Villa Louis Carriage Classic

September 8, 2017 - September 10, 2017

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
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521 N Villa Louis Rd - Prairie Du Chien, WI 53821
Information: 608-326-2721

Event Date Detail
Sep 8, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017. 8am-4pm

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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.

  • Features
    • On Water
  • History/Heritage Type
    • State Historic Site
    • Wisconsin History
    • Historic Homes
  • Fair/Festival Type
    • Animal and Agriculture
  • Sports Type
    • Other
  • State Historic Sign Site
    • Yes

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Audubon Great River Birding Trail Prairie Du Chien - 0.56 miles away
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Pickett Fence Prairie du Chien - 0.63 miles away
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Cannery, The Prairie Du Chien - 0.83 miles away