Draft horses were valuable members of the farm family, providing the power to till soil in the family garden as well as in the crop fields—plowing, planting, and harvesting.
Bring the family to the NNYAHS Agricultural Museum in Stone Mills on June 22 to see them shown in hand and in harness and to cheer them on in two competitive classes. Hitch Team consists of a four-horse team and wagon which demonstrates the skill of both team and driver. Farm Team is a recreational yet competitive class consisting of two-horse teams competing with wagons, in an obstacle course, and in log skidding. Prize money and ribbons will be awarded to competitors in each class.
This event is open to farmers, crafters, and flea market vendors who wish to rent a site to sell their merchandise. Contact the Agricultural Museum at 315-658-2353 to request a Vendor Application Form.
Camping facilities are available. The Museum Gift Shop will be open, and buildings will be open for tours.
Food and activities for the entire family will be available.
Admission & Parking – $5 Parking Fee
The event is scheduled to begin at noon and will continue throughout the day.
The power, athletic ability, and grace of these “gentle giants” will bolster your understanding of their importance in the history of agriculture in this area.
For additional information contact:
Jeff Sammons—315-777-2529, No. Co. Draft Horse Club
Agricultural Museum Office – 315-658-2353 or email [email protected]
Location: LaFargeville, NY - Stone Mills Ag Museum - 30950 Route # 180
Contact: Stone Mills Agricultural Museum