SAVE time and be considerate of your Host--  please...
FILL OUT RELEASE FORMS and MEMBERSHIP/RENEWAL FORMS in advance, as required for Outings.

See Covid Information page for current GSCA Action Plan which must be read before participation.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED means (unless otherwise noted) :

  • must be a current GSCA member, dues paid at least a week before pre-registration
  • include completed/signed Liability Release forms (NO electronic signatures accepted)
  • copies of any current horse papers required for that Outing.  
  • must be supplied to Host/designated person a week in advance of Outing date (via Email or postal mail)


Downloadable .pdf forms including GSCA Liability Forms:

GSCA Membership/Renewal Application

GSCA Liability Release - ADULTs

GSCA Liability Release - MINORs  (Family Member under 18, helmets required)

Information-- GSCA Driving Safety Tips


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GSCA OUTINGS listed by Location--  click location for descriptions & Flyers below (as available): 

Printable 2021 Calendar with Host Contacts [.pdf file]

Annual Dinner Meeting and FUNd-raising Auction
Acadia ME  Meet-ups of members, Acadia National Park Maine, Camping with Stabling
Andover NH Rail Trail at Potter Place Day Outing

Auburn NH  Seavey Memorial Day Outing

Bristol NH 
Profile Falls Day Outing    
Carver MA  Myles Standish State Forest Meet-up, Camping Outing
Chocorua NH  Look to the Mountain Camping Outing (aka Tamworth NH)
Lebanon NH   Sleigh Day  

Loudon, NH 
Loudon Roads and Woodland Trails Day Outing
Milton Mills NH Branch Hill Farm Day Outing
Randolph NH
 Presidential River Trail Day Outing
Sanbornton NH
 Pemi River Trail Day Outing

Shelburne VT  Shelburne Farms/Meach Cove Mid-week Stabling Outing

Warner NH  Snow Games Day Outing, riders also welcome    


See GSCA Calendar of Activities for dates... Check all downloads below for Current year's date.


GSCA Annual
Dinner Meeting and FUNd-raising Auction

held at various locations each year, most recently at the Red Blazer Restaurant in Concord NH.


(see GSCA Calendar of Activities for date)


Early every year the GSCA holds our Annual Club dinner meeting and FUNd-raiser Auction. On the agenda are a tasty meal, a speaker or presentation, brief business meeting, and then items donated by club members are auctioned off. This Annual Auction is the GSCA's only FUNd-raiser of the year, and it is a lively event! So come one-- come all to our sociable Annual Dinner Meeting and FUNd-raiser Auction! 

PLEASE BRING DONATION ITEMS FOR AUCTION as this is GSCA's only fundraising event!  Donations help keep Outings free to Members.


Snow "Games" Day Outing, drivers & riders

since 2019


(see GSCA Calendar of Activities for date)


Started in 2019, for Drivers and Riders!
Ever wanted to see how fast you and your horse can race around hay bales? If your horse can pull a sleigh, plastic sled, a person on skis, or anything else safely or you just want to ride and you'd like to see how well you can maneuver through round hay bales, come to this event!
There'll also be a loop just to enjoy driving/riding. 

This is a fun event IN which you compete only against yourself. 

Enjoy getting out to meet your friends and new folks while having a fun filled day! Have a cup of hot cocoa and chili. 

NOTE: pre-registration is suggested just in case the event needs to be postponed/cancelled. See flyer for host information.


Seavey/Water Works Day Outing, Auburn, NH
since 2008 

(see GSCA Calendar of Activities for dates)


Eric and Linda Wilking have been hosting the Annual Ellet and Shirley Seavey Memorial Carriage Drive since 2008 on the Manchester Water Works (MWW) property off of Depot Road and Tower Hill Pond in Auburn, NH. The area provides 6 to 10 miles of trails to enjoy via carriage or horseback, including criss-crossing, tree-lined lanes and dirt/gravel roads, some circling ponds both large and small.
   We enjoy sharing these beautiful trails with everyone-- the first two years we had over 30 participants. There are both walkers and bicycles using the trails. The most important thing for horse people to remember is that these trails are open at all times for us to use, the only thing that MWW asks is to pick up or clear your horse's manure. Hosts have provided cleanup on trails since beginning this Outing.

