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 everyone, Diane here. I am trying to reach out to each of our members for submissions to the Drum Beat. It is scheduled to be out, September 1, 2017. We have changed from a quarterly newsletter, to a semiannual newsletter for the time being, until we get more submissions. I would like to each issue to be chalk full of exciting news that all of our membership will enjoy! To do that, I need YOU! Please send photos, stories, brags, articles and suggestions to IDHAeditor@yahoo.com I look forward to hearing from each of you! Deadline is August 25th. ... See MoreSee Less

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Due to our President/Registrar going out of the country, the IDHA office will be closed until August 11th. All paperwork and transactions will be promptly processed, once our office reopens. If you have any questions, please contact us by phone or e-mail.

Happy Drumming!
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Has your Drum been out to the beach lately? These two have! Share your beach photos with us!

Thank you for sharing Laura Moon!
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Achilles has been retired to the Horse Trust. A well deserved one I'd say! ... See MoreSee Less

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.

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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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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