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Click here for the 2020 OBHA Membership Form: 2020MembershipForm

Although The Royal is cancelled this year, they will be doing a virtual event November 10 – 14.


Although they cannot have competitions, they would like to provide the opportunity for stallion owners of breeds competing at The Royal to submit their Stallion for our Stallion Showcase. This is great for Belgian stallion owners to take advantage of the opportunity.  It’s completely free and there is a link below for any stallion owners that would like to participate! 

The showcase will be online for a year so that means a lot of eyes on Canadian stallions.  https://www.royalfair.org/horse-show/competitors/


The closing date is September 28 so time is of the essence if anyone wants to take advantage! Let's do our best to promote Ontario Breeding Horses!

 The NABC 9 Committee has met weekly through teleconference since the onset of the pandemic and has made the difficult decision to postpone the event until 2021. Although we cannot say what things will be like in four months, we need to make decisions now based on what we know today. With the health and well-being of exhibitors, judges, spectators, sponsors and vendors top of mind, we feel this is the only decision to make. We have worked collaboratively with Western Fair District and continually monitored the progress of the provincial state of emergency. Individuals who have purchased tickets for the event through the Western Fair Website will have their tickets honoured for the new show dates or they can be refunded. An announcement regarding the 2021 dates will be made once confirmed with the facility.


In this uncertain time with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the sale committee has decided to cancel the
2020 sale. This was a difficult decision but the health and well-being of the public and all attendees is of
the utmost importance.

We want to thank the horse and equipment consignors and the efforts of the volunteer committee members.
We hope to see everyone at the 2012 sale which will be held April 9 & 10, 2021
at the Ancaster Fairgrounds.

We were looking forward to this years event and know it would have been a great success. We're sure
next years sale will be great as well!!

The 67th OBHA Annual Pull & Sale will be held April 10 & 11, 2020 at the Ancaster Fairgrounds

Futurity Show  2:00 pm - Halter Class & Obstacle Class  6:00 pm - Cart Class & Final Placings

Horse Pull  4:00 pm - Light Weight Pull   8:00 pm - Heavy Weight Pull

Equipment Sale  9:00 am  Horse Show  12:30 pm

Looking for a hotel?

There is a block of rooms available at the Home 2 Suites by Hilton, 27 Sinclair Blvd, Brantford

Use the link below to get the OBHA Sale to get the rate of $119 for the night (be sure to change the check out date to be one or two nights)


 If you’d like to volunteer with the sale or would like to enter a horse, the futurity or the pull, contact: 

Dave Zister, Mark Lindquist, Peter Maher, Jeff Robbins, Malcolm Yeadon, Rusty McArthur or Kent Bruce




At the OBHA Annual Meeting held on January 19, 2019 some changes were approved to the filly programs. The changes made will provide consistency with the stallion programs moving forward.


The filly programs will no longer be called the “Ontario Bred & Sired” Filly Programs. Instead they will now be called the “Ontario Bred & Owned” Filly Programs.


With the lower number of stallions owned and standing in Ontario, we’ve been having fewer and fewer fillies nominated to the filly programs. The change to the program means that the sire of the filly no longer has to be standing in Ontario in order for the filly to be eligible to be nominated. The main rules in regard to the filly programs are:


-          The filly must be from a mare owned by a resident of the Province of Ontario at the time of service

-         The filly must be owned by a resident of the Province of Ontario

-         The owner must be a current member of the Ontario Belgian Horse Association

-         The filly must be nominated with the OBHA by March 1 of the current year


The membership also voted on a nomination fee increase for the Ontario Bred & Owned Yearling Filly Program. The nomination fee will increase to $50 per filly (plus a $25 penalty if the filly was not nominated to the filly foal program in the prior year) starting in 2019. Two Year Old Fillies can be nominated for $25 per entry (plus a $25 penalty if the filly was not nominated to the yearling filly program in the prior year). Yearling and 2 Year Old fillies need to be nominated by March 1, 2019.


The nomination fee for the filly foals and stallion foals will remain at $25 per entry. Yearling stallions can also be nominated for $25 per entry (plus a $25 penalty if the filly was not nominated to the stallion foal program in the prior year). The nominations to these programs continue to be due by July 1, 2019.


With the increase in the number of stallion foals that have been nominated over the past few show seasons, the membership voted to increase the payouts to the participants of the program from 5 placings to 10 placings beginning in 2019.


Best of luck to all participants in the filly & stallion programs in 2019! Any questions pertaining to the programs can be directed to Mark Lindquist (fillies) or Beth Palmer (stallions).

Thanks to all of the volunteers, consignors, buyers and attendees of the 2018 OBHA Pull & Sale!

NOTE: New Dates for the 2019 Sale
April 12 & 13, 2019

Congratulations to Ken & Ruth Anderson on having the top selling horse at the sale
with Karaglen Karter, a yearling stallion.

Congratulations to Pink Ribbon Percherons on winning the All Breed Futurity
with Ryan-Day Lance's Ellie

Click here for the OBHA All-Breed Draft Horse Futurity Rules: OBHA All-Breed Draft Horse Futurity Rules

             Click here for the OBHA All- Breed Draft Horse Entry Form: OBHA All-Breed Draft Horse Entry Form


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