St. Croix Horse and Carriage Society

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St. Croix Horse & Carriage Society, Inc. has been promoting horse and carriage driving for over 40 years. Our members enjoy a variety of equine driving related activities including: pleasure drives and fun days, driving clinics, carriage and sleighing events and competitions, distance driving, wagon trains, horse camping, and researching, restoring, and building horse drawn vehicles.  

Experience levels range from “driving since I could hold the lines” to “thinking about buying a horse and taking lessons”.Being an experienced carriage driver and owning a driving horse is definitely NOT a prerequisite to membership. If you are new to driving, SCHCS is a great place to find people and resources so you can have fun as you learn. Already drive? You found the right place. If driving down the road is getting a little old, you are welcome to join us for for something new!  

Here's what we do:  We organize Drives and Fun Days (and weekends) in "wheeled months" and we generally organize a sleigh party when the snow is right in "runner season". We have Program/Meetings at 7PM the Second Wednesday of the month from Sept. through May at the Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Office in Columbus, MN. Programs cover a variety driving topics, including driving safety, camping, first aid (equine and human), equipment, turnout and much more.  A short business meeting  is held after each programs to keep things running smoothly. 

SCHCSI is a member of the American Driving Society , Carriage Association of America, and the North Central Driving Clubs Association. 

Two SCHCSI  members have served as president of the CAA: Steve Osborne -1973 and Vicki Bodoh -1991.  Two of our charter members, Joan and Roger Berg, were chosen as "Minnesota Horse People of the Year" in 1997. 

You are cordially invited to attend a Program/Meeting. If you want to join and can't make the next one, click here for our MEMBERSHIP FORM and WAIVER. Just print it out, fill it out, write a check and send it in. 

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 Hope to see you at one of our events!