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Contact Ruth Freeman to add your farm or service to the Draft Horse Connection Directory.

Breeders

Circle H Ranch Ann Armann, Box 14, Lone Butte, BC V0K 1X0, (250) 395-0138, annarmann@highlandponies.ca. Breeder of Highland Ponies registered with the Highland Pony Society in Scotland. These ponies are remarkably versatile; easy to keep, strength; hardiness; excellent for riding, driving and farm work.

Glenalby Farms Alex and Ruby McMillan, 2108A Line 40, New Hamburg, ON N3A 4B2, (519) 625-8353. Our farm raises Clydesdales and Clydesdale-Hackney cross horses. Usually some for sale. Bed & Breakfast & Bale. Can accommodate travelling horses.

Golden Moment Farm John and Norma Banford, 140 Mother Barnes Road, RR4, Athens, ON K0E 1B0, (613) 924-1661, www.goldenmomentfarm.ca. Registered Clydesdales, Golden Retrievers and Maple Syrup for sale. Standing a Stud: Carson’s Captain II (CAN) M33238.

Orchard Hill Farm Ken and Martha Laing, 45415 Fruit Ridge Line, RR#5 St. Thomas, ON N5P3S9, kmlaing@execulink.com web site: www.orchardhillfarm.ca. Suffolk Punch draft horses, bred, trained, worked and sold

Greenbriar Fjords Edwin Doyle, Owner, 7 Sullivan Roadm Sheenboro, QC J0X 2Z0, (819) 689-2984. Standing: Anvil’s Simon.

Gully Dale Canadians Kelly Ferguson and daughter Katie Cleary, RR4, Pakenham, ON K0A 2X0, (613) 624-5903, cranhill@superaje.com. Working to keep the Tradition Alive.

Mid’s Fjords, Anna Middleton, Box 395, Neilburg, SK S0M 2C0, (306) 823-4463 Fax: (306) 823-4861, amiddleton@sasktel.net, Breeder of Registered Norwegian Fjord Horses since 1974.

Twin View Farm Keith and Gladys Hodgins, RR2, Kincardine, ON N2Z 2X4, (519) 395-5802, twinviewfarm@hurontel.on.ca. Registered Haflingers, The Versatile Breed.

Chris R. Warkentin Box 1681, Virden, MB R0M 2C0, (204) 748-1627 cwark@ rfnow.com www.warkentinhorses.com. Paint Cross Breeds, Sport Horses, Belgians and Percherons. NAERIC Approved.

Wildflower Fjord Farm Maureen, Robert and Renee Lafleur, 2565 Chemin Aeroport, Timmins, ON P4N 7C3, (705) 268-0848, mrrl@nt.net, www.geocities.com/fjords2000. Breeders of Norwegian Fjord Horses. Standing: Anvil Artur.

Equipment

Atlantic Draft Horse Supply
Your Local Supplier of Horse Drawn Equipment for Fun and Farm    www.atlanticdrafthorsesupply.ca Atlantic Draft Horse Supply carries Amish made horse equipment and Harness for many sizes of horses. We are the Atlantic Canada authorized distributor for Pioneer Equipment, I & J Manf., Lancaster Spreader, Yoder Shoeing Stocks, Boontown Sprayers, Stumptown Manf. as well as many others.

ADHS stocks wagons, ploughs (sulky and walking), harrows, ground drive manure spreaders, I & J PTO forecarts and Pioneer non-PTO forecarts, haying equipment including new and used mowing machines, rakes and tedders, cultivation equipment, new poles, hitch accessories including new yokes and doubletrees for various size teams in steel and wood, team harness, new collars & pads, shoeing stocks, John Deere and International painted children’s wagons, and loads of decorative horse themed pieces.
Mini and Pony sized easy entry carts, stone boats, work sleds and logging arches plus many other things.
Located at 327 Cedar Road, Maitland, NS B0N1T0     Visiting ADHS: Give a call to plan a visit and talk horse!!
Email: info@atlanticdrafthorsesupply.ca
Website: www.atlanticdrafthorsesupply.ca    Phone: Call Richard at 902-261-2022

