Iowa Draft Horses and Mules
On the "Just In" page we will post the latest news, results, and upcoming events. We will keep about a years worth of post so you can scroll down and see what we have done in the past year.
February 6 2018
East Central Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Assoc Meeting Minutes February 3, 2018 Location: Sally's on Broadway. Springville, Ia Present: Steve & Roxanne Ross, Dionne Pinckney, Chris Chapman, Darla Gunderson, Carol & Ken Tuttle, Christie Truemper, Bob & Mary Davidson, Dick & Doris McAtee, Lavern & Judy Meyer, John Squires, Tom & Gerrie & Audrey Lueck, Mike & Jana Manley, Randy & Deanna Lagos, Dan Menke, Martha & Tim & Gabby Burton, David McDonald, Dick McDonald, Mahlon Jay Mast, Cody Roller, Dale Yousse, Larry & Dee Dee Roller, Jeff & Joann Carnahan. Jeff called the meeting to order at 1:13pm Introduction of New/Current Members: Welcome to Dionne Pinckney, Chris Chapman, Darla Gunderson, and Mahlon Mast! Minutes of Previous Meeting: As Minutes from Jan Meeting were emailed/snail-mailed out to everyone, a motion made to accept by Steve Ross. 2nd by Richard McAtee. Motion carried. Treasure's Report: David McDonald(Currently Vice-President)transferred the Treasury Records on Friday Jan 19th. On Sat. Jan 20th all statements, receipts, and check book were reviewed by Jeff, Joann, Randy and Deanna and the Treasury was transferred to Deanna at the Exchange State Bank in Springville, Ia. Deanna Lagos provided a written report of ﬁnances for review upon request, including a copy of Jan statement. The Balance of the ECIDHMA account as of Jan. 31, 2018 was $585.49. A motion to accept made by Mary Davidson. 2nd by Carol Tuttle. Motion carried. Joann requested a reimbursement for postage in the amount of $8.73. A motion to accept made by Steve Ross. 2nd Bob Davidson. Motion carried. Check # 2012 was presented at end of meeting. Secretary's Report: Joann Carnahan, Read aloud. (A copy will be provided with minutes to review)A motion was made to accept by Richard McAtee. 2nd by Bob Gerard. Motion carried. Vice President Report: David McDonald has been working on organizing a clinic for our members. He has contacted some individuals that have been in the Draft Horse industry that would have lots of information to share. He reported that in speaking to Jerry Maker, Robert Detweiler, and Megan O'Connor he could put together a 4-6 hour educational clinic that would cover such topics as conformation, what to look for in the show ring vs work horse, multiple horse hitches, hoof health, nutrition and maintenance. There would possibly be a nominal fee. David will keep us posted as to the progress at the next meeting. Also, David reported that that the "Drive-a-Draft" event at Hilltop is a go and he will be covering the fee for arena availability. We are looking for solid teams and various equipment for folks to try out. Mary Davidson expressed interest in doing another "Braiding for Show" demo at the event. David is looking into offering this to 4-H youth as well? Old Business: Calendars are sold out! Next year they will be $7.00 as a fundraiser. Please remember to take pics!! I have a hat and tee order going in! Please get with me
ASAP. I will be mailing by end of week. I have more business cards if anyone is interested in them! New Business: "Ice Harvest Festival" in Troy Mills was re-scheduled for Feb 18th 1-3pm. Jeff brought up a couple good topics for discussion. We would like to do a "Tips for Teamsters" session at our meetings!!!! Please Email or text me your inquiries/ questions! Since we have a lot of new members, Jeff brought up Harness: Collar vs. Breast style. Thank you for everybody's input! Heavy work requires heavy harness, in that case use collar. Breast style harness is ﬁne for light cart/buggy work. It is my opinion that too much harness is better than not enough! Breast-style harness is certainly easier to ﬁnd. In reference to an article in Rural Heritage, Jeff also talked about "Gee and Haw". We discussed it's origin, purpose, and appropriate use. Mostly, use what works but be very consistent so as not to confuse your team/horse. Event Planning: A ﬁnal list of events is included in an email. Please mark your calendars!!! I forwarded to State and they will send out a complete list of all chapter events state wide. Next meeting will be on Sat March 3rd. Sally's. Noon gather. Meeting 1pm. Motion to Adjourn: Made by Richard McAtee. 2nd by Tim Burton. Meeting adjourned at 2:30pm
ECIDHMA Secretary's Report Saturday Feb. 3rd, 2018 We are gearing up for a busy year! With one full year of being a chaptered organization there are many exciting events taking place and lots of new people to share information with. Hopefully you are all getting the emails and updates! Please get with me if you feel like your not in the loop!!!!! I try to make note of New Members so that you are updated on the State roster! We welcomed 5 new members at our January meeting! It's fun to see everybody's face book posts with their ponies! We have a total of 40 family memberships at this point. I will get an updated copy to everyone ASAP. I want you to have a list of who is in your area for networking, so I include your 'Interests' such as mules, harness/tack for sale, driving, learning, etc. As of last night we have 25 of these memberships paid up and current. I want to remind everybody to keep your dues up-to-date so we can keep you posted on upcoming information. In these numbers were also 2 memberships coming from the State listing-Randy and Barb Fiddelke from Manchester. Don and Cloris Zern from Conrad, Ia. With all of the events coming up Jeff and I are hoping that some of you will be willing to oversee some of the events, as the group is for everyone to partake!! If you are able to bring a piece of equipment with you or a team, let us know! We're looking forward to getting together with you all and let's have a great year horsin' around! Thanks! Joann
