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Draft Horse 101

May 19-21, 2023

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM daily

at Star Route Farm

796 County Hwy 40, Charlotteville, NY 12036

Learn about the basics of using draft horses on your farm at this three-day training event hosted by Catskills Young Farmers and CADE! Featuring presenters from the Draft Animal Power Network.

As fuel and equipment costs continue to rise, many farmers are looking for more sustainable and economical sources of farm power. At this event, beginning farmers will learn the basics of horse care, ground driving, hitching, and teamwork. Participants will also consider how horses fit into a larger farm business plan as both an expense and potential income stream - from logging to sleigh rides. 

The event is free, and stipends will be available for beginning farmers. Free camping is available! ​


Please note: the registration asks for some detail on your past experience with horses and farming in order to help us select a group that is best suited for the training. Please be as detailed as you can, as we have a limited capacity and may not be able to accept all registrants. 

Farmers, aspiring teamsters, BIPOC, LGBTQ, and women will be prioritized. 

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