Harder’s Heritage – New and used draft horse equipment. Authorized Pioneer dealer and Yoder Stocks. Harder’s Heritage 613-395-1855 email ojharder@sympatico.ca or website www.harderequipment.com

Hoover Collar Shop – Good Quailty Longstraw collars, Field Collars, Pulling Collars, Buggy Collars – 44754 Orange Hill Road, RR1, Gorrie, ON N0G 1X0 Fax: (519) 335-6540

Gateway Fabricators – 52056 Glencolin Line, RR 34, Aylmer, ON N5H 2R3 519-765-3941 ext 1 – Pioneer Equipment, Lancaster Manure Spreaders, Forest Logging carts

Knorr Equipment, equipment. I & J Mfg., White Horse Machine, Pioneer Equipment Inc., Gateway Manufacturing, Yard Hitch. – Horse Drawn Farm Machinery – Sawmill Equipment – Custom Built Machinery – Wagons, forecarts, riding plows, walking plows, cultivators, Cultimulchers, hay tedders, rakes, spreaders, wooden or steel sleighs, shoeing stocks, neck yokes. Edward Knorr 843 Huron-Kinloss, RR4, Ripley, ON N0G 2R0 or Fax: (519) 395-5900

Martin’s Custom Wagons Noah Martin, 4360 Hessen Strasse, RR #3 Wellesley Ont., 519-699-6005. • Quality Made People Haulers • Farm Wagons Made to Order • Available With Cover.

New Massey 51 Walking Skimmers now available, We have re-cast the rotating head, machined the handle and forged the skimmer points and wings. Price $150 + HST Contact: Tony Wallbank (519) 458-8331 or email tlwallbank@gmail.com

Farms and ranches

Little East River Farm Box 452 Novar, ON, P0A 1R0, (705) 788-1169, Sandy Nicholson and Steve McCutcheon. Our 300 acre farm is just 10 minutes north of Huntsville, Ontario in scenic Muskota. We have 4 beautiful Belgians who help us offer sleigh rides, wagon rides, carriage rides and cutter rides during the year. We also have 9 horses at different stages of development and training for trail rides and equitation. We’re open year round, so visitors are always welcome.

Film production

Raymond Lacusta Productions Box 23 Calder, SK S0A 0K0, (306) 742-2033, rlacusta@sasktel.net, www.lacustaproductions.com. Producer, Filmmaker, Photographer. Licensed with the Film and Video Classification Act of Saskatchewan. Specializing in Canadian Wildlife Adventures – Farm and Rural Life. Productions Available: To Call a Coyote; Saskatchewan Moose Hunt; To Call a Buck; How to Fillet and Debone a Jack Fish; Centennial of Calder, Saskatchewan. Post Production and Editing: . Film Productions of: Canadian Wildlife Adventures; Preserving Canada’s Heritage; Capture a Story; Educational Presentations. Draft Horse Connection productions include over 30 DVDs filmed coast to coast in Canada.

Harness makers

Brubacher’s Harness Shop Wallenstein, ON, 1-866-669-2064, www.brubachersharness.ca. Harness mini to draft, complete harness sets, also carry English and Western draft saddles and riding equipment for those gentle giants.

Joy’s Harness Repair Joy Drynan, RR4 Almonte, ON K0A 1A0, (613) 257-1266. Blanket repair and manufacturing; Harness repair and manufacturing, Nylon, Granite, Vinyl and Leather.

Harnais J D Harness Jean-Denis Campeau, prop. Repairs and fabrication Leather, Nylon, Granite Harness. RR1 North Lancaster, ON K0C 1Z0, (613) 347-3311 Fax: (613) 347-3310.

Aaron Martin Harness Ltd. 4445 Posey Line, RR1, Wallenstein, ON N0B 2S0, 1-800-367-0639, (519) 698-2754 fax: (519) 698-2420, www.aaronmartin.com, info@aaronmartin.com. The complete source for the Harnessed horse. Manufacture harness for horses and pets and offer top quality, handcrafted work, both ready made and made to measure.

