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.


Iowa Draft Horses and Mules



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




5th - Kalona Farm team sale

 18th, "Ice Harvest Festival" 5842 Troy Mills Rd. Troy Mills, Iowa.

Contact Julie Rowe  (319 )560-0879.   EC
24th "Obstacle Course Practice Clinic" Stone Cottage Stables, Monticello, Ia.

10-2pm Joann C. (319)540-5536. Hosted by Connie Ostercamp (319)431-1740   EC


3rd - ECIDHMA Monthly Meeting at Sally's Springville, Lunch noon, meeting1pm
18th- Stone Cottage Stables available from 10-2, Monticello. (Obstacle Course??,   Possibility of some plowing??) Contact Joann C.(319)540-5536 Hosted by Connie Ostercamp (319)431-1740.                      EC


 3rd-6th – Waverly Horse Sale

 6th-8th Iowa Horse Fair

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

          ?  21nd – Plow Day at Kelli Kraft’s, Albert City, Iowa (NW)

           ? 21nd – River Valley Lodge & Campground in Farmington, IA (SE)

                            Wagon Trails and Obstacle Course – Rain Date April 29th

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

 28th-(29th rain date) "Farming With Horses, Olin Plow Day" Olin, Ia Hwy 38 10-2ish
Richard McAtee H(563)488-3461  C(319)480-7264.         EC

Pending-"Plant to Pick" Impromptu, 2 acres at Hardscrabble Farm available for planting.

horses, cultivating, picking. Contact Jeff C(319)540-5536 Hosted by Roller's   EC


 12th-  "Drive a Draft" Hill Top Ranch. Robins, Ia. 10-2  Bring a solid team to teach about harnessing, safety, and a chance to drive a team.  Contact David McDonald     (319)389-4437 or Joann Carnahan (540)5536.             EC

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

 ?12th – Maazdam Barns – south edge of Fairfield (SE)
                  Babies at Barn and 3 acres by horse barn to do check corn planting

 20th-  "Matsell Spring Wagon Train" Meet at 9am, Depart 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 (SC)

           *June 2-3 "June Wagon Ride", Starting at 10am Sat. West Amana, Ia. Outriders welcome.
                   Hosted by Bob  and Janet Gerard  Bob(319)350-8158.      EC

16th – Maazdam Barns – Fairfield (SE)
                Boys & their “toys”, Old trucks, tractors, and horses, Louden trolleys & equip

June 22-24th "Hardscrabble Trail Challenge" Monticello, Ia Obstacle course trail.    Primitive camping, hog roast.  Contact Larry and 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

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

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

  *PENDING-July 13th "Tipton Horse Pull,  1pm. Contact Bob Davidson (319)480-3987

14th – 15th – Draft Horse Hitch show, Manchester, Iowa (

            563-608-1607.  7:30pm on Saturday and 11:00am on Sunday.

 14th– 9am, Henry County Fair, Mt. Pleasant, IA;  Draft Farmyard Skills,

    Contact Dave Frieden at 563-260-2898 (SE)

15th – Draft Horse obstacle course, log skid, feed team race, at Indian Creek Museum, Emerson, Iowa (contact 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)


 4th-5th-  "Carriage Glow" Manchester,Ia  Delaware County Fair Grounds,
           Contact Lori Renda (319)360-1078

 6th- "Kalona Special Work Horse Sale"

8th-9th – 2nd 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 – Iowa State Fair Draft horse pull 6:30 Pavillion

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, 515-971-1254, (SC)

29th – Sept. 3th – Old Threshers in Mt. Pleasant, IA;  Lots of horse powered equipment
                                (threshing, sawing, crosscut saw, grinding, using elevator & buck rake)

*NEW TIME    Wed. Aug 29th @7pm   "Draft  Horse Pull"  Open Pull!


            1st-2nd – Britt Draft Horse show

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

           22nd – Hand Corn Husking contest in Emerson, Iowa
(contact Dave Vanden Boom 641-919-2042)

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


*Sept 29 "Matsell Fall Wagon Train" Meet 9am, Depart 10am Day Park Area Head to Camp Ground 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) (SC)

            6th – Libertyville 175th year celebration – would like a lot of horses in the parade (SE)

Oct 8th-13 "World Percheron Congress" 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

            20th – 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