Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Local drives three horse carriage in Switzerland


October 29, 2020

Left to right, back row to front is Natholi, Kathrin, Melani, James, Darel, Bashi, Merret, Jessica and "Wohli."

Heinz Autenried, seated right, of Lewis County (Little Swiss Farm) drove a 3 horse omnibus this summer season in Pontresina, Switzerland.

Carriages pulled by 3 horses was invented by the Romans and then adapted by a Russian group called Troika Locals. They called 3 horse carriage driving an art.

Heinz worked for Werner "Wohli" Wohlwend, a native and original of Pontresina, and his wife Gina. They owned and operated a 63 horse ranch with riding and pulling horses. They had 23 carriages and slides.

For over a hundred years people have been transported by horse and carriages for five miles i...

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