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Wassail Horse & Carriage Parade

December 12, 2015

Wassail Parade To Benefit: High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program

Saturday Afternoon, December 12, 2015

High Horses invites you to the Wassail Parade, hosted by High Horses and the Green Mountain Horse Association. Come see an eclectic array of festive and period costumes; outfitted carriages and mounted riders; and participants of all ages. The parade traverses through the village of Woodstock, VT starting at 12:00PM and expected to end by 2:30PM. This is a wonderful fun-filled opening event to the Holiday Season.

Interested in riding?

WassailParadeWith costumes and carolers, snowflakes and scarves, mistletoe and merriment comes the Wassail Horse and Carriage Holiday Parade! Riders and drivers alike are invited to parade through Woodstock in fine Victorian holiday attire. Carolers will add to the festivities while the local community and visitors gather in downtown Woodstock to watch participants ride and drive an approximately 2-mile loop including the Woodstock Green where judges await.

Currier and Ives costumes and 19th Century Victorian Seasonal Attire are strongly encouraged.
• Award Categories for 2015 Wassail Parade:
Best Individual Costume, Best Group, Best Horse Drawn Vehicle, Most Seasonally Attired, Most Historic, Best Junior Entry, & Judges Award

Bring out those saddles and harnesses once again and join us for a merry holiday afternoon!

*Please be aware that the Wassail Celebration draws over 2000 spectators;
Please help keep this event safe and fun for spectators and participants alike by bringing two of your own marshals*

Parade Details & Timeline

A confirmation letter will be sent to you with more details but here is some information to get you started…

  • 12pm-1pm: Participants will gather at the staging area, at the Sunset Farm Building on Route 4, east of Woodstock. Packets with bridle numbers will be handed out upon your arrival and check-in.
  • 1:15pm: Mandatory Parade Safety Briefing – a participant from each group must be represented
  • 1:30pm: Parade Line-Up – participants will hitch and mount up in numerical order for the parade
  • 1:45pm: Parade Departure from the staging area
  • Approx 2:30pm: Awards ceremony and refreshments. Location will be announced at registration.

To ensure inclusion in the program, complete the listing, sign and return the registration form below by Monday, November 30th.

Wassail Entry Form 2015 (1)


December 12, 2015


Woodstock, VT
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