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
832 558-1630
IDHADrumHorse@yahoo.com

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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.

Happy Drumming,

Your IDHA BOD

 


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It was a day of mixed emotions yesterday. After many years service with The Household Cavalry our beloved drum horse Achilles was retired to The Horse Trust. Although he hasn’t been in the spotlight...

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Drums on Parade! Do you have a story to share?

The 4th of July was the first time that I had ever entered Muffin into a public parade. I am beyond thrilled with her behavior. There were over 2,000 participants in the Marietta parade, including Civil War reenactors shooting black powder guns in front of us (our horses didn’t flinch). It was estimated that there were OVER 30 THOUSAND SPECTATORS at this parade. You can imagine the noise; flags waving, etc….now add live bands and loud speakers to the mix. Muffin has just recently started her riding and driving training, so she was the only one of our group being led from the ground. This opened up the door for some photo ops with eager kiddos (and multiple excited adults, one young lady walked part of the way with us). Like everything else we throw at her, Muffin took it all in stride. My goal is to drive her through next year! - Taylor Westbrook
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This Week's Whicker Wednesday horse is: FVA’s Grand Design, a 4 year old F1 Drum mare. She is owned by Jane Williamson of Four Feathers Farm in Rockford, MI.

"Just thought you might like to see a picture of my Drum mare wearing her drums. 🙂 This was her first time out in public with them and they even asked me to play. This was in the Drum horse costume class at the West Michigan Classic in Centreville, MI over Memorial Day weekend." - Jane

Do not forget to send in pictures of your horses. We would love to feature them on our facebook pages! IDHAWebMaster@yahoo.com
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This Week's Whicker Wednesday horse is: DJ Northern Magic Gold, a F1 Drum Colt. He was born May 3, 2016 in Phoenix and is owned by John Pryschlak and Judy Andrekson in Alberta, Canada.

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If YOU have something to share or would like to write an article for the Drum Beat, please contact Diane at: IDHAeditor@yahoo.com

This weeks article is: Stallion Service Safety by Kelsey Kempton

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Just a reminder: You can now find educational articles, that have been published in the Drum Beat, under the Articles tab on our site. Many members have sent in some very useful information that ran in the Drum Beam and that information can now be accessed without having to look through pages of past newsletters. We will begin sharing an article a week on our Facebook pages, so please keep an eye out!

If YOU have something to share or would like to write an article for the Drum Beat, please contact Diane at: IDHAeditor@yahoo.com

This weeks article is: Preparing Your Stallion for Breeding Season by Kelsey Kempton

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Recent Addition! You can now find the print quality version of this file on our website. It is located in the "About" section, under "Printables". It makes a great table top banner! ... See MoreSee Less

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Calling all IDHA members! WE WANT YOU...to tell us what you are doing with your horses! We would like to begin doing a "Member/Horse/Breeder Highlight" in each issue of the Drum Beat. Tell us about your horses, breeding program, a show you have attended etc. It can be a couple of paragraphs, or several and include a picture whenever possible. Please include in your write up what state you live in. We will use them in the order they are received so start sending them in and lets share the versatility of this wonderful breed with our members and beyond!
Please email write ups and pictures to: IDHAeditor@yahoo.com
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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.

Happy Drumming,

Your IDHA BOD
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