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19th Annual ‘Sleigh Day’ coming right up!

posted Jan 6, 2018, 6:53 AM by John Sowles   [ updated Jan 6, 2018, 7:25 AM ]
Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides   
Saturday, Feb. 10, 12 to 3 pm (no Storm Date)


On Saturday, Feb. 10th from 12 to 3 pm, Skyline Farm is hosting its 19th Annual Sleigh Day, in conjunction with the debut of its new sleigh exhibit. Dress warmly and come to this double-header where horse-drawn sleighs are displayed inside the museum and brought to life outside by being driven by horses and ponies. Admission is free.


Ben Lapointe of Greene will return with his sweet pair of miniature horses, Buddy and Silver, to give Mini Sleigh Rides for children up to age 12. A donation of $5 per child is requested. 


Also returning this year is John Sczymecki of Hideaway Farm, Topsham, with his team of draft horses to provide sleigh rides around the field for an $8 donation per person or $25 per family. (Children ages 5 and under are free on this big sleigh ride.)


At 12:30 p.m. a narrated demonstration of horses/ponies and drivers using 19th century skills to make the vintage sleighs come alive will take place in the outdoor arena. Spectators can imagine what life was like when snow meant a chance to quietly drive a one horse open sleigh to visit their neighbors.


Bring your snowshoes for a 2 p.m. guided trail walk. 


Delicious hot food and drinks will be for sale inside the heated Visitor Center, starting at noon. For more information, please contact Pamela Ames, (207) 829-5708 or


Drivers Wanted for Sleigh Demo

Invitation to Sleigh Drivers:

All types of sleighs and equine breeds are invited to participate in a narrated sleighing demonstration for the public at Sleigh Day, beginning at 12:30 p.m. There’s no entry fee, and you will be provided a complimentary lunch. Please feel free to dress in the style of ‘Currier & Ives’ from this bygone era. Contact Pamela Ames at (207) 829-5708or in advance to let her know that you’ll be participating.