January 31 2018
ECIDHMA-Meeting Minutes Saturday January 6th, 2018 Location: Sally's on Broadway. Springville, Ia Present: Mike and Anita Siddall, Janet and Bob Gerard, Jana Manley, Ken and Carol Tuttle, Christie Truemper, John and Jeannie Pecinovsky, Bob and Mary Davidson, Dick McAtee, Cindy, Meredith and David McDonald, Laura and Jerry Munier, Dale Boevers, Ellie Munier and Kaedence Trask, Deanna and Randy Lagos, Cynthanee Heeren, Connie Osterkamp, Phil Gent, Sam Miller, Dick McDonald, Jeff and Joann Carnahan Kevin Detert and Ty. Jeff called the meeting to order at 1:06 pm Introduction of New/Current Members: Welcome to Mike and Anita Siddall, Christie Truemper, John and Jeannie Pecinovsky, Ellie Munier and Kaedence Trask, Cynthanee Heeren, Sam Miller! Minutes of Previous Meeting: Minutes for Nov 4th meeting were mailed out. Read aloud by Joann in order to familiarize new members with last meeting of 2017 info. Motion to Accept as read by Richard McAtee. 2nd by Mary Davidson. Carried. Treasurer's Report: David McDonald stated the ECIDHMA account at ESB as being $135.05 for the month of Nov. 2017, as he had not yet received the statement for Dec of 2017. A motion to accept the Treasure's Report as stated was made by Kevin Detert. 2nd by Bob Gerard. Carried. Joann had presented receipts for reimbursement in the total amount of $23.54 for postage and printing. Motion to Accept made by Mary Davidson. 2nd by Richard McAtee. Carried. David presented a check for the amount following meeting. Secretary's Report: Read aloud by Joann Carnahan. (A copy is included for your review) Motion to Accept made by Bob Davidson. 2nd by Phil Gent. Carried. Old Business: ECIDHMA Calendars: will be printed for 2019 and sold as a fundraiser for $7.00ea. Please submit any pics you may want included! Business Cards: Please help yourself as it was a club purchase and they are effective, hands-on advertisement for us! Memberships: $20.00 annually, with $10 staying local and $10 going to State to cover printing, ﬂyers, web site, expenses. I encourage you to renew ASAP so we can keep you current with info!! Check out ad in Draft Horse Journal, $60 if you want to be included in 4 issues annually. Hats n Tees: Will go up $2.00 per person to cover shipping costs. (Costs are comparative to other companies, supports Circle C Signs who do much to support IDHMA) State Meeting Sun. Jan 14, 12:15 in Norwalk, Ia. New Business: Ofﬁcer Elections Secretary: Current-Joann Carnahan. Re nominated by David McDonald. 2nd by Bob Gerard. Passed unanimously Treasurer: Current-David McDonald. Nominated-Deanna Lagos, by Bob Gerard. 2nd by Bob Davidson. Deanna accepted. David declined. Passed unanimously. Vice President: Current-Steve Ross(not present, but expressed interest in more hands-on participation at events) Nominated-David McDonald by Jeff Carnahan. 2nd by Dick. Passed unanimously. President: Current-Jeff Carnahan. Re nominated by Mary Davidson. 2nd by David McDonald. Passed unanimously. Congratulations everybody! Your ofﬁcers of the East Central Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association Chapter for 2018 will be as follows: Secretary: Joann Carnahan Treasurer: Deanna Lagos Vice President: David McDonald President: Jeff Carnahan Event Planning: Brainstorming...to be ﬁnalized at Feb meeting. Events must be submitted to Lori by mid to end of Feb to get included on the State Listing of Events. (Additional "Impromptu Events" are always welcome!!!) Next Meeting Sat Feb 3rd at Sally's! Lunch noon, Meeting at 1pm Motion to Adjourn: Made by David McDonald. 2nd by Kevin Detert. Adjourn at 3:23pm
January 21, 2018
South Central Iowa Draft Horse & Mule Association
Minutes of the meeting at the Woodburn Community Center.
Treasurer’s report: $1793.33 ($1603 is Gail Hembry memorial money)
Introduction of members
Minutes of last meeting were read and approved
Last year we spent $77 more on annual expenses than we took in and we had $245 in one-time expenses. We decided we could not continue with our Rural Heritage ad.
Iowa Horse Fair- April 6th-8th
This year they are asking us to haul people from the north parking lot. This will require a few more teams. We will also have a driving clinic for an hour or so in the Outside Arena. More details later.
Percheron congress starts Oct 8th.
Corn picking on September 22
Next year’s winter meeting will be January 20 at Woodburn.
Election of officers
President- Wilbur Sheets
Vice- Jeremy Smith
Secretary Jim Stuart
Director thru 2020 Loyd Sleeth
We held a drawing for door prizes
January 14, 2018
Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association Meeting
The meeting of the Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association met on January 14, 2018, at Norwalk Fire Station with a potluck beginning at 12:30p.m
Meeting was called to order by President Dave VandenBoom with 36 members present.
The secretary’s report was mailed out with the meeting notice. It was motioned by Donna Holtorf and seconded by Denny Dostal to approve the report. All in favor, motion passed.
The treasurer’s report was also mailed out with the meeting notice. A follow-up report was given at the meeting with new balances. The IDHMA checking account balance is $3129.70 as of 1/14/18. The scholarship savings account has a balance of $481.15 as of 1/14/18. Motion was made by Bob Davison and seconded by Bill Somervell to approve the reports. All in favor, motion passed.
Iowa Horse Fair – Jim Stuart needs horses and haulers for bringing in people from north parking lot. Contact him if willing to participate. They are also setting aside a time frame if you want to let people drive your team.
World Percheron Congress is still wanting individuals with teams to haul people, but must be percheron team.
