Oklahoma Draft Horse and Mule Association

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Posted by Evelyn on June 11, 2020 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Good day, all! As we discussed at the annual meeting in January, I will start working on the new ODHMA website to be completed by the end of July. In the next few days, I will start an "ODHMA Website Planning" group on Facebook to get your input, photos, and other details for the site. I am willing to create and keep the site updated, but I will not beg for information. Please respond to requests for information, event details, and photos. I will share my contact information through the ODHMA newsletter/FB group. Thank you!  Tandy 


ODHMA Newsletter February 2019

Posted by Evelyn on February 13, 2017 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (4)

Oklahoma Draft Horse & Mule Association Newsletter February 2019 **************************************************************************************************

Tom Peterson, President

23351 Martinique

Edmond, OK 73025


[email protected]


Jason Turner, Vice President

7339 S. 437

Locust Grove, OK, 74352



Perri Burnett, Secretary

7921 E. 126th St N

Collinsville, OK 74021


[email protected]


Evelyn Hiskett, Media

2201 E. 109th N

Valley Center, KS 67147


[email protected]


Youth Representative/Queen

Jaylynn Turner &  Kynseth Zubrod ODHMA Youth Representatives


Facebook page: Oklahoma Draft Horse and Mule Association


Dues are $25 for a single and $35 for a family membership - Send to Secretary Perri Burnett - address above. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Howdy to all the ODHMA members! Well, life has circled around once again. I am back as your newsletter editor. Some will groan --Oh not again ?-- what did we do to deserve this? but maybe out there someone will be saying ,Oh goody! goody!. My job, as in the past, is to bring you pictures and words on paper (hopefully, intelligent words) to let you know what has been happening in our association. As well as things that are coming up that you would want to put on your, I want to do that! list???.


Minutes from the ODHMA Winter Meeting -  Express Ranch, January 12,2019 Meeting opened by President Win Adams with introductions of attendees. Treasurers report read by Perri Burnett. Current balance in checking account $3,109.58. Motion made to accept and 2nd to adopt report. Approved. Minutes read. Motion made and 2nd and approved.

OLD BUSINESS: ODHMA Website not really functional. Facebook is used mostly. Will check to see if website needs to be maintained. Board of Directors will oversee. Club Property managers: Tom has large items and Perri has small items (coffee pot, t-shirts, etc). Motion made and seconded to keep items as before. Approved

NEW BUSINESS: Tulsa State Fair 2019. Tom reported on 2018 fair. Motion to allow $1,500 for Tulsa fair for fair expenses. Approved. None of the $1,500 was used in last years budget. Costume class for 2019 fair theme to be Super Heroes. Goal is to call members from previous years to encourage to enter 2019 fair show. Also, to open show to many breeds of horses with farm classes too. Dates are September 27 and 28. Tom wants it to be a fun show. Events for 2019. Wondered if there will be a driving event at Express this year. Tom will check with Josh and get back to us. **Motion for a play day in April at Win & Patti Adams farm in Claremore. Date April 13, 10:00am 918-691-8891. Will discuss additional play days as needed at that time. **List of parades given by Tom Peterson. Club can participate as a group. **Okla Harness Horse Assoc (OHHA) has May driving clinic in Drumright. Date to be announced. **OHHA has Aug 24 & 25 American Driving Society Recognized Driven dressage show with lessons the day before. Drafts are included. Talk to Hilda Wilkins. **Suggested clinic for bomb proofing. Lynn Ousley will check with Robert Hayes and report back. **Suggestion to have outriders or walkers in all parades for safety. **2019 Christmas Party set for Saturday December 12. Place and time to be announced. **Perri asked if Membership Directory could be on-line as a PDF file so members could print off. Those without computer access would get a paper printout rather than a printed booklet. **Draft Horse Journal: motion to keep ad at $30 per farm name. 2nd and Approved **Feb 8 & 9 Oklahoma Horsemans Fair, Duncan, OK sale. ODHMA had a booth there. Lunch provided free of charge by the Turner family.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS President: Tom Peterson V. President: Jason Turner Secretary/Treasurer: Perri Burnett Newsletter  Evelyn Hiskett Facebook.  Perri will check on person to update Youth Representative: Kynseth Zubrod and Jaylynn Turner 2 door prizes were given out during the meeting. Invite friends to join and grow club. Nominations closed. Motion made by acclamation. Meeting closed. Auction followed. Total of $1368.50 was raised.


Letter from our new ODHMA president -- Tom Peterson Greetings fellow members and draft horse and mule enthusiasts. I am pleased to have been chosen as your 2019 President and hope to bring new and eventful programs to our club. We have already started by putting together a list of members who have signed up to be included in the Oklahoma Draft Horse and Mule sections of parades in the Oklahoma Area. More than a dozen people have signed up to participate. I am currently looking for a place to host a wagon/cart or ride event that we can all attend and have a good time. Hopefully in the next newsletter I will have more information. In addition to the parade participating, I am also looking to add members from the carriage driving and professional carriage drivers association plus another group that would represent the horse pullers and finally a group who would be responsible for a horse drawn equipment event. I want to say a big thanks to everyone who attended the meeting and banquet. The auction was spectacular and featured our past president David Blackburn who did a great job. Thanks to everyone who donated goods for the auction. Finally, I want to ask each of you to help recruit members to our club. If they have drafts or draft crosses, Haflingers or working mules please invite them to join. I will attach a membership application to this newsletter. Watch for our calendar of events and if you have something that we can do please don't hesitate to call or write me. The club is only as good as its membership so please, Let us make 2019 one great year.


