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Washington Draft Horse and Mule Association

Have you ever wanted to drive a draft horse?

The Washington Draft Horse and Mule Association

presents our annual harnessing and driving clinic

Saturday, May 14, 2016

9AM-4PM in Snohomish, Washington

Lucky Dove Farm at 6001 Riverview Road

9am – 12pm   Harnessing

12pm – 1pm   Potluck lunch (WDHMA provides hot dogs and hamburgers)

1pm – 4pm   Driving

Topics will include single horses and teams, collar fit, harnessing, driving, safety and horsemanship. Volunteer teamsters/teachers/mentors will be on hand with a broad variety of experience and knowledge, fueled by a desire to share their enthusiasm for draft horses. No advance registration is needed, just bring a chair and come on down!

There is a $15 fee for the clinic and includes membership in the Washington Draft Horse and Mule Association.

For more information, contact Marcia Buckner at 206-658-5126

Clinic location: "Lucky Dove Farm" at 6001 Riverview Road in Snohomish


Last Updated (Friday, 06 May 2016 07:44)


Olmstead Place Plowing Bee CANCELED

The Olmstead Place Plowing Bee in Ellensburg was scheduled for March 25 and 26 but has been canceled, due to wet soil conditions.

Last Updated (Monday, 21 March 2016 21:18)


Plowing Bee at Mother Earth Farm in Puyallup - April 2nd

Mother Earth Farm, in the Puyallup Valley, is part of the Emergency Food Network. Mother Earth Farm provides more than 80,000 pounds of fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs to Pierce County food banks annually. A great deal of the labor of seeding, weeding, irrigating, harvesting, and produce-cleaning at the farm is done by volunteers. Each year, a few volunteer teamsters get together and plow a portion of the farm's vegetable plot, in preparation for the spring planting.

This annual event is scheduled for April 2nd but is always at the mercy of the weather. Spectators are strongly encouraged to call (253) 584-1040 or check the EFN's web page prior to the event, to confirm that it will go on as planned.

Teamsters who wish to participate in this cooperative plowing bee should call Greg Johnson at (253) 847-0881.

Mother Earth Farm is located at 15208 102nd Street East, just off State Route 162 in Puyallup. From Hwy 410, take the Sumner exit and go south on SR 162 for two miles. Turn east (left) on 102nd, which is narrow and more closely resembles a driveway than a road. Be advised that parking can sometimes be a bit limited at this event.

Last Updated (Sunday, 13 March 2016 12:59)


2016 Draft Horse Extravaganza

This year's Draft Horse Extravaganza will be August 29-31. Premium Books and all associated registration forms are being updated for the year and will be available on this web site. If you would like to have a Premium Book and forms mailed to you, please contact Bob Hamstra, the 2016 Show Chair, at 360-739-3948. The Show Committee would like to ask for your help in gathering advertisers for the free program that is handed out at the show, as well as selling raffle tickets. This year we are raffling a broke team of Belgian mares! Program advertisements and raffle ticket sales are needed to fund the show!

Last Updated (Tuesday, 01 March 2016 19:29)


2016 Spring Meeting in Marysville

The Washington Draft Horse and Mule Association's 2016 Spring Meeting will be held in the large meeting room at the Marysville Public Library on Saturday, March 12th. The Board Meeting begins at 10:30AM and the General Meeting begins at 11:30AM. Around 12:30PM we will break for lunch and then resume the meeting afterward. We have the room reserved until 2:15PM.

Lunch will be potluck. The Association will provide beverages, utensils, napkins, plates, bowls and cups. Please bring a dish to share!

The Marysville Public Library is entirely handicap-accessible. The address is 6120 Grove Street.

From I-5, take the 199 exit and go east on 4th street (also known as State Route 528). Travel approximately four or five blocks and go north (left) on State Avenue. Travel seven blocks (the last block is a double-length one) and turn east (right) at the 7-11 at 72nd / Grove Street. Now you are heading east on Grove Street. The library is approximately 1.5 miles down Grove Street and will be on your right.

Soda, coffee, tea, plates, utensils and napkins will be provided by the Association but lunch will be potluck so please bring a dish to share.

We hope to see you there!

Last Updated (Tuesday, 01 March 2016 18:58)

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