Welcome to Shipshewana Indiana and Northern Indiana’s unique hospitality! We are home to the third largest Amish community in the world, where most of the farming is still done with horsepower and today’s innovative machinery.
The purpose of Horse Progress Days is to showcase a complete lineup of the latest equipment and hitching techniques in the draft horse industry. Educational seminars and clinics will guide you on your journey with draft animals whether you are just getting started, or just looking for ways to broaden your knowledge. You will see many different draft horse breeds, plus mules, ponies and oxen, in harness, doing what they do best: demonstrating plowing, tillage, haymaking, produce farming, logging and more.
Start your day with the Pony Express, proceeding on to the many field and produce demonstrations, homesteading, and more. Professionals will be sharing valuable information from round pen training to seminars and farm-related topics.
The homemaker area will display a wealth of information and seminars on home health care, healthy foods, and more. The children’s area will be exciting with a petting zoo, swing sets, and other activities.
The Breed Presentation is the final activity of the day, showing many different breeds of horses and hitch configurations, anything from a single up to a six or eight horse hitch. Bring the whole family; this event is truly “Something for everyone!”
Travel safely! Drive slowly take a deep breath, and enjoy the lush rolling knobs of LaGrange County Indiana. You will want to come back and enjoy new friendships.
The Local Planners