Pleasure Drives

A major activity of the Dairyland Driving Club is to provide safe and enjoyable pleasure drives at various scenic locations. All drives begin at 10:00 AM. Drivers unhitch around noon and we eat together at 12:30 PM. Drives continue after lunch. Clean your parking spot before leaving. In case of inclement weather, check your email or the DDC website.

Drivers, family members, and guests must be DDC members. See Membership for details. You may register guests (non-drivers) at the drive and pay the $5 Guest Membership to the Drive Host.  All horses must have a current Negative Coggins Test to participate in any club event.  Out of state horses may require a health certificate; check with your vet.  Send copies of your Coggins Tests by email to wassamcarriage@gmail.com or present paper copies to the Host at the drive.

A DNR vehicle admission sticker is required on all motor vehicles stopping in State Park, Forest, Recreation Area and Trail parking areas.  (Exception: All vehicle admission sticker fees and trail fees on state-operated designated state trails are waived for Free Fun Weekend, the first full weekend in June.)

Some Important Safety Rules:

  1. Make sure your harness and vehicle are in good working order.
  2. When hitching or unhitching your horse to the cart, have a reliable horse person head your horse.
  3. If you are coming without a helper, ask any experienced driver at the drive to help you hitch and unhitch. They will be happy to do so.
  4. Always unhitch the horse from the cart BEFORE removing the bridle.
  5. The driver and all passengers should wear safety helmets.
  6. Refer to our DDC Safety Manual for other suggestions.

Pleasure Driving Schedule for 2019

April 28 – Old World Wisconsin (W372 S9727 WI-67, Eagle, WI)  Drive Hosts:  Steve Wassam – 414-322-5528, Loren Gettelman

May 19 – Black Hawk Ridge (6959 WI-78 (Wachter Road), Mazomanie, WI)  Drive Hosts:  Wolfgang Gaggl, 262-232-3066, Wayne Schutte,  WI DNR Website information  Black Hawk Unit Trail Map

May 27 – Old World Wisconsin Historical Drive (Eagle,WI)

June 2 – Richard Bong Recreation Area (26313 Burlington Rd, Kansasville, WI) Drive Hosts:  Howard Kietzke, 414-617-7799, Dani Oster WI DNR Website Information,  State Free Fun Weekend – No Parking/Trail Pass required

June 23 – High Cliff State Park (N7630 State Park, Sherwood, WI)  Drive Hosts:  Jim Slovik 608-697-4296, Steve Wassam,  WI DNR Website Information

July 4 – Old World Wisconsin Historical Drive (Eagle, WI)

July 14 – Sauk Prairie Recreation Area (US 12, 8 miles South of Baraboo, WI)  Drive Hosts:  Myrna Rhinehart, 608-393-0598, Wayne Schutte  WI DNR Website Information  No State Park Sticker or Trail Pass required.  No water on site.

Aug 11 – Menominee Park/Lannon Quarry Drive (W220 N7884 Town Line Rd, Menominee Falls, WI) Drive Hosts: Sharon Makurat, 414-630-2796, Loren Gettelman,  Waukesha County Info,  County Park Sticker Required.

Sept 3 – Old World Wisconsin Historical Drive (Eagle, WI)

Sept 15 – Donald Park (8666 County Rd G, Mt. Horeb) Drive Hosts: Jeanne White, 608-218-5148, Diane Mader, Donald Park Info, County Trail Pass Required.  No water on site.

Sept 29 – Hensler Farm (8754 Carriage Ln, Custer, WI)  Drive Hosts:  Steve Wassam, 414-322-5528, Ron & Charlotte Hensler