Iowa Draft Horses and Mules

The "events" page will list our planned events for the year.  Usually updated in March.  Last minute additions will be posted on the "just-in" page.



The Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association will be holding its meeting on
Sunday, January 8. 2023 at the Norwalk Fire Station, 1100 Chatham, Norwalk
IA. We will have a potluck meal at noon followed by our annual meeting. Please bring a dish to share and table service.

Several of our chapters are also going to have January meetings:

South West – January 13th, 6:00pm at J’s Pizza on the north side of the square in Clarinda

East Central – January 7th, 1:00 pm at Sally’s in Springville.

South East-January 14th at the Java Sisters Cafe and Sweets in Lockridge, meeting at 6:00pm.  

South Central- will have its meeting and potluck meal on March 12th at 1:00 at the Woodburn Community Center.

Feb 11 th Kirkwood Tack sale – booth set up and marketing – Contact person Deanna Lagos. EC

March 4th, 1 pm meeting at Sally’s in Springville. East Central chapter
March 24-26, Iowa Horse Fair

April 1 – Drive a draft event in Marengo, IA 11 am start 10 am monthly meeting at horse trailers.–
Contact person Bob Gerard H(319)642-5611 Bob(319)350-8158.  EC
April 15 – plow day at Bob Davidson farm 11 am start bring potluck - 1116 150 th st Stanwood, IA –
Contact Bob Davidson (319)480-3987. EC

May 20  – Wagon ride at Matsall park – meeting at noon lunch break on ride pack a lunch. Start time
11 am Contact Jeff Carnahan (319)213-1858. EC

June 2-4  Iowa Draft Horse Classic – farm team show as well TBA – state meeting in conjunction with
this show
June 10 , Bob Tales ride in Marengo, IA 11 start Contact Bob or Janet Gerard H(319)642-5611
Bob(319)350-8158. EC

July 1  – Linn County Fair obstacle Course – tentative EC
July 14,  Cedar County Fair – Obstacle course – 11 am start – contact Bob Davidson (319)480-3987. EC
July 29-30 – Brown’s Farm Pioneer Days – Contact Jeff Carnahan (319)213-1858. EC

August 11,  Farm team hitch day at Iowa State Fair.
August 26,  Interstate Grain farm days Central City- Contact Jim Halley 319-670-0066. EC

August 31-Sept 4, Old Threshers reunion Mt. Pleasant IA.

September 9 and/ or 10, Volga weekend camp and trail ride w/ Ladora Saddle club. EC
September 22-24, Old Iron Days Eldon Iowa, SE

October 7, Bob tails trail ride – Marengo, IA Contact Bob Gerard H(319)642-5611 Bob(319)350-8158. EC
October 21 Deanna and Randy Lagos obstacle course/ ride meet at 11 and potluck / picnic afterwards –
Contact Deanna or Randy Lagos Deanna(319)270-4441 Randy(319)270-9903. EC

4 Sallys’s for monthly meeting. East Central



June 18th 2022

Don Garrett Memorial Draft Horse Fun Show

Douds Iowa at the Douds arena

Parade at 10:30

Horse Show at 1:00

Contact Tony Garrett  641 799 9228 if you plan on attending. Also let Tony know if you are interested in the 4 up class.

 July 2, Farm team practice day at Jim Stuart's in New Virginia, Iowa starting at 9:00. Call Jim Stuart 515-971-1254 .

July 15-Farm team show at the Cedar County Fair in Tipton starting at noon. Contact Bob Davidson 319-480-3987 for more information

 July 23- Farm team show at the Mahaska County Fair in Oskaloosa starting at 9:00 . Contact Ryan Martin 641-660-1790 for more information.

July 23rd- Lucas County Fair in Chariton,
Draft Horse show 5pm Contact Mike Beaty 641-774-6617

July 30

Draft horse and mule show at the Plymouth County Fair in LaMars, Iowa on Saturday, July 30, starting at 9:00. Contact Greg Lammers 712-540-5889, or Dallas Vaughn 712-541-1295 for more information.

 July 30 and 31- Brown Farm Pioneer Days.

Iowa State Fair

 Farm team - Friday, August 12 at 9:00

Belgians\Shires: August 14-16

Percheron\Clydes: August 18-21

August 28th

Driving clinic in New Virginia, Contact Jim Stuart, 515-971-1254

September 1st-5th

Old Threshers reunion, Mt Pleasant.

September 8th

Draft horse show

Putnam County Fair

Unionville Missouri

September 8th , 2:00 pm

Draft horse and mule team obstacle course

Men and Women’s divisions

Same team can be used for more than one driver.

$2000 in prize money equally split for all teams.

Ribbons for the first three in each division.

Pre-registration is preferred but not required, contact Wayne Duncan 816-390-5298

This will be a simple fun course everyone can enjoy. Free entry to fair for each team.

 Jo Dee Messina entertainment that night.

September 17

Iowa Hand Corn Husking Competition Registration at 8 a.m. and husking starts at 9 a.m. at the Indian Creek Museum 

59256 380th St. Hastings, Iowa.

​Contact Jeff Christiansen 712-542-0011 for more information.

September 24-26

Old Iron Show and Swap Meet, Eldon Iowa , Wapello County fairgrounds.

​Draft horse demonstrations.

September 24

Horse Sale:
Richard Baumli will be having a draft horse, horse and mule sale at the Maryville Livestock Auction on the North side of Maryville, Missouri. 
Check-in on September 23rd at noon.  Sales starts at 9am on Saturday, September 24th. 
If you have any questions, please call Richard at 660-582-9891.