Corn Husking Competition went well had lots of members pick and had teams to pull wagons for the pickers. New date for 2018 is September 22nd. If you would like to bring a team and wagon for the 2018 contest, please contact Jim Stuart or Jeff Christiansen.
2017 Youth representatives – Stettson Smith and Skie Campbell gave a report on what their responsibilities are at the state fair. Skie also stated that she helps promote the club when participating in farm team events around the state. Stettson was presented a jacket for his years of service from 2013 – 2017 sponsored by Circle C Signs.
2017 Scholarship recipient Skie Campbell gave a talk about her first semester experiences at Iowa State University and thanked the group again for the scholarship.
Any new youth representatives? Please contact Lori Christiansen if you have anyone interested in being the Jr. Youth Representative along with Skie who will be our Sr. Youth Representative for 2018.
Any Scholarship Applications? Please contact Lori Christiansen for an application. The applications must be turned in by May of 2018.
Draft Horse Journal Ad? Is anyone else interested in advertising in the Draft Horse Journal? No one spoke up.
Do we want to sponsor the same classes at Iowa State Fair?
Plaques to Junior Champion/Reserve Champion Clydesdale Mare
Plaques to Junior Champion/Reserve Champion Percheron Mare
Plaques to Junior Champion/Reserve Champion Belgian Mare
$25.00 check to:
Jr. Youth Driver Belgian/Shire
Sr. Youth Driver Belgian/Shire
Jr. Youth Driver Perch/Clyde
Sr. Youth Driver Perch/Clyde
Jeff Christiansen motioned to keep sponsoring the same teams and Donna Holtorf seconded. All in favor. Motion passed.
Memberships are now due for the 2018 year. South Central group now has joined the state chapter.
Each chapter gave updates on the events of last year. Please get your events to Lori Christiansen by the end of February for the 2018 year.
Iowa Horse Council Meeting – anyone wanting to sit on the board? January 20th meeting at ISU.
Elections were then held.
It was motioned by Gary Shirk and seconded by Bob Davidson that Lori Christiansen remain as the secretary/treasurer. All in favor. Motion passed.
It was motioned by Loyd Sleeth and seconded by Larry Robison that Brad Criswell remain the vice-president. All in favor. Motion passed.
It was motioned by Bob Davidson that Jim Stuart become the 2018 president and seconded by Larry Robinson. All in favor. Motion passed.
Meeting was adjourned.
January 14, 2018
Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association Special Meeting
The new president, vice-president, secretary/treasurer and presidents from each chapter met to vote on the recipients of the 2018 IDHMA Hall of Fame. The following will be presented the awards at the 2018 Iowa State Fair:
Steve and Becky Fevold at the Clydesdale Show
Mike Beaty at the Farm Show
Gary Shirk at the Farm Show
Elsie & Bill Dean at the World Percheron Show
These selections were moved by Lori Christiansen and seconded by Larry Robison as our 2018 picks.
Meeting was adjourned.
January 4, 2018
Friends, I hope I don’t confuse you but I am sending out information for three of our Draft Horse club meetings being held in January. As you know the Iowa Draft Horse & Mule Association has started up local chapters around the state and the South Central Iowa Draft Horse & Mule association decided to become a chapter of the state association starting this year. Membership dues are $20 with $10 going to the state association and $10 going to the chapter of your choosing. I’ve attached a membership form. Fill it out and check the local chapter you want to belong to, then send it to Lori or bring it to one of the meetings. If you have any questions about our association, feel free to contact me or any of the officers or directors listed on www.iowadrafthorse.com Thanks Jim Stuart email@example.com 515-971-1254 ______________________________________________________________
East Central Iowa Draft Horse & Mule Association 2018 Meeting Reminder.
Hey all! Hope you are well and had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We wanted to touch base with everyone to quick remind you of a couple items! *First ECIDHMA of 2018, January 6th at Sally's in Springville. As usual, gather at noon for lunch, meeting to start at 1pm. -Officer Elections will be held! If you'd care to run for an office, be sure to come and let us know! -We will be doing Membership Renewals!!! Your paid membership keeps you on our Contacts List! We hope you will be partaking again, but if you wish to be removed from the list please let me know. (Again, annual dues are $20...10 stays local, 10 goes to State.)New Members are absolutely welcome to come! -Bring your handy-dandy club calendar for event planning!!!!!! I will have extras for purchase at cost $4.00ea. Bring events you want to host/oversee or participate in!!! *I have hats and tees in for those of you that ordered them! *State Meeting is Sunday Jan 14, all are welcome to attend! Potluck at 12:15. Norwalk Fire Station. 1100 Chatham Ave, Norwalk IA, Hope to see you all on Saturday!!!!!!! Warm Wishes! Jeff and Joann
Iowa Draft Horse & Mule Association
IDHMA Members Please mark your calendar for the winter meeting of the Iowa Draft Horse & Mule Association that will be held on Sunday January 14 2018 at the Norwalk Fire Station, 1100 Chatham Ave, Norwalk Iowa 50211. There will be a 12:15 potluck meal followed by the meeting. We will provide plates, silverware, coffee and a drink. Attached is the 2018 Membership form. The $20 membership fee will be split between the State association and the local chapter of your choosing. During the meeting we will elect officers for 2018. Dave VandenBoom is stepping down as president. If you have any business that needs to be brought up, or have a show or event you want to tell about, please come to the meeting or let one of the officers know about it. Anyone wishing to join Skie Campbell as our Jr. Iowa Youth Ambassador please contact Lori Christiansen. The email address for the association is firstname.lastname@example.org In Case of bad weather on January 14th contact Lori at 712-542-6948 or Dave VandenBoom at 641-919-2042
South Central Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association
