FARM & FAMILY FRIENDLY HORSE & TACK SALE
MAY 4, 2013
NEW HAVEN, VT – The 20th annual Green Mountain Draft Horse
Association (GMDHA) and tack sale auction will be held Saturday,
May 4th at the Addison County Fairgrounds in New Haven just
off Route 17, beginning at 9 am.
This farm and family friendly event brings together horsemen
and women from all over New England, New York and Canada,
as well as people who just want to soak in the sights and sounds
of living history and get great photos of big horses and colorful
While the organizers never know how many and what breeds
will be consigned, everything from mini-horses to Clydesdale’s
have been sold. Several years ago, a small herd of mini-donkeys
made their way to the sales floor to the delight of children.
The auction allows horse owners to sell their unwanted items
and to purchase new ones. Visitors generally find an array of
new and used saddles, fore carts, carriages, buckboards and
stone boats. New brushes, lead lines and muck buckets are also
sold. Tack is sold in the morning, with the sale of horses and
carriages following in the afternoon.
Food will be for sale on site and the fairground’s restrooms will
be open. Bleacher seats are available inside the sales building
and visitors may also bring their own food and chairs. Guests
will be asked to donate one dollar per vehicle for parking to help
defray the club’s costs. Sorry, no dogs are allowed.
To bid, a valid driver’s license is required. Cash or checks are
accepted, but no credit cards. Consignment forms are available
online. For more information about GMDHA and upcoming
events, including a beginner’s driving clinic, visit: gmdha.org or
the group’s Face Book page.
Green Mountain Draft Horse Association promotes the humane
use of equines of all sizes for farming, logging, driving and riding.
New members are always welcome.
**To learn how to consign your horse, pony, donkey or mule or any tack and equipment for this auction, contact Rose Ann Lombard at 802-425-2824 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and visit the club’s website: gmdha.org
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