Iowa Draft Horses and Mules


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1-21-2019

South Central Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association meeting

Our annual potluck dinner will be held at 1:00 on Sunday, February 3, 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  ( or to Lori Christiansen on the attached form, Make sure you mark SC on the form for the South Central Chapter)

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.


12-21-2019

January 13, 2019
Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association Meeting
The meeting of the Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association met on January 13, 2019, at Norwalk Fire Station with a potluck beginning at 12:30p.m
Meeting was called to order by President Jim Stuart with 29 members present. 
The secretary’s report from the summer meeting were mailed out with the meeting notice.  No changes were requested to the report. 
Treasurers Report:  Balance with outstanding checks added back in: $4434.90.  Scholarship balance:  $919.62.

Everyone introduced themselves and what type of horses they have.

Different chapters gave an update on events going on in their areas.

Brad Criswell would like someone else take over the job of the Iowa Draft Horse Hall of Fame.  Brad gave a talk about the position and what the job entailed.  Nancy Janssen volunteered to do the leg work of collecting the information and getting it put together, if Jim Stuart would present awards at the Iowa State Fair.

Jim was informed by the Iowa Horse Fair committed that there would be no arena available this year to do driving clinic.  Jim stated that we could use the streets around the arena.  More information will be sent out when the decision of what will be done is made.  Iowa Horse Fair is March 29-31, 2019.


It was brought to the attention of the club by the secretary that we by a $30.00 annual membership to the Iowa Horse Council.  A lifetime membership is $200.00.  It was discussed, and Jeff Carnahan motioned to pay the lifetime membership of $200.00.  Carol Robison 2nd.  All in favor.  Motion passed.

Discussion was made about making a donation to the Norwalk Fire Station for the use of their facilities for our meetings.   Liz Manatt motioned to donate $50.00.  Loyd Sleeth 2nd .  All in favor.  Motion passed.

Iowa Draft Horse Website is up for renewal.  The cost is $300.00 for two years.  Loyd Sleeth is going to be administrator on the website as well as Jim Stuart.  Cost is paid for now and will revisit the expense each time. 

Mark Bower gave a talk on the Belgian show at the Iowa State Fair.  Encouraging individuals to participate.

Skie Campbell is the only scholarship application for 2018 and 2019.  Skie gave a talk about her experiences at ISU and her work at the Vet Center as well as 2nd job of watching a disabled boy part time.

It was under discussion that the $25.00 checks made for sponsorships of classes at the Iowa State Fair  were not getting cashed.  Nancy Janssen moved to make plaques for all classes instead of checks and for the club to pay for them.  2nd by Martha Burton.  All in favor.  Motion passed.

Classes we sponsor are:  Jr. Youth Driver Belgian/Shire
                                             Sr. Youth Driver Belgian/Shire
                                              Jr. Youth Driver Perch/Clyde
                                              Sr. Youth Driver Perch/Clyde

                                              Junior Champion/Reserve Champion Clydesdale Mare
                                              Junior Champion/Reserve Champion Percheron Mare
                                              Junior Champion/Reserve Champion Belgian Mare

Hall of Fame:  Nominations are to be made after this meeting.

Youth representatives gave a talk on their experiences at the 2018 state fair.  Skie Campbell and Ashley Sleeth will continue to be youth representatives for 2019 and will be joined by Gabrielle Burton for the 2019 season.

New events:  Plow date in Tipton May 4th, 12th of July Cedar County Fair Fun Day. Have all of your events to me by March 31st if possible.

When it came to election of officers, a motion from Larry Robison to keep same officers was made and  2nd  by Glenn Determann.  All in favor.  Motion passed.  Officers that will continue are:  Jim Stuart as President, Brad Criswell as Vice-President, and Lori Christiansen as Secretary/Treasurer for the 2019 year.

We had an auction led by Glenn Determann for items brought by the members.  This money will go into the scholarship fund.  $230.00 was raised.  This brought the balance of the scholarship account up to $1149.62. 

Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Tim Burton and 2nd by George Crooks. All in favor.  Motion passed.

Submitted by:
Lori M. Christiansen

 

January 13, 2019
Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association Special Meeting 

Board members Mark Bower, Larry Robison, Nancy Janssen, Martha Burton; President Jim Stuart, Vice-President Brad Criswell, and Secretary/Treasurer Lori Christiansen met in special session after the regular meeting for the following.
 

Skie Campbell was the only scholarship application for 2018 and 2019.  She met all of the standards to receive the scholarship.  Nancy motioned to reward the scholarships with Larry 2nd the motion.  All in favor.  Motion passed.


