Plowing Up The Past in NW Connecticut


        The Northwest Connecticut Draft Horse Association was established in 1989.  We are a Diverse Group of Members from NY, MA & CT interested in learning more about and promoting the draft horse.  Ownership of a horse is not necessary to become a member, just the interest in draft horses.

        We hold Dinner Meetings on the 1st Thursday of the month in Morris, CT.  Our meetings are informational and we try to incorporate guest speaker into several meetings a year.  Member's Annual Events include Spring Plow Day in April, a Picnic & Tailgate Tag Sale in July and a Fall Field Day, November 4, 2012.  We also enjoy Field Trips and Group Drives throughout the year.

        We currently are preparing for this year's Spring Plow Days to be held April 22, on Browns Ln, Canaan, CT from 10 to 2pm.  The event is open to the public free of charge and includes plowing demonstrations throughout the day.  Several members, who do not wish to plow, hitch up their teams and spend the day giving wagon rides.  The event gives our members a chance to do a little spring cleaning by motivating us to dust off our tack, cleaning up our horses and get out in the field to play.

        One teamster once said after working a noticeably boney field "a bad day of plowing is better than a good day of work".

        This event is an opportunity to plow up the past and allows us to teach people about draft horses and how they helped carve out this country one field at a time.  If you plan on spend the day plowing with us you are also welcome to join us for a Pot Luck Picnic Lunch.

        For more information on this event or joining our club  NWCDHA Contact is  Tony Roswell, Pres, email:, or on Facebook @ NWCTDHA.

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