|A Beautiful Sight: Martha Stover of Here Be Dragons Welsh Ponies of Incomparable Wonderfulness, Mattawan, MI gives us a preview of what's in store for the Columbus Sleigh Rally|
What is deliciously exciting to me is that the cross country course will run both at the park and on the Golf Course. I have always wanted golf courses to be multi-use, it is such a shame to waste all that open grass and landscaping on just golfers. Golf carts are mulit-use: carriage drivers use them, too, why not the fairways as well? My hat is off [I am full of puns this morning] to the organizing committee for introducing this excellent dual purpose idea to the golfing fraternity.
Columbus always puts on a good show for exhibitors and the Sleigh Rally should prove no exception. It is an ADS sanctioned event with the colorful Mary Ruth Marks officiating. Entry fees are $45 for ADS members, $65 for non members. There will be plenty of cold weather warming comfort food: chili, pies, hot cocoa available through the Columbus Equestrian Club. Need to know more? https://www.facebook.com/pages/Columbus-Wisconsin-Sleigh-Rally-Weekend/227415907585?sk=info
Other activities include a Model Horse Show, live music, photo ops for kiddies in a mini sleigh with a Very Small Equine, bob sled rides for the public, cookie decorating contest, and more. The event is sponsored in part by the Wisconsin Horse Council Equine Foundation, whose HQ is in Columbus and some of the proceeds will go to the Wisconsin Equine Hay Bank Program which assists private individuals facing financial difficulties to feed their horses. Need to know more? http://www.wshcef.org/
Columbus is a rocking little town and everyone should visit it. It is full of wonderful people trying to keep Small Town USA viable. Notable Columbutonians [yep, I made that up] Todd and Cheryl Fry have made a big impression on Main Street, not only with their business Frey Carriage Co, but also with groovy renovations of a number of properties.
Visit Hydro Street Brewing company, located in Frey Carriage's former showroom, for a Bitter Woman with some Loaded Pots. Seriously, where else can you get that? Need to know more? http://hydrostreetbrew.com/our-menu/
No sleigh, you say? No problem. Todd Frey can fix you right up in style. Frey Carriage Co currently has, among others, a Kimball Bros [Boston] Portland Cutter, Two Park Bob Sleighs one by Kimball Bros [Boston], the other by Edward McGraw [NY], an a-dor-a-ble Hooded Cutter, and a Frey Portland Cutter for sale. Need to know more? http://www.colonialcarriage.com/category.cfm?id=4&start=1
|Kimball Bros [Boston] Portland Cutter: buy this!|
|Albany Cutter: |
Do Not Buy
|JB Brewster Skeleton Boot Victoria: with bloodlines like that, you barely need a horse. Buy This!|
|What did I tell you? Walk away. Do not buy. Nuff said.|
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