May 9-11 - MDHMA Spring meeting - Melstone, MT
Ed and Bev Fryer have retired from the Castle Mountain Ranch and moved back to their "home" ranch. They will be hosting our spring meeting so it is sure to be a fun time! More info to come.
June 20-22 - Haying event at the Jorden's - Pryor, MT
The dates are approximate as weather and growth of the hay can change things in a hurry.
June 28-30 - Draft Horse Expo - Deer Lodge, MT
We help sponsor this event with many of our members being the one’s competing in the arena and helping with setup and organizing.
September 13-15 - MDHMA Fall meeting - Twin Bridges, MT
This is our usual place to meet every fall.
MDHMA Fall 2018 Meeting - Twin Bridges
Once again - we had beautiful weather for our fall meeting and we went back to one of our favorite places - the county fairgrounds in Twin Bridges. This year's meeting was attended by several new members and drivers who honed their skills Saturday with the obstacles followed by some fun racing in the Canadian Maze. Sunday the group headed on to a local ranch and had a lovely drive through the hills and then back to the fairgrounds.
Judith Basin County Fair Parade - August 2018
One of the purposes of the association is to help youth find and enjoy the draft horse hobby. This last summer we got a request from 4-H Ambassador Kaitlyn Boberg. She was wanting someone to sponsor them in the Judith Basin County Fair parade. Henry Harrison jumped to the rescue. He took two of his mules (Jenny and Judy) and his wagon and headed up to Stanford, MT. Turns out it was the 75th anniversary of the fair and although in recent years there has not been a parade, this year there was an effort to revive the parade and, although small, it was well done and well received. There are three 4H clubs in the county and each one had a float. The Geyer, MT group had some members, parents and friends riding in his wagon. Henry said his mules were pretty good, even though this was the first time he had hooked this particular team together, and everyone had a great time.
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Jorden Ranch Haying - July 2018- Pryor, MT
After a couple of cancellations due to the fact that the Jorden ranch was either under water or a giant mud bog, the weather cleared enough for folks to actually get in there and get some haying done.