Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 11:30am - 3:09pm
Maxwell Community Center
84 Main Street
Maxwell, IA
2017 Spring Memebership Meeting
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Doors open 11:30 / Lunch at noon
Maxwell Area Community Center
84 Main Street
Maxwell, IA
Be sure and mark your calendars and join us for our Spring membership meeting at the Maxwell Community Center.  The meal will be pot luck.  Please bring a potluck item to share.  Plates, tableware and coffee will be provided.
We are excited to announce that our speaker this spring will be Raymond Helmuth from the the Helmuth Equine Center.  Ray's topic will be "Defensive Driving - a Wreck is About to Happen - What do you do?"  Don't miss this intersting presentation.
We will also have a business meeting and lay out the plans for 2017.  Feel free to invite prospective members to join us.
Visitors Welcome!
Hosted by Bob & Kathy Nervig
Questions - nervigvillagmail [dot] com or 515-689-6281

Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Pleasantview Church Kellogg, IA

Mid-Iowa Driving Association will have our Christmas Party at 1:00 p.m. on January 15, 2017 at the Pleasant View Church south of Kellogg, Iowa. The meal will be pot luck with a gift exchange and short meeting to follow. Bring a wrapped gift of $15 value.

Pleasant View Church Directions: Take the Kellogg exit off of I 80 and travel north
to Hwy 6, turn left and go 2 miles to the gravel road with the
sign for Pleasantview Church, turn left (south) and go up overthe interstate and it’ll be at the next intersection on your left.

Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Jasper Community Center
2401 1ST AVE E. - (old Hwy 6)
Newton, IA


Sunday, November 20, 2016

12:00 p.m.

Jasper Co. Community Center -


2401 1ST AVE E. - (old Hwy 6)

(Across from Newton Furniture)

Host: Leanne Schwickerath


POT LUCK- Bring your favorite covered dish, table service and beverage provided.

Representatives of the local animal rescue/recovery team will be givinhg a presentation.

ELECTIONS OF OFFICERS and Directors for 2016

Terms are expiring for Nick, Al & Phil. Nick and Al have indicated

they do not plan to seek re-election. Seeking members interested

in serving on the board.

We will also begin making plans for 2016 meetings and drives.


Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 10:00am
Brushy Creek State Park
2802 Brushy Creek Road
Lehigh, IA

Brushy Creek State Park, Lehigh, Iowa

Hosts:  Ralph and Sharon Walker

cell:  515-230-0042

NOTE  This is a Saturday drive

The drive will start at 10:00 and bring your own lunch/drinks, etc. It will

start from the south day use area, or south camp ground for those that want

to come up the day before. Apparently there is a north camp ground and day

use area and a south campground and day use area. We're using the south

ones. Drive will consist of a couple of miles on a black top and 2-3 miles of

gravel to get to the south wagon trails. We'll drive on the wagon trails, have

lunch and head back to camp. There is also another trail out of camp that

makes a 4-5 mile loop back to camp. Sounds like folks can pick which ever

trail they want to drive. The short one would put you back in camp for lunch.

Ralph said the highway 20 entrance into Brushy is closed for construction.

Best way is use the 290th St. entrance out of Lehigh. More detailed

directions will be sent out a week or so before the drive. Anyone with

questions could call Ralph - 515-230-0042.

Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Jester Park Equestrian Center
11171 NW 103rd Ct.
Granger, IA


HOST: Linda Spain 515-205-6983

CHANGE OF LOCATION Because of potential parking problems in my yard (especially if its wet, and that’s very likely this year) I have decided to move the drive to Jester Park in Granger. I have reserved the date with the Jester Park personnel and they will lead us on the trails around the equestrian center. There will be some hills and most of the trails have a gravel base. Bring your lunch and after the drive we will eat at the Shelter House at the park. If all goes well I will bring homemade ice cream, chocolate sauce and brownies for dessert.

DIRECTIONS: From I35/I80 exit north on Hwy 141 towards Grimes. Go past Grimes to Savlorville Drive. Exit 141 onto Northwest Saylorville Drive (415) and go north to NW Beaver Drive (NW 106th Ave), turn left (west) to NW 107th St and go north to NW 103rd Ct. (Follow the signs to Jester Park Equestrian Center) Call 515-205-6983 if you have questions or get lost.