Poplar Bluff Harness & Tack Shop – New and Used – Ed Mercier, RR1, Box 16, Arran, SK S0A 0B0 306-595-2232

Steady Brook Saddlery James Brown, 303 Etter Road, Mt. Uniacke, NS B0N 1Z0, (902) 866-4055, steadybrook@hfxeastlink.ca. Used Harness Making Equipment – New Harness Making Hardware, Chrome and brass, Japan Black Steel, Black Rubber-Coated Steel. Patterns available.

Stockman’s Stall Stan and Mabel Wheller, Box 368, Killam, AB T0B 2L0, (780) 385-3661, www.stockmanstall.com stockman@telusplanet.net. Custom built harness for all sizes of horses, donkeys and mules. Write for free catalogue.

Organizations

American Suffolk Punch Association Mary Margaret Read, #C, Secretary, 4240 Goehring Road, Ledbetter, TX 78946 USA, (979) 249-5795 http://suffolkpunch.com. Suffolk Punch Draft Horses: The Farmer’s Choice.

BC Draft Under Saddle Club Contact: Kendall Venning, 24888 121 St. Maple Ridge, BC V4R 2A5 http://bcdraftundersaddleclub.com. info@bcdraftundersaddleclub.com

Canadian Belgian Horse Association http://canadianbelgianhorse.com – Info: Barb Meyers – 905-939-1186 or email cbha@csolve.net

Canadian Fjord Horse Association The Fjord Horse, Stout & Strong & Norwegian in Ancestry is our Lord’s Masterpiece among Domestic Animals. The Fjord horse is a general purpose horse used for dressage, English/western riding, jumping, packing, plowing, logging, combined driving. Andrea Thiel, Secretary: 136 des Pivoines, Gatineau, Quebec J9J 2G8 819-684-355 or email: andreathiel1@gmail.com

Canadian Haflinger Association The North American Driving world’s best kept secret. They excel at all equine endeavors from draft and farm work, to light carriage, to riding. Quiet enough for children, with enough spark and flare for the serious horse person. Discover the Haflinger today! Contact Jan Hayward, Secretary Canadian Haflinger Association, R.R.#1 Grand Bend, ON N0M 1T0

Clydesdale Horse Association of Canada was organized and incorporated in 1886. It consists of ten Directors from across Canada. Current President is Calvin Martin, 3830 Mowat Road, Winnipeg, MB. Secretary/Treasurer is Marlene Langille, R.R.#2, Hopewell, NS. For more information contact the web site at “canadianclydesdales.ca” On it you will find information on Clydesdales and on the Association. There is also an e-mail address to contact the Secretary. Registrations, Transfers and Memberships are handled by Canadian Livestock Records in Ottawa. email: clrc@clrc.ca

Canadian Percheron Horse Association http://canadianpercherons.com – Info: Kathy Ackles – 250-759-4981 or email: canadapercheron@uniserve.com

Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario  Courses, workshops, kitchen table meetings, farm tours, farmer advisory, newsletters, all in the pursuit of ecological farming. Contact EFAO – 519-822-8606 or info@efao.ca – http://efao.ca

