2014 Daily Schedule of Events.
Be sure to scroll down and see schedules for all of our individual areas and seminars.

Admission is $10.00 per day. 12 & Under are free with an adult. Free Parking.

DAILY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Field demonstrations showcase good horses and the latest horse drawn equipment — the essence of Horse Progress Days.

8:00am Opening Presentation
The Pony Express

9:00am Field Demonstrations
Field demonstrations traditionally begin
with manure spreaders to be followed by
plows and all tillage equipment.

9:00am Produce Demonstrations
Plows and tillage, roto-tillage,
transplanting, cultivators, sprayers, no-till
cultivators, sprayers, no-till pumpkins,
mulch lifter, irrigation and more.

Noon International Presentation
Hear from some of our international
guests and the organizations that work
with Horse Progress Days to make an
impact around the world.

1:00pm Hay Demonstration
Hay demonstrations traditionally
begin with mowers from small to large,
followed by rakes and balers, bale movers
and wrappers.

4:00pm Auction (Friday Only)

6:00pm Breed Presentation (Friday)
5:00pm Breed Presentation (Saturday)

Seminars
Seminars and demonstrations take place throughout the day in the many different areas that make up Horse Progress Days. Individual details, area schedules and seminars can be found below and are given out at the gate. Schedules may be subject to change.

MAIN SEMINAR SCHEDULE
Friday, July 4, 2014 Saturday, July 5, 2014

9:00-9:30am Friday 4:15-4:45pm Saturday Equine Therapy by Morgan Graham (Friday) & Marissa Greenslade (Saturday)

9:45-10:15am Friday 9:45-10:15am Saturday Raising Rabbits for Profit by Clyde Schlabach

10:30-11:00am Friday 10:30-11:00am Saturday Confirmation of a Quality Draft Horse by Gerald Allebach

11:15-11:45am Friday 11:15-11:45am Saturday Preparing Horses for Auction by Andy Beachy & Mark Barie

12:00-1:00pm Friday 12:00-1:00pm Saturday International Guest Introduction by Dale Stoltzfus & Mark Oliver

1:15-1:45pm Friday 9:00-9:30am Saturday Animal Farming Around the World by Dr. James Hynes

2:00-2:30pm Friday 2:00-2:30pm Saturday Grazing for Profits and Quality Forage by Nathan Weaver

2:45-3:15pm Friday 2:45-3:15pm Saturday Growing Future Farmers with Horses by Henry Hershberger

3:30-4:00pm Friday 1:15-1:45pm Saturday From Tractor Farming to Horse Farming by Thomas Payne

4:15-4:45pm Friday 3:30-4:00pm Saturday Horse Health & Reproduction by Dr. Joe Varga

ROUND PEN SEMINAR SCHEDULE
8:00-8:30am Roping for Beginners
How to Hold a Rope
& Throwing Technique
by Jay Puzacke - Dover, OH

8:30-10:30am Horse Training Basics
Starting a Colt Session #1
Starting a Colt Session #2
by Ken McNabb - WY

10:30-11:30am Selecting & Fitting Bits for Your Horse
Riding & Driving Bit Differences
Side Checks for Crossbreds
by Ted DeHass - Millersburg, OH

11:30am-1:30pm Harness & Driving Safety
An Overview of Training a Horse to
Drive Naturally. Helping Your Horse
Understand How to Pull and Push a Load.
by Nate Bowers - CO

1:30-3:30pm Natural Horsemanship
Connecting & Communicating with
Your Horse. Understanding Your Horses’
Personality.
by Jesse Peters - Greenville, OH

3:30-5:00pm Correcting Bad Habits
Desensitizing & Handling Feet on
a Spooky Horse. Plus, trailer loading.
by Wilmer Slabaugh - KY

PRODUCE AREA SEMINAR SCHEDULE
Friday, July 4, 2014
8:00-8:50am Ten Points for Orchard Success
by David Schlabach - Medina, NY

9:00-11:30am Equipment Demonstrations
Produce equipment in the field, followed
by Drip Irrigation & Overhead Watering

1:00-1:50pm Balancing Your Soil Nutrients
by Larry Strite - Bay Springs, MS

2:00-2:50pm Produce Varieties for the Farm Market
by Roman Raber - Apple Creek, OH

3:00-3:45pm What Are Your Produce Plants
Telling You?
(Field Walk)
by Raymond Yoder, Raymond Yoder Jr.
& Stan Clupper


Saturday, July 5, 2014
8:00-8:50am Successful CSA’s
(Community Supported Agriculture)
by David Fisher - PA

9:00-11:30am Equipment Demonstrations
Produce equipment in the field, followed
by Drip Irrigation & Overhead Watering

1:00-1:50pm Organic, Biodynamic, Horse Equipped
Farming, Followed by a Cultivator
Demonstration

by Stephen Leslie & Jelmar Albada

2:00-2:50pm Understanding the Link Between
Soil Fertility and Nutritional Value

In Our Food
by Larry Strite - Bay Springs, MS

3:00-3:45pm Your Own Fresh Fruit - Year Round
by David Schlabach - Medina, NY

LOGGING AREA SCHEDULE
Friday, July 4, 2014
9:00am Water Show
9:30am Logging Cart Demonstrations
9:30am Woodlot Management (Walk Through)
10:30am Tree Trimming
11:00am Tree Cutting & Skidding
11:30am Water Show
11:30am Crosscut Sawing
12:30pm Sawmill Information
2:00pm Obstacle Course with Horses
2:00pm Woodlot Management (Walk Through)
3:00pm Water Show

Saturday, July 5, 2014
9:00am Water Show
9:30am Logging Cart Demonstrations
9:30am Woodlot Management (Walk Through)
10:30am Tree Trimming
11:00am Tree Cutting & Skidding
11:30am Water Show
11:30am Crosscut Sawing
2:00pm Horse Pull Demonstration

The Logging Area is also planning to construct a small timber frame barn during the day, both days.

