Horse-Drawn Sleigh & Wagon Rides
Enjoy an old-fashioned sleigh or wagon ride with your friends and family at a working New England farm. Glide down our groomed trails for a 30-minute adventure that takes you through our pine-lined woods and open fields. Be sure to bring your camera to capture this outing that is sure to please all. At the end of your ride, you will disembark by a bonfire to enjoy any snack or beverage you wish to bring. We would recommended bringing sticks to roast something tasty over the fire!
No pets allowed at the farm
Enjoy a horse-drawn experience as you embark on an adventure the whole family will enjoy. Through our scenic fields and wooded trails, our horses will transport you to a bygone era while Farmer John engages you with tales of the farm. There is no better New England activity to enjoy with your friends and family this winter!
Private Ride Avalability
We will start accepting reservations on
November 10 between 10 am and 4 pm
Time: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
(last ride leaves at 4:00 pm)
Choose a 30 minute time slot on the 1/2 hr
*Additional times available between 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (last ride leaves at 4:30 pm) Dec 23th, 24th, 26th, & 30th due to multiple drivers on site
18th, 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th
Private Ride Pricing
Horse-Drawn Ride for 2 to 6 people
1/2 hour - $175
Horse-Drawn Ride for up to 12 people
1/2 hour - $250
*Payment will be taken at time reservation is made
Reservations & Information
How Do I Make A Reservation?
Contact our office at 603-659-3572
*Reservations MUST be made in advance for all rides
If you get our answering machine, please leave a message. *Leaving a message does not guarantee you a reservation for the date and time requested.
All messages regarding reservations will be returned Monday thru Friday between 10am and 4:00pm.
Please specify a date & time when you make your reservation.
You will need to give the number of people expected to attend your ride ages 3 and older at the time you make a reservation. Our sleighs fit 2-6 or 7-12 people.
Reservations open November 10 2022 for
Runners or Wheels?
The ride will happen REGARDLESS OF SNOW. If trail conditions are not suitable for sled runners we will use an appropriate wheeled vehicle.
Determining the size sleigh or wagon your group requires
We base all of our seating on the average adult. The numbers listed in our pricing are the maximum number of adults each sleigh will hold. We consider children 2 yrs and under to be "lap children" and would not take up a seat on the sleigh.
What you need to bring...
A blanket and any snack or beverage you want to enjoy while you are here. Be sure to bring sticks if you bring marshmallows. If you wish to enjoy a beverage while on the ride, please be sure they have a lid.
We will begin taking reservations on November 10th.
The full amount of your reservation is due at the time the reservation is made. Payment can be made via credit or check.
For more questions, see our FAQs
If we determine the weather to be unsuitable for sleigh riding, a staff member will call the phone number and email the address given at the time the reservation was made by 10 am the day of your reservation. Please do not call the farm to check on your reservation. If you have not received an email or phone call, then the event will go off as planned.
The safety of our guests, staff and animals are our top priority, and we do our best to make an informed decision regarding cancelling rides as soon as possible. Other factors to consider are situations that may affect operations at the farm caused by weather.
If Coppal House Farm must cancel an event you will have the following options:
1. RESCHEDULE : Providing there is availability and it is not the last day of the season.
2. FARM CREDIT : If rescheduling is not possible, you can opt to receive farm credit in the form of a gift card that will be mailed to you.
3. REFUND: If rescheduling is not possible, you can opt to receive a refund.
By making a reservation with Coppal House Farm, you are making a reservation for a horse-drawn ride. Whether that is with a sleigh or a wagon will be determined by the weather and snow conditions.
Rescheduling is only an option if Coppal House Farm contacts you due to weather. If we do not have ideal snow conditions to be able to offer a sleigh rather than a wagon for your ride, you may opt to receive farm credit for the full amount of your reservation. Refunds will not be an option.
Please understand we do our very best to provide you the services you have requested. We work with people, animals and the environment. On occasion circumstances (especially relating to weather) may arise and are simply out of our control. By making a reservation, you are opting to participate in an outdoor event and will need to plan accordingly.
Join others to experience a New England winter evening like never before! Start your evening in our wood stove heated yurt. Then, get whisked away on a thirty-minute sleigh ride that will literally bring you over the river and through the woods while you are serenaded by sleigh bells and soft hoof beats. Instead of landing at Grandma's house, you will disembark by a toasty bonfire to enjoy hot cocoa and roast s'mores. This traditional New England outing is sure to please all ages!
Public Ride Avalability
Unavailable 2022-2023 Winter Season
Public Ride Pricing
$15 per person ages 3 and older
(ages 2 and under on laps)
*Note: These events have been popular in the past & seats are limited. If a date fills up we will start a waiting list, but suggest calling as early as possible for a reservation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I going to be riding in a sleigh or a wagon?
Sleighs require a base of 6 inches of packed snow. We are constantly evaluating our trail conditions. If there is any way we can get you in a sleigh, that is always our first option. If conditions are not right for a sleigh, we will substitute a wagon. Refunds and rescheduling are not options due to lack of snow.
Can I reschedule or get refund if there is not enough snow for a sleigh?
No, we do not offer to reschedule your ride or give refunds if there is not enough snow for a sleigh. By making a reservation with Coppal House Farm, you are making a reservation for a horse-drawn ride.
Do I have to pay when I make the reservation?
All rides must be paid in full at the time the reservation is taken. Payment is taken over the phone and a confirmation email will be sent.
Should I tip my driver?
Sleigh Rides are considered a service, however, tips are always appreciated but never expected.
What time does my ride start?
When making a sleigh ride reservation please remember that the time you book is the time the ride leaves. If you have booked a 1:00 pm ride, that is when the ride departs the farm. Always arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time to check in. For private bookings, if you arrive after your scheduled start time, you will be given a ride equal to the time left on your reservation and no discount will be given. For public bookings, if you arrive after your scheduled start time, you will not be able to participate unless there is room on one of the following time slots.
What should I wear?
Due to COVID we will not be providing blankets. This is an outdoor activity, so please check the weather and dress appropriately. Hats, scarves, and mittens are always encouraged. Make sure to bring snow pants for the kids, there is plenty of room to play in the snow.
How long should I plan on being at the farm?
We ask for you to arrive 15 minutes prior to your ride, your ride will be 30 minutes and you will have 30 minutes at the bonfire.
Do you have restrooms?
We have portable restrooms for your use during your visit.
What will we be sitting on?
We have comfy cushions that we cover all of our benches with for your enjoyment :)
Can I bring my pet on our ride?
Thank you for asking, but no, we do not allow pets on the farm.
Can I bring alcoholic beverages to enjoy by the fire?
Can I bring treats for the horses?
Yes, you are welcome to bring treats for the horses. Our staff will save them and put them in their feed tubs when they finish working for the day. We do not hand feed our horses.
Due to Covid-19 we have had to make some adjustments to our 2021/2022 Sleigh Rides. We will be adhering to the recommendations of the State of New Hampshire and the CDC.
Once you arrive we will ask you to wait in your vehicle until your scheduled time. You will then be dropped off at our bonfire to limit the interactions of groups. You will have 30 minutes of private bonfire time at the end of your ride to warm up.