Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Mid-Iowa Driving will helping at the Jester Park Driving Clinic

Beginning Driving Clinic

Learn the Basics of Harnessing

And Driving


MARCH 16 * 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $30

Call 515-999-2818 for Reservations

Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Maxwell Community Center
84 Main St.
Maxwell, IA

2013 Spring Membership Meeting

The MIDA Spring membership meeting will be held on March 10, 2013 and will be a potluck. 

1:00 PM
March 10, 2013

Hosts are Nick and Toni Burnett    641-493-2500           dr [dot] nickburnettyahoo [dot] com

We will be meeting at the Maxwell Community Center in Maxwell, Iowa. Maxwell is the same community that we drive to on the "Collins to Maxwell" Drive.  The address is

84 Main St.
Maxwell, Iowa

This year we are pleased to have as a speaker Dr. John Terry a well know Equine Veternary Specialist.

Mid Iowa Driving Association will continue with our annual spring silent auction so bring some new or used items and your check book!  All proceeds will go to Mid Iowa Driving.

We will have some new activities to share with the membership. We need your input as to what sort of activities you would like to see your board plan for this year.  If you are willing to sponsor a drive or a driving event let one of the board members know.

Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 1:00pm
Grange Hall Kellogg, IA

Once again we have our fall membership meeting at the Grange in Kellogg, Iowa.  We will meet with our pot luck meal beginning at 1:00.  Officers will be elected and we will discuss the upcoming seasons activities so come with some good ideas for driving events.  The Grange Hall is located in downtown Kellogg and not hard to find.

Saturday, September 15, 2012 (All day)
Schone's Friendship Farms
15711 13th Street
Milan, IL

2012 All Driving/Fun show Schone's Friendship Farms 15711 13th St. Milan, IL  10:00 Rain or Shine

Judge;  Roger Griffin, Huxley , Iowa

Sunday, August 5, 2012 (All day)
Warren and Beverly Johnson
15484 Briggs Street

MIDA Pool Party at the Home of Beverly and Warren Johnson in Carlisle, Iowa

15484 Briggs Street
Carlisle, IA.  50047-3148

Home Phone: 515-989-3466

If you have not been to the Johnson's before call ahead for directions.  They would also appreciate you calling to let them know if you are coming so that they may plan for the lunch.  Please let them know by August 3.

Lunch will be Fried Chicken, potato salad, lemonade and ice tea.  Your table service will be provided and you are encouraged to bring along your favorite side dish or dessert to share.

Lunch will be served at 1:00.

Warren and Beverly have arranged to have life guard on duty.



Sunday, July 22, 2012 (All day)

This drive has been changed to Sept. 9, 2012 due to the heat.

Friday, June 15, 2012 (All day) - Sunday, June 17, 2012 (All day)
Fireman's Park columbus, WI

The Columbus Horse and Carriage Festival is held at Fireman's Park in Columbus,WI., north of Madison.  This is one of the Midwest's premier carriage shows. Fireman's Park was a harness horse race track in the 1800's and is a wonder site for a Pleasure Driving Show.

Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 9:30am - 3:30pm
Jester Park Equestrian Center
11171 NW 103 Court
Granger, IA 41° 45' 29.9376" N, 93° 45' 36.8712" W

Jester Park Clinic and Drive

MIDA will hold a short three session driving clinic at the outdoor arena at Jester Park in Granger Iowa.                  Linda Spain       Cell      515-205-6983
                                                                  Home   641-297-2342

                                        Sandee McKee  Cell      641-751-5921
                                                                   Home  641-484-4784

Note that we start at 9:30 and not 10:00 and that this event is on Saturday and not Sunday!!

Jester Park Equestrian Center 11171 NW 103 Court Granger, IA 50109. Phone: (515) 999-2818.

Jester Park Equine Center is a little tricky to find if your have not been there before so be sure and check their website for direction.

The clinic will begin at 9:30 with a 40 minute discussion of bits and bitting.  Sandee McKee will bring several driving bits and discuss their impact on the driving horse and offer information about the horses mouth.  We will do this session without our horses. 

During  a 20 minute break members may harness their animals and bring them back to ring and Theresa Burns-Weyer will discuss safe methods of harnessing.  Members will have the option of simply watching and listening or bringing their animals in harness to hear Theresa suggestions.  Theresa has helped many drivers over the years in clinic and workshops.

When Theresa is finished Leanne Schwickerath will work with members and their horses with various techniques that they can use to work their driving horse in harness on the ground.

We will then take a break, have lunch, hitch our horses  and Dennis Crowley from Jester Park will take us on a drive of the grounds.  Since it is National Trails Day Jester Park has planned a Poker Run for us.

Please note that Linda is going to provide lunch for us so we do not need to pack a lunch as previously posted!!

The clinic is designed so that you may participate with your harness horse or you may simply come and watch and ask questions, so outriders please feel welcome!


Saturday, June 2, 2012 (All day)
New Sharon, IA

Draft Horse Hitch Show (Noon), New Virginia, IA and Harness, Hitching, and Driving Clinics (9AM-11:30AM),