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Sept. 22 – 25, 2016

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Join the beautiful Draft Horses at the 2016 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.

General Information

Dates: September 22 – 25, 2016
Location: 11228 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 273-6217
(39.20770, -121.0766) Google Maps

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 120 works by painters, sculptors, photographers and other fine artists. If you are an interested artist, please complete the application below.

Call for Artists: Art at the Classic

Vendor Applications

Would you like to be a vendor at the 2016 Draft Horse Classic? We love our vendors, and we always welcome new vendors! If you are interested, submit these vendor applications (or pick up paper applications in the Fair Office).

Craft Vendor Application for 2016 Draft Horse Classic

Food Vendor Application for 2016 Draft Horse Classic

2015 Draft Horse Classic Photos

Looking for photos from the Draft Horse Classic? Our official photographer, David Wong, will be setting up a new site, where highlights of the event will be posted. You can either order the Best of DHC 2015 disc for $85; or, if you are looking or a specific class, driver, or team, contact him directly at dw@photographybydavidwong.com for pricing and options.


2015 Draft Horse Classic Awards

Awards for the 29th annual Draft Horse Classic have been announced.  Albert Cleve of Farmington, Missouri, judged the Draft Horse competitions and halter show. Dwight Gilbert from Nevada was the judge of the pulling contest; and Robbie Mederos from Danville was the horseshoe competition judge. (For more, please see the Announcement). Below are the results:

2015 Draft Horse Awards
 2015 Draft Horse Special Awards & Halter Show Competitions
pdf 2015 Harvest Fair Results

As a reminder, pets are not allowed on the grounds during the Draft Horse Classic, except for those canines assisting a disabled Draft Horse Classic visitor or participant.