Special Event

Annual Villa Louis Carriage Classic

Friday, September 8, 2017 - Sunday, September 10, 2017

8am - 4pm

EnlargeA team of horses with an elegant carriage in two exits the Villa Louis Carriage Classic arena.

Villa Louis Carriage Classic

A team of horses pulling an elegant carriage exits the Villa Louis Carriage Classic arena.

Come see the Midwest’s most elegant and lavishly-appointed equine sport driving event! Some of the region’s finest horses and over 100 new and restored carriages compete in a variety of arena and cross-country events. Learn how this event descends from the Dousman era when the Villa Louis was known as the Artesian Stock Farm and was home to one of the Midwest’s finest racehorse farms.


Villa Louis
Villa Louis, 521 Villa Louis Rd
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821

Location Information

The historic Villa Louis mansion is the centerpiece of a grand Victorian estate built by the family of Hercules Dousman, a frontier entrepreneur who amassed a fortune in the fur trade and other frontier investments. The mansion has just undergone a top-to-bottom documentary restoration that has returned the Dousman home to the splendor of its 1890s heyday, using British Arts and Crafts interior designs inspired by famed designer William Morris.

Accessibility Information

Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility. Call ahead to make arrangements.