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70th Annual Meeting - American Cream Draft Horse Association
Colonial Williamsburg Virginia
Tuesday June 17 - Friday June 20

Host hotel will be the Clarion Hotel

Tuesday June 17.
6-7 pm Reception at the Coach & Livestock Stable
7-8 pm presentation by Elaine Shirley,
Supervisor of Rare Breeds C W. She will speak on "the Importance of Heritage/Rare Breeds"

Wednesday June 18.
Meeting room Clarion Hotel.
Presentation followed by a question and answer session by Dr Phillip Sponnenberg of Virginia Tech and The Livestock Convervancy
Lunch will be followed by a presentation by Ed Schultz, Historic Farming Supervisor
"The Role of Oxen in 18th Century Virginia"

Thursday June 19.
Meeting Room Clarion Hotel 9am.
70th Annual Meeting ACDHA
Following the meeting there will be a presentation by Clair Reirson, Grandson of C T Reirson, one of the founders of the ACDHA. Clair will share his memories of farming with his Grandfathers Creams.

Friday June 20
9 am. Coach & Livestock Stable Ed Schneider will give a presentation
On "the Horse at War during the American Revolution "
10 am a presentation by Dennis Watson and Scott Green on the use of horses at C W


2013 ACDHA Meeting @ Gold Rush Days - Sacramento, CA
August 28-September 2, 2013

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2012 ACDHA Meeting @ Spencer, IA
June 28-July 2nd, 2011

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2011 ACDHA Meeting @ Horse Progress Days- Kinzer, PA
June 28-July 2nd, 2011

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2010 Horse Progress Days- Topeka, IN
July 1-2-3, 2010

For complete news and photos of ACDHA's presence at Horse Progress Days please click here to download our PDF report.

2010 ACDHA Annual Meeting - Columbia, MO
November 4-5-6, 2010

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2009 ACDHA Annual Meeting - Bend, OR
September, 2009

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2008 ACDHA Annual Meeting

View our ACDHA meeting photo album below.

The week before people were due to arrive, the Vermont weather and the foliage couldn’t have been better. The rainy day Thursday scratched the horse and wagon delivery to the restaurant, Bennington Station, for dinner but was replaced by an even better idea, transporting everyone in John and Sandy Schwartzler’s horse trailer. Nothing but First Class for this group!

  • 4 Creams Under Saddle
  • More Creams Under Saddle
  • ACDHA in Trailer
  • All at Henry House
  • ACDHA Annual Meetiing
  • Mike and Ann with team
  • Park McCullough
  • Red Wagon at Park McCullough
  • RML Carriage Barn
  • RML looking thru covered bridge
  • Vermont Fall Colors
  • Wagonette at Park McCullough
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Friday was a beautiful day that started bright and early with a pancake and Vermont maple syrup breakfast at the Lively’s house. After breakfast, the group enjoyed the Park McCullough Mansion Tour, had lunch in the carriage barn and headed to the field where David Lively and Don Johnson were getting two of the Lively’s teams harnessed up and four of Lively’s horses saddled up, while Anne and Mike Carey were getting their team harnessed up, to begin the Caravan of Creams Covered Bridge Tour. David was understandably a bit nervous because he was ultimately responsible for the safety and well being of 10 horses – that didn’t all know each other and/or had never been through a covered bridge - and 35 people – including 4 riders riding strange and/or green horses. Fortunately, he did all that worrying for nothing because the ride came off without a hitch (sorry, couldn’t resist!) with everyone that wanted to drive a team having had the opportunity to do so. After the horses were turned back out into the pastures, we all enjoyed cheese and crackers, shrimp cocktail and wine while picking out souvenir Lively’s Livery Covered Bridge Tour tee shirts.

The meeting on Saturday was very successful with several new members in attendance, new merchandise ideas , new logo ideas and decisive voting on all of the motions that were on the floor.

With the general state of the economy and fuel prices, David and Nancy were very pleased to see the turnout of 35 people. We have many to thank for their help during the event – special thanks to Anne and Mike Carey for bringing their horses and wagon, to Anne for the use of her catering equipment, for cooking, setting tables, the list goes on and on. It was a pleasure hosting such a great group and we hope you all enjoyed your Vermont experience.

David and Nancy Lively



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