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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, generous sponsors and dedicated exhibitors.  The show has established itself as one of the largest annual Draft Horse Shows in Canada provinces at the Essa Agriplex.

In 2021 we were fortunate to have a modified show in September.  For 2022 we are back in full power with a 2 day show, Saturday July 30th, & Sunday July 31st, 2022.  A full slate of classes will be in the big ring for all to see.  Mark your calendars.   9 am to approx. 4:30 both days.

Also joining us in a separate show ring will be the Equine Mounted Games Canada.  Come cheer them on as they race through obstacles to the finish line.

The Draft horse show will start each day with line classes 9a.m., with mares showing on Saturday, and Stallions and Geldings on Sunday.  Following the line classes will be hitch classes where the shiny harness will sparkle on the backs of these athletic horses hitched to carts, and wagons with an assortment of classes including the Four & Six Horse Hitchs both days.  Note the six horse hitch will not show before 1:30pm

And yes, we do ride these big boys, Come see them be put through their paces on horseback.

May we ask you to consider sponsoring a class by contacting Essa Admin office for details or calling 905 939 7183.   A general sponsor or a class sponsor is greatly appreciated.

They love to show off.  Lets make it happen for 2022.

To our 2021 sponsors, the show was a great success!  The sun shone as brightly as the smiles on everyone’s face as we realized,  we need each other to be complete.   The horses were keen and appreciated the grooming and admiration of the viewers.

On behalf of the Essa & District Agricultural Society, the show committee, the exhibitors themselves and our loyal spectators, we wish to express a sincere thank you to all our sponsors of the 2021 Essa National Draft Horse Show.   This show would not happen without your support.   Thank you!


  • $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