Want to send out a great big thank you to Jason and Toni Turner for donating all of the food plus cooking it for the winter meeting. Just one example of how terrific and giving our members are. ******************************************************************************************************************

ODHMA association dues are $25 for a single and $35 for a family membership . Send to ODHMA Secretary Perri Burnett- address at top of this newsletter. Thank you


CALENDAR: (** ODHMA sponsored)

**April 13th  Play Day - Win Adams homestead  10am. 13804 E. 450 Rd, Claremore,OK. 918-344-3646..

March 6-9th - Boone country sale/Sedalia Mo. 4 day sale. April 12 & 13. Ada OK . Sale horses and tack. contact 508-465-8727. At the fair grounds.

August 24 & 25th- OHHA Stillwater Driving show - 9am - 1pm, Contact Becky Benjamin  918-283-0242.

September 6, 7 & 8 . Kansas State Fair Draft Horse show. contact Warren Hiskett. 316-755-2071.

September 12-15th Oklahoma City Fair Draft Horse show . Oklahoma City, OK - Contact Marc Pankow. [email protected] **September 27 & 28th. Tulsa Fair.  Contact Top Peterson - 405-749-1155.

December 12th . OHHMA Christmas Party. Venue to be announced later. *******************************************************************************************************************

Oklahoma State Fair (Oklahoma City) Oklahoma State Fair Draft and Gypsy Horse Show, Oklahoma City: Sept. 12-15, 2019. We will be adding several Pleasure Draft classes and under saddle classes for Draft Horses, as well as restructuring the premium scale for Shown by Owner. classes. Send me your suggestions before March 1 to [email protected] and please support this show. The competition guide will be available on our website approximately June 1, the online entry process will open July 1 and entries will close August 15. Hope to see you all in September. Tulsa Fair Draft Horse show 2019 The Tulsa State Fair has made wonderful changes to accommodate our draft horses. First, they have moved the event to the first weekend, have given us Friday afternoon and evening and all-day Saturday including featuring draft horse events including the North American Six Horse Hitch competition on both Friday and Saturday night shows. The Fair is now a double point show and one of the first after the International finals in Oklahoma City. The dates for this year's show will be September 27 and 28th. We can move in on the 26th at noon and can stay until Sunday the 29th at 11 am. I have some new events and bringing back some old events as well. One of the new ones will be a draft Horse Barrel Race. Another will be our salute to America on both nights. Kansas State Fair Draft Horse show 2019- September 6, 7 & 8. (Friday, Saturday & Sunday). Hutchinson, KS You can start arriving on Thursday after noon, check out as late as Monday am. We are adding 5 new classes! Novice cart, Tandem cart. (all hitch classes). Barrel racing for drafts and draft crosses 16 hands and over. Last but not least a charity costume class to raise money for local charity open to all exhibitors. (all entry fees and payouts go directly to the charity). These new classes will be a great addition to our show with all of the hitch, pleasure driving, riding and of course our riding and driving obstacle courses we already have in our line up! In addition to all of this, the fair would like some of our exhibitors to do a parade thru part of the fair grounds on Friday night to get our horses out to the public even more. We are excited about all the changes coming to the draft show in 2019. We hope to see some of our Oklahoma friends in Kansas this year. ?? Almost forgot, we have a big pizza party for all the exhibitors on Friday night too. Great time to socialize and relax. Contact Warren Hiskett at 316-755-2071. Will have the final class schedule and payouts on the Kansas State fair, horse show web site sometime in May. Hope to see ya on Kansas turf in September. Oklahoma members can show Kansas how it's done! ****************************************************************************************************************

For Sale and Trade Corral  -  (send me anything that you want to sell or are looking to buy and I will be happy to post it for you.) For sale  WW, 3 horse, gooseneck, 24ft steel trailer with living quarters. Shower, heat/ac, microwave, fridge, new tires, tack storage area, very good condition. Asking $3500.00 Tuttle, OK area. Ken Boyer, 405-410-1273. ****************************************************************************************************************** Well, the first newsletter for 2019 is down on paper. This letter is for you please send me any pictures and articles on events you have been to (parades, play days, clinics, got horses in it, email it to me, I appreciate any info and love pictures!! it's great to share with all of our other members, plus I am not sending out blank, boring pages. If you have any horse related items for sale or looking for something send me a write up and pics if possible and I will be happy to put them in the letter and if you like possibly on the ODHMA facebook page too. It's all about getting your items for sale or items you are looking for out there for people to see. I hope to spread the ODHMA word and pics to all of our members so they can share with others. We want to share our critters with our communities. Need your help. send me stuff!! You can email it to me at [email protected] or my address at the top of every newsletter. Time to share. light up my email!!!   [email protected] Thanks   

Writing off into the sunset, Evelyn