Welcome to the exciting world of the Drum Horse! This new breed of horse has come thundering out of the history books and into reality across the world. First used by the Queen of England in her ceremonial Band of the Life Guards. The Drum Horse carries the heavy kettle drums during parades and other pageantry.
Today, the Drum Horse is proving to be the ultimate heavy riding horse. A talented athlete, the Drum Horse can excel in many disciplines. Browse through this site and see what all the excitement is about…
The International Drum Horse Association is the sole registry dedicated to promoting and preserving the Drum Horse World wide.
One Breed, One Standard, One Registry
International Drum Horse Association
6700 Kuykendall Rd.
Bellville, TX 77418
Hello Fellow Drum Enthusiast! We had an overwhelming response to vote in favor of expanding the F3 percentages.
The Horse designations are as follows:
Foundation Horse: A purebred (registered) Clydesdale, Shire or Gypsy Horse, A cross of a (registered) Clydesdale and (registered) Shire.
Foundation Drum: A horse that contains Clydesdale and/or Shire and MUST be more than 50% Gypsy.
F1 Drum Horse: A horse that is Clydesdale and/or Shire and exactly 50% Gypsy.
F2 Drum Horse: A horse that is Clydesdale and/or Shire and 49% to 25% Gypsy.
F3 Drum Horse: THE ONLY CHANGE – A horse that is Clydesdale and/or Shire and 24% to 6.25% Gypsy.
Another important designation is Premium Drum. This horse can come from F1, F2, or F3. It is a horse that by his/her 5th birthday is 16hh or greater. If you have any further questions concerning where your horse falls, please reach out to our registrar, Rebecca@ IDHAregistrar@yahoo.com
We hope this helps with a better understanding of where each of your horses stand. It will also help with your breeding decisions in the years to come, ever moving the Drum Horse forward from a type to a breed.
Your IDHA BOD
The International Drum Horse Association would like to congratulate the following individuals on being our 2016 High Point winners!
2016 High Point Performance winner is Jane Williamson and FVA’s Grand Design
2016 Dressage winner is Wendy Rager and The Exhibitionist of Chestnut Oaks
2016 Exhibition winner is Laura Moon and Mariah’s Boon
2016 High Point Youth winner is Brandon Holland and Regalus’ Box of Chocolates
We were excited to see a much larger number of participants for the 2016 year, and we were particularly encouraged to see our youth entries! We would like to thank everyone who made an effort to show your horses in the various disciplines in 2016. This breed is starting to make a name for itself in the show arenas and we are excited to see the horse world taking notice!