For more information, or to reserve your spot on the Horse Progress Days’ 2017 Tour.
Contact Susan at Ideal Coach
The bus will begin boarding at 7:30 am on the grounds of Horse Progress Days in preparation for 7:45 departure with approximate arrival back to the starting point to be 4:30-5:00 pm .
Welcome to the 2017 Horse Progress Days Tour. Following is a description of the places you will be visiting today. Your morning stops are in fairly close proximity to one another. After your noon meal you will have two additional stops out east on Old Philadelphia Pike including a drive by of I & J Manufacturing’s new building and new location and also a drive by of White Horse Machine’s manufacturing facility. From White Horse the bus will take you further east to PA Rt. 10 north to where the road intersects with New Holland Pike, just to the west of the village of Morgantown. Turning west on New Holland Pike, also known as Rt. 23, be prepared to take in one of the most beautiful farming vistas you can imagine as you head toward the town of New Holland where your bus driver will drive you through the venerable manufacturing complex now called New Holland Agriculture, formerly New Holland Machine, Sperry New Holland, eventually coming under the ownership of FiatAgri, buying out Case, and undergoing myriad changes of ownership including from private to public; all the while keeping intact the name given to the company by Lancaster county native Abe Zimmerman when he formally founded the company in 1903. Horse Progress Days 2017 will be held on working farmland. when you arrive on Thursday morning look for the big bus. Your tour guides Durwin and Elam will be your hosts today and will do their best to answer any questions you might have. Listen carefully as they offer interesting information about this part of the world as you ride along the way. See the 2017 Information Guide for more information about the tour stops.