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
IOWA DRAFT HORSE & MULE ASSOCIATION
2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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
10th – IOWA DRAFT HORSE AND MULE ASSOCIATION MEETING (NE)
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 (www.delawarecofair.com)
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 –
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, firstname.lastname@example.org (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