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:
We have change our association's name to:
"Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association"
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, email@example.com
President- Branden Harp firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice - Josh Bishop email@example.com
Treasurer- Linda Connelly
Secretary- Leon Connelly firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Christiansen, Clarinda, IA 712-542-0011, email@example.com
East Central Chapter
President Jeff Carnahan (319)540-5536
VP David McDonald
Secretary Martha Burton firstname.lastname@example.org
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