... just for the fun of it!

Membership Information

ANNUAL GSCA MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE $25.00 for the Family. Granite State Carriage Association welcomes horse carriage drivers, horseback riders, and horse lovers of all ages. Our Annual dues (Jan.-Dec.) cover participating in all the Outings and activities we offer; the Club does NOT charge extra fees for its activities.

A Family membership is the only type we offer, and one Family membership includes two Adults plus their children under 18 living at home. The Club is a fully volunteer organization operating as a NH non-profit for recreational purposes, to “promote the sport and safety of carriage driving.” We welcome your membership and support!

JOIN OR RENEW via PayPal at right using credit card, or see below for Treaasurer's mailing address to pay by check. New joins after September 30th are considered paid through the following year. Please also complete Membership application below and email or snail mail it, so we can include you in our Newsletter mailings.

GSCA Membership/Renewal Application.pdf

Yearly GSCA-Hosted Recreational Activities are held spring through fall. Day Outings plus some multi-day horse camping outings are offered by the Club, and you must be— or become— a dues-paid GSCA Member for that year to participate. Typical outings may include dirt roads, woods trails, and quiet roadways in rural areas, mostly in New Hampshire plus some in Vermont, Maine, and Massachusetts.

All GSCA Members receive a yearly schedule of activities, announcements prior to each activity, 10-12 Newsletters during the year, voting privileges at meetings and access (via private Members' Area above) to a current Membership list for ease in contacting each other and meeting up to travel to activities. Members and non-members may also belong to our GSCA Facebook group and sign up to access our private Members' Area on this website.

MAINE DRIVING CLUB ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP CAN BE ADDED FOR $1

GSCA has partnered with Maine Driving Club to share our outings and events.

PLEASE USE MDC ASSOCIATE Member Form to submit your (optional) "MDC Associate" member fee of $1. If NOT a current GSCA Member, please also submit GSCA Membership/Renewal Application.pdf with payment ($26 total) made to GSCA.

Pay at right via PayPal, OR mail check for Membership dues, including Membership Application(s) above to:

Eric Wilking, Treasurer GSCA
162 Pickpocket Road
Brentwood NH 03833
603-235-8459

Questions? Email     or call Eric WIlking at 603-235-8459.

Download our GSCA club brochure .pdf  (4mb)

Who can join GSCA?

From minis to drafts, from carts to coaches, if you are interested in driving or riding equines, consider joining GSCA! We welcome all with an interest in carriage driving, even those who only want to come along for a "buggy" ride. GSCA also welcomes horseback riders as members, and riders are welcome at all one-day and and horse-camping venues. You must be a current dues-paid member of GSCA to drive or ride a horse in our Outings; members may bring guests. Anyone driving, riding, or handling a horse must be a member and all must sign a Liability Release.

GSCA members include people with all levels of driving experience, ranging from those just learning, to some who have been driving on all kinds of terrain or in competitions for years. Others compete under saddle in everything from rated and breed shows to competitive trail rides, and drive primarily for their own pleasure. Many just ride and drive for the fun of it and do not compete at all. The Club has chosen to schedule primarily recreational driving outings.

GSCA Member benefits:

  • Recreational fun with horses at unique venues
  • Open to beginner through advanced drivers
  • Welcoming horseback riders at all outings
  • Open to all types of equines-- minis, drafts mules...
  • Club socials/dinner functions twice yearly or more
  • Members from all over New England-- NH, MA, VT, ME, CT, NY, RI and further!
  • GSCA Directory of Club members
  • GSCA eNews and Newsletter
  • GSCA Facebook group with over 400 users and growing!

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Welcome new members!

Dear New Member,

Welcome and thank you for joining the Granite State Carriage Association. Our membership is composed of people with all levels of driving/riding experience, ranging from those just learning, to some who have been driving and competing for years. Most important is that we are a friendly and fun group who love to drive in safety and love to welcome new members!

Please look around our website to see our great variety of outings and activities to attend during the year. I hope that you will get to many drive/rides and also make plans to attend our Annual Meeting and our Planning Meeting as well.

Jean Harvey horse club President GSCA

As a member of GSCA you will receive a monthly GSCA NEWSLETTER via email. If your email address changes during the year or you are not able to receive the Newsletter electronically, please let our Editor Ginger Laplante [ ] know so you don’t miss anything! Ginger also welcomes photographs, blurbs and items of interest for the Newsletter.

On behalf of our entire membership I want to thank you for joining us. We all look forward to your participation in club events, and should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me or any other Officer or Director.

Warm regards,


Jean Harvey, President