The Manitoba Provincial Percheron Show is held to exhibit the Percheron draft horse that originated in the Huisne river valley in western France, part of the former Perche province from which the breed takes its name. Usually gray or black in color but browns, sorrels and bays appear.

They were originally bred for use as war horses. Over time, they began to be used for pulling stagecoaches and later for agriculture and hauling heavy goods. The Percheron today is equally comfortable under saddle or in harness. They are often crossed with light horse breeds such as Thoroughbreds to produce a sporthorse type riding horse.

The average Size of the Percherons are 16.2 HH to 18 HH. They weigh from 1800 lbs to 2600 lbs depending on the bloodlines. The Percheron has heavily muscled shoulders, forearms, and haunches and gives an overall impression of compact strength. Their necks are sturdy and elegantly arched and head vaguely reminiscent of the Arabian influence in their past. They have small upright ears and flat forehead and are known for their intelligence and willingness to work.

These horses will be on exhibit July 12-14th, 2018   at Carman Country Fair hosted by the Dufferin Ag Society.

Classes are Halter; to show the breeds conformation, balance, eye appeal, and action of the animal
1. Foal of Current Year
2. Yearling Filly
3. Two Year Old Filly
4. Junior Champion Filly
5. Three Year Old Mare
6. Yeld Mare
7. Broodmare
8. Senior Champion Mare
9. Grand Champion Mare
10. Yearling Stallion
11. Two Year Old Stallion
12. Junior Champion Stallion
13. Stallion, 3 and over
14. Grand Champion Stallion
15. Gelding, Yearling or Two Year Old
16. Light Draft Gelding
17. Heavy Draft Gelding
18. Registered Gelding
19. Grand Champion Gelding
20. Supreme Champion
21. Progeny of Dam
22. Get of Sire
23. Stallion and Three Mares
24. Breeders Group (three animals owned and bred)

Hitch class are to show the horses ability to work as a team.   Judged on easy of moving as a team, that is relaxed, with alert ears, balanced and responsive to the driver at various gaits. These horses will have action, headset and have eye appeal
25. Team of Registered Mares
26. Light Draft Team
27. Heavy Draft Team
28. Champion Team

Come and see the Percheron Horse at it’s finest!!