Ad Sizes & Rates


Founded in 1964, The Draft Horse Journal is recognized world-wide as the leading all-breed draft horse periodical. Read by over 21,000 draft horse enthusiasts on every continent (except Antarctica), The Draft Horse Journal is the magazine that people in this industry refer to when they want to locate supplies or services. Published quarterly, it averages over 200 pages per issue.

The Draft Horse Journal offers you two of the best advertising venues available: The Draft Horse Journal Magazine, and our Web Site. Our Advertising and Design departments can help you design an effective ad for your business, farm, club, show or sale.


Single Insert Dimensions B&W Color
Full Page

Trim Size: 8"w x 10.75"h
with bleeds: 8.25"w x 11"h
Live Area: 7.33"w x 9.5" h

$575 $975***
2/3 Horizontal 7.33"w x 6.33"h $415 $760**
2/3 Vertical 4.83"w x 9.5"h $415 $760**
1/2 Vertical 4.83"w x 7.33"h $300 $575*
1/2 Horizontal 7.33"w x 4.67"h $300 $575*
1/3 Square 4.83"w x 4.67"h $220 $490*
1/3 Vertical 2.33"w x 9.5"h $220 $490*
1/3 Horizontal 7.33"w x 3.17"h $220 $490*
1/4 Paired 3.67"w x 4.67"h $175 $350*
1/4 Free Standing 4.83"w x 3.67"h $175 $350*
1/6 Vertical 2.33"w x 4.67"h $115 $225*
1/6 Horizontal 4.83"w x 2.33"h $115 $225*
1/6 Paired 3.67"w x 3.17"h $115 $225*
3" Ad 2.33"w x 3"h $85 $140*
2" Ad 2.33"w x 2"h $55 $100*

 *** includes up to 3 photos  **includes up to 2 photos  *includes 1 photo

All rates include FREE AD DESIGN
Rates for black & white ads do not include photos. A surcharge will be applied to photos at the rate of $10 each for black & white ads. Color ads with additional photos over the allotted amount will be charged at $75 each. Yearly Contract Rates available on request.

The above rates are for the breeder and dealer in draft horses and mules, the harness and equipment maker, public sales, shows, pulls, plowing contests and other events involving draft animals. Commercial and Manufacturing Rates: Add 50% to the above rates – for such as feed companies, insurance companies, books, horse trailers, miniatures, etc. View Ad Rates & Specs for more information.

CLASSIFIED ADS (print edition)
  • $1 per word. Minimum $20.
  • Ads due before publication.
  • No blind ads. Information must include name, city and state. E-mail address only does not suffice.
  • Must submit a hard copy of your classified via e-mail, fax or mail.
    No proofs provided.

All classified ads are to be paid in advance. Please send classified ad information to The Draft Horse Journal, P.O. Box 670, Waverly, Iowa 50677-0670.
Fax: 319-352-2232 or E-mail:


 Issue Ad Copy Due Mailing Date
Spring January 20 early March
Summer April 20 early June
Autumn July 20 early September
Winter October 20 early December


To advertise, or for more information contact The Draft Horse Journal. 
319-352-3817 or e-mail