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.




South Central Iowa Draft Horse & Mule Association regular Meeting Dates -Second Tuesday of the Odd Months at the Lions Hall in New Virginia .

Second Sunday in January, Iowa Draft Horse and Mule winter meeting and potluck .

Third Sunday in January, South Central Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association Potluck meal.

 Second Sunday in June. Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association summer meeting & potluck




            16th – 17th – Kalona Draft Horse Sale (Draft Horse Pull Monday evening at 6pm)

            22nd – Harnessing & Driving Clinic 11am – 2pm, Indian Creek Museum, Jeff Christiansen

                        712-542-0011 (SW)

            27th – 28th – Baumli Horse Sale in Maryville, MO

            28th (29th rain date) – “Farming with Horses, Olin Plow Day” Olin, Iowa Hwy 38, 10am-2ish

                       Richard McAtee (H) 563-488-3461 (Cell) 319-480-7264 (EC)

            Pending – Plant to Pick Impromptu 2 acres at Hardscrabble Farm Available for planting, horses,

                        Cultivating, picking.  Contact Jeff Carnahan 319-540-5536 Hosted by Roller’s (EC)



            12th – Drive a Draft, Hill Top Ranch, Robins, Iowa 10am -2pm.  Bring a solid team to teach about

Harnessing, safety, and a chance to drive a team.  David McDonald 319-389-4437 or

Joann Carnahan 319-540-5536 (EC)

            20th – Matsell Spring Wagon Train meet at 9am, depart at 10am, Day Park Area.  Head to camp round

                        To pick up others.  Outriders welcome.  Contact Deanna Lagos 319-270-4441 (EC)

26th – John Wayne Parade 11am in Winterset, contact Frank Santana at 520-241-6442



            Registration for the Iowa State Fair Farm Team Competition Due!!!

            1st - 4th – Marengo, Iowa “Wagon Train” leaves Friday around noon.  Mostly gravel, but flat. Primitive

                             Camping.  Pot Luck on Saturday. Call Bob Gerard @319-350-8158 or Janet 319-350-8168 (EC)

            9th – Trail Ride (Teams & Singles) – 1pm  Leave from Fred Coltrain residence (also location of “A Place

                        To Remember” Historical Museum) 2973 Hwy 39, Kiron, Iowa.  Meat will be furnished for

                        Evening meal after the ride.  Please bring a dish to share.  Primitive overnight camping spots

                        Available.  Possible Sunday activities also.  Fred Coltrain:  712-269-0197 or Dan Schroader:


            9th – 10am-2pm Prairieburg, Iowa “Drive a Draft”.  Harness demo at 10am.  Driving with a teamster

                              Until 1pm.  Teamsters can try out obstacle course.  Call Jeff Carnahan 319-213-1858 or

                                           Joann 319-540-5536 (EC)

            10th – IOWA DRAFT HORSE AND MULE ASSOCIATION MEETING at Katie& Jake Bauer’s home

                        1780 W. Avenue, Dysart, Iowa 52224

            16th – Maazdam Barns – Fairfield (SE)

                              Boys & their “toys”, Old trucks, tractors, and horses, Louden trolleys & equip.

            22nd – 24th Hardscrabble Trail Challenge Monticello, Iowa obstacle course trail.  Primitive camping

                        Hog roast.  Larry & Dee Roller 319-481-0179

            23rd or 24th – Douds Obstacle Course, Contact Tony Garrett at 641-799-9228 (SE)



            4th – Parades at Osceola, Milo, Carlisle, Bedford, New Market

            8th – Obstacle Course, Indian Creek Museum, Jeff Christiansen 712-542-0011 (SW)

            12th – Andy’s Birthday Ride, 2 pm Fonda, Iowa (NW)

            14th – New Virginia Old Settlers Parade at 6pm.  Contact Jim Stuart (SC)

            14th – 9am Henry County Fair, Mt. Pleasant, IA;  Draft Farmyard Skills, Dave Frieden 563-260-2898 (SE)

            14th – 15th – Draft Horse Hitch show, Manchester, Iowa ( 563-608-1607

                                  7:30pm on Saturday and 11:00am on Sunday.

15th – 2pm Mills County Fair, Glenwood, Iowa Obstacle Course, Jeff Christiansen 712-542-0011 (SW)

21st  – 1: 00 pm Montgomery County Fair Draft Horse competition, Red Oak, Iowa (contact Jeff

  Christiansen – 712-542-0011 (SW)

            28th-29th – 10am – 5pm both days.  Central City, Iowa “Brown Farm Pioneer Days”.  Threshing,

                         Plowing, discing, hay press, raking, baling, obstacle course, log skid, maybe feed race.

                         Call Jeff Carnahan 319-213-1858 or Joann 319-540-5536 (EC)


            3rd-5th Steam Threshing and Plowing show,  Marshalltown,, Face Book Mid-Iowa Antique Power Association

            4th – 5th Carriage Glow,  Manchester, Iowa, Delaware County Fairgrounds.  Lori Renda 319-360-1078

            6th – Kalona Special Work Horse Sale

8th-9th – 3rd  Joan Koenig Memorial Ride, from Gillett Grove, IA to Albert City, IA (NW)

9th-12th – Albert City Thresherman’s Show (NW)

10th – Farm hitch classes at the Iowa State Fair

11th – Farm Team Obstacle Course Cass County Nebraska, Weeping Water, NE; Jeff Christiansen (SW)

12th – 14th – Belgian/Shire show at the Iowa State Fair

16th – 18th – Percheron/Clyde Show at the Iowa State Fair

26th  – South Central Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association farm hitch show at New Virginia at noon

            Clinic from 9am to 11am (contact Jim Stuart)

30th  – Sept. 3rd  – Old Threshers in Mt. Pleasant, IA;  Lots of horse powered equipment

                                (threshing, sawing, crosscut saw, grinding, using elevator & buck rake)


            1st – 2nd  – Britt Draft Horse show

            14th  – Maazdam Barns – Fairfield (SE);  Demonstrate Louden Equipment putting up hay & other field


22nd  – Hand Corn Husking contest in Emerson, Iowa (contact Jeff Christiansen 712-542-0011)

28th -  Eldon Iron Show – give rides (SE)

29th – Matsell Fall Wagon Train meet at 9am, depart at 10am, Day Park Area.  Head to camp round

                        To pick up others.  Outriders welcome.  Contact Deanna Lagos 319-270-4441 (EC)


            2nd – 5th  – Waverly Horse Sale

            6th – Plowing at Living History Farms (contact Jim Stuart 515-971-1254)

            6th – Libertyville 176th year celebration – would like a lot of horses in the parade (SE)

            8th – 13th World Percheron Congress at Iowa State Fair Grounds

            13th – 14th -  Central City, Iowa “Pissant Farm Logging Day”.  Opening up our timber if you want to

                        try some logging.  Call Jeff Carnahan 319-213-1858 or Joann 319-540-5536 (EC)

            15th – 16th – Kalona Fall Sale

            21st – Viola, Iowa “Wagon Train”.  Matsel Park.  Meet 9am and leave at 10am.  Outriders welcome.

                                    Call Deanna Lagos 319-270-4441 (EC)


*Nov 3,- "ECIDHMA Monthly Meeting" Last one of year! Sally's Springville, lunch noon,    meeting 1pm