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2018 All Canadian Belgian Contest Rules


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All Canadian Belgian Committee is proud to offer this program as a tool to promote the Belgian Breed, encourage and support the shows designated, breeders and owner/exhibitor’s 

by offering exposure and recognition as well as creating an outstanding historical value of the Belgian Breed.



Beth Palmer, Chairperson; Terry Morrow, John Northcote, Barb Meyers, Don Orr, Leigha Sandwith, Lois Sandwith,

Advisory:  Marg Dennis, Drew Mundie, Grant Gee



1.      The All Canadian Belgian Committee is the administrator of the program.

2.      All horses entered must be registered with the Canadian Belgian Horse Association or Belgian Draft Horse Corporation of America. This includes foals.

3.      Eligibility in the All-Canadian Belgian program is determined entirely by placings at the following designated shows:


Calgary Exhibition & Stampede, Calgary, AB July 5 -11  

Vermilion Exhibition, Vermilion, AB July 26 - 28/18

Saanichton Fall Fair, Saanichton, BC

Birtle Fair, Birtle, Man Aug 3 - 5/18

Virden Fair, Virden, Man

Colonial Days, Lloydminister, AB

Alberta Percheron Club Futurity, AB Aug 16 - 19/18

Carp Fair, Carp, On.  (September)

ECNDHE. Essa National - Thornton, On. Aug 4 & 5/18

Lindsay Central Exhibition, Lindsay, On (September)

Navan Fair, Navan, On - (August)

Norfolk County Fair, Simcoe, On. October

Rockton World’s Fair, Rockton, On. October

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Toronto, On. November


Expo de Brome, Brome, Qc.

Shawville Fair, Shawville, QC

              Expo St-Hyacinthe, St-Hyacinthe, Quebec

              Expo Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, Quebec

Futurity, Sorrell, QC.

Westmoreland County Fair, Petitcodiac, NB – August 

Napan Agricultureal Show, Napan NB – August 

New Brunswick Provincial Exhibition, Fredericton, NB.  September 

                Fredericton Spring Show, Fredericton, NB

Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition, Truro, NS – August

              Old Home Week – Charlottetown, PEI – August


·         The North American Belgian Championship, held in the USA or Canada will be a designated show.  Entries placing 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th are eligible to 

submit an entry and be part of the All Canadian Program.


4.      A horse must earn a qualifying placing in the current year in an open class at one or more of the designated shows listed.  A qualifying placing will be the 

two top placings of the Belgian participating at a designated show, offering Belgian line classes or combined draft line classes     Placings in the bred & owned and/or 

other specialty classes, group classes do not qualify.

5.      There are eleven classes offered for the All Canadian Belgian Contest:

Class – Description

A - Filly Foal

B - Yearling Filly

C - 2 Yr Old Filly

D - 3 Yr Old Mare

E - Yeld Mare

F - Brood Mare

G - Stallion Foal

H - Yearling Stallion

I - 2 Yr Old Stallion

J - Stallion 3 Yrs & Over

K - Registered Gelding


Notations:  E -Yeld Mare class (A mare that had an Embryo Transfer foal but did not carry and nurse a foal herself is to be entered and qualify in the Yeld Mare class.)

A & G - Foal Class - Junior and Senior Foals must be designated as such for those shows offering both divisions.


6.      Photo’s:

     An  un-retouched,  un-altered  photograph,  or  email  an unaltered, high resolution digital coloured picture.        

     Photos altered in any way will cause an automatic disqualification.

     Picture to be of current show season.

     Horse must be standing.


7.      Within reason the committee reserves the right to refuse any entry.  


8.      The nomination must be received by the Committee on or before November 1st : EXCEPTION :  entry shown at the Royal Winter Fair, the horse picture 

and/or update to the horses year placings must be in the committees hands by November 13.


9.      Please submit a nomination form per horse signed or your email attaching the nomination form will be considered your acceptance of the rules and signature.


10.  If a judge of one of the designated shows has an entry in an All Canadian class, this is considered a conflict of interest and therefore he or she would not place 

that particular class his / her entry is in.




