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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ATTENTION VDHMA members. VDHMA ANNUAL MEETING POSTPONED!  Given the weather forecast for tomorrow, the VDHMA Annual Meeting has been changed to Saturday, February 28th at Traditions Family Restaurant, Harrisonburg, VA at 12:30 pm.
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Draft Horse & Mule Pull
Fluvanna County Fair
August 21, 2015
5:00 pm

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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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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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Memorial Weekend Pig Pick at Fort Valley Stable
May 24, 2015
Visit fortvalleyranch.com for details
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Free Picnic Dinner and Fireworks - Fort Valley Stable
July 4, 2015

Visit fortvalleyranch.com for details

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VDHMA Annual Meeting
Traditions Family Restaurant
Harrisonburg, VA
Saturday, February 21, 2015

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Ride & Drive and VDHMA Elections
Churchville, VA
10:00 am - November 8, 2014
(see flyer on Upcoming Events Page for additional details and directions)
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World Percheron Congress
Eastern State Exposition Fairgrounds
West Springfield, MA
October 6 - 11, 2014
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Draft Horse & Mule Fun Show
State Fair of Virginia at The Meadow
September 28, 2014
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Draft Horse & Mule Show and Horse/Mule Pull
State Fair of Virginia at The Meadow
September 29, 2014
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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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Unfortunately the 2014  Farm Day at Bob's was cancelled due to weather, but DVDs are still available from our great 2013 Bob's Farm Day!

DVD includes history of farming equipment & wagons. Contact Joan Orvis

Cost $20 + $2.50 for postage.