Hall of fame award winners for the 2019 year will be:
            Bob & Janet Gerard
            Bob & Vicki Roby
            Dan & Jackie Wistrom 

Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Nancy  and 2nd by Larry.  All in favor.  Motion passed. 

Submitted by:

Lori M. Christiansen


12-5-2018
Okay, I believe have everything attached that you will need to know for the January 13th meeting.  We will start at 12:30pm with a pot luck followed up by the meeting.  If you have anything you would like to donate for the silent auction for the scholarship fund, please bring that along!  I hope everyone has a blessed and safe holiday season.
Sincerely,
Lori Christiansen
IDHMA State Secretary/Treasurer

 

IDHMA Members:


 Please mark your calendar for the winter meeting of the Iowa Draft Horse & Mule Association that will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at the Norwalk Fire Station. The address is: 

            1100 Chatham Avenue, Norwalk, Iowa 50211 

There will be a 12:15 pm potluck meal followed by the meeting.  We will provide plates, silverware, coffee and a drink.
 
Enclosed you will find the 2019 Membership form and Iowa Draft Horse Journal Ad.   The dues are $20.00 with $10 going to State and $10 going to the local chapter.  The Draft Horse Journal Ad will be $60.00 again this year.  One check may be written for entire total.

During the meeting we will need to elect our officers for the 2019 year.  If anyone is interested in an office, please speak up at the meeting on the 13th of January.  Also, consider anyone in your areas that would like to hold an office.  If you have any business that needs to be brought up, or have a show or event that you want to tell about, please come to the meeting or get a hold of an officer or a director.


O
ur youth representatives will continue to be Skie Campbell and Ashley Sleeth for the 2019 year.  If you have any youth interested in this position, please contact Lori Christiansen. 

The Scholarship form is also available; let me know if you would like an application. The deadline is March 1, 2019.

Our email address for the association is iadhmba@yahoo.com.  In case of bad weather on January 13th, please call Lori on her cell phone at 712-542-6948 or Jim Stuart at 515-971-1254. 

Merry Christmas, Happy Trails & Very Prosperous New 2019!

Lori

iadhmba@yahoo.com

​712-542-6948

 

9-9-2018
 the WWW.iowadrafthorse.com  web site is up for renewal in soon.  The site has been a joint venture between the Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Breeders association and the South Central Iowa Draft Horse and Mule association. The cost of about $150 every 2 years has been shared by the two clubs. I would like to start a discussion on what changes or improvements we can make to the site.

> Some things to consider:
 
Now that the SCIDHMA  is a chapter of the State association, I think the full cost of the web site should be covered by the State association if we decide to keep it.

> With our Face Book page,"Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Associations" do we really need the expense of maintaining a web site? 
The face book page is a great way to tell people what we have been doing. Our various chapters are doing a good job of utilizing the page to share their events.  I have two suggestions for the face book page.  There is an "events" tab on the page and it shows our past events but the future event column is empty.  Can we post our events calendar on that page.  Then people could look at our entire year of events.  There is an "about" tab on face book.  Can we put contact information on how to become a member and some history about the associations on that page?

> The web site tends to get stagnate do to my lack of artistic vision and laziness.  Is there anyone out there that would like to help keep the web site fresh and up to date? We have started several new chapters and each could maintain a portion of the web site. The site can be edited by anyone with the username and password. It is a fairly simple process once you have done it a few times.

> If you have any ideas or suggestions please send them to me and I will make sure the officers and directors of our various associations get them so we can make an informed decision on what to do with the web site.
Last time this came up, our web site automatically renewed on Jay Franzen's credit card.  I would like a decision on whether or not to keep the web site this month.

> Thanks
> Jim

9-9-2018

Friends,
We will hold our meeting at my place on Tuesday, September 11, at 7:00.  We'll do something with horses.  I've got a filly I want to start in harness, we might rake some hay, pick some corn, or just go for a wagon ride.
I live just west of the New Virginia exit off of I-35, first driveway on the north side of the rode.
Jim Stuart
1121 G76 Hwy
New Virginia, IA  50210
The state corn husking contest is coming up Sept. 22nd. We would like to have at least 8 teams and wagons for the pickers. This is what I have so far.
Brent Burgoin- 2 teams , 1 wagon
Jim & Brad - 3 teams, 2 wagons
Mike Beaty -1 team, 1 wagon
Joe Parker- 1 wagon.
We need 2 more teams and three more wagons,  Can anyone help us out?
Thanks
Jim 


