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

 


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!

 


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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Hello Members!
We want to thank all of the members who took the time to vote in our board of directors election! We also want to thank all of our candidates for being willing to throw your names in the hat and serve the members and horses of the IDHA. As we grow in numbers we are thankful to have those who are willing to work for, and serve our members! This was a very close election with only a 10 vote difference between all of the candidates. That being said, the newly elected members of your current board of Courtney Collins, Taylor Westbrook and Janelle Harden are:
Jeannie Bradshaw
Elizabeth Campbell
Rebecca McKeever
Diane Thompson

Congratulations to these ladies and we look forward to an exciting three years of serving the members of the IDHA with you!
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ADHA registered Drum Horse stallions.

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Hello members!
We announced late last week that email instructions for the election would go out this evening (March 14th) but you will not actually receive those until tomorrow morning (March 15th) when the election begins. I apologize for any confusion!
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Attention Members,
We are approaching the Board of Directors election which will be March 15-17, 2017. We have five members running for your Board of Directors this election cycle, with four seats to fill. Rebecca McKeever and Diane Gatlin-Thompson are running for re-election, and Jeannie Bradshaw, Jane Williamson, and Elizabeth Campbell are also running for a seat on the board. I'd like to thank these individuals for being willing to serve you, the members of the IDHA. There has been a significant amount of growth in the association within the last year in many areas, so we are excited to have dedicated members willing to serve on the board. As the Board of Directors, we are elected to serve our members so make sure you take the time to vote on one of the above dates.

Voting will take place and be tallied electronically, through a voting website. We will be sending out instructions for that soon. Keep an eye out! We will also let everyone know that the voting has commenced here on our Facebook page.

Thank you to all of our loyal and supportive members. We look forward to an exciting year ahead for all of us and our horses! If you have any questions, please contact: idhaelections@yahoo.com

*Do not forget; if you change your e-mail address (from the one listed on your yearly membership application) please contact us and let us know. We work diligently to keep our database current. Any e-mails that were no longer current, did receive phone calls for updated e-mails. However, if your e-mail address was not returned, it led us to believe that you had received it.
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ADHA registered Drum Horse stallions.

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TOYS 2017 why not come and support the only registry that recognises the DRUM horse in the UK , pledge your support and enter the first DRUM horse classes to be offered here in the UK

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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: Sparking White Mane, Tail and Feather Secrets by Amber Gaitlin

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You can now find the IDHA Bylaws on our website. If you are interested in reading those, they are located under the "About" section.

Along with the Bylaws, you will see many recent additions to our site. We now have the page "Drum Horses in the News"; this page lists various articles that have been published about Drums. You can find links to Radio/Podcasts, TV and Published articles there. If you have anything to add to this page, please let us know! Has your horse been published in your local newspaper? Do you know of a story that we are missing? If you have something to share, we would love to hear it!
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