WEYBRIDGE — The University of Vermont Morgan Horse Farm will host its second annual Cavalry Day this Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10: a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Visitors can journey back in time to learn about the Morgans’ contribution to the nation through historic re-enactments, informative talks, and exhibits led by the 1st Vermont Cavalry.
The story begins in 1861, when the 1st Vermont Cavalry rode south to aid the Union effort in the Civil War.
All of their more than 1,000 mounts were Morgans.
These horses saw intense fighting at historic battles such as Gettysburg, Cedar Creek, and Coal Harbor, and made a name for themselves as valuable war horses soon coveted by both sides.
Cavalry Day will celebrate this rich history of the Morgan horse in Addison County through a day of events including Civil War demonstrations, mounted drills, a reenactment tent, informative talks, and historical exhibits.
Located at 74 Battell Drive, Weybridge.