Our annual potluck dinner will be held at 1:00 on Sunday, January 21, at the Community Center in Woodburn. Please bring a dish to share and your own table service. If you would like to donate a small item to be given as a door prize, please bring it to the meeting. Names will be drawn from a hat to distribute the door prizes. Membership dues are $20 per family. If you can’t make it to the meeting, please send dues to: Jim Stuart, 1121 G76 Hwy, New Virginia, IA 50210 Your paid membership will put you on our mailing list so we can keep you informed of the events we have planned. For more information call 515-971-1254 or email email@example.com. Check out our web site www.iowadrafthorse.com Face Book-“Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Associations”
South Central Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association
Our annual potluck dinner will be held at 1:00 on Sunday, January 21, at the Community Center in Woodburn. Please bring a dish to share and your own table service. If you would like to donate a small item to be given as a door prize, please bring it to the meeting. Names will be drawn from a hat to distribute the door prizes. Membership dues are $20 per family. Last year our club decided to become a chapter of the Iowa Draft Horse & Mule Breeders association. Your $20 membership will be split between the IDHMBA and SCIDHMA. If you can’t make it to the meeting, please send dues to:
Jim Stuart, 1121 G76 Hwy, New Virginia, IA 50210
Your paid membership will put you on our mailing list so we can keep you informed of the events we have planned. For more information call 515-971-1254 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out our web site www.iowadrafthorse.com
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The South Central chapter held their meeting at the New Virginia Lions Hall with 10 members present. We talked about the different activities we had done with our horses the past few months. Ashley Sleeth was presented with a large trophy for winning the Iowa youth team hand cornhusking contest. Ashley, age 10, placed second in the 14 and under class at the National cornhusking contest in Missouri this year!
East Central Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association Meeting Minutes November 4th, 2017 Location: Sally's n Broadway. Springville, Ia Present: Bob and Janet Gerard, John Squires, Richard McAtee, Kevin Detert, Beth Miner and Ty, Dale and Mary Jo Boevers, Steve and Roxanne Ross, Martha and Tim Burton and Gabrielle and Jonathan Burton, Deanna Legos and Brott, David McDonald, Dan Menke, Jeff and Joann Carnahan Jeff called the meeting to order at 1:10pm Introduction of New Members: Welcome Dale and Mary Jo Boevers from Farley! They had joined us on the Matsell Park Wagon Train. Glad to have you! Minutes of Previous Meeting: August 5th was the last official meeting. Minutes were sent to all. An informational update was mailed out for Oct 23 that summarized our events, as events were held in-lu of meetings. Beth Miner made Motion to Accept Minutes. Steve Ross 2nd. Motion carried. Treasurers Report: David McDonald stated the ECIDHMA account at ESB as having no activity since last meeting and the balance was reported at $200.05. Steve Ross made Motion to Accept. Dan Menke 2nd. Joann Carnahan presented a receipt for a $2.00 deposit from donations made by calendar sales. Joann also requested reimbursement for expenses of printing and postage in the amount of $33.02. Kevin Dietert made Motion to Accept. Janet Gerard 2nd. Motion carried. Secretary Report: Presented by Joann Carnahan (See attached report) Steve Ross made Motion to Accept. David McDonald 2nd. Old Business: Calendars-Printed 75. Sold all at $4.00ea(cost of production. Printed at Linn News Letter-Big thanks to Todd and Rae Ann!!) It was discussed and decided that the calendars would be printed for 2019, be again a twelve month, and made into a fundraiser next year by increasing the price by a couple dollars. We opted to not try to find sponsors. Discussed that it could evolve into a cook-out if there is extra money to allow. *Please share pics so I have them to choose from. And know that I do pull from FB so I have good material for calendar!! New Business: NEXT MEETING JANUARY 6th at Sally's in Springville. Noon lunch. Meeting at 1pm. It will be an important meeting so PLEASE try to come! Agenda: Officer Elections, Membership Renewal for 2018-$20.00 BRING YOUR CALENDARS!!! We will be brainstorming and planning events for 2018!!! Open Discussion: Richard McAtee will host a sleigh ride party in Olin so plan on that after first good snow!!! He is also planning on his annual plow day the last Sat in April. David McDonald is working with the Linn County Fair Board and 4-H to plan another Driving Clinic in May. Brown Farm acquired a hay loader for demonstrations next summer. Also, in the works is an IH motorized baler. Both of which will need work to use. Any one interested in joining Brown Farm and helping is welcome!! Steve Ross, Bob Gerard, Dan Menke? Will Connie and Russ Osterkamp's arena be available for Sunday-Funday again? We are networking with MIDA(Mid Iowa Driving Association) and Jackson County Horse and Harness Association to make more activities/events available to all. Next year at Brown Farm we would like to try a multiple hitch. Bob Davidson and David McDonald have hitch wagons and the tongues, eveners, and lines to make it happen. I am putting together a hat/tee/sweatshirt order if interested!!! Let me know ASAP! Calendars
The draft horse clinic in New Virginia was a great success. Brad counted 75 people during the harnessing demonstration and I’m sure many more attended later in the day! We had 12 teams pulling hayracks, people haulers and wagons full of people wanting to learn to drive horses. During the afternoon show we had an amature driving class were we set up some cones to let the ‘students’ show off their skill. We had at least 6 teams in the ring with new drivers coming in every round. I know my team went thru with 7 different drivers!
The afternoon show did not go as smoothly as I would have liked. The PA system didn’t work and my wife about wore out her voice yelling the results of each class. But we got through it, everyone had fun, and a lot of different people got a chance to drive horses.