Verifying eligibility:  (This is the exhibitors or Belgian enthusiasts responsibility)

The designated shows will be listed on the website, along with the Judge’s name as well as the placings (eligible nominees) for that show as soon as possible to 

the show being over.  (This list will be used for verifying eligibility of a horse and one of the sources for preparing ballots for judging.  


Please review results posted on our website, www.allcanadianbelgian.ca prior to entering or during the show season.  Discrepancies on the website should be

 reported to the Committee by November 1st, of the current year, by email, phone or writing advising of the error and the correction.  If no discrepancies are 

received by November 1st, it will be taken that the recorded results on the website to be final and binding.  These posted results will be used for verification 

purposes and one of the sources for preparing the ballots to be sent to the All Canadian designated judges.  



Entry Deadline:

Entries will be accepted by mail, email or courier up until November 1st of the current year, exhibitors showing the horse at the Royal the deadline is 

November 13th of the current year.


Please sign the nomination form, your email will be considered your acceptance of the rules and signature.


Nomination of a horse, ensure your horse meets the requirements and submit the following:


Obtain the nomination form from the website as many as you need (one for each horse entry) or contact a committee member for forms.  

Complete the entire form.


 Ensure your horse was in the top two placings of a Belgian in one of the qualifying classes at a designated show.  


The form must be signed and dated by the current owner of the horse.


Submit a current year photo untouched.

Please report on  the fairs attended and the qualifying classes exhibited in and if crowned as a champion, please list whether the horses was

 crowned Jr. Champion or Reserve Jr.; Sr. Champion or Reserve Sr. Champion and or overall Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion.  

This contest is meant to be an accurate historical record of the year’s events.  Please list all the designated shows you participated at and the 

qualifying placing not just the one you won. Inclusion of only selected finishes does not accomplish that goal.


Junior and Senior Foals must be designated as such for those shows offering both divisions.


Photo:  When using a photo from a professional photographer, please include disclaimer from the photographer.   Submitted photo’s may be reprinted 

for promotional material in media publications, social media, or publications used to acknowledge promote the breed and exhibitor of the All Canadian 

program; with photo acknowledgement included.


The Canadian Belgian Horse Association is a sponsor of this program and with their support:  The pictures of all nominees and their winnings will be

 published in The Canadian Belgian Banner and on the website.   This will be the same info sent to the designated judges for their placings.


Judging:  Each judge of the designated shows represented will receive the class nominations for All Canadian and will be asked to place the 

whole class or top 5, and return his/her ballot form to the All Canadian Belgian Committee for tabulation.


The judges will also be requested to select  “OVERALL SUPREME CHAMPION “


Upon return of the ballots prior to the spring issue of The Canadian Belgian Banner, The horse in each class with the highest points will be the 

All Canadian and the second highest will be the Reserve All Canadian.


Certificates will be emailed to each All-Canadian and Reserve All Canadian owner.  Publication of the winners in the program will occur in 

The Canadian Belgian Banner as well as the website in late spring.


 All entries must be received by November 1st* (exception Royal entrants have to November 13.

All Canadian Belgian Committee

Email address on website


mailing address is listed on nomination form



The list of qualifying shows is evaluated each year, if you as an exhibitor/owner have a suggestion please contact a committee member for consideration in the following year.



All Canadian Results will be tabulated by the placings of each judge, placed in a chart form assigning points based on number of entries in class.   ie 6 entries in class pts will be   6,5,4,3,2,1.

In the event of a tie – the method of breaking ties will be:

No. 1  highest number of judges who placed horse first in class.

No. 2 if still tied, go to highest number of judges who placed horse second in class

No. 3 if still tied, go to highest number of judges who placed horse third in class

No. 4 If we still have a tie the number of judges who used each horse in the placing of supreme (no matter placing)

No. 5 If still tied which one placed higher in Supreme selection by most judges. 


Supreme selection will be done by same judges, selecting their top ie 7 horses in the contest.  # horses to be selected will change by # in entire program, objection of this is to ensure a clear cut answer is achieved.



John Northcote,
26 Sep 2018, 14:20
John Northcote,
26 Sep 2018, 14:21