Welcome One and All - HPD 2018.

The local planning team looks forward to hosting each of you and your families, from all across these United States and beyond! We want to extend a special welcome to our many International guests. We hope that you truly enjoy your visit to the northernmost location of this great event. Because of our smaller and more scattered Amish communities here in Michigan, our local board and volunteers come from various places in the state. We consider this event to be a tremendous asset to our horse farming communities and we are pleased to offer programming each day that appeals to whole families. These include a pony express in the morning, round pen training sessions at various times throughout the day, a homemaker section where live demonstrations will be conducted, children’s activities, and of course the hallmark of Horse Progress Days; demonstrations of newly manufactured horse drawn farming equipment in real field conditions behind real horses. Be sure to look for the unique innovations today’s manufacturers are building into their equipment. Stroll through the vendor areas where you just might find that unique item that fits your interests. We look forward to meeting you and hosting you as you arrive in Clare, Michigan, the gateway to the North! Stay safe!! The horses and the teamsters driving them are all very good at what they do but remember, horses can be unpredictable, they share this characteristic with their human counterparts. So be alert, watch out, and be sure to stay out of the way; stay back.

Perday admission price of $10. Children 12 and under are free when attending with an adult.

Mission Statement:

To encourage and promote the combination of animal power and the latest equipment innovations in an effort to support sustainable small scale farming and land stewardship.To show draft animal power is possible, practical and profitable.


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