Ride a Draft
1 Jeff Christiansen
2 Loyd Sleeth
3 Noah, Ella, and Joe
5 Noah Donato
Two of the horses in this class had never been ridden before! That is a testament to the great dispositions of our drafts!
1 Kory Dammeier
2 Lori Christiansen
3 Jim Stuart
4 Loyd Sleeth
We had only 4 carts, but we had a bunch of kids wanting to drive. We ended up with 4 classes of youth driving the carts. The overall winner of the Youth Trophy was Kelsey Dammeier.
Team class A
1 Mike Beaty
2 Brent Burgoin
3 Wilbur Sheets
4 Brad Criswell
5 Frank Santana
Team Class B
1 David Shold
2 Jeff Christiansen
3 Gerald Stuart
4 Kory Dammeier
Same as with the youth cart, we had more kids wanting to drive than we had wagons. We ran two classes and had 12 youths participate. Katelynn Dammeier won the trophy.
1 Jim Stuart
2 Jim Stuart
3 Wilbur Sheets
4 Jeff Christiansen
5 Brent Burgoin
6 Mike Beaty
7 Blaine Beaty
8 Jeff Christiansen
Feed Team Race
1 Wilbur Sheets
2 Jim Stuart
3 Brent Burgoin
4 Jeff Christiansen
5 Jeff Christiansen
6 Wilber & Ashly
7 Mike & Blaine
8 Jeff & Blaine
At this point I think the drivers and horses were tired from a long day of driving so we skipped the rest of the classes.
Do you want to learn to drive draft horses?
Now is your chance!
The South Central Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association is sponsoring a FREE driving clinic to be held at the Saddle Club Arena in New Virginia, IA on Sunday August 27, from 9:00 to 11:30. Topics to be covered are conformation of draft horses, harnessing, and driving. This will be a “hands on” clinic so come dressed to work with the horses! Students will be given the chance to drive a team under the watchful eye of an experienced teamster. During the afternoon show, students will have the opportunity to put their new skills to use in the amateur driver class!
South Central Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association
Open Draft Horse and Mule Fun Show
12:00 Noon on Sunday, August 27, 2017
at the New Virginia Saddle Club Arena
No entry fee- No prizes!
All classes mixed – horses and mules
Youth classes are 16 and under accompanied by an adult
1.Ride a draft. 8 Four Horse Hitch
2.Cart class 9. Six Horse Hitch
3.Youth cart class 10. Barnyard pull
4.Team 11. Log Skidding
5.Youth Team Class 12. Feed Team Race
6. Amateur Driver 13. Obstacle Course
Bring your own lawn chairs and invite all your friends to the show!
For more information call Jim Stuart,
East Central Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association
Monthly Meeting Minutes
Saturday March 4th, 2017
Location: Sally's on Broadway Springville, Ia
Present: Dick and Doris McAtee, Lavern and Judy Meyer, John Squires, Michele Burington, Bob and Mary Davidson, David Mc Donald, Randy and Deanna Lagos, Steve and Roxanne Ross, Todd Stallman, Larry and Dee Dee Roller, Russell and Connie Osterkamp, Kevin Detert and Beth Miner, and Jeff Carnahan.
Jeff Carnahan called the meeting to order around 1:00pm.
Meeting began with acknowledgements of new members. We now have 25 paid family memberships!!
Minutes of Previous Meeting: The minutes of the Feb. 4th, 2017 meeting were discussed and a motion to approve was made by Mary Davidson. It was then 2nd and approved unanimously to accept.
Treasurer's Report: David McDonald stated the beginning balance as being $200.46. There was a deposit made in the amount of $40.00 making the current balance as of Sat. March 4th $240.46. A motion to approve the Treasurer's Report was made by Steve Ross, 2nd and accepted as read.
Old Business: Rae Ann Holub made a presentation about making calendars for the group. Calendars would be on color. A sample was brought in that was used for the Center Point Saddle Club. The cost to produce is $3.99 ea. She asked for photos from everyone and that she have them by October. Lynn Goode is our un-official Official Shutterbug, but all may submit!! Dick McAtee is still waiting on snow for Bobsled event pictures! Yearly scheduled events/larger events would be included on the calendars as well.
Shirt and hat orders were collected and will be sent in at beginning of next week.
Additional events: Center Point Show Bill was presented as including Draft and Cart Classes with most shows being at Double Shoe Arena in Olin, Ia. Those wanting to participate in the May 13th 4-H Horse Driving and Hitching Clinic need to contact David and Cindy McDonald and get registered with the Extension Office for background check and insurance purposes.
Secretary Report: Ostercamp's hosted an impromptu Obstacle Course last Sunday. 5 teams participated with many observers-some members and also a few non-members. Their arena is usually open on Sundays. Prairieburg tractor pull track is also available for mimimal donation. (Can't use on Labor Day Weekend due to tractor pull.) Contact Larry Lawrence in Monticello. Larry Roller offered his place for a wagon train/camping. South west is having a Plow Day Sunday March 5th in Silver City.
Our next event, Farming with Horses, is at Richard McAtee's in Olin, Ia on April 29th 11-3, with Sunday the 30th being the rain date.
Jeff mentioned that he wants to have a horse-drawn binder working for Brown Farm Pioneer Day.
Next meeting will be again at Sally's. Gather for lunch at 12, meeting at 1ish. May meeting may be incorporated into McAtee's field day.
A motion was made to adjourn, was 2nd and approved by the group
Thanks to Deanna Lagos for standing in as Secretary!!!
