It only happens once every four years! The best of the best Belgian draft horses gather and we want you to join us! We will have 6-horse, 4-horse and team hitches, halter competitions and more!
From October 10th through October 15th, 2016, the absolute best Belgian Draft Horses will gather for the North American Belgian Championship 8 at the Eastern States Exposition in W. Springfield, MA.
In the mid ‘80s, the Belgian Draft Horse Corporation of America and the Canadian Belgian Horse Association made a pact to have a premiere championship show in North America every four years to showcase the best of the best.
And so began a beautiful partnership of alternating the shows between locations in Canada and the United States to provide a premium show for Belgian horse breeders on both sides of the border. In 1988, the first North American Belgian Championship was held in conjunction with the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, Ontario. As per the agreement, the 1992 show went Stateside to Lexington, Kentucky before coming back to Brandon, MB in 1996 for NABC III for a very successful show. The show in 2000 was held in Columbus, Ohio, and in 2004 it went to London, ON. NABC VI was held in Indianapolis, IN and NABCVII came back to Brandon for 2012!
Now, breeders, exhibitors and Belgian fans are planning for NABC8. Check back here often for updates!
Thanks to the Belgian Draft Horse Corporation of America for sponsoring all the Bred and Owned Classes!
Journal for being for being Lead Event Sponsors!
Rural TV did a great piece on Draft Horses at the Keystone. Click here to watch!