The NABC 9 Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the North American Belgian Championship 9 show (NABC 9). This decision has been made due to on the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and lack of clarity on what will be allowed by September for large gatherings, as well as travel and vaccination issues. Regrettably, we do not see way in which we would be able to host an international show of the caliber of past North American Belgian Championships due to border and quarantine restrictions.
The committee has had many discussions around postponing the show and rescheduling to 2022 or outright canceling the show. With the need to conclude the Breeders Challenge this year and with planning now underway for NABC 10 in 2024, we felt that the best decision is to cancel. This is not a decision that was taken lightly; however, the feeling is that the prospect of holding NABC’s only 2 years apart does not do the event justice.
To everyone who has been involved in the planning of NABC 9 over the past 5 years, we thank you for volunteering and giving of your time so freely. Your dedication to the promotion of the diversity of the Belgian breed is appreciated.
To those who chose to be an NABC Show Sponsor or a class sponsor, we will be in contact with regard to the refund of your sponsorship dollars.
Stay safe during these difficult times and we look forward to seeing everyone at NABC 10!