9-9-2018
Friends.
I am going to call our show and clinic a success.  We had well over 50 people there to learn to harness and drive teams. We picked up 7 new members.  Our draft horse group has the best people.  They provided 14 teams and let people drive them all morning.  A big thank you goes out to the New Virginia Saddle club for letting us use their arena and for providing the concession stand. I also want to thank Jim Horton for an excellent job of judging our show. 
 Results:
We had 14 people participate in the ride-a-draft class.
The adult cart class had 7 carts
The youth cart had 14 drivers with Ashley Sleeth winning the first place trophy
The adult team class had 9 teams in it.
The youth team had 19 drivers with Blain Beaty winning the overall award.
We had a class for the student drivers that came to the clinic.  We did not judge the class.  We set up cones and let each one try their hand at driving a team around the course. I didn't count the number of drivers but we had 5 teams in the arena and I think I made 4 trips thru the course with different drivers.
  We planned way too many classes for what we could do today with so many there for the clinic.  We had a few teams that continued to let people drive in the afternoon rather than entering our show.
We did just one of our farm team competition classes because both the horses and the teamsters were too tired to do any more!   We set up the feed team race, and we didn't even judge it . Just went thru it for fun.
I think next year we should do our clinic on one day and the show on another.
If you were at our event and have any ideas or comments about it please contact me.
thanks
Jim

August 16 2018

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, 608 East St, in New Virginia, IA on Sunday August 26, 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 26, 2018

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 your friends to the show!

For more information call Jim Stuart,

Cell 515-971-1254


August 11, 2018

FARM TEAMS PULL AWAY IN IOWA STATE FAIR CONTEST
AUGUST 12, 2018

Draft horse and mule teams competed in the Farm Team competition held Friday August 10 at the 2018 Iowa State Fair.

Complete results below:

FARM TEAM

High Point & Reserve

1) Jim Stuart, New Virginia

2) Mike Beaty, Russell

Farm Hitch Obstacle

1) MIKE BEATY, Russell

2) MIKE BEATY, Russell

3) Bradley Criswell, Saint Charles

4) Jim Stuart, New Virginia

5) Bah Llc, Silver City

6) Jim Stuart, New Virginia

7) McElvain Percherons, Centerville

8) Phil Gent, Monmouth

Log Skidding

1) Jim Stuart, New Virginia

2) Jim Stuart, New Virginia

3) Jeff Christiansen, Clarinda

4) Wilbur Sheets, Dallas Center

5) MIKE BEATY, Russell

6) MIKE BEATY, Russell

7) Jeff Christiansen, Clarinda

8) Loyd Sleeth, Hartford

Antique Machinery or Vehicle

1) MIKE BEATY, Russell

2) Jeff Christiansen, Clarinda

3) Jim Stuart, New Virginia

4) MIKE BEATY, Russell

5) Bradley Criswell, Saint Charles

6) McElvain Percherons, Centerville

7) Jim Stuart, New Virginia

8) Loyd Sleeth, Hartford

Barnyard Horse Pull

1) MIKE BEATY, Russell

2) MIKE BEATY, Russell

3) Jim Stuart, New Virginia

4) McElvain Percherons, Centerville

5) Bah Llc, Silver City

6) Jim Stuart, New Virginia

7) Jeff Christiansen, Clarinda

8) Jeff Christiansen, Clarinda

Cultivator Competition

1) Jim Stuart, New Virginia

2) Wilbur Sheets, Dallas Center

3) Bradley Criswell, Saint Charles

4) MIKE BEATY, Russell

5) Jeff Christiansen, Clarinda

5) Phil Gent, Monmouth

6) Jim Stuart, New Virginia

7) Bah Llc, Silver City

8) Loyd Sleeth, Hartford

Carriage Turnout

1) Bob Nervig, Ankeny

2) Jeff Christiansen, Clarinda

3) Loyd Sleeth, Hartford

Feed Team Race

1) Jim Stuart, New Virginia

2) Jim Stuart, New Virginia

3) Jeff Christiansen, Clarinda

4) Wilbur Sheets, Dallas Center

5) Bah Llc, Silver City

6) Phil Gent, Monmouth

7) Jeff Christiansen, Clarinda

8) McElvain Percherons, Centerville

Best Matched Team

1) MIKE BEATY, Russell

June 10, 2018

Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association Meeting

The meeting of the Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association was held on June 10, 2018, at the home of Katie & Jake Bauer beginning at 12:30pm with a potluck meal.

Meeting was called to order by President Jim Stuart with 18 members present.

 The treasurer’s report was read and the balance in the account was $3775.99.  The balance of the scholarship account was $918.66. 

Secretary’s report was mailed out with the meeting notice.  It was motioned by Steve Fevold and seconded by Mary Davison to accept the report.  All in favor, motion passed.

 Only business discussed was the Percheron Congress
.
We had two young ladies interested in being the youth representative:  Ashley Sleeth and Samantha Solice.  Each girl spoke on their knowledge of horses and why they were interested in being the representative.  Ashley won the vote.

