annual meeting of the Belgian Draft Horse Corporation members

When: Friday, December 6, 2019.

Where: Farmstead Inn & Conference Center located at 370 S Van Buren St, Shipshewana In 46565

Members are invited to a banquet that will be held at 6:00 p.m. with the annual meeting immediately to follow. Members should have received an invitation in the mail enclosed with a brief summary of each 2019 Election Candidate, a ballot, a return envelope, and a banquet reservation form. The cost is $15.00 per person. Reservations need to be received by the Corporation office no later than November 22, 2019. Reservations are required even if you are only attending the meeting. This provides our host facility with the information they require for seating purposes. 

Hotel Information

Members planning on staying at the Farmstead Inn overnight can call 260-768-4595 to reserve a room at our special rate of $114 per night. Please reference the Belgian Draft Horse Corp. when making the reservation.

2019 Election

Your ballot for the 2019 election was enclosed with your invitation to the annual meeting. The following, in alphabetical order, have been selected as candidates for Director beginning December 6, 2019.  Ballots need to be received by November 22, 2019, in order to be counted. 

Levi Jay Beachy – Dalton, OH

Arlen Bell – Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Lewis Biddle – Boalsburg, PA

Terry Pierce – Oakland, IA

Walter Schaefer Jr. Sioux Falls, SD

Adam Steinbrick – Marblehead, OH

Please follow the mailing instructions on your ballot and remember to sign the return envelope and attach postage. Envelopes without proper signature will not be counted. Please DO NOT include letters, checks, or applications for registry or transfers in the envelope with your ballot. The ballots are received by an independent accounting firm, not by the corporation. Ballots need to be received by November 22, 2019 in order to be counted. 

Bus Tour Reservations

This year we would like to offer our members a chance to visit some of the local Belgian draft horse operations in the area. The bus will leave from the Farmstead Inn & Comfrence Center at 8am on December 6th and return at 3pm. A schedual will be sent to those who sign up ahead of time. Lunch will be provided during the tour. Advance reservations are $20. Reservations are on a first come first serve basis. Seats will be available the day of the tours for $30 if there are still spots left.

For more information please contact Jenna Hovermale at the Belgian Corp. office at 260-563-3205.

Pictures from the 2018 Annual Meeting