Inland Draft & Teamsters Association Our club has been around in one form or another for at least 25 years. It is one of 3 Member clubs in B.C. under an umbrella organization called Draft Horse and Mule Association of B.C. We have approx. 40 members from all over southern BC who love horses and an outdoor/farming/ranching way of life. In total our members have approx. 15 teams consisting of Percherons, Belgians, Clydesdales, Fjords and Mules and some light horses as well. Our club has had access to approx. 10 acres of dry grassland near Knutsford where we have hosted a number of activities. The last weekend of April we host Spring Field Days where we hold a competitive plow with teams coming from various parts of B.C. We have been hosting a plowing match for approximately the last 10 years. This year we moved to new surroundings. The City of Kamloops has purchased a large acreage between the Yellowhead Hwy (Hwy 5) and the North Thompson River near Rayleigh, just north of Kamloops, and wants the ranching/farming/agricultural community to have a large presence there. Our club was invited hold our competitive plow there on Apr 24th, 2010. We will probably have access to 4 acres of river bottom land in the future. After the plowing match we traditionally disc, harrow and seed the field with a grain crop (using club and privately owned horse drawn equipment). Hoping for good germination and growing conditions, we set aside 2 weekends in September/October (depending on the weather), 1 weekend for cutting, binding and stooking our grain and the second weekend for bringing in our crop with a team and wagon and hosting an old fashioned threshing bee. We sell the grain and straw to raise monies for the club. One of our club projects has been to build quite a large implement shed on our Knutsford site to store a lot of our old equipment. Our club also hosts and/or participates in a number of other events such as other plowing competitions, driving competitions, horse pulls, clinics, fall fairs, fun days and our annual horse and wagon/cart campout over a 3 day weekend during the summer. Some members make all or part of their living with their horses (horse logging, sleigh rides, wagon rides as well as hauling gear in remote places) while the rest just do it for fun and the social activities that go along with it. It costs $10/yr to join our club. We also request that anybody handling horses purchase Horse Council BC insurance to give protection financially in case of accident. Our club also purchases insurance so we can hold events. We have meetings the first Thursday of every month, at 7:30 pm, in the meeting room upstairs at Duffy’s Pub in Kamloops. Dennis Ryan is our club president so he should be our contact person. His contact information is Comp B2, Legion Site , Westwold, BC V0E 3B0 (250) 375-2425. doubletreefarms@hotmail.com

Leeds County Draft Horse Club Formed in 1986, its purpose is to promote the proper care and use of draft horses; whether it be for agricultural or recreational endeavours.Membership in the Club is $20.00 annually. This includes the cost of a monthly newsletter, as well as the opportunity to participate in meetings and other Club activities. The current membership stands at approximately 80. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month (except December), in the Toledo United Church Hall during the school year, and at members’ homes during the summer months. Every year, the Club hosts a Spring Field Day, with teams performing such tasks as plowing, discing, log- skidding, and giving wagon rides. There is always good food and good music at the field day! President: Brent Christie – 613- 925-0374

Newfoundland Pony Society PO Box 8132, St. John’s, NL, A1B 2M9. Designated under the Heritage Animal Act of Newfoundland and Labrador. A charitable organization, dedicated to preserving, protecting and promoting the Newfoundland Pony as a distinct heritage animal. We encourage ethical breeding standards, maintain a registration process, and foster public awareness of the pony’s history and it’s future. Membership forms as well as other information about the society and the NL pony can be found at www.newfoundlandpony.com http://www.newfoundlandpony.com

Ontario Percheron Horse Association Inc.  President Kim Davidson 519-454-8734 kim.davidson@sympatico.ca Secretary/Treasurer – Michelle Campbell 2321 Cockshutt Road, Waterford, ON N0E 1Y0 (519) 443-6399 Email: campbellfarms@silomail.com Website: www.ontariopercherons.ca

Southwest Ontario Draft Horse Club “The Lines In Your Hands” is a group effort to bring together people with an interest in working with Draft Horses, be it farming, logging, parades, showing or wagon/sleigh rides. All breeds of horses and teamsters are welcome. The focus is on training teams & teamsters, rebuilding farm equipment & vehicles, participating in draft horse events and field days,& participating in topics the group may be interested in such as care, feeding, braiding tails & manes, harnessing, vet care, single hitches etc. Contact: Phil Waite President – 519-424-3693

Southwest Harness and Driving Club Ten years ago we formed the South West Harness and Driving Club – The club is a great way to get together and meet great friends. In February we get together and show films, have a visit and a potluck supper. We have an annual meeting and people suggest what they would like to do at our events. We hope to have a spring planting, summer haying and a fall threshing bee. We do everything at the events, from wagon rides, plowing, discing, and seeding. Having these events depends on the weather conditions. Don Dolgolpol Box 191 Consul, SK S0N 0P0 306-299-4471

