Walnut Hill Farm Driving Competition

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Pittsford, NY  14534

USA

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Photo credits: Pics of You, Shoot That Horse, Wayne Railsbeck, Jeff Heimbach,

Robert Iannazzi, Tony Dantonio, My Star Photography, Bob Mischka, & Amy Blum

Walnut Hill Farm Driving Competition News

February 05, 2018

After 46 Years, Walnut Hill Farm Driving Competition Draws to a Close

Organization announces that 2017 was last year for iconic annual event in Pittsford, NY 


Pittsford, NY—In 1972, a small group of avid carriage driving enthusiasts led by Bill and Sue Remley met at Mendon Ponds Park with 14 vehicles for a fun and competitive pleasure drive. In the span of more than four decades, this event grew to become an internationally-recognized, annual five-day carriage driving event in August known as Walnut Hill Farm Driving Competition. Overseen by the Pittsford Carriage Association (PCA), Walnut Hill earned the distinction as the largest presentation pleasure driving event in the country ...

September 13, 2017

Sharing the very sad news of the passing of Ed Young

A huge loss for us and for the carriage driving world, we sadly announce the passing of Ed Young, Walnut Hill Farm's long-time show manager for the Driving Competition. We share here a feature written about him when he returned as our show manager in 2016. RIP, Ed. You will be missed more than you would know.

For Ed's obituary and information about the service celebrating his life, please click on the link below.

August 14, 2016

The late 19th century came alive last week when the 45th annual Walnut Hill Carriage Driving Competition returned to Pittsford’s Walnut Hill Farm.

 

The event is a yearly stroll back through history — to an era when carriages were the primary mode of transportation, before the horseless carriage made them obsolete ...

August 12, 2016

There were some frantic moments at the start of the annual Walnut Hill Carriage Driving Competition in Pittsford after a horse got spooked on the course. Something spooked a horse in the competition ring Friday - the carriage tipped over tossing the two drivers. The horse kept going until it crashed into some flag poles. Moments later, the horse was calm and lead to its stable. The two drivers are OK.

"Horses are animals and sometimes they are unpredictable. On the very rare occasion that something like this happens, everyone is prepared. They jump into action and did exactly what needed to be done. Everything was controlled and everybody is good," said Amy Blum, said Walnut Hill spokesperson ...

August 11, 2016

Ed Young had already developed an interest in horses when he arrived in Geneseo decades ago to study math at the state college. He had been riding with friends – western style and with no formal training – growing up on what was then a mostly-rural Grand Island, Erie County. In college, he took riding lessons for the first time, began jumping horses and soon was involved with showing horses and fox hunting with the Genesee Valley Hunt ...

August 09, 2016

Show Manager Ed Young and competitor Mary Phillips discussed the event, which takes those in attendance back in time to the Victorian era of horse and carriage travel.

August 08, 2016

The largest carriage driving competition in the country kicks off on August 10 - 14 in Pittsford. It's the 45th Annual Walnut Hill Carriage Competition. This year's competition will feature more than 200 competitors from 20 states and three Canadian provinces. Show organizer Ed Young and one of the competitors Molly Neville from East Aurora shared more about the upcoming event on Good Day Rochester.

August 05, 2016

DRIVING 264 – WALNUT HILL, JONI KUHN AND WRECKED CARRIAGES

Ann Pringle (Driving Digest) and Dave Quist talk about repairing wrecked carriages and a Walnut Hill Farm Driving Competition preview with Ed Young and first timer Joni Kuhn.  Plus, the Singles and Para Driving World Championships are happening in Europe and we continue with the 5 Elements looking at the metal element. 

August 01, 2016

Brighton-Pittsford Post article on the upcoming Walnut Hill Farm Driving Competion.

August 03, 2015

Rochester had its fair share of equestrian events, but Tuesday, we took it to a different level.
Hannah Welker is checking out the Walnut Hill Farm carriage driving competition in Pittsford. It's been in Rochester for 44 years. It's all about balance, poise and skill.

August 03, 2015

Rochester had its fair share of equestrian events, but Tuesday, we took it to a different level.
Hannah Welker is checking out the Walnut Hill Farm carriage driving competition in Pittsford. It's been in Rochester for 44 years. It's all about balance, poise and skill.

January 01, 2020

Rochester had its fair share of equestrian events, but Tuesday, we took it to a different level.Hannah Welker is checking out the Walnut Hill Farm carriage driving competition in Pittsford. It's been in Rochester for 44 years. It's all about balance, poise and skill.

August 03, 2015

Rochester had its fair share of equestrian events, but Tuesday, we took it to a different level.
Hannah Welker is checking out the Walnut Hill Farm carriage driving competition in Pittsford. It's been in Rochester for 44 years. It's all about balance, poise and skill.

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