East Central Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association
Monthly Meeting Minutes
Saturday February 4th, 2017
Location: Sally's on Broadway Springville, Ia
Present: Dave and Marilyn Dighton, Bob and Mary Davidson, Michele Burington, Dan Menke, Bob Gerard, John Squires, Kevin Detert, Beth Minor, Dick and Doris McAtee, Lavern and Judy Meyer, Steve and Lynn Goode, Gary Gander, David and Cindy McDonald, Megan O'Connor, Todd Stallman, Mike and Jana Manley, Jeff and Joann Carnahan, Randy and Deanna Lagos and her dad.
Jeff Carnahan called the meeting to order around 1:00 pm
We began with Treasurer's Report per David McDonald. The ECIDHMA checking account was opened at Exchange State Bank in Springville, Ia. on Saturday January 14th, 2017. The opening deposit was $240.00. An auto-debit of $39.54 was taken out for a check order leaving a balance of $221.54. There will be no monthly service charges applied. Jeff Carnahan asked for a motion to accept Treasurer's Report. Mary Davidson moved to accept. Motion was seconded by Dan Menke. Motion approved by majority
Minutes of Previous Meeting: It was called that the ECIDHMA First Annual Meeting Minutes from January 7th, 2017 be read aloud to insure all had received the information, including new folks who attended. Joann Carnahan read. Jeff Carnahan called for a motion to accept the minutes as read. A motion to accept was made by Cindy McDonald. A motion to 2nd was made by Bob Davidson. Motion approved by majority.
Secretary's Report: The Secretary's Report was read aloud by Jeff Carnahan. At last meeting held Jan. 7th, 2017 there were 36 people present. From that group we received 13 paid memberships, with 2 more added since for a total of 15 paid memberships. Memberships are $20.00 per year, being per household, with $10 staying at local chapter and $10 going to State association. This covers website, postage, flyers, brochures, sign-age, etc. Membership serves as a networking system to keep members up to date on events, contacts, information for advice, harness, equip, etc. and serves to promote the draft horse and mule partnership.
Jeff and I attended the IDHMA meeting on Jan. 8th, 2017 to meet and greet with others at the state level. There are now 5 chapters with in the state association with over 250 members total: Northwest, Southwest, Southeast, East central and South-central determined to be a chapter as well at their annual meeting. Topics of discussion included Youth Representatives, Scholarships, Hall of Fame inductee determined by the Board of Directors, and finally election of officers. Refer to State web-site for details. For those interested the next State meeting will be the 2nd Sunday in June. More details to come via e-mail per state association.
Rae Ann Holub put together an amazing article in the Linn News Letter to help promote the ECIDHMA! There is a new logo! T-shirts are available. I have a sample. Does anyone wants to place a bulk order? *New logo, $12.00 Left chest only
*New logo, $15.00 Left chest and Back
Anything custom, fancy, embroidered refer to Lori on contacts sheet to order. See me after meeting to order. See me after meeting for new memberships. Jeff Carnahan called for a motion to accept Secretary's Report as read. A motion to accept was made by David McDonald. A motion to 2nd was made by Mike Manley. Motion approved by majority.
Introductions: As there were 6 new people present, we went around the room for introductions.
Old Business: Our main agenda for this meeting was to gather events to put together a calendar to submit to the State IDHMA for 2017. It is required that we host at least 3 of our own events.
*Feb. 11th, 2017 Saturday 11-4 "Take your Valentine for a Horse Drawn
Bobsled Ride" 209 Maple St Olin, Ia Bonfire,hotdogs,marshmallows,hot
chocolate. Sponsored by the Olin Lions Club Free will donation.
Rides subject to weather conditions. Call Richard McAtee (319)480-7264
(ECIDHMA bring a well-broke team/sleigh)
*April 29th, 2017 11-3 "Farming with Horses" Plowing,disking,harrowing, and planting. Livestock Barn 1 1/2 mi North of Olin, Ia on Hwy 38 Organized by Olin Heritage Center. Rain Date Sunday April 30th. Call Dick McAtee for conditions (319)480-7264 (ECIDHMA bring a team and try it out!)
May 13th, 2017 Cindy McDonald offered an event of interest to the group. There will be a 4-H Horse Clinic at the Linn County Fairgrounds. This will provide an opportunity for young people to be introduced to draft animals in harness and the work that they are able to perform. They would be looking for 3-4 well broke teams to come with 3-4 different pieces of equipment to demonstrate, ie. wagon, disc, harrow, carriage, to show the versatility of these gentle giants. ECIDHMA we strongly encourage participation as these youth are the next generation of potential of teamsters. Call Cindy at (319)329-9370 for details and to sign up, as insurance requires an RSVP
June 2-4, 2017 Friday-Sunday "Wagon Train" in Marengo, Ia. Hosted by Bob and Janet Gerard. They like to start at 12:00 noon on Friday. They like to go about 10 miles per day. It's gravel, but flat. Primitive camping. Possibility of Pot Luck Sat. Please call Bob (319)350-8158 or Janet (319)350-8168 for details!
