The Walnut Hill Carriage Driving Competition will celebrate its 45th anniversary from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 10-14 at Walnut Hill, 397 W. Bloomfield Road, Pittsford.
Tickets are available at the event for $12 per day and free for children four and younger. Daily and multi-day patron passes — with patron tent access — are available. Parking is free.
On Aug. 12, spectators are invited to bring a picnic and dress up for Ascot Picnic Night beginning at 5:30 p.m. A presentation drive through Mendon Ponds Park will begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 14 and spectators may watch along the route.
Competitive divisions include traditional turnout, reinsmanship, cross-country and obstacle driving with vehicles ranging from single-pony carts to the formality of road coaches with multiple horses and passengers. Every driver, passenger and horse is “turned-out” to complement the style and colors of the vehicles.
"We are a family-friendly venue with multi-age competitors," said Walnut Hill Chairperson Tricia Remley-White. "Every day we have special demonstrations and presentations which are always fun to watch."
Spectators are encouraged to visit the on-ground stables to watch horses being bathed and groomed and carriages and harnesses cleaned and polished.
For information: walnuthillfarm.org, 585-746-1080, firstname.lastname@example.org.