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Greetings from Essa National Draft Horse Show: 

The Essa National Draft Horse Show was started by devoted Draft Horse Enthusiasts with the support of the Essa & District Agricultural Society.  With generous sponsors and dedicated exhibitors, the show has established itself as one of the largest annual Draft Horse Shows in the province at the Essa Agriplex.

With the challenges of 2020 and 2021, we recognize the need to slowly return to a normality in our life.

NOTE: Full intention is to return in 2022 with a full slate of classes, vendors, and activities on the August Civic Weekend.

We are reaching out at this time for your support for the Draft Horse Industry.  Let them Show Off!

Please consider pledging your support for the Belgian, Clydesdale, Percheron and Shire by a donation of product, class support, for a line or hitch class or for the youth division.

The future looks bright!  Let’s Trot On in Hitch or in Hand, and bring the show to life!

Sponsorship Categories are available for Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platnium  Or

Join us on Saturday July 30th and Sunday July 31st 2022 with Admission support of $10.00 a person or $25.00 a Carload.  Bring your own picnic lunch, relax and enjoy. Bleachers are set up for viewing, permanent washrooms on site.  See you there!

Show starts with the judging of Conformation on Line will be in the morning.  The majestic Hitch classes will follow with the ever so popular Six Horse Hitch at midday. Come see the power in motion of the Draft Horse.

 Thank you for choosing to support the Essa National Draft Horse Show.   One step at a time we will once again experience life to its fullest.


  • $10 per person
  • $25 per carload
Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors

Aicro Clydesdales, Brian & Lisa Timmons

Allanholme Farm, The Borer Family

Leslie Bluhm

Kent Bruce

Barry Burchill

Burger Barn – Jason & Celeste Hill

Essa & District Agricultural Society

“George” (English’s Favourite Cart Horse)

Burton Av Service Ontario, Darlene Gould

Katie Fleming

Greenwood Farm, Ian & Lynn Greenwood,

Hughhaven Farm, Glen, Connie Hughes & Family

Douglas Creek Clydesdales, John & Joanne Douglas Lane

John Leask

Five Star Heritage Products, Wilma Martin,

McLeary Lift Equipment (Kevin McLeary) and Central Canadian Horse Pulling Association

Milton & Marion McArthur

New Dreams Farm, Rob McArthur & Sonja MacDonald,

Russell McArthur & Jacqueline Thomson

Ontario Belgian Association

Ontario Clydesdale Club

Ontario Percheron Horse Association

Peak & Valley Belgians, Dave & Erika Zister

Remlap d Or Belgians, Beth Palmer/Don Orr

Rockton World’s Fair & Glen Smith

Rymar Farm, Mark & Shannon Lindquist

Richard & Laurel Lee Sowden

James G. Thomas

Tipperary Equestrian – David Anderson

Trelane Farms

Donald Walker

Westwind Farm, Kim Smith