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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.
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.