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Horse and Trail Enthusiasts Jingle Bells in North Salem

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Riders come down Vail Lane to meet their police escort on Route 121 before heading north to sing some carols at Hayfields Market. Credits: Helen Houghton
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The annual Jingle Bell Jog—featuring a group of North Salem horse and trail enthusiasts who tour North Salem’s trailways on horseback singing holiday songs—began nine years ago. Back then, it comprised a few neighbors gathered by the Knowlton family in North Salem.

“Over the years it has morphed into a much bigger community event where the Knowltons invite North Salem Bridle Trail Association (NSBTA) members, friends and neighbors,” said co-president of the association, Charlotte Harris. “The type of ride has changed over the years and has settled on just a walk through the woods and town singing carols and spreading good cheer.”

Recently added stops include Vox Bar and Restaurant and Hayfields Market. The North Salem Police provide an escort on Route 121.

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“So it’s basically a fun way to get into the holiday spirit,” Harris said. “The Knowltons invite everyone back to their house for a party whether they ride or not.

The only rule?

“If you ride,” she said, “your horse must be wearing bells!”

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