Washington Draft Horse and Mule Association
27th Annual Draft Horse and Mule Association Wagon Train
Canceled: Wednesday, June 26 through Sunday, June 30, 2013
Regretfully, we did not achieve the required 30-person registration by the deadline of May 1st and the 2013 Wagon Train has been canceled. Please contact the Wagon Train Coordinator to be added to the mailing list to receive information regarding the planned 2014 Wagon Train.
Registration deadline is May 1st, 2013! If we don't have at least 30 people registered by May 1st, the Wagon Train can't roll! Don't wait!
This annual event is open to everyone; teamsters, outriders and pilgrims on foot. Draft horses, mules and saddle horses are all welcome. This is a catered event (three meals a day) that takes place in the hills above Ellensburg. This year the Wagon Train will be a "base camp" or hub type event, with a stationary camp and a different loop of travel planned for each day, returning to the same camp each evening. This type of event allows participants to bring their RV or living quarters trailer and camp in comfort, although we do ask that you preserve the peace of the wild by not using a generator and by covering/shielding all your electric lights after dusk.
The cost for attending the 2013 Wagon Train is $325 per person 13 years and older, $175 for children 5-12, children under 5 are free. Download a Wagon Train registration form today! We will assemble on Wednesday, June 26th and disband on Sunday, June 30th, rain or shine. The deadline for registration is May 1st! If you have questions, please feel free to call the Wagon Train Coordinator, Jenni Grey, at 360-805-1948 or send email to email@example.com.
Your help in spreading the word about this event would be greatly appreciated! We have a lovely full-color flier available here (although you can certainly print it in black-and-white). Please make sure that if you post them at feed stores, tack stores, etc. that you observe the owner's rules regarding posting fliers, and also practice good bulletin board etiquette.
For full details regarding the Wagon Train, visit the Wagon Train Page or click on the "Wagon Train" link in the Main Menu of this web site.
Last Updated (Thursday, 16 May 2013 07:53)
Have you ever wanted to drive a draft horse?
The Washington Draft Horse and Mule Association
presents our FREE annual harnessing and driving clinic
Saturday, May 4, 2013
9AM-4PM in Snohomish, Washington
9am – 12pm Harnessing
Clinic location: "Horse Head Quarters" 11431 Old Snohomish-Monroe Rd, Snohomish, WA 98290
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Last Updated (Wednesday, 01 May 2013 08:48)
Show Committee Meeting Rescheduled
The Show Committee Meeting that was previously scheduled for Saturday, April 13th has been moved to Saturday, April 27th. The meeting will still be at the Snohomish County Search and Rescue Building at 5506 Old Machias Road, Snohomish, WA 98290 from 10AM to 2PM.
Also of note: Sadly, the plowing bee at Mother Earth Farms has been canceled this year due to the soaking rains we have received the last couple weeks.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 01 May 2013 08:50)
2013 Old Time Farm Days
Four events in the spring and fall give enthusiasts of both draft horses and antique farming equipment the opportunity to watch history replayed in the plowing, seeding and harvesting of wheat in Eastern Washington.
April 6 & 7 in Pomeroy, April 13 & 14 in Odessa, April 20 & 21 in Colfax are plowing and seeding days. September 2nd (Labor Day) is the Threshing Bee in Colfax. For full details, see the flier attached below.
Persons wishing to bring a team and participate should contact the individual associated with each event. This information can also be found on the flier.
UPDATE: The following information was sent by Michelle Overmyer, for those of you planning on attending Odessa Old Time Farm Days:
"Hi all: Just a info update on Odessa Old Time Farm Days:
Spectator Parking: Same Place as last year – North end of field on West side of Gravel Road:
NO Corrals – so you will have to tie to your trailers or bring own Temporary fencing:
Last Updated (Wednesday, 01 May 2013 09:14)
2013 Spring Meeting
The 2013 WDHMA Spring Meeting has been scheduled for March 16th. Marcia Buckner has arranged with Joe Wardlaw to once again allow us the use of the Snohomish County Volunteers building at 5506 Old Machias Road, Snohomish, WA 98290-5574.
The Board meeting will begin at 10:00AM and the General meeting will begin at 11:00AM.
Lunch will be at about noon and it will be potluck; please bring a dish to share. The Association will provide beverages, utensils, napkins, plates, bowls and cups.
Directions from I-5 (Everett):
Hope to see everyone there!
Last Updated (Wednesday, 06 March 2013 11:48)