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#81 paintponylvr


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Posted 04 April 2017 - 12:29 AM

Jaye -


Are you able/willing to share your harness guy's contact info?  Are you sharing "Jaye's harness"?   I'd love to put together a trip to PA's Amish country since I've done so much up in OH's Holmes county around Millersburg.


Maybe someday soon?  Don't know when it would be - on my wish list right now...  When I do come that way - I want to visit companies that have draft farm type equipment too (have some contacts for that - though haven't talked to anyone yet) such as White Horse.  Not sure they are in the same area of PA that you are, though.  There are others, don't have my "little list" handy right now...  May have to create another as I'm not sure hwere it's at.  I need to check - Horse Progress Days is held in July and should be held in PA soon.


And you never know - someday again - I may be able to do more purchasing - ie: special order(s), LOL.

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 10:19 AM

My harness guy is Samuel Esh, Center Square Harness, 186 Quarry Road, Leola, PA  17540, (717) 656-3381.  He and his son build harnesses for people all over the country.


The area where a good many Amish carriage and harness shops are located is east of Lancaster along Route 23, near New Holland.  Driving Essentials is also located in New Holland.  They have a great website with all sorts of driving equipment and supplies.  Bird-in-Hand Carriages is on Route 340, south and parallel with Rt. 23.  It's a "hot spot" for drivers.  The original Smuckers Harness is gone but Daniel Smucker has opened his own business.


You could ask Samuel about farm equipment.  He may know who to talk to in that area.  Samuel set up "Jaye's" harness so I could have friends and clients call and order without having to remember the whole list of options.  It's changed a bit over the years.


I'm north of Philadelphia about 1 1/2 hour drive from the Lancaster area.  Wish I were closer!

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