The majestic heavy horses have been showing at the Calgary Stampede for over 130 years – ever since the inception of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth in 1886. Not only is it the longest running agricultural competition on Park, it is also the oldest heavy horse show in North America.
Proudly presented by the Calgary Stampede Horse Show Committee
For more information, please contact Larissa Ziebart, Agriculture Programming Manager email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Runs: July 6 - July 10, 2023
Nutrien Western Events Centre & Northern Lights Arena
Entries open: May 2, 2023
Entries close: May 31, 2023
To submit your entries please visit: https://calgarytenday.fairwire.com/
If you require assistance with your entries please contact our entries office at (403) 261-0372 or email email@example.com.
Substitutions will be accepted until June 14, 2023 @11:59PM (MST)
Registration papers will be checked before the show. Only original or notarized copies will be accepted with the exception of this year's foals.
Class ListClass Fees
Parking, RV and Animal Biosecurity forms are attached below. Please fill these forms out completely and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Heavy Horse Show Schedule
Thursday, July 6, 2023 6:00 PM - Northern Lights Arena (2 rings, classes #1 and #9 will start at 6 PM)
1 - 8 Belgian Gelding/Stallion Classes
9 - 16 Clydesdale/Shire Gelding/Stallion Classes
17 - 24 Percheron Gelding/Stallion Classes
Friday, July 7, 2023 11:30 AM - NWEC (2 rings, classes #25 and #37 will start at 11:30 AM)
25 - 36 Belgian Mare Classes
37 - 48 Clydesdale/Shire Mare Classes
49 - 60 Percheron Mare Classes
Friday, July 7, 2023 7:00PM - NWEC
61 All Breeds Six - A
62 All Breeds Four - B
63 All Breeds Unicorn - A
64 YHHS Youth Team (15-21yrs)
65 YHHS Youth Cart (9-14yrs)
Saturday, July 8, 2023 1:00PM - NWEC
66 All Breeds Ladies Cart
67 All Breeds Team of Registered Mares
68 All Breeds Riding Class
69 All Breeds Gelding Team
70 All Breeds Mens Cart Class
Saturday, July 8, 2023 7:00 PM - NWEC
71 All Breeds Six - B
72 All Breeds Four - A
73 Unicorn - B
74 YHHS Youth Team (9-14 yrs)
75 YHHS Youth Cart (15-21yrs)
Sunday, July 9, 2023 12:30 PM - NWEC
76 All Breeds Supreme Team
77 All Breeds Open Costume Class
78 All Breeds Ladies Team
79 All Breeds Registered Mare Cart
Sunday, July 9, 2023 7:00 PM - NWEC
80 All Breeds World Six
Monday, July 10, 2023 11:00 AM - NWEC
81 YHHS Junior Decorating (ages 9-11)
82 YHHS Intermediate Decorating (ages 12-14)
83 YHHS Senior Decorating (ages 15-20)
84 YHHS Champion Decorating
85 YHHS Junior Showmanship (ages 9-11)
86 YHHS Intermediate Showmanship (ages 12-14)
87 YHHS Senior Showmanship (ages 15-20)
88 YHHS Champion Showmanship
Monday, July 10, 2023 1:30 PM - NWEC
89 Belgian Supreme Champion
90 Clydesdale/Shire Supreme Champion
91 Percheron Supreme Champion
92 All Breeds Best of Show
2023 Calgary Stampede Heavy Horse Show Prize Money Offered
2023 World Championship Six Horse Hitch – 1st - $20,000, 2nd – 15,000, 3rd – 10,000, 4th – 7,500, 5th – 5,500, 6th – 10th - $4,000, 11th to last placing – receive $3,000 each.
Youth Cart (2 classes) Prize money to 8th place. 1st -$100, 2nd-$75, 3rd-$50, 4th-$40, 5th-$30, 6th-8th- receive $25 each.
Youth Team (2 classes) Prize money to 8th place. 1st -$100, 2nd-$75, 3rd-$50, 4th-$40, 5th-$30, 6th-8th- receive $25 each.
