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Event is ON, from 10 am to 3:30 pm - come for when you can be there - also while there look for the Shaker Cemetery and a small waterfall in the park. If I am not at our Shelter I am out capturing images! I will put out bottled water at our shelter. Remember, bring your own lunch if you are staying during the carriage club lunch - we are not invited to participate in their lunch. See you there.
Due to the expected warm weather the carriage club has just informed me they moved up their start time to 9 am, so I have moved up our start time to 10 am (gives then time to unload their horses and get harnessed). This will be a cooler time of the day and the lighting might be less harsh. Some carriages will arrive at 9 am and do their drive and then have their lunch. After lunch others will come and drive. Nancy could not say how many will be in the morning vs. afternoon. For me the best plan to capture the most horses and carriages will be to arrive at 10 am, capture that group, stay for your own provided lunch, and then capture the other carriages between 1 and 2 pm. We have shelter #8 all day so come and go as you please!
Finally, just in case - check back here on Sunday before driving to Armco Park in the event weather cancels the carriage ride - hate to have you drive up there and not see horses! If that happens I will also send out an email to all who signed up. Current weather forecast: 90F (dress cool, bring water).
Ohio Valley Carriage Club (OVCC) will meet Ohio Valley Camera Club (OVCC) for an old-fashioned "shootout" using cameras (of course) at the Warren County Armco Park. Be a part of it! We have rented shelter #8 for $25 so I am going to put out a donation jar for everyone to put in a $1 bill.
The OVCC is a club of carriage collectors and horse owners who hold "rides" throughout the year, where members bring their horses and carriages to a location, harness up, and then "drive at will" through the location (ie, not a parade). They regularly participate in the Lebanon carriage parade in December, so you may have seen some of them before.
Read more about them here:
Nancy Jackson, their club president, anticipates about 12-15 carriages will be driven through the park. Setup your tripod and capture them as they walk (or trot by). Some of the members wear period clothing to add to the authenticity. I would like to think that some of our members will provide the carriage club access to the photos we take for their personal use (a bit of payback).
The carriage club will be convening at Shelter #9 so I have reserved Shelter #8 next door for us to meet from noon to 4 pm (come whenever you want though). Maybe we will have an impromptu picnic beforehand but you will need to bring your own lunch.
The carriage owners won't mind if we take photos during their harnessing process, but they will not want to hold conversations during that time to prevent an error in harnessing potentially causing a safety issue. Also, I asked Nancy to give us a high sign when they are most through their potluck lunch so we are not interfering with that.
Armco Park used to be privately owned by Armco Steel, but is now owned and operated by Warren County since 2009. You can find more information about the park here:
and a map here (or click on the title at top of the page)
I recommend that you drive around the park when you first get their to eyeball where you might want to setup your tripod. They will be driving around at random.
Unless the grass is way too wet you can park on the grass, or half on the pavement and half on the grass.
1. No carry-in alcohol allowed. The consumption of alcohol is permitted only if purchased from Park concessions. This is a State Law.
2. Pets on leashes only (horses included!).
Too much to remember? Use the Print a Ticket to get a printout (but you don't need a tix for the event, LOL).