South Central Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association

2020 Officers:

President:  Wibur Sheets 515-992-3103

Vice President: Loyd Sleeth 443-651-0505

Secretary: Jim Stuart,

1121  G76 Hwy

New Virginia, IA 50210


Our club has decided to merge with the IDHMBA to become 

a chapter of the Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association.

Click on the box to the right for a membership form

Board of Directors:  
 Loyd Sleeth             (2020)
Sherry LaValley        (2019)
Jay Franzen         (2018)

SCIDH&MA Regular Meeting Dates: the second Tuesday of the odd months. 
Location: New Virginia Lions Club, New Virginia, IA 
Dues: $20/year
For information on becoming a member contact:

Jim Stuart:         
1121 G76 Hwy
New Virginia, IA 50210​ 


If you are not sure if your membership is up to date, email me and I will check my 
records.  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​  


                        History of the club

 The first meeting of the SCIDH&MA was held in Osceola, Iowa in August 1984. Since that time the group has grown to more than 120 member families that are dedicated to using draft horses and mules in harness for farm work, logging, shows, parades and pleasure.  

The SCIDH&MA sponsors draft horse clinics and informal shows that include "hands-on" harnessing, hitching, driving with an experienced teamster as well as instruction on how to prepare your draft horse or mule for the show ring. This event has had great success over the past several years and we invite you to join us again this year. See the "Events Page for dates and times.

An article about the September 2007 New Virginia Draft Horse and Mule clinic and show was featured in the Winter '07/'08 issue of the Draft Horse Journal and was also printed in the Summer 2008 issue of Apples 'n Oats magazine.

Draft Horse Show - Warren County Fair, Indianola, IA 
For the past several years, members of the South Central Iowa Draft Horse and Mule Association run the draft horse show at the Warren County Fair, Indianola, IA. The event is usually the end of July each year and has several different hitch classes. Here's a link to a video of the 2008 team class:



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