Saskatchewan Working Teamsters Association SWTA Promotes the practical use of draft animals for pleasure and profit. Annual event Father’s Day weekend, teamsters & spectators gather at the Campbell farm for plowing, discing, driving, competitions for fun, log skidding, and bale racing. Niall Campbell (306) 886-2050 – www.swta.ca -teamsters@swta.ca SEMINARS – We will be hosting seminars on the basics of working with draft animals. These seminars will be geared towards the beginner and will cover the basics of harnessing and hitching safety. There will be a limited class size. If you are interested, please contact the SWTA ASSOCIATION 306-886-2050 OR teamsters@swta.ca – Niall Campbell

Vancouver Island Draft Horse Club meetings held on the 3rd Friday in the months of January, March, May, July and November at the Cowichan Agriculture Centre on Clements Street, Duncan. For more information contact: Jazzi Tinsley, PO Box 660 Ganges PO, Salt Spring Is., BC V8K 2W3 or Jazzi Tinsley or Doug Carr at (250) 245-4864.

Wild Rose Draft Horse Association The WRDHA is a group of draft horse enthusiasts who banded together in 1994 with the goal of giving all Draft Horse enthusiasts in Alberta a strong presence. The Wild Rose Draft Horse Association is an advocacy group, which speaks with a unified voice for Alberta’s Draft Horse Industry. Since that time the Association has become directly responsible for such worthwhile events as the Annual Olds Draft Horse Sale, the Alberta Draft Horse Improvement and 4-H Draft Horse Events. We are also major sponsors of such worthwhile events as the Calgary Stampede, the World Percheron Congress, Irricanna Pioneer Acres as well as most Alberta Draft Horse Shows. We strongly recommend that anyone with an interest in Alberta Draft Horses become involved with the Wild Rose Draft Horse Association by contacting Membership Director, Barb Stephenson 403-933-5765.

Publications

The Clydesdale Speculator 113 Old Bridge Road RR1, Hanover, ON N4N 3B8, (519) 364-7051 Fax (519) 364-2166, douraclydesdale@wightman.ca. A quarterly magazine featuring the Clydesdale breed and its supporters.

DVL Publishing Inc. Box 1509, Liverpool, NS B0T 1K0, 1-877-354-3674, www.countrymagazines.com. Horse & Pony and Rural Delivery. Canada’s Farm and Country Journal.

Rural Heritage box 2067 Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52406 USA, 319-362-3027 fax: 319-362-3046 -  www.ruralheritage.com. For hands-on know how in farming and logging with horses, mules or oxen, look no further. Read about work animals; find out what’s going on today.

Small Farm Canada 1-866-260-7985, www.smallfarmcanada.ca, The magazine for Canada’s Most Dynamic Farmers.

Small Farmer’s Journal Box 1627, Sisters, OR 97759 USA, (541) 549-2064 sub@smallfarmersjournal.com, www.smallfarmersjournal.com. Featuring Practical Horse farming since 1976.

Services

Rominick Livestock Services The Power Hoof Trimmer – Trim sole, bars, wall and flare – Take the work out of hoof trimming! Hoof trimming equipment and hoof care supplies. 780-388-2222 www.rlscanada.ca

Trailers

Trailers Plus Highway 7, 2 miles East of Peterborough, ON, (705) 745-5732 or 1-800-532-3396. Designed for long life and comfortable travel, an Eby trailer sets the standard for rugged construction and provides options in draft horse transportation. Let Eby Pull your Team!

Training

Atlantic Draft Horse Supply 2013 Schedule for Horse Events, Training Days and Exhibitions
April 19, 20 & 21…ADHS will be attending the Atlantic Horse Fair as an exhibitor at the NS Provincial Ex Grounds. Come by and have a chat with myself and see some new equipment. We will also have lots of horse related metal pieces for sale.