HOMEMAKER AREA SEMINAR SCHEDULE
Friday, July 4, 2014
8:30am Be Your Own Doctor
First Aid & Emergencies by Rachel Weaver

9:30am Dealing With Our Aging Bodies
High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Arthritis,
& Joint Pain by Rachel Weaver

10:45am Baking Wheat Bread
Grinding Grains, Tips for Success
& Bread Toppers by Miriam Wengerd

11:45am Treating Burns with B&W
Treating Burns Naturally, Responding to
Burns Immediately by Marvin Wengerd

1:00pm Liquid Soapmaking
Conventional versus Real Soap, Formulize,
Neutralize, & Scent Your Own Liquid Soap
by David Miller

2:00pm Gardening Around the Calendar
Cold Frames for Winter, Succession
Planting, Fun Heirloom Varieties
by Karen Geiser

10:0am – 2:00pm – Candle Making Demonstration
by Edith Lapp (Both Days)

 

Saturday, July 5, 2014
8:30am What is Happening to our Children’s Health?
Understanding how to deal with the rise of Allergies, Asthma, Bowel Problems, etc. in our children. by Rachel Weaver

9:30am Weeds That Heal
An exciting look at plants around us, and how
they can become our medicine. by Rachel Weaver

10:45am Liquid Soapmaking
Conventional versus Real Soap, Formulize,
Neutralize, & Scent Your Own Liquid Soap
by David Miller

11:45am Gardening Around the Calendar
Cold Frames for Winter, Succession
Planting, Fun Heirloom Varieties
by Karen Geiser

1:00pm Baking Wheat Bread
Grinding Grains, Tips for Success
& Bread Toppers by Miriam Wengerd

2:00pm Treating Burns with B&W
Treating Burns Naturally, Responding
to Burns Immediately by Marvin Wengerd

CHILDREN’S AREA
9:30am-Noon & 1:00pm-5:00pm

This year the Children’s Area will feature a
Draft Horse Carousel for the kids to ride!
There will also be Pony Cart Rides, and a Farm
Animal Petting Area featuring Big Ben, a 19.3 hand high horse weighing over 3,000 pounds. Swing Sets and a Corn Box will be available all day and there will be Coloring Books and Frisbees for the kids while supplies last.

AUCTION
4:00pm (Friday Only)

The Horse Progress Days Auction has always offered
its share of highly collectible HPD items, assorted tack, and the occasional big ticket item.
This year is no different. The auction will feature
a dated commemorative quilt, a new nylon work
harness, a new buggy harness, a wall clock, engraved anvil, flower pot stands and a few other surprises.
Be sure to listen as items are being added all the time.

 

BREED PRESENTATION
6:00pm (Friday)
5:00pm (Saturday)

This year’s breed presentation features over a
dozen different breeds. As a means of education, mixed with a bit of entertainment, this presentation features origins, characteristics and the usefulness of each breed. Breeds scheduled to be represented are:

• Belgian
• Percheron
• Clydesdale
• Shire
• Oberlander
• Suffolk
• Spotted Draft
• Fjord
• Mule
• Haflinger
• Standard Bred
• Fresian
• Dutch Harness
• Morgan
• Hackney

Horse Progress Days will again be offering the Draft Horse Farming Exploratory classes.

The purpose of the workshop is to help those who might be interested in farming with horses to further explore the idea. It begins on Thursday, before the official start of the event on Friday, and concludes on Saturday. The first part of the day on Thursday is spent on things like horse psychology, (how horses think), grooming, collar and harness fitting, before actually hooking a team to a cart and driving. There’s lots of hands on handling of the horses, but ample time is spent in preparation. There is no place other than the annual Horse Progress Days where one could expect to find this level of expert horse and equipment knowledge and the opportunity to learn about it and practice it. Ferman Wengerd is part of the Pioneer Equipment family and one who has taken a keen interest in horses and how best to train and handle them. Kim Hadwin is a horse farmer and horse farming equipment dealer in Canada and a strong supporter of Horse Progress Days.

Thursday Evening: Get acquainted for those who have arrived.

Friday: Begins with the basics; horse psychology, anatomy, and grooming.
Harnessing safely, Collar fitting and hands on driving. Manure hauling and real field work with real horses and real equipment.

Saturday: More field work, plowing, and time in the Produce Patch.
Throughout, there will be time for interaction with the instructors
by way of questions and comments.

If you have questions, or to reserve your spot in the class, send $500 payable to Horse Progress Days to:
Ferman Wengerd (Teamster Introduction Class)
16875 Jericho Rd. Dalton, OH 44618 330-857-6340

Questions about the class may also be directed to:
Dale Stoltzfus 717-940-4412 logcab7@ptd.net

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