Antique Sleigh Rally at OSV

Event Details

Antique Sleigh Rally at OSV

Time: February 26, 2017 from 9:30am to 4pm
Location: Old Sturbridge Village
Street: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
City/Town: Sturbridge
Website or Map: http://www.osv.org
Phone: 800-SEE-1830
Event Type: osv, winter, sleigh, antique, rally
Organized By: Old Sturbridge Village
Latest Activity: Jan 4, 2017

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Event Description

Antique Sleigh Rally

Come and see more than 20 horse-drawn sleighs at Old Sturbridge Village’s Antique Sleigh Rally.

The sleigh rally competition will feature vintage sleighs pulled by a variety of horse breeds including Haflinger, Gypsy, Morgan, Arabian, Clydesdale, Percheron, and miniature horses. Participants will compete for prizes in a dozen different divisions including “Sleigh Dog” and “Currier & Ives.”

Plus, visitors can take a horse drawn sleigh ride around the common, go sledding, watch our craftsmen at work, see hearthside cooking, and visit dozens of historic buildings.

Please note: This event is weather permitting and requires snow. If there is not enough snow on the ground, Old Sturbridge Village will cancel the event. If a cancellation happens, it will be posted on our website and social media.

Sleigh Facts

* Bob Sleighs have "Bobs," which are double runners that make them more maneuverable and easy to turn sharply.

* Sleigh bells were developed as a safety precaution. Because sleighs glide so silently over the snow, the jingling sounds prevented collisions, especially in the dark.

Admission to the rally is included as part of regular admission at no additional cost.

Other winter activities include sledding on 1830s-style sleds and horse-drawn sleigh rides around the Common.  Warm up by one of the many cozy fireplaces throughout the Village.

Sleigh Rally is generously sponsored by: Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare

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