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Aug. 22 – Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2024

60 Days 9 Hours 39 Mins

Draft

Thank you to our 2024 draft horse show sponsors!

Ken-Mar Draft Horses, Ken & Mary Thies and family

2024 Draft Horses

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Registration

  • Opens: Monday, June 24
  • Mail-in Entry Deadline: Monday, July 22
  • Online Entry Deadline: Friday, Aug. 2, at midnight

Register Online

Entry Lists

Links will be posted as information becomes available.

  • Halter – Belgian
  • Halter – Clydesdale
  • Halter – Percheron
  • Hitch

Fees

Entry:

  • $5/individual halter class
  • $15/hitch and riding classes

Other:

  • $15/tie stall
  • $45/box stall

Judges

  • Junior Klein, Shipshewana, Ind.
    • Hitch judge
  • Howard McCalla, Chelsea, Mich. 
    • Halter judge
  • Supreme 6 & Supreme Cart: TBD

Arrival & Departure Window

Arrival:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 21, 8 a.m. to Thursday, Aug. 22, noon
  • Thursday, Aug. 22, 8 p.m. to Friday, Aug. 23, 8 a.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 23, 8 p.m. to Saturday, Aug. 24, 9 a.m.

Departure:

  • Released after each evening performance to Monday, Aug. 26, vacate by midnight

SHOW SCHEDULE

Links will be posted as information becomes available.

Thursday, Aug. 22 • Warner Coliseum

  • 1 p.m. – Draft Horse Team
  • 6 p.m. – Draft Hitch

Friday, Aug. 23 • Warner Coliseum

  • 5 p.m. – Draft Hitch

Saturday, Aug. 24 • Compeer Arena

  • 8 a.m. – Draft Horse Halter

Saturday, Aug. 24 • Warner Coliseum

  • 6 p.m. – Draft Hitch

Sunday, Aug. 25 • Compeer Arena

  • Noon – Decorating and Showmanship, Junior and Senior

Sunday, Aug. 25 • Warner Coliseum

  • 9 a.m. – Draft Hitch
  • 3 p.m. – Draft Horse Walk/Trot and Barrel Racing
  • 7 p.m. – Draft Hitch

Monday, Aug. 26 • Warner Coliseum

  • 2 p.m. – Draft Supreme 6 and Classic Cart

RESULTS

More Information

For further information, please contact competition@mnstatefair.org or 651-288-4417.

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