 Becky Fevold nominated Martha Burton to be the new NE Region board member.  Loyd Sleeth moved that nominations cease and seconded by Steve Fevold.  Vote carried.  Martha replaces Katie Bauer.  We would like to thank Katie for her years of service.

 Meeting was adjourned. 


April 10 2018

Several members took teams to the Iowa Horse Fair and gave wagon rides.  On Saturday we held a driving clinic where we allowed the students to drive our teams.  We had six teams in the ring for people to drive and we kept busy for 2 1/2 hours!  The Iowa Horse Council board declared it a success.  I'm sure they will ask us to do it again next year.

 

March 19

Trail Ride (teams and singles)  - Sat. June 9, 2018    1:00 PM
Leaves from Fred Coltrain residence (also location of "A Place to Remember" Historical Museum).  2973 Hwy 39,  Kiron, IA  
Meat will be furnished for evening meal after the ride.   Please bring a dish to share.  
Primitive overnight camping spots available.  
Possible Sunday activities also.
For info call:
Fred Coltrain    712-269-0197
Dan Schroeder    712-269-8395 


March 9 2018

ECIDHMA-Meeting Minutes Saturday March 3, 2018 Location: Sally's on Broadway. Springville, Ia Present: John Squires, Russ & Connie Osterkamp, Bob & Mary Davidson, Bob & Janet Gerard, Richard & Doris McAtee, Lavern & Judy Meyer, Deanna & Randy Lagos, Christie Truemper, Kim Slaymaker, Bruce & Denise Reckling, Butch Sowers, Clark & Anita Miller, David McDonald, Ellie Munier & Kadence, Abby Costello, Dan Menke, Jeff & Joann Carnahan. Jeff called the meeting to order at 1:08 pm Introduction of New/Current Members: Welcome to Kim Slaymaker, Bruce and Denise Reckling, Butch Sowers, Clark and Anita Miller, and Abby Costello! Minutes of Previous Meeting: As minutes of Feb meeting were sent out to all, a motion was made to accept by Bob Gerard. 2nd by Janet Gerard. Motion carried. Treasurer's Report: Deanna Lagos reported that the balance of EIDHMA checking account at Exchange State Bank in Springville, Ia had an ending cash balance of $816.76 as of 2/28/18. Income for Feb. $240 in dues. An expense of $8.73 for postage. And an outstanding check of $220 to State for Dues. A copy of the report was passed around for review. Additional copies available upon request. A motion to accept was made by Bob Davidson. 2nd by Janet Gerard. Motion carried. Secretery's Report: Joann Carnahan, read aloud. (A copy will be provided with minutes for review)A motion was made to accept by David McDonald. 2nd by Deanna Lagos. Motion Carried. Vice President's Report: David McDonald reported that the Driving/Harnessing Clinic he had been working on is to be tabled for the time being. Jerry Maker had declined. Robert Detweiler would be willing to do an informational on conformation at some time. David has things in order for the May 12th "Drive-A-Draft" event at Hilltop Ranch in Robins from 10am-2pm This event is open to public and offered to 4-H'ers. Abbey Costello offered to assist. Bob Davidson will be on hand as well. Mary will perform a "Braiding for Show" Demo. Bob Gerard, Deanna Lagos, Jeff Carnahan, and David McDonald offered to bring teams. David and Cindy McDonald are covering the fee for arena availability at Hilltop. Lunch will be provided for cost. Flyers will be available soon. Motion to Accept made by Bob Davidson. 2nd by Mary Davidson. Motion carried. Old Business: Hat n Tees are here! Delivering. State Membership roster and List of events coming soon.... New Business: Reminder, "Horse Communication Clinic" Sun. Mar 11th 1-3pm at Greenbriar in Springville. "Obstacle Course Practice" Sun Mar 18th 10-2 at Stone Cottage Stables in Monticello. NO APRIL MEETING! See you at the Iowa Horse Fair, official ECIDHMA field trip! "Farming With Horses" Plow Day Sat Apr. 28th 10-2 Richard McAtee's in Olin. NO MAY MEETING! See you at our events! "Spring Wagon Train" May 20th at 9am Matsel Park. NO JUNE MEETING! See you at our events! "Bob Gerard's June Wagon Ride" June 2-3 West Amana. **July 7th meeting is at Sally's!!!!!!! Noon gather. 1pm meeting. BROWN FARM PLANS! Meeting Adjourned: 2:30ish by Jeff. 

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)
Attendance: 16

Introduction of members

Minutes of last meeting were read and approved

Financial report;

 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

 Secretary
Jim Stuart


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.

Old Business:
    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.

New Business:

   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.
 

​1-1-2015
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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