April 22-27…ADHS will be going to Ohio and Pennsylvania for another load of new horse equipment and harness. Place your order now to take advantage of this and get your new equipment soon as possible. More trips during the year as required.

May 11…Introduction to Single and Team Driving Clinic. ADHS will review safe procedures involved in driving single and double. This program emphasizes safety in harnessing, hitching and driving. This is a one day program and so book your place asap.

May 25…ADHS Springtime Equipment Demonstration Day. Come by and watch the new equipment in use in preparation for seeding. See the new Lancaster Manure Spreaders, various pieces of Pioneer Cultivation Equipment like ploughs (both sulky and walking), cultivators (disc, spring and tooth types) and the Famous Pioneer Homesteader. We will also be featuring the I & J Manufacturing Ground Drive PTO Forecarts and more. All horses being used are already booked for this event!

June 15…Introduction to Single and Team Driving Clinic. ADHS will review safe procedures involved in driving single and double. This program emphasizes safety in harnessing, hitching and driving. This is a one day program so book your place asap.

August 17…ADHS Summertime Equipment Demonstration Day. We will be firing up all the equipment we have on-site for haying with horses with various local teams. Come see the horses make hay including such activities as mowing, tedding, raking, baling and bringing in the baled hay. Wagon rides will also be enjoyed by all. Horses used are already booked for this event!

August 20-24…ADHS will be returning to the Nova Scotia Provincial Ex all week long with loads of goodies to check out.

September 21…ADHS goes Open House for a Fall Ploughing day.  Teamsters can bring their own horses and equipment as well as try out items for sale at ADHS. All teams will be asked to perform a safety test prior to being allowed to take part for insurance and overall safety reasons. It would be good to have interested parties contact me for more info if possible.

Please do not show up with horses for the Field Day in May or August as the teams being used have been already booked. Let me know if you are interested in taking part in future events or coming another day to work with us here directly.

Located at 327 Cedar Road, Maitland, NS B0N1T0     Visiting ADHS: Give a call to plan a visit and talk horse!!
Email: info@atlanticdrafthorsesupply.ca        Want a catalogue: Drop me a note with your address
Website: www.atlanticdrafthorsesupply.ca    Phone: Call Richard at 902-261-2022

Butternut Farm and Draft Horse Workshops Hands on driving and draft horse workshop, instructor Pat Wolfe. Workshops in June. For more details visit www.patwolfefjords.com or email pwolfe@istar.ca. Phone 1-877-253-9888.

DRAFT HORSE WORKSHOPS geared to your needs. New and used draft horse equipment. Authorized Pioneer dealer and Yoder Stocks. Harder’s Heritage 613-395-1855 email ojharder@sympatico.ca or website www.harderequipment.com

Orchard Hill Farm Workshops and Apprenticeships Ken and Martha Laing, 45415 Fruit Ridge Line, RR#5 St. Thomas, ON N5P 3S9. kmlaing@orchardhillfarm.ca 80 acre certified organic farm CSA for 100 families, Christmas trees, spelt, oats, rye, hay and pasture. Suffolk Punch horses, bred, trained and used for most farm work and logging. Buggy horse main source of transportation. We offer 3-day workshops from April thru September to train new teamsters how to safely and effectively harness, hitch and drive draft horses. Each year between April and Thanksgiving we take on two apprentices, who come to our farm to learn about and practice organic horse farming. Check out our website for pictures and more information at: www.orchardhillfarm.ca.

Veterinarians

Ottawa Valley Large Animal Clinic Dr.L.A. Butler, R.R.#4, Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0 (613) 258-5773

Rutherford Equine Services  Dr.Mark Rutherford, Specialized Equine Veterinarian, 4792 Highway #2, RR3, Gananoque, ON K7G 2V5 (613) 382-1166 or pager 536-0614 or email:rutherglen@sympatico.ca

Thousand Islands Veterinary Services 839 Stone St. N., Gananoque, ON K7G 1Z7 (613) 382-2900