pair sleighing in Maine in 2016