Welcome

- Welcome to the NABC 9 -

Since announcing the postponement of the North American Belgian Championships until 2021, the NABC 9 committee has continued to work on the details surrounding the show. Not only has the uncertainty of Covid-19 been a source of frustration but recent developments at Western Fair District have also caused the committee to make some tough decisions. In discussion with Western Fair Management about their site undergoing many problematic changes (construction & racing facility) and the overall uncertainty of these times, it was determined it was no longer feasible to hold NABC 9 at the Western Fair District grounds.

The NABC 9 committee has remained committed to ensuring the show is held in Canada and has taken the opportunity to not only change the venue hosting the show, but has decided to move the dates up by approximately a month. With this, we are pleased to announce that the North American Belgian Championship 9 will be held September 7 – 11, 2021 at the Essa Agriplex in Thornton, Ontario.

The 100 acre facility at Essa provides five 18,900 sq ft barns with box stalls, seven different show rings, twenty-four wash stalls and a clay pull track. The facility provides a substantial amount of room for unloading and parking as well as campers. The Essa Agriplex has also been host to the Essa National Draft Horse Show for the past six years.

Further details to come. Updates will be provided on the NABC 9 Facebook page and also on our website at www.nabc9.com.

Depuis l'annonce que nous avons reporté le Championnat belge nord‑américain 9 jusqu'en 2021, le comité du NABC9 continue à travailler à régler les détails d'organisation de l'exposition. À cause de l'incertitude provoquée par la pandémie COVID-19 ainsi que de certains changements qui se sont produits récemment du côté du Western Fair District, le comité a été obligé de prendre quelques décisions difficiles. Suite à des discussions avec l'équipe de gestion du Western Fair concernant des changements problématiques reliés à son site (construction, tenue des courses) et l'incertitude générale de nos jours, nous avons déterminé qu'il n'était plus possible de tenir le NABC9 au Western Fair District.

Le comité du NABC9 demeure engagé à assurer la tenue de l'exposition au Canada et a profité de l'occasion non seulement pour changer le lieu, mais aussi pour avancer les dates de l'événement d'environ un mois. Nous sommes alors heureux d'annoncer que le Championnat belge nord‑américain 9 aura lieu du 7 au 11 septembre 2021 à l'Agriplex Essa à Thornton en Ontario.

Les installations de 100 acres de l'Agriplex Essa comprennent cinq étables à façades ouvertes de 18 900 pieds carrés avec des stalles de type box, sept manèges, vingt-quatre stalles de lavage et une piste de tire en argile. Elles offrent beaucoup de place pour le déchargement et le stationnement ainsi que le camping. L'Exposition nationale des chevaux de trait Essa a lieu à l'Agriplex Essa depuis six ans.

Nous publierons plus de détails quand ils seront disponibles. Visitez la page Facebook NABC9 et notre site Web www.nabc9.com

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.

Thank you to our GOLD level Sponsors

Thank you to our Silver Level Sponsors

Ontario Belgian Horse Association

Orndorff’s Belgians

(Christina O. Lemley)

Thank you to our Silver Level Sponsors

The Burger Barn

(Jason & Celeste Hill & Family)

Class & General Sponsorship forms are now available on the "Class Sponsorship" page!

CHECK OUT the "2020 BREEDER'S CHALLENGE" page for updates

Welcome to our website for the North American Belgian Championship 9 which is

being held September 7 – 11, 2021 at the Essa Agriplex in Thornton, Ontario.