Once again this year Mother Nature did her best to deter the competent carriage drivers, but she did not prevail.
Starting at 10:24 am Saturday, there was a weather delay due to unexpected lightening and heavy rain, but the show continued at 2:00pm with a few modifications in the schedule in order to finish before the culinary delights were served later in the evening. Midsouth drivers were joined by road warriors from Texas, Kentucky, Nebraska, and New York. Several drivers noted this was a bucket list event for them and they were excited to participate. Joining the 35 driving entries were 5 Sidesaddle riders who also rode in Sunday’s Magnolia Drive, replete with mimosa’s and a poker run. The weekend kicked off Friday night with “Juleps in Germantown” and 20 entries in the Driving Derby, where speed and accuracy win.
Held annually in October at the Germantown Charity Horse Show grounds in Germantown, TN, this pleasure driving show, recognized by the American Driving Society, has become an important event in the carriage show calendar.
For more information about the show, carriage driving, and the Nashoba Carriage Association go to www.nashobacarriage.org
Photos by Paul Nolte: https://www.paulnoltephotography.net