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California Historical Artillery Society (CHAS) reaches out and captivates audiences around the nation with its horse-drawn Artillery Detachments. CHAS rescues Standardbred harness horses and retrains these wonderful horses to be ridden, pull wagons and cannons in civil war reenactments, living history events and parades. CHAS has been recognized for supplying the first horses to set hooves on Angel Island State Park since the US Army ceased utilizing equines so many decades ago, for providing the only horse drawn Caisson for funerals outside of Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, and for participating in historical festivities throughout the nation. CHAS is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to preserving the life and times of historic artillery. CHAS has been recognized as the most authentic and highly trained horse drawn artillery unit in the country,
CHAS has over 24 rescue Standardbred horses located at Camp Warhorse, Salinas, CA. We have over 50 members that bring living history alive. By bringing history on the hoof to thousands of visitors each year all throughout California.
- Dee Murphy
- (707) 922-5901
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