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, New Virginia Fun Show, hitch classes, youth and farm team, contact Jim Stuart 515-971-1254
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

The Mid-Iowa Driving Association host several drives and events throughout the year. I am listing their events here:

Contact Phil Duey, 515-360-5693, for more information about the Mid-Iowa Driving Association.

14 - MIDA/Helmuth Equine Driving Clinic -
May 19 - 21 - ADS Midwest Regional Drive - Jester Park Equestrian Center, Granger -
May 27 - Rhodes Drive - Host: Ron Crow
June 25 - Earlham Drive #1 - Host: Al & Connie Neumann
July 29 - Fun Show - Colfax - Host: Tam Poffenberger
August 5 - Mid Iowa Power and Antique Show - Marshalltown - Keith & Phyllis
McDonald -
September 16 - Collins to Maxwell Drive
October 21 - Earlham Drive #2 - Host: Al & Connie Neumann
November 12 - Fall Membership Meeting - Marshalltown

The Ox-Bow club is an organization that holds several wagon rides and overnight camping trips.

Contact Duane Stewart 515-249-6036 for more information. I am listing their events below.


May 27th @ 10am Steve Dolan’s taking Miss Patty on one last Buggy Ride, then laying her ashes under the Angel Wings in the yard.

June 2-4, 2023: Duane Stewart Annual Spring Ride and Fun Show @ New Virginia Saddle Club

June 9-11, 2023: Kenny & Joy Clapp’s Tarkio Rodeo Ride. 15798 R Ave., Tarkio, MO 64491

            Bring your meet for the grill Friday night & side dish to share Saturday.

June 23-25, 2023: Faber’s Grotto Ride, 804 160th St., Algona, IA: Bring side dish to share Friday and

            Saturday night. 

July 4th  Parade: Line up, Co-op 101 1st St., Milo, IA: @ 9am Parade starts at 11am.

July 8, 2023: New Virginia Old Settlers Parade, meet at the Old School to line up by 5:30pm Parade

            @ 6pm

July 14-16, 2023: Nine Eagles Poker Ride 50/50 Pay-out, Dinner, Free will offering. Donating 50% of ride & All of dinner going to the park. Mike McDonald & Steve Dolan for info.

July 21-23 Barbara Brooks in “Memory of WD” Unionville, MO

Aug. 18-20, 2023 Lake Robbins Ballroom 26726 150th St, Woodward, IA “The Ice Cream Run (Ride)” Yes, there is an Ice Cream shop 1.9 miles away, Picket Fence Creamery want to ride Friday night before 6pm. The Saturday night supper can be purchased there at Lake Robbins Ballroom. Put on by Lezli Parker

Sept. 15-17, 2023: Sydney McManus – Ride out Saturday 10am lunch in Moravia Bar then back for supper.

Oct. 1-7, 2023: Eminence MO. Not an Ox Bow ride just a lot of us go. Call Duane if interested.

Nov.11, 2023: Annual Meeting @ 3pm New Virginia Login Hall. Dinner, Dance with Action. 



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.