Myles Standish State Forest, Drive and Ride Camping MEET-UP
since 2014

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED-- Camping reservations can be made at: Reserve America
("MEETUPS" are NOT "run" by club hosts, are NOT covered by GSCA liability insurance.)
Come explore twenty thousand acres of great driving and riding.  Miles and miles of fire roads, and many one-way campground roads. MORE ROUTES available each year. Some outer boundary trails are a little sandy and stony, but there are miles and miles of grassy trails, also roads. Explore Maple Springs Wildlife Mgmt area just south of the park.

No motor vehicles are allowed on the trails or fire roads.  You may encounter an occasional gate to go around, for riders. The bugs typically are not bad.
Horse Camping (Charge Pond Area C) accommodates all size rigs but for those who have a camper larger than 30', reserve one of the outer sites which tend to be larger than those in the middle of area C. Plenty of trees for highlines or bring your own paddock. There are some water faucets scattered among the sites.

More information about Myles Standish State Forest can be found on their web site,

Look to the Mountain Drive and Ride Camping Outing, Chocorua, NH
since 2000 

  • must be a current GSCA member to pre-register
  • OPENING DATE (first date to send in pre-registration info) is March 1, 2020
  • send signed Liability release forms (electronic signatures NOT accepted) and answers to the following questions:  whether you are coming for just a day or the weekend, which day you are arriving, how many trailers you are bringing, and what kind of trailer(s) they are  (e.g. bumper pull, 3 horse gooseneck, LQ trailer) .
  • send West Nile vaccination proof before July 1st. ** 
  • first come, first serve


Send all paperwork (Liability, trailer info, and copies of  West Nile vaccination papers) to or mail to Leah Valladares, PO Box 2147, Conway NH 03818 . If sent by USPS, please include a contact method. Leah will reply to all pre-registrations to validate receipt. Please send all required forms together. All forms must be received by Leah no later than July 1st. There will be a cut off when all parking sites are taken. A waiting list will be kept.
PLEASE !!! DO NOT ATTEND if you did not pre-register. 
Members can ride and drive miles of scenic Chocorua and Tamworth dirt/gravel roads. Follow the shady brook trail and enjoy great riding through Hemenway State Forest. Ride or drive to beautiful Chocorua Lake and up to the spectacular vista at Mountain View Farm. There are several hills on this ride, but an unconditioned horse going slowly will manage.
   Camping is at Coruway Farm at the foot of Mt. Chocorua where LeGrand Cannon penned Look to the Mountain. It is a popular summer outing where folks come for a day or camp for several days. It’s a vacation destination for you and your horse!  
For detailed map of surrounding dirt roads and trails including Sandwich Wilderness area go to the Wonalancet Outdoor club -
Another good road/trail map to look at is . 
This is a free trail map of Hemenway state forest including the trails to get to the fire tower!
 NOTE - no day trips on Thursday or Sunday
  • Generator usage allowed from 8 am to 9 pm
  • If using fencing, fencing height must be a minimum of 3'
  • If lodging off-premise, you must designate an on-premise person to be responsible for your horse(s) and tell the host who it is.
  • Hosing down of horses or washing in Landowner’s front yard is not allowed
  • No horses in Chocorua Lake

(Drive and Ride, Camping)
Acadia National Park, ME
First held 1988


Every year we offer some GSCA "MEETUP" dates in Acadia, when experienced GSCA "Advisors" will be present ("Meet-Ups" are NOT run by club hosts, and are NOT covered by GSCA liability insurance.)
Pre-arrangements should be made with the folks listed here if you are seeking advice or assistance.
GSCA's Acadia Meetup ONE in June, with Cindy Pirkey on site at Wildwood Stables to informally advise and assist folks visiting the carriage roads and area.
GSCA’s Acadia Meetup TWO in October (TENTATIVE). Experienced driving GSCA member Deb Hunt will be available to informally advise and assist folks visiting the carriage roads and area. Deb has been going to Acadia many years with horses.She also hosted GSCA's Northeast Kingdom camping outing for many years.
Over 50 miles of rustic carriage roads, the gift of philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr. and family, weave around the mountains and valleys of Acadia National Park. Rockefeller, a skilled horseman, wanted to travel on motor-free byways via horse and carriage into the heart of Mount Desert Island. His construction efforts from 1913 to 1940 resulted in roads with sweeping vistas and close-up views of the landscape. His love of road building ensured a state-of-the-art system.   
It may not be too late to get stall reservations, or visit for a day trip! See you there!
Branch Hill Farm Day Outing, Milton Mills, NH
since 2008 

