About New Heritage Farm Carriages
Newt and Gini Brosius’ small horse farm is located on Woodview Rd in London Grove Township, Chester county, PA. just off Route 41 at Route 1. Newt was born and raised in the 200 year old stone farm just across the road. He purchased the small tenant farmer’s cottage and 10 plus acres from his family in the mid 80s and set about renovating the house and sprucing up the land.
The NHF Story began in 1987, when Gini got Newt his first driving lesson, a surprise birthday present, under the tutelage of Lisa Singer of Chadds Ford, PA a 9 time US Combined Driving Pairs Champion. Pleasure driving led to years of combined driving and single driving led to pairs.
In 1995 the farm was sold and Newt and Gini began a new adventure as Bed and Breakfast owners in Southern Vermont. Their interest in driving continued with Newt often providing carriage and sleigh rides to their B&B guests. The B&B encouraged the driving community to bring their horses to the B&B and quickly became well known as a “Bed Breakfast and Board”. After 7 fun and successful years in Vermont, the decision was made to come back to PA to be closer to family.
Arriving in Lancaster County Newt and Gini bought a farm and ran a small horse boarding business. In 2005 on the way to compete at the Laurels CDE on Woodview Road, they drove by their old farm and saw a For Sale by Owner sign. In less than two weeks, the old place was under contract.
In 2006 a carriage house was added and is now used to display the New Heritage Farm carriages.
Over the years Newt & Gini have been active in and supportive of driving events including the Laurels CDE, now Glen Willow, the Elk Creek CDE and the Brandywine Driving club where Newt has served in different board capacities.