CT Draft Horse Rescue's 7th Annual Driving for Drafts Golf Tournament


Portland Golf Course

Photo: Sarah Grote

7th Annual Driving for Drafts! The Duke Memorial Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the Connecticut Draft Horse Rescue

In 2015, the CT Draft Horse Rescue (located in East Hampton, CT) rescued a neglected, emaciated Clydesdale from shipping to a slaughter auction in PA to soon discover that this horse was Duke, a former Budweiser Clydesdale. As he regained his health, Duke quickly became a local celebrity at the CDHR, making appearances at events, including the golf tournament, and posing for pictures with visitors. Sadly, Duke passed away about a year after his rescue, surrounded by his loving volunteer caretakers. To honor Duke’s memory, the CDHR named this annual golf tournament after him.

This event will be held on Saturday, September 18th at the Portland Golf Course (169 Bartlett St, Portland, CT 06480). Shotgun start at 1:00pm, with check-in beginning at 12:00pm. Enjoy a grilled lunch and a buffet dinner along with raffles, auctions, and prizes. $150 per person. Sponsorships are also available, including an “In Memoriam” sponsorship to honor a loved one or a pet. All proceeds benefit the rescue horses of the CDHR! Registration closes on September 3rd.

To sign up as a participant or become a sponsor, forms are available at www.ctdraftrescue.org or send an email to: cdhr.golf@gmail.com.

Driving for Drafts is proudly sponsored by CT Horse-Cremation and the HK Dairy Barn.

*NOTE: all precautions will be taken to be sure this is a safe event for our guests, format will be adjusted accordingly, if necessary.