New England Horse and Trail (NEHT) affiliated
Ride or drive the beautiful dirt and grass roads/cart paths of Branch Hill Farm along the Salmon Falls River.
Branch Hill Farm property has always been open to the public for multiple uses. A network of 45 miles of woodland access roads provides fire protection as well as multiple recreational opportunities to the public. There are approximately 10 miles of river frontage on the Salmon Falls River, the Branch River, and the Jones Brook.
    The land also serves as a living laboratory for educating all age groups about good forest and field management. It was Carl's wish that his protected land would provide "an oasis of forests, fields, wildlife, recreation, clean water and air for generations to come."
 Meach Cove/ Shelburne Farms Drive and Ride Camping Outing, Shelburne, VT
since 1999-- including Riders since 2015

See Reservation Form
4-6 day Outing for Drivers (on Shelburne Farms grounds) and Riders and Drivers in Meach Cove and surrounds.
   Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, Vermont is a 1500-acre estate originally owned and built by the Vanderbilt-Webb family in the 1920's. The grounds were designed by Frederick Law Olmstead (who also "did" Central Park) and contain large barns and outbuildings in the "chateau" style, a working dairy farm, and lots of livestock.
   The farm has been a public trust for many years and is open to the public year round. The famous Shelburne Inn, the former family residence, sits on a hill with a sweeping view of Lake Champlain and New York's Adirondack Mountains beyond.
   Meach Cove Farms adjacent to Shelburne is a similar estate with dirt roads, farm fields and trails along the big lake. Stabling is available at Meach Cove.
   If this sounds like the perfect place to ride or drive a carriage in style, it is! 
Profile Falls Day Outing - Old Hill Village, Bristol, NH
since 2019 


(see GSCA Calendar of Activities for dates)

New England Horse and Trail (NEHT) affiliated


Come join us for a spectacular drive/ride along the Smith and Pemigewasset Rivers. An approximate 6+ mile dirt road meanders through the woods and across brooks which feed into the two rivers that become the Merrimack River in Franklin, NH. The area is wonderfully maintained by The Army Corps of Engineers and NH Fish and Game. Along the way, you will view the rivers, open meadows and home sites of the former Old Hill Village, which was moved to higher ground after numerous floods. Bridges safely cross the tributaries and you hear the babbling brooks and see many birds and sometimes deer. The drive will be a down and back with an excellent spot for turn around, totaling 12 miles (NEHT members note.)

Loudon Roads & Woodland Trails Day Outing,  Loudon, NH
since 2019


(see GSCA Calendar of Activities for dates)

New England Horse and Trail (NEHT) affiliated


Our lovely new Outing site will be at 22 Wyman Road, Loudon, NH, the beautiful home of my friend and neighbor, Judith Merrow. As her guests we will enjoy the hilltop vista of surrounding towns, hills and valleys of our NH countryside.

Distance offered is approx. 6 miles for driving and riding. Riders (or drivers) seeking more distance may do the route twice for 12.2 miles. Drivers follow local dirt roads with minimal traffic, with only one small section of tar. You may choose to stay on the flat, smoother roads (out-and-back) or continue on to the unmaintained Class 6 woodland roads to complete a loop into Loudon and Canterbury woods and back. The woodland road has many hills and will be an energetic challenge for horses and riders! The woods road is rough but suitable for “sturdy” carriages and carts.

Ride out time will be at 9 AM.  Bring your own lunch and/ or bring something to share with fellow horse people!

There are no facilities so please make your own arrangements for people-potty. We ask that you leave no trash, and spread any manure across the fields.