June 10th, 2017 Saturday 10-2 "Drive a Draft" Baker Park Prairieburg, Ia This event will offer the public a harnessing and safety demonstration at 10am. They will then be paired up with an experienced teamster and given the opportunity to drive a draft horse team. We were thinking at 1:00 of offering our teamsters a chance to show their skill in demonstrating an obstacle course event...Contact Jeff Carnahan (319)213-1858 or Joann Carnahan(319)540-5536 (bring a quiet team and let someone experience what these fine animals can do)
July 29th and 30th, 2017 Sat and Sun 10-5 "Brown Farm Pioneer Days" Central City, Ia This is a threshing day, there is a working saw mill, flea market, Buck skinner camp and more. Bring your team and try your hand at a variety of events! We have horse drawn demonstrations going on throughout the day-Plowing, disking, harrowing. We have a horse power available that runs a hay press. We have raked and baled straw with horses. We give horse drawn wagon rides. We are planning in having an Obstacle Course, possibly Feed Race,and/or Log Skid. We are part of Central City Historical Society and have some equipment to use or bring your own. Call Jeff(319)213-1858 or Joann(319)540-5536
August 11th, 2017 8am register, 9:00am start "Farm Horse Show" State Fair Antique machinery, Obstacle Course, Cart Class, Feed Race
August 31st-Sept 4th Old Threshers
October 14th & 15th, 2017 Pissant Farm Logging Day Jeff and Joann Carnahan's Central City, Ia We are opening up our timber to give you an opportunity to pull some logs. Probly start around 9 and go til were tired. Pot luck. Contact Jeff(319)213-1858 or Joann(319)540-5536
October 21st, 2017 Saturday 9:00 meet, 10:00 ride "Wagon Train" Matsel Park Viola, Ia Outriders welcome Contact Deanna Lagos (319)270-4441
*Also, If you are into shows, go to Center Point Saddle club facebook page and check out the show bills. There are several open shows, including a cart show and classes for drafts.
It was also brought up to ask about IDHMA hats. There were questions as to whether we can get East Central put in logo on front of tees. Beth asked about calendars with club pics, cost, possibly to sell for next year. Joann will check and bring to next meeting as new business. Next meeting will be Saturday March 4th, 2017 Sally's in Springville 12:00 lunch,1:00 meeting
Jeff asked for a motion to adjourn. A motion to adjourn meeting was made by Beth Minor. A 2nd was made by Deanna Lagos. Meeting adjourned at 3:00 Motion was accepted unanimously
Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association
January 8, 2017 Annual Meeting
A potluck lunch at 12:15 pm was enjoyed by 31 members.
The annual meeting of the IDHMA was called to order at 1:30pm by president, Dave VandenBoom.
Treasurer’s report as of January 7, 2017, had a balance on hand of $3211.85. Approval motion was made by Carol Robison and seconded by Steve Fevold. Motion was carried by a majority to approve the treasurer’s report.
Secretary’s report was emailed out in December of the last year’s summer meeting and the special meeting held by the board. Motion to accept the secretary’s report was made by Nancy Janssen and seconded by Jim Stuart. Motion to approve the reports was carried by a majority.
Discussion was opened regarding the youth representative on how much we should pay the individual, and how many shirts should be provided. Gwen Smith spoke on their experience with Stetson at the state fair. She stated that the Iowa State Fair provides 2 passes per day (if youth is under driving age) and a parking pass for the time they will be needed. The representative is usually working from 8am until late at night, except for Wednesday which is the switch over day between the breeds.
Motion by Nancy Janssen to change the $50/day to $100/day and they provide the clothing with our logo on them. There was no second, motion ceased.
Steve Fevold motioned to change the $50/day to $75.00 per day plus 3 shirts. Nancy Janssen seconded the motion . Opposed vote wins. The motion does not pass.
Glenn Determann motioned to have two representatives (voted on in June 2016) and keep the $50.00/day and provide one shirt, Jim Stuart seconded the motion. Motion passed by majority.
Nominee for the Jr. Youth Represenative for 2017 was Skie Campbell. Lori Christiansen read a small informational page written by Skie to the club. Motion was made by Carol Robison to accept Skie and seconded Jim Stuart. Motion carried. Stetson Smith will be the Senior Representative and Skie will be the Junior Representative for 2017.
Dave discussed how the sub-chapters of the IDHMA came to be in 2016. Each group president talked a bit about their clubs and the activities that they will hold.
Dave talked about the Iowa Corn Husking competition that has now been moved to Emerson, Iowa as of the 2017 year.
Summer meeting will be held in the NW section of the state. Nancy Janssen will be in charge of that.
Discussion of the classes we sponsor at the Iowa State Fair was then opened. The current classes we sponsor are Jr. and Sr. Youth Driver Belgin/Shire and Jr. and Sr. Youth Driver Percheron/Clydesdale, Junior Champion Mare in each class of Belgian/Clyde and Percheron. It was voted on to keep sponsoring the same classes for 2017.
Next was election of officers. Nominations for president were opened. Dave VandenBoom was nominated by Jim Stuart. Motion that nominations cease was made by Steve Fevold and seconded by Liz Manatt. Dave VandenBoom will remain president. Nominations for vice-president were opened. Larry Robison nominated Brad Criswell. Motion was made and seconded to cease nominations. Brad is our new vice-president.
Motion by Larry Robison to adjourn the meeting and seconded by Steve Fevold. Meeting adjourned.
Lori M. Christiansen,
IDHMA State Secretary/Treasurer
Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association
January 8, 2017 Meeting of Directors
Meeting of the board of directors took place after the regular meeting of the IDHMA. Present were Nancy Janssen, Larry Robison, Katie Bauer, Mark Bower, Dave VandenBoom, Brad Criswell, and Lori Christiansen. Meeting was to discuss the Hall of Fame nominees and vote on the inductees for 2017. Nominees on the list were Rick LeValley, Bryan & Donna Davis, Larry & Liz Manatt. New nominees added to the list were Paul & Sandy Sparrow, Bill Dean, Mike Beaty, Bill Dohse, and Elsie Dean. Those chosen for the 2017 Hall of Fame are Rick & Sherry LeValley, Larry & Liz Manatt, and Paul & Sandy Sparrow. Katie will gather information for the Sparrows, Brad will gather for LaValleys, and Larry will gather for the Manatts.
Brad discussed the photos and what had been done in the past as far as an award to the family. Nancy Janssen motioned to have Circle C Signs make plaques for each recipient. Seconded by Larry Robison. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned.
