2018-08-16 / Front Page

Team Work

Authentic 19th century coaches drawn by matched and highly-trained teams of horses visit Newport every three years for “A Weekend of Coaching,” hosted by The Preservation Society of Newport County. This year, the public can view this free, colorful spectacle August 16-19 as the coaches roll through the streets of Newport and the grounds of the Newport Mansions, celebrating and preserving a century-old sporting tradition. The visiting “whips” will drive their coaches on a different route through Newport each day during the weekend as they travel to private social events. On Aug. 18, there will be a free-to-the-public driving exhibition on the grounds of The Elms, beginning at approximately 10:30 a.m. This will give visitors a close up, extended look at each of the teams, and to hear details about the horses and the history of each coach as their whips guide them around the back lawn. (Photos by Jen Carter)

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