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2019 SIDHMA Wagon Ride


The annual wagon ride week of the Southern Indiana Draft Horse and Mule Association got underway this year on Saturday, September 14, 2019. There was a slight feeling of sadness this year as the club had suffered the death of several members since our 2018 ride. The first few days were a repeat of last year. We camped on the grounds of the Southern Indiana Horseman's Club near Tell City. Each day there was a wagon ride scheduled in the area of Perry County around the club. By staying at one location, participants were able to set up camp and not have to worry about moving their trailers each day. As usual, all meals were group meals with various members agreeing to provide one evening meal during the week. Needless to say, we ate like kings all week!! On Wednesday, the group didn't plan a ride, but instead, we moved the camp about 20 miles north from the Horseman's Club to a friend's property across from the farm of Dennis and Edna Taylor near Branchville, IN. The remainder of the week was spent riding in the area of northern Perry County. The weather remained very warm and dry, but most days did have a nice breeze which made the conditions tolerable. As the week wore on, there were fewer and fewer wagons each day as members left to attend to other business. The final ride of the week on Saturday only had 1 wagon and 1 buggy, but we still had a great ride. The only one who rode every day, including the day we moved camp, was Eddie Mills. His little mule team is seen carrying the club banner in many of the photos and earns the "toughness" award for this year. There were only a few of us left on that final Sunday morning, but I know that I left with a lot of great memories to see me through the winter.

I hope you enjoy the photos I took during the week. Click one of the links below to view them.



Click the links below to see photos from this event!

Horseman's Club - Friday thru Tuesday

Branchville - Wednesday thru Saturday

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