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Scheduled Events:
Winter Sleigh Exhibit
Sleigh Day
Summer Carriage Exhibit
Plow Day
Educational Programs and Clinics

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Weddings
Family Reunions
Group Events
Dog Agility
Trails Open to the Public:
Horseback Riding
Carriage Driving
Hiking
Cross Country Skiing
Snowshoeing

May 21st: Harness Fitting and More. Open to All

posted May 16, 2022, 3:27 AM by John Sowles

The focus of this clinic is proper fit and safety of the harness and carriage. This is a great opportunity for beginners to get started on the right foot by learning how to maintain harnesses and fit your harness/carriage to your horse. It’s also a great opportunity for experienced drivers to brush up on harness and carriage fit, safety: identifying areas that are worn and need attention. Looking to buy a carriage and/or harness? Jenny will also discuss what to look for in a carriage and/or harness for your driving discipline.

Horse and carriage are not needed to attend this clinic. This is an interactive clinic for auditors as well as people who would like to bring their equine, harness, and carriage. There are four slots,
(30 minutes each), available for people who would like to bring their equine, harness, and carriage for fitting.

Phase II: Is scheduled for August 13 at Skyline Farm. The purpose of this clinic is to use what you learned in the Phase I and to provide an opportunity for people to drive an obstacle, short cones course, ground drive your equine, and/or drive elements of a dressage test. More info. to
come.

Fees: Phase I: 
$50/MDC and Affiliates 
$60/Non Members 
$25 Junior

Check Payable to: Maine Driving Club.
PayPal: MDC website. Select “Donation”
Pay Pal is recommended.

Health Requirements: Negative Coggins, Proof of rabies, and influenza vaccinations required.

Open Date: Now 
Close Date: 5/16/2022
Location: The Lane, North Yarmouth, Maine 
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Organizer: Barbara Chadwick bechadwick1@gmail.com 207-807-8226

Secretary: Sondra Day

Accepting Entries by: Mail 
To: Sondra Day, 2436 Kennebec Rd., Newburgh, ME 04444
Email To: srday@uninets.net

Sunday, May 22, 3 pm - Book Talk - 'Connecting Maine’s Capitals by Stagecoach’

posted May 16, 2022, 3:23 AM by John Sowles   [ updated May 16, 2022, 3:25 AM ]

Author Leland Hanchett, a retired electronic engineer and entrepreneur, will deliver a book talk on ‘Connecting Maine’s Capitals by Stagecoach.’ Mr. Hanchett has written fourteen books about Arizona, Montana, and Maine and has extensive knowledge and descriptions of stagecoach travel in Maine.  His talk complements Skyline Farm Carriage Museum’s exhibit, “Town and Country: Rocking and Rolling Down The Lane”. Attendees will enjoy listening to Lee’s colorful presentation and be able to tour Skyline’s current exhibit, while imagining the exciting adventures of traveling dirt roads in 19th century Maine.

 

Admission is free; donations are welcomed. The museum exhibit opens at 1 p.m. Skyline Farm, a nonprofit organization, is located at 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth. For more information, please email info@skylinefarm.org or visit our Facebook page.




Sundays – May 8 – June 26 1-4 PM or by Appointment. Museum Exhibit - "Town & Country: Rocking & Rolling Down The Lane"

posted May 4, 2022, 4:42 AM by John Sowles   [ updated May 16, 2022, 3:28 AM ]

When summer arrived in New England, various cold weather horse-drawn vehicles were put in the barn loft. Down came the wheeled vehicles for country & city. Country vehicles were much simpler in design than city vehicles.  Come see examples of both.
The summer exhibit will include a few sleighs for those who didn't see our winter exhibit. Most carriages were constructed for certain jobs. Skyline is showcasing approximately 40 unique business and personal vehicles that would have been used in New England.



Skyline was recently loaned a Brewster & Co. Cee Spring Landau. This rather large vehicle combines the best of a Brougham and a Victoria. The Landau's double hooded roof arrangement is great for summer or winter travel.  We also have a lovely sleigh by J. F. Hall Rockland, ME circa 1890 as well as a double seat Albany, heating
contractor sleigh, postal delivery and a Buxton oil delivery vehicle that once delivered to homes and businesses via horse-drawn oil tanker!  

 

For more information contact Greg Cuffey  at (207) 239-5782

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