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.



9-2-17
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.

Results:

Ride a Draft

1 Jeff Christiansen

2  Loyd Sleeth

3 Noah, Ella, and Joe

4 Nathan

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!

Men’s cart

1 Kory Dammeier

2 Lori Christiansen

3 Jim Stuart

4 Loyd Sleeth

Youth Cart.

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

Youth team

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.

Log Pull

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.

 

8-21-2017

​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

7. Unicorn                              

Bring your own lawn chairs and invite all your friends to the show!

For more information call Jim Stuart,

Cell 515-971-1254

3-14-17

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!!!

Joann Carnahan

Secretary

    

2-11-17

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

 Secretary,
Joann Carnahan


2-10-17

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.

New Business: 

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.

Submitted by:

 

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.

Submitted by:

 Lori M. Christiansen,

IDHMA State Secretary/Treasurer

 1-26-2017

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!!! 


1-25-2017

 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

1-15-2017

Friends,
Due to today's forecast of icy weather we will reschedule the meeting for the South Central Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association to next Sunday, January 22.

Friends,
This is a reminder that the South Central Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association's 
 annual potluck dinner will be held at 1:00 on Sunday, January 22, 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 $10 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 jstuart@iowatelecom.net.  Check out our web site at 
www.iowadrafthorse.com . Like us on Face Book-“Iowa Draft Horse and Mule 
Associations” 
On the agenda for the SCIDHMA meeting is: Do we want to be a chapter of the Iowa 
Draft Horse and Mule Breeders association? As you know, the IDHMBA has started 
chapters in the NW, SW SE, and East central parts of the state. These groups 
were formed to sponsor events and promote draft horses in their local areas.  
Membership to these groups is $20 with $10 staying with the local chapter and 
$10 going to the State Association. This makes them a dual member of both their 
local club and the state association.  We will discuss this at our January 22th 
meeting. 

Secretary 
Jim Stuart
515-971-1254 


1-2-2017

The East-Central chapter of the IDHMBA is holding a meeting on Saturday, January 7th starting at noon for lunch at "Sally's on Broadway" 263 Broadway St.  Springville, Iowa and the meeting following about 1:00.  Contact Jeff and Joann Carnahan for more information.319-540-5536


1-2-2017

The Southwest Chapter of the Iowa Draft Horse will meet at J’s Pizza on the North side of the square in Clarinda. January 21st at 6:30pm.Your yearly dues of $10 for the SW club and $10 for the State club are due at this time.  If you have any questions, please let me know. 

Jeff & Lori Christiansen
1-712-542-2174 or 1-800-359-4260


12-30-16

South Central Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association.
Our annual potluck dinner will be held at 1:00 on Sunday, January 15, 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 $10 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 jstuart@iowatelecom.net.  Above your name on the address label is the year that you are paid up through. Check out our web site at www.iowadrafthorse.com . Like us on Face Book-“Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Associations”


12-9-16
Happy Holidays to all!!!
I hope this email finds everyone keeping warm. 
I'm attaching the 2017 Membership forms along with the sign-up for the Draft Horse Journal Ad.  We have raised the price to $60.00 each this year in order to cover the expense of the ad.  Yearly dues of the STATE Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Assoc. are $10.00.  If you are getting an ad, you may send one check for $70.00.  A copy of the ad that was placed last year is attached to this email in a separate file.
Other forms attached to this email are:
    Scholarship Application - Deadline is March 1st of 2017
    Hall of Fame Application  
    New By-Laws of the IDHMA - which we would like the individual clubs to follow

We will be meeting on January 8, 2017 at the Norwalk Fire Station.  It is a very nice facility.  We will begin a POTLUCK lunch at 12:15pm and the meeting of the IDHMA at 2:00pm.  If bad weather would be an issue, please call my cell phone at 712-542-6948.  
I know I'm throwing a lot of information your way.  If you would have any questions, please don't hesitate to email or call.  Looking forward to seeing everyone in Norwalk on the 8th!!!
May you have safe travels, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!
Sincerely,

Lori


9-16-16

Friends,

 Well, 3"of rain Friday morning is going to make it kind of hard for the arena to dry out enough for a show! We've canceled the show and will reschedule it for October 1. We are going to hold the clinic tomorrow (Saturday Sept 17). We have people coming from Kansas City, Omaha, and from all over the state. I will take up two hay racks and two wagons. The sleds are already there so we should have plenty of things to hitch to. I'll take up two teams and Brad is bringing a team. If we could have at least a couple more teams come for the clinic that would really help us promote our club.

Thanks

Jim

515-971-1254    


 

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:

IDHMBA History.pdf
1.4 MB



 10-7-2013
Friends,

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/ 

 9/20/13
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.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbrMefJWfio&feature=youtu.be


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