Saturday, August 6, 2016 (All day) - Sunday, August 7, 2016 (All day)
The Delaware Co Fairgrounds
200 East Acer St
Manchester , IA

Eastern Iowa Carriage Glow  

Delaware County Fairgrounds Manchester, IA

August 6 and 7, 2016

319-360-1078  infoeasterniowacarriageglow [dot] com

About the Carriage Glow

In the 1800's the state of the moon tended to govern the night-time social activities in the countryside, with dinner parties being held, whenever possible, when the moon was full and within horse and carriage range. We hold this spectacular class at dusk with luminaries surrounding the ring. We have a display of carriages dating back to the late 1800's. Historically these evening events are when people used their finest horses and carriages.

General Information

This is a pleasure drive carriage competition. Horses are judged in various ring classes and in timed events around the facility.

August 6-7 2016
Sat 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Carriage competition
8:15pm-9 p.m. Evening Glow Class 
Sunday 8:00 a.m.- noon Carriage competition
Weekend admission is $5 Children under 14 free

Friday, August 5, 2016 (All day) - Sunday, August 7, 2016 (All day)
Mid-Iowa Antique Power Association
2373 Jessup Ave.
State Center, IA

Thirty-Second Annual Steam Threshing and Plowing Show

Aug 5, 6, 7 2016

2373 Jessup Ave., State Center, Iowa 50247

Admission $8 for all three days

John Deere Tractors, Leader Tractors, Gas Engines, Horses

For more information contact MIDA members Keith and Phyllis McDonald 641-791-1223

Large Craft and Flea Market

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Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 8:00am - Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 4:00pm
Skunk River Equine Center
17830 550th Avenue
Ames, IA

The annual Skunk River Driving Trial will be held at the Skunk River Equine Center, formally Three G Farms, in Ames, Iowa.  If you are curious about combined driving come as a volunteer.  No experience is necessary. It takes a lot of folks to run a driving trial and we could use your help. Volunteers receive a free T-shirt and free lunch.


Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Madison County Fairgrounds Winterset, IA

John Wayne Bithplace Museum Festival

May 28, 2016 Winterset, Iowa

From Frank Santana

We are working to make the John Wayne Birthplace Museum Festival parade a memorable experience for all horse enthusiast. We have a "Ladies" drill team coming from Ohio, a reenactment Cavalry unit, a Mexican "Ladies" drill team, Mexican "Charros" riding dancing team, wagons from various horse and draft/mule associations and clubs, Wildwood Hills Ranch team, wagons and riders, Cowboy Shooters association, Pony Express Riders, Des Moines Mounted Police, Band, Law Enforcement and Military Veterans either marching or riding in the wagons (we need as many wagons as possible to have our older Veterans ride the wagons).

The Parade will be on Saturday, May 28th, 2016 at 10:00 AM departing at the Madison County Fairgrounds following a 2 mile route that meanders through the city of Winterset into the Main City Square, then turning towards the John Wayne Birthplace Museum, presenting our colors there, and then heading back to the Madison County fairgrounds! Trailer parking is at the fairgrounds. We sure hope many of the MIDA members will join the parade! MiIDA member, Dave Shold, if not in the field doing farm work will be there with his New Wagon and superb team to carry very valuable cargo, our military Veterans

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Rhodes Heart of Iowa Trail Head Rhodes, IA

Rhodes Drive May 22, 2011

Hosted by Nick Burnett


Our first drive of the season will be hosted by Nick and Toni Burnett on the old railroad bed Heart of Iowa Trail at Rhodes Iowa.  We will meet at the Rhodes Trail Head Park.  Rhodes is south east of Marshalltown.  From Hwy 330 take E63 to the west to Rhodes.  when you arrive in Rhodes go left (south) the park. 

Please plan to arrive in plenty of time to have your horses hitched and ready to leave at 10:00 a.m.  The drive is a leisurely drive through the woods and the Iowa country side on the level railroad bed of grass or dirt and only has one small hill.

Bring a sack lunch and be ready to share the company of other equine lovers.