This is the premier championship show in North America and showcases the best of the best. The NABC is held every 4 years since 1988, alternating venues between the United States and Canada. This spectacular event hosts halter, riding, hitch, youth classes, farm classes, and horse pulls to show off the great diversity of the Belgian Horse.

NABC10

The NABC 10 will be held September 23-29,2024 at the Illinois State Fair Grounds in Springfield, IL. The entry program will be located at Showman | Livestock Show Management Software. Entries will be available June 1st. A direct link will be posted closer to the entry date.

NABC X Rules

Springfield Illinois Visitors Guide

Map of the Illinois State Fairgrounds

Map of the Illinois State Fairgrounds Camping

NABC 10 Sponsorship Forms

NABC X Sponsorship Information

NABCX Sponsorship Form

Current Sponsors and Available Classes

NABC X Schedule
Tues. Sept 24
Wed. Sept 25
Thurs. Sept 26
Friday Sept 27
Sat. Sept 28
10:00 AM
9:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
8:00 AM
  • 2 year old Breeders Challenge Halter
  • Yearling Breeders Challenge Halter
  • Gelding Halter
  • Weanling Breeders Challenge Halter
  • Stallion Halter
  • Mare Halter
  • Group Classes
  • Western Riding
  • Pleasure Cart
  • Heavy Weight Pull
  • Youth Decorating
  • Youth Showmanship
  • Youth Judging
12:00 PM
2:00 PM
2:30 PM
1:00 PM
12:00 PM
  • Ladies Cart
  • Amateur Four
  • Gelding Cart- Bred & Owned by Exhibitor
  • Mare Four
  • Gelding Team
  • Mare Cart- Bred & Owned by Exhibitor
  • Registered Mare Cart
  • Open Farm Team
  • Ladies Team
  • 2 Year Old Breeders Challenge Driving Class
  • Open Six
  • Barrel Racing
  • Costume Class
  • Tandem Cart Class
  • Youth Cart (10-14)
  • Youth Farm Team
  • Youth Team (15-18)
  • Youth Team (10-14)
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
2:00 PM
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Grand Champion Gelding
  • Mare Unicorn
  • Open Unicorn
  • Registered Mare Team
  • Registered Gelding Cart
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Grand Champion Stallion
  • Combined Six Horse Hitch
  • Feed Team Race #1
  • English Riding
  • Open Team- Bred & Owned by Exhibitor
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Grand Champion Mare
  • Open Eight Horse Hitch
  • Feed Team Race #2
  • Men’s Cart
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Best of Show
  • Feed Team Race #3
  • Youth Cart (15-18)
  • Light Weight Horse Pull
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Mare Six Horse Hitch
  • Open Four Horse Hitch
Judges:
Halter: Robert Detweiler
Hitch: Brian Coleman, Brad Klinger, Brad Schreiber, Freeman Yoder
Farm Team: Dick Pierce
Riding Judge: Stephanie Rupple
Youth Judges: Cody Berry, Jonathan Cush, Marissa Greenslade-Cush, Gary Nebergall, Kyle Quartaro
Friday Sept 27
Sat. Sept 28
8:00 AM
8:00 AM
  • Riding Plow Single Bottom
  • Walking Plow
  • Youth Plow
  • Log Skidding
  • Farm Team Obstacle Course