Villa Louis Carriage Classic

35th Annual Villa Louis Carriage Classic - September 11-13, 2015

Villa Louis Historic Site, 521 N Villa Louis Road, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin  53821

The entire organizing committee would like to thank the hundreds of volunteers that pitched in and contributed their time and talents to make the 2014 event a success!! A special thank you to those that exhibited horses and ponies, their grooms and helpers, and the donors that financially supported the show. Also, many thanks to the spectators that came and enjoyed the event - without you, the show would not be the same!! Thanks to all!!

Photographs from Bob Mischka, Peggy Peregrine-Spear and Lori Schoenhard are now online.

2014 Picnic Class Winner - Charlene Wade - Judge's Choice & Spectator's Choice

The Villa Louis Carriage Classic is a pleasure driving show held on the beautiful grounds of the Villa Louis Historic Site in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

This show hosts some of the finest carriage driving competition the Midwest has to offer, with over 100 different turnouts coming from throughout the Midwest. It features a wide range of divisions, providing a first class experience for novice and experienced whips alike.


Some of the social events competitors will enjoy include a catfish fry, hosted on the grounds Friday night and a prime rib dinner, wine reception, and auction held in the mansion and under then tent on Saturday. On Sunday, a special awards party is held after the final class - Concours d'Elegance.

Area lodging establishments fill rather quickly, so early reservations are suggested.


Spectators will be treated to a visual display taking them back in time to the 1800 and early 1900's. Elegantly clothed drivers seated on beautiful horse drawn vehicles, being conveyed around the grounds by immaculately groomed horses in finely polished harnesses. Singles, pairs, tandems, and four-in-hand turnouts will again grace the lawn of Villa Louis celebrating the history of the Artesian Stock Farm.


Participate or enjoy the spectacle. There is something for everyone at the Carriage Classic.

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