Iowa Draft Horse & Mule Breeders Association

​History and Information

The IDH&MBA originated in the early 1960's. With about 100 member families, it continues to be one of the prominent draft horse and mule associations in Iowa. This association funds a yearly scholarship for a young Iowans who are interested in working within the draft horse and mule industry.

In 2017 the association encouraged the start-up of local chapters of the state association.  The South-West, North-West, South-East, and East-Central chapters were established.  The South Central Iowa Draft Horse & Mule association has been an active club since 1984, and had cooperated with the State association on several projects to promote drafts.  In 2018 the SCIDHMA voted to become a chapter of the Iowa Draft Horse & Mule Association.


Thanks to the efforts of Joe Mischka and Gail Damerow, we have a copy of the 25 year history of the Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Breeders Association, written by Deloris Good and published in the Evener:

IDHMBA History.pdf
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We have change our association's name to:

                   "Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association"


Jim Stuart

New Virginia


Vice President:
Brad Criswell




Nancy  Janssen
1476 370th St. 
Auburn, IA 51433

Board of Directors:

Larry Robison, Fairfield

 Mark Bower, Coon Rapids

Nancy Janssen, Auburn

Martha Burton,  Waterloo


To help promote the draft horse industry, the Iowa Draft Horse & Mule Breeders association is starting local chapters around the state. Listed below are the officers of the new chapters.

Dues for the chapters are $20 with $10 staying with the chapter and $10 going to the IDHMBA.

South Central Iowa Chapter

President Wilbur Sheets 515-992-3103

Vice- Loyd Sleeth

Secretary-Jim Stuart 1121 G76 Hwy New Virginia Iowa 50210 515-971-1254,

SE chapter
President- Branden Harp
Vice - Josh Bishop
Treasurer- Linda Connelly

​Secretary- Leon Connelly

SW Chapter
Jeff Christiansen, Clarinda, IA 712-542-0011,

East Central Chapter
President Jeff Carnahan (319)540-5536
VP David McDonald
Secretary Martha Burton

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