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Skyline Farm presents annual Sleigh Day

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Ben Lapointe and his miniature horses will provide a delightful ride for kids ages 12 and under. (Photo by Sarah Walsh)

Skyline Farm of North Yarmouth will hold its 17th annual Sleigh Day on Saturday, January 30, from noon to 3 p.m. The event will take place in conjunction with the opening of the Skyline Farm Carriage Museum’s new exhibit, “Portland’s Horse-Drawn Heritage,” which showcases vintage sleighs and artifacts that would have been readily seen early last century on Portland’s Western Promenade. The event and exhibit are free and open to the public. Dress warmly.

At 1 p.m., a narrated demonstration of 19th-century vintage sleighs will take place in the outdoor arena. At 2 p.m., a guided tour will lead participants along the farm’s trails through the woods; bring snowshoes or cross-country skis. Guests may warm up anytime in the farm’s heated Visitor Center, where hot refreshments will be available for purchase.

Starting at noon, Ben Lapointe and his pair of miniature horses will be on hand to provide mini-sleigh rides to children ages 12 and under. The donation for this ride will be $5 per child. Also, John Sczymecki and his team of draft horses from Hideaway Farm in Topsham will provide sleigh rides around the field to the rest of the family. The donation will be $8 per person or $25 per family.

The storm date for the event will be Sunday, January 31. The Carriage Museum exhibit will also be open for viewing on the Sundays of February 7 through March 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. or by appointment. A nonprofit, all-volunteer organization, Skyline Farm is located at 95 The Lane in North Yarmouth. For more information, contact Pam at 829-5708 or info@skylinefarm.org or see www.skylinefarm.org.

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