Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 10:00am
Rhodes, IA

Hosted by Nick and Toni Burnett Cell Phone: 641-493-2599 Home Phone: 641-485-6851 Phil and Nancy Duey

Sunday, May 20, 2012 (All day)
Heart of Iowa Trail Rhodes, IA 41° 55' 30.9756" N, 93° 11' 12.1992" W

Rhodes Drive


Phil and Nancy Duey                                      Cell Phone: 515-360-5693           
                                                                            Home Phone: 515-987-1685


Nick and Toni Burnett                                      Cell Phone: 641-493-2599
                                                                             Home Phone: 641-485-6851


We will meet at the trail head park on the west edge of Rhodes, Iowa.  The trail is an old railroad line and fairly flat.  It is a beautiful tree lined trail that is fairly wide.  We will travel the length of the trail and return to Rhodes.  There is ample parking and room to hitch your horse.  Bring a sack lunch to enjoy after the drive.

Friday, March 30, 2012 - 3:00pm - Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 5:00pm
Iowa State Fair Grounds 41° 35' 39.8112" N, 93° 32' 30.1848" W

The 2012 Iowa Horse Fair is held at the Iowa State Fair Grounds in Des Moines March 30-April1  Doors open at 12:00 p.m. on Friday this year with a reduced entrance fee, 

Mid-Iowa Driving Association will once again have a display of horse drawn vehicles  and have members on hand to answer any questions about our club or driving in general  If any members could help out in the booth for a few hours those loyal few who sit there every year would really appreciate it!  Please call Julie Sibert 641-792-3837

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 (All day) - Friday, March 30, 2012 (All day)
Waverly Midwest Horse Sale
2212 5th Ave NW
Waverly, IA

Please note that there is no longer a Saturday light horse sale at Waverly.

Spring 2012 Sale Tentative Schedule
Mar 27  Horse Drawn Machinery, Farm Wagons, Harness, Tack, Saddles, Cast Iron Seats, Small Misc Items
Mar 28  Horse Drawn Vehicles, Vis-a-vis, Buggys, Hitch Wagons, Carts, Wheels, Horse Trailers, Tack, Harness, Cowboy Collectibles, Old Bits, Spurs, Saddles.  At approximately 5 pm in the big show ring, we will have our Catalog Draft Horse Preview
Mar 29  Catalog Draft Horses, Haflingers, Fjords
Mar 30  Finish Catalog of Draft & Draft Cross Horses, Mules, Clydes, Shires, Spotted Drafts, Friesians, Uncatalog Draft horses, Light Horses & Ponies UNDER HARNESS ONLY, (No Saddle Horses or Ponies Sold Under Saddle or Halter)  Miniature Sale at 5 pm in Cattle Auction Ring

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 (All day) - Wednesday, March 21, 2012 (All day)

Campers must be 8 years old or older.  Horse and equipment are provided. Cost is $60.

Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
LeGrand Community Center LeGrand, IA 42° 0' 29.6424" N, 92° 46' 26.7276" W

Spring Membership Meeting in LeGrand, Iowa  March 11, 2012

Hosts:  Larry and Lavonne Parks 641-479-2203 and Paul and Cathy Calkins 641-479-2368

LeGrand is located just south of Hwy 30 between Toledo and Marshalltown.  From LeGrand's main street turn East at the Post Office and go one block.  Turn North and go two blocks to the Community Center.

Doors open at noon for socialization.

Potluck begins at 1:00.  Please bring your own table service.

A silent auction will take place during the social time and the meal so look around for some interesting items that you can donate and bring a big wallet for bidding!  This is the only fund raiser that our clubs does, so lets make it profitable.

Following the meal at about 2:00 we will have our Spring Membership meeting to plan the years events.  Please consider hosting one of our monthly drives.  Hosting is easy and requires that you plan for a large safe area for parking, unloading and hitching,  a safe route and a nice spot for lunch!  Come prepared to present a date for approval for your drive for 2012.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 (All day) - Friday, February 24, 2012 (All day)
Gordyville, IL
Mid-America Draft Horse Sale, Gilford, IL: Vernon Yoder, 217-268-3444

Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 1:00pm
Machine Shed Restraunt
I 80 & 35 Exit Exit 125
Urbandale, IA

MIDA Board Meeting will be held at the Machine Shed in Des Moines at 1:00 PM on February 19, 2012 .  The January meeting was canceled due to icy roads. 

Board meetings are always open to the general membership.  Now is an excellent time to propose a summer drive or event.

Friday, February 10, 2012 (All day) - Sunday, February 19, 2012 (All day)
Jester Park
11171 NW 103th Court
Granger, IA

A $60 sleigh ride for up to four people is being offered at Jester Park in Granger, Iowa for Valentines Day.  It will include the sleigh ride, hot chocolate and a flower for the ladies!

Reservations may be made by calling 515-999-2818

Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Linda Spain
3234 Nevada St..
St. Marys, IA

Host: Linda Spain


Linda Spain will once again host the drive at St. Mary's.   Depending on the weather, the drive will be about 10 miles on gravel roads. There will be a few hills, but steep ones will be avoided.  

St. Mary's is 9 miles west of Indianola and 3 miles east of I35.  From Hwy 92 turn south on county road  R35.   Go south 4 miles into St. Mary's and at the 4-way stop turn turn west on Iowa street.  In the country Iowa street turns into Nevada Street.  Travel 8/10's of a mile and just past the dead end sign turn into the driveway with two mail boxes.  Proceed down that drive to the round house and park in the yard.  There will be someone there to direct you.