Lori M. Christiansen,
IDHMA State Secretary/Treasurer
East Central Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association First Annual Meeting Minutes Saturday January 7th, 2017 Location: Sally's On Broadway Springville, Ia Present: Michelle Burington, Bailey Jedlicka, Loren Beck, John Squires, Mahlon Jay Mast, Bob Gerard, Lavern and Judy Meyer, Mike and Jana Manley, Cindy and Dave McDonald, Bob and Mary Davidson, Dave VandenBoom and Angie, Dan Menke, Deanna and Randy Lagos and Faith, Steve and Roxanne Ross and Samantha, Richard and Doris McAtee, Tom and Gerrie Lueck and Audrey, Phil Gents, Ron Stendar, Jen Wilson and Emily, Kevin Detert and Beth Minor, Jeff and Joann Carnahan. Dave VandenBoom called meeting to order at approximately 1:00pm We began with around the room introductions. Dave gave a brief history of the Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association, explaining the evolution of the name, formation of chapters, and how they can help in networking and the promotion of the draft horse and mule industry. Our official chapter title is the East Central Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association. He discussed horses and corn picking, the number of Guinness Book of World Record hitches in the state of Iowa, including the most recent being from Albert City for horses and mules. He stated that the State of Iowa Association has around 250 members. There will be an annual State Winter Meeting Sunday January 8th, 2017 to be held at the Norwalk Fire Station. Gather at 12:00 noon for pot-luck with meeting to start at 2:00pm. The annual State Summer Meeting will be held the 2nd Sunday in June. Dave explained that the annual membership dues of $20.00 is a dual membership-$10.00 of which is forwarded to the State Association and $10.00 staying within the local chapter. This money is used to cover the cost of postage, flyers, website, etc. There is no Treasurer's report as we are in the process of setting up that account. It was stated that there shall be 2 signatures on all checks, one being the President and one being the Treasurer. Election of Officers: Dave opened the floor to nominations for the Office of President. A motion was made by Kevin Detert to nominate Jeff Carnahan. A motion was made by Dave to cease additional nominations. Vote was unanimous in favor of Jeff for the Office of President. A motion was made by Dave for nominations for the Office of Vice President. A motion was made by Roxanne Ross to nominate Steve Ross for the Office of Vice President. A motion was made by Dave to cease additional nominations. Vote was unanimous in favor of Steve for the Office of Vice President. A motion was made by Dave for nominations for the Office of Treasurer/Secretary. A motion was made by Steve Ross to nominate David McDonald for the Office of Treasurer/Secretary. A motion was made by Dave to cease additional nominations. Vote was unanimous in favor of David McDonald for the Office of Treasurer/Secretary. Note: After some deliberation on the manner of the combined roll of Treasurer/Secretary it was decided among officers that the position should be split into two positions. It was again discussed and decided between officers that David McDonald should remain in the Office of Treasurer and that Joann Carnahan would assume and accept the Office of Secretary. Dave then opened the floor for discussion/questions. Information was shared about the Facebook site with Brad Criswell being the contact person. Information was shared about the website, posting and e-mails with Jim Stuart being the contact person. There was a sharing of upcoming events and ideas for other events for the group to participate in. Richard McAtee(319)480-7264 is organizing a Bobsled ride event in Olin for Saturday Feb.11th, 2017-weather permitting. It was decided unanimously by the group that we would continue to hold monthly meetings for the time being in order to keep in touch and to get the group going. *Majority decided to keep the meetings to the first Saturday of the month. *Majority decided to keep time as 12:00 gather for lunch. Meeting to start at 1:00pm *Majority decided to keep location at Sally's On Broadway in Springville, Ia Next meeting will be on Saturday February 4th, 2017. *PLEASE BE THINKING OF EVENTS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE INCLUDED ON THE STATE CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR 2017 as the deadline to have them posted is February 15th 2017!!!
22 members enjoyed a potluck meal at the South Central Iowa Draft Horse & Mule Association winter meeting in Woodburn. President Brad Criswell opened the meeting with an introduction of all members. Our club has decided to become a chapter of the Iowa Draft Horse & Mule Association. Because so many of us already dual members we decided to make this effective in 2018. Starting next year the annual dues will be $20 with $10 staying with our local club and the other $10 going to the State association. We feel this will help promote the draft horse industry throughout the state. We ended our meeting with a drawing of door prizes and an election of officers.
Serving for 2017:
President- Wilbur Sheets
Vice - Jeremy Smith
Secretary- Jim Stuart
Director- Russ Dotts
IPTV did a nice feature on the Stuart family and the farm team classes at the Iowa State Fair. The program can be watched on-line at http://site.iptv.org/fair/story/2518/team-draft-horse-participant
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:
Check out these photos taken by Rachel Ritland of some of our draft horse events. Really outstanding shots taken by a talented photographer! http://www.flickr.com/photos/27833351@N04/sets/72157636289866236/with/10138918753/
We did some threshing at the John Graves farm southeast of Newton last weekend .//www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeklHoY7b50&feature=youtu.be
I added this video of the centrifugal clutch on the thresher – 1930’s engineering. Way cool. This gizmo is what runs the chain for the beaters that pulls the oat shocks into the threshing machine. You can see the chain running down from this thing is not moving at first – that is because the weighted “wings” on centrifugal clutch will not spread out until enough centrifugal force throws the wings out, engaging the clutch, which then allows the chain to run, which then allows the oat shocks to be pulled into the machine. You can hear the engine of the tractor (running the primary belt) speed up right before the “wings” swing out allowing the chain to start running.
This functionality prevents the oat shocks for entering the threshing machine until all of the internal components are running at operational speed – which prevents plugging, etc. They now use a series of electronic clutches in modern combines for the same reason.
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