Andover NH Rail Trail
Day Outing at Potter Place
since 2014

TWO directions out on Rail Trail since 2016!
Trot out for miles on perfect footing! Amble along quiet byways near ponds. Something for everyone, come join us for carriage fun, or ride your horse! Your opportunity for carriaging on Rail Trail (usually gated) with state permit, per arrangement with NH Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources. Enjoy newly-reconstructed section of Northern Rail Trail plus additional quiet rural backroads if desired, drive or ride, Mountail Trails for Riders to explore!


Routes will be out and back. Distance options-- up to 12 miles with loop-out routes for carriages includes dirt and tar roads in quiet neighborhoods. No Highway crossings on carriage route.

Riders can go either direction on Rail Trail, and up to 16 miles including loop-outs. One well-marked highway crossing (out & in) on this route.

Rail Trail is level with well-maintained stone dust footing. Rail Trail width is well suited for carriages, with long sightlines and wider areas/pullouts to pass another carriage. Other users of Trail are joggers, bicyclists, walkers with dogs and horseback riders.

Spacious paved staging area. Potter Place Railroad Station Museum exhibits and rail car caboose are adjacent, with permanent porta-potty for the public.


Pemi River Trail, Day Outing, Sanbornton NH
 since 2016

(see GSCA Calendar of Activities for dates)

Contact Host     --  Laurie Graham, 170 Knox Mountain Rd., Sanbornton NH 03269.

Ride and drive the road less traveled on the Army Corps of Engineers trail along the Pemigewasset River floodplain, the Sanbornton side of the famous Hill Village. Gates usually closed to wheeled vehicles will be opened for a unique opportunity to drive this secluded trail. The trail has a short steep road in but once on the flood plain it is quite flat. The river/floodplain trail is road-wide and is dirt, sandy, and in places with some gravel on top, depending on the repair conditions. In spring this area is flooded and under 10-20 feet of water; be sure to look up into the treetops where you’ll see large logs wedged horizontally, where they settled as the flooding subsided. Mileage offered is 6-13 miles total.
   The river trail is 3 miles in to the old Sanbornton Bridge Abutments; it ends for carriages when it becomes private property beyond the bridge abutments. In the old days you could continue on to New Hampton and Bristol. Stop to enjoy the view, then turn around to drive back the same way.
   Riders may continue across the bridge, follow a woods trail up & connect with Knox Mountain Road; then follow Knox Mountain Road to turn right at Bennett’s Ferry Road to return to the Town Park. This is a 3 hour loop at the walk.
   An extended route along tree-lined dirt backroads of Sanbornton can add another 7 miles to your excursion, passing some of the most historic and lovely properties, farms and old cemeteries of town. The ghosts of Sanbornton will appreciate hearing again the clip clop and cart sounds of its not-so-distant past. This route has a few long steep inclines/declines so your horse’s fitness should be considered.Services:
   Bring a picnic lunch and refreshments for get-together afterwards.

Sleigh Day and horseback riding,
Lebanon NH
First Held 2017

(see GSCA Calendar of Activities for dates)

CONTACT-- Carolyn Townsend (see Sleigh Day Flyer).  Please let Carolyn know ASAP if you will be comingHer snowmobile friends will be packing the wide trails.

Five miles of groomed trails to sleigh on! Plus 60 acres of open
fields available for the more adventurous.

Here is a great chance
to have fun with your horse and that sleigh that hardly ever
comes out of the barn. And there is plenty of easy trailer parking too!!

Presidential Rail Trail

Randolph, NH First Held 2021

  • Outing Hosts - Neil & Deb Harvey and Michael Prange

(see GSCA Calendar of Activities for date)

More Info to come

GSCA Planning Meeting,
 location = TBD

(see GSCA Calendar of Activities for date)


Our Schedule of Outings is initiated at our yearly Planning Meeting in November. Outing hosts attend and any questions or issues are discussed between experienced hosts and the club officers.

Everyone is welcome at the planning meeting. The most recent planning meeting was held at the home of Eric Wilking in Brentwood, NH. BYO lunch.

All members and guests are welcome and encouraged to attend in support of our Hosts! BRING YOUR IDEAS for new Outing locations!