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

Some of the events listed below will have initials at the end signifying the area of the state the event is being held. 

SW = South West, EC = East Central , SC = South Central, etc..



March  26-29 Waverly Draft Horse Sale

 March 29-31 Iowa Horse Fair, Des Moines, wagon rides, driving clinc. SC

April:  15th – 16th – Kalona Draft Horse Sale (Draft Horse Pull Monday evening at 6pm)

April 20 (rain date April 27)  4-H Driving Clinic 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm at the Washington County Fair Grounds. SE

 April   6th – 27th – Baumli Horse Sale in Maryville, MO 

April 27th, `Farming With Horses` 10am-3pm on Hwy 38 north of Olin, Ia.  Come see how farming was done 100 
          years ago!  Rain date Sun. April 28. With Olin Heritage Center, food on grounds. Contact Richard McAtee
          (319)480-7264 EC         

May: 4th, `Spring Plow Day`, 9am Tipton Historical Society site North of Tipton, Ia. Pot Luck at noon. Contact Bob 
Davidson(319)480-3987 Richard Davidson(319)331-0517 EC 

 May 11th Babies in the Barn at Maasdam Barns in Fairfield. SE 

 May 18th, `Drive-A-Draft`, 9am-1pm. Baker Park in Prairieburg, Ia. Come learn how to drive a work team! 
Bring your well broke team to offer folks an opportunity to see what our gentle giants have to offer! Contact Jeff 
Carnahan(319)540-5536 Joann Carnahan(319)540-5536   EC

 May 19th, 9am `Brown Farm Work Day` Central City, Ia. Logging, clean-up, cutting firewood. Contact Jeff 
Carnahan (319)213-1858   EC 

May 25th – John Wayne Parade 11am in Winterset, contact Frank Santana at 520-241-6442, SC 

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

June 1st- Trail Ride (Teams & Singles) – 1pm Leave from Fred Coltrain residence (also location of “A Place To Remember” Historical Museum) 2973 Hwy 39, Kiron, Iowa
.  Fred Coltrain: 712-269-0197 or Dan Schroader: 712-269-8395  NW

 June  8th-9th, Funday and Bob Tales`, Marengo, Ia Obstacle Course Sat morning, Wagon Train Sat.
afternoon, Camping Fri/Sat nights, Contact Bob Gerard(319)350-8158  EC         


Mark & Mary Bower will host the annual summer IDHMA picnic on Sunday, June 9, at Bur Oak Visitor Center, 1436 Hwy. 141, one mile east of Coon Rapids. We'll eat at 12:30 pm. Hamburgers, hot dogs & beverage will be provided. All other is potluck. 
If enough people RSVP, Bowers will host a horse-drawn wagon ride through Whiterock Conservancy at 10:30 am that morning. Please RSVP Mark at 712-830-5928 no later than June 3 so we can finalize the wagon ride arrangements. 

June 16th Draft horse show and clinic at Prairie Rose Arena, Elkhart Iowa. Contact Loyd Sleeth 443-651-0505.  SC

June  21 Fairfield Chamber Barn Bash at Maasdam Barns in Fairfield. SE 

  June  22 Douds Field Day at Douds, 1pm Don Garrett Memorial Farm Team Fun Show. SE
 Contact Tony Garrett at 641-799-9228 (SE)


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

 July   5-6- Horse Progress Days in Arthur,  Illinois.

July  7th – Obstacle Course, Indian Creek Museum, 3pm Hastings, Iowa,  Jeff Christiansen 712-542-0011 (SW)

July 12th Draft Horse Obstacle Course Shelby County Fair Harlan Ia Contact Jeff Christiansen 712-542-0011 SW

July 12th, `Fun Show` Friday 10am at Cedar County Fair Grounds. Obstacle Course, Log Skid, Farm Sled pull. Free
gate if you bring a team to partake! Equipment provided. Contact Bob Davidson(319)480-3987 Richard Davidson(563)331-0517  EC

July   13th – New Virginia Old Settlers Parade at 6pm.  Contact Jim Stuart (SC)

 July 13th – 9am Henry County Fair, Mt. Pleasant, IA;  Draft Farmyard Skills, Dave Frieden 563-260-2898 (SE)

July  13th – 14th – Draft Horse Hitch show, Manchester, Iowa ( 563-608-1607
                              7:30pm on Saturday and 11:00am on Sunday.

 July 14th – 2pm Mills County Fair, Glenwood, Iowa Obstacle Course, Jeff Christiansen 712-542-0011 (SW)

July 20  – 1: 00 pm Montgomery County Fair Draft Horse competition, Red Oak, Iowa (contact Jeff Christiansen – 712-542-0011 (SW)

July 26-28, `Brown Farm Pioneer Days`, Friday Wagon Train departs at 9am from Brown Farm Site. Sat-Sun Pioneer 
Days demonstrations 10am-5pm both days. Contact Jeff Carnahan(319)213-1858 Joann Carnahan(319)540-5536  EC

July  28th Van Buren County Fair at Keosauqua 2pm Draft Horse & Mule Farm Team Challenge. SE

 August: 1st Pickering Missouri Draft Horse Obstacle Course Pickering MO. 7PM Contact Jeff Christiansen  712-542-0011 SW

August 2rd-4th Steam Threshing and Plowing show,  Marshalltown,, Face Book Mid-Iowa Antique Power Association

August 2-4th Carriage Glow,  Manchester, Iowa, Delaware County Fairgrounds.  Lori Renda 319-360-1078

August 7th-8th –Joan Koenig Memorial Ride, from Gillett Grove, IA to Albert City, IA (NW)

August 8th-11th – Albert City Thresherman’s Show (NW)

August 9th – Farm hitch classes at the Iowa State Fair

August 11th – 13th – Belgian/Shire show at the Iowa State Fair

 August 15th – 17th – Percheron/Clyde Show at the Iowa State Fair

August 24th  – South Central Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association driving clinic at New Virginia
          Clinic from 10 am to 2pm (contact Jim Stuart) SC
August 28th  – Sept. 2– Old Threshers in Mt. Pleasant, IA;  Lots of horse powered equipment
                            (threshing, sawing, crosscut saw, grinding, using elevator & buck rake)

 August 30 –Sept 1 Britt Draft Horse show

September: 13th  – Maazdam Barns – Fairfield;  Demonstrate Louden Equipment putting up hay & other field
             events SE
September 14th  – Hand Corn Husking contest in Emerson, Iowa (contact Jeff Christiansen 712-542-0011) SW

 September 27th -  Eldon Iron Show – give rides (SE)

 September 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)

 October:  1 – 4th  – Waverly Horse Sale

  October: 5th – Plowing at Living History Farms, Urbandale. 10:00 to 2:00 (contact Jim Stuart 515-971-1254). SC

  October: 12th – 13th -  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)

 October: 14th – 15th – Kalona Fall Sale

 November   2- Last meeting for East Central Chapter, location to be determined.EC

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