Villa Louis Carriage Classic

September 6, 2014 - September 7, 2014

Prairie Du Chien
  • A carriage driver puts her horse through the paces in the Gambler's Choice event

    A carriage driver puts her horse through the paces in the Gambler's Choice event
  • A nattily dressed couple driving their horse-drawn carriage at the annual Villa Louis Carriage Classic

    A nattily dressed couple driving their horse-drawn carriage at the annual Villa Louis Carriage Classic

This elegant event, one of the largest carriage driving competitions in the nation, will recall the brief heyday of the Dousman family's famed trotting horse operation, the Artesian Stock Farm. More than 100 drivers hitch finely trained horses of many breeds to new and restored carriages. Events take place in a fenced arena as well as on the lawns and grounds surrounding the Villa Louis country estate. Visitors may also tour the authentically restored Dousman family home and enjoy full food and beverages service on the mansion lawn.

Event Date Detail

Sep 6, 2014 - Sep 7, 2014

8am-4pm (mansion tours 10am-4pm)

History/Heritage Type

  • Re-enactments
  • State Historic Site
  • Wisconsin History
  • Historic Homes

Fair/Festival Type

  • Food & Drink
  • Animal and Agriculture
  • Other

State Historic Sign Site

  • Yes

Features

  • On Water