Draft Horse Classic

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Draft Horse Classic
Sept. 24 – 27, 2015

Draft Horse Classic PoserJoin the beautiful Draft Horses at the 2015 Draft Horse Classic. Majestic Draft Horse performances, breath-taking competitions, and seeing a Draft Horse “up-close” – it’s all part of the Annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. The Classic has grown to become the premier Draft Horse show in the western United States, and features six majestic performances, along with non-stop entertainment in between classes.

Art at the Classic: Call for Artists

Are you interested in showcasing your artwork at Art at the Classic?  Held during the Draft Horse Classic, this equine and western art show features more than 100 works by painters, sculptors, photographers and other fine artists.  If you are an interested artist, please complete the application below.

pdf Call for Artists: Art at the Classic

Vendor Application

Would you like to be a vendor at the 2015 Draft Horse Classic?  We love our vendors, and we always welcome new vendors! If you are interested, the vendor application will be available in the Fair Office and online beginning April 1, 2015.

2014 Draft Horse Classic Winners

2014-DHC-Wareings-Ult-Six-UpAwards for the 28th annual Draft Horse Classic have been announced. Jerry Wismer of Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada, judged the Draft Horse competitions and halter show. Dwight Gilbert from Nevada was the judge of the pulling contest; and Jim Poor from the Midland/Odessa area was the horseshoe competition judge. (For more information, see the Announcement). Below are the results:

pdf 2014 Draft Horse Results
pdf 2014 Draft Horse Special Awards & Halter Show Competitions
2014 Harvest Fair Results and Best of Show

(Information below is for the 2014 Draft Horse Classic. Be sure to watch for updates for the 2015 Draft Horse Classic, happening September 24 – 27, 2015.)

Hours of the Draft Horse Classic & Harvest Fair
Thursday: 4 pm until end of last performance
Friday: Noon until end of last performance
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am until end of last performance

pdf 2014 Draft Horse Classic Program
pdf 2014 Gentle Giant Journal
 2014 Harvest Fair Guide

Harvest Fair Festivities

Don’t miss all the excitement that happens at the Fairgrounds during the four days of the Draft Horse Classic. We’ve got a little bit of something for everyone – everything from a world-class art show to visits to the barns to musical entertainment. Or, simply sit under the tall pine trees and enjoy some of the delicious food at the Classic.  While there is a charge for Draft Horse performances, admission on the Fairgrounds and to the Harvest Fair is free! Click here for a list of all the activities happening at the Harvest Fair.

Sponsor the Classic

Be part of the Classic! Sponsor a class or a performance, advertise in the Draft Horse program, or place a banner in the arena. There are lots of opportunities to support this unique event!

Draft Horse Classic Sponsorship Opportunities


As a reminder, pets are not allowed on the
Fairgrounds during the Draft Horse


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Thank you to our Sponsors

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