Welcome to the Virginia Draft Horse & Mule Association!
If you own, work, breed, exhibit, pull, log with, or simply admire heavy equines, mules or  donkeys, this website is for you!



 VDHMA provides many opportunities to work with, learn from, and teach others who share an interest in draft horses, mules, and donkeys. Association members have wide-ranging interests from farming with draft horses and mules to driving elegant carriages; from trail riding to dressage; from showing at halter to competing in pulling and log skidding contests; and from breeding and raising stock to caring for animals retired from the field and the show ring. Ownership of a horse, mule, or donkey is not required to be eligible for membership--just interest and enthusiasm!

Virginia Draft Horse and Mule Association, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization









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Mark Your Calendar!

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Blue Ridge Folklife Festival
October 24 - 25, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Horse Pull at 5:00 pm
Ferrum, VA
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Columbus Day Weekend Ride and Drive at Fort Valley Ranch
October 10, 2015
Visit fortvalleyranch.com for details.
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Remembering Days of the Past Draft Horse and Mule Day
October 3, 2015
(Details to follow)
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State Fair of Virginia
September 25 - October 4, 2015
The Meadow Event Park
Doswell, VA
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Labor Day Weekend Saturday Poker Ride, Pot Luck Dinner and Camp Fire Music
September 5, 2015
Visit fortvalleyranch.com for details.

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Bo Nichols' Ride & Drive
August 29, 2015
10:00 am
Evington, VA
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Rockingham County Fair Horse Pull
August 22, 2015
Harrisonburg Arena
Harrisonburg, VA

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Draft Horse & Mule Pull
Fluvanna County Fair
Palmyra, VA
August 21, 2015
5:00 pm

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Orange County Fair

Draft Horse & Mule Show
July 25, 2015
10:30 am
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Bud & Doris Whitten's Ride and Drive
July 18, 2015
10:00 am
Dillwyn, VA
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Free Picnic Dinner and Fireworks - Fort Valley Stable
July 4, 2015

Visit fortvalleyranch.com for details

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Horse Progress Days
July 3 - 4, 2015
Daviess County, IN
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Tom & Marybeth Huggin's Ride & Drive
June 27, 2015
Loretto, VA

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Antique Farm Days 2015
June 19, 2015
4:00 pm
Franklin County Recreation Park

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Oxen in the Blue Ridge, A Driving, Training and Yoking Workshop
June 12 - 14, 2015
Blue Ridge Institute & Museum

Ferrum, VA

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Southern Virginia Draft Horse and Mule Show

June 6, 2015
10:00 am
Pine Spur Hunt Club
Vinton, VA
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Memorial Weekend Pig Pick at Fort Valley Stable
May 24, 2015
Visit fortvalleyranch.com for details
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Virginia Percheron Association's Percheron Field Day
May 23, 2015
10:00 am 
Rt. 257 across from Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
Weyers Cave, VA
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Are you watching Gentle Giants on RFD-TV?  Virginia teamsters have been featured on recent episodes.  Gentle Giants airs on RFD-TV, Rural TV, and FamilyNet.  In addition you can watch all episodes on demand at rfdcc.com. 

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Click on "News & Upcoming Events" for more details!
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