Draft Horse Classic

The annual Draft Horse Classic has returned to the Nevada County Fairgrounds this week, September 15th-18th.  Known as one of the premier Draft Horse shows in the western United States, it’s a great opportunity to see the gentle giant Draft Horses up close.  Click here for a schedule of Draft Horse performances, this year’s entertainment lineup includes Gladius the Show, Felix Santana riding Romano; the Andalusian Stallion, California Cowgirls Drill Team, Olympius Dream Team (Vaulters) and more.  Additionally, with many horses stabled on the grounds, the Draft Horse Classic offers a unique chance to observe and meet these gentle giants.  The 4 day event includes the Harvest Festival which includes: Horseshoeing Competition, Western Trade Show, Art show and special exhibits (Pine Tree Quilters, Early Day Gas Engines exhibit, Narrow-Gauge Railroad Exhibit and more), definitely check out the Guided Barn Tour.  Musical entertainment including Sourdough Slim, Ariel Jean Band, Cousin Cricket and Past Due & Playable. It is free to enter the Fairgrounds, tickets to performances are available online.  What’s your favorite part about the Draft Horse Classic?

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