Youth Showmanship (3 Classes) Prize money to 8th place. 1st-$40, 2nd-$30, 3rd-8th- receive $25 each.
Youth Decorating (3 Classes) Prize money to 8th place. 1st-$40, 2nd-$30, 3rd-8th- receive $25 each.
Line/Halter (45 classes) Prize money to 8th place. 1st- $150, 2nd-$125, 3rd-$100,4th-$75, 5th-$50, 6th-$40, 7th-$30, 8th-$25.
Best of Show - $1,000
Breed Supreme Champion (Belgian, Clyde, Shire, Percheron) - $200 per breed
Riding Class – NEW Prize money to 8th place. 1st-$100, 2nd-$85, 3rd-$75, 4th-$65, 5th-$55, 6th-8th- receive $40 each.
All Breeds Men's Cart - Prize money to 10th. 1st-$250, 2nd-$200, 3rd-$150, 4th-$100, 5th-$75, 6th-10th- receive $50 each.
All Breeds Registered Mare Cart - Prize money to 10th. 1st-$250, 2nd-$200, 3rd-$150, 4th-$100, 5th-$75, 6th-10th- receive $50 each.
All Breeds Ladies Cart – Prize money to 20th. 1st-$450, 2nd-$300, 3rd-$225, 4th-$150, 5th-$120, 6th-$90, 7th-$75, 8th-$75, Placings 9th-20th - receive $50 each.
All Breeds Ladies Team – Prize money to 15th – 1st-$250, 2nd-$200, 3d-$150, 4th-$100, 5th-$75, 6th-15th- receive $50 each.
All Breeds Gelding Team - Prize money to 10th – 1st-$250, 2nd-$200, 3d-$150, 4th-$100, 5th-$75, 6th-10th- receive $50 each.
All Breeds Registered Mare Team - Prize money to 10th – 1st-$250, 2nd-$200, 3d-$150, 4th-$100, 5th-$75, 6th-10th-receive $50 each.
Supreme Team - $1,000
Unicorn All Breeds (2 classes, Section A, Section B)- Prize money to 8th – 1st-$350, 2nd-$300, 3rd-$250, 4th-8th – receive $200 each.
Four All Breeds (2 classes, Section A, Section B) - Prize money to 8th – 1st-$600, 2nd-$500, 3rd-8th – receive $400 each.
Six Horse All Breeds (2 classes, Section A, Section B) *This payout is based on a minimum six hitches in each section class to meet $5k mandatory payout requirement as per NASHHCS Rules. Payouts will be adjusted accordingly if there are less than six in the class to meet the NASHHCS threshold. Entries must be members of NASHHCS. Prize money to 6th – 1st-$1,000, 2nd-$900, 3rd-$800, 4th-$800, 5th-$800, 6th-$800.
Scott Nebergall - Auburn, Michigan
Gary Nebergall - Arcadia, Indiana
Corbly Orndorff - Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
Anyone entering Canada must have a valid Passport.
Please note - Contestants are required to be aware of, and follow, all current Canadian government health guidelines, including vaccination and border requirements at the time of crossing. More information can be found here.
Non-residents of Canada will be subject to a 15% withholding tax on all prize monies awarded as required by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Non-residents of Canada may apply to the CRA to have the 15% withholding tax returned. To file a claim with the CRA, complete and submit the following information:
Transportation Of Animals & Importing Horses
If transporting animals into Canada, you must ensure all requirements are met to bring animals into Canada for competition.
Please reference our Health Regulations page for detailed information on transporting animals within Alberta and importing horses to Canada. If you have any questions, please contact our Entries Office at (403)261-0336.
Equine Biosecurity Protocols
We take the health and safety of your equine athletes very seriously at the Calgary Stampede. As such, for 2023, a mandatory submission of an Equine Biosecurity Form for all equine exhibitors is required.
Results will be posted at the completion of the show.