20th Annual LaPorte County
Farm & Fancy Hitch Show + Halter Events
September 9, 10 & 11, 2021 at the LaPorte County Fairgrounds
The largest single event organized by the LPCDHA is the annual farm and fancy hitch show + halter show. Hitch teams participate in hopes of earning points toward the North American Six-Horse Hitch Classic Series competition. Farm team events and youth events are also held. In 2019, there were nearly 200 Belgians, Clydesdales, and Percherons from Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio that competed. The grandstands were full of families who share an interest and excitement for the breed. The 2021 event will include haflingers and draft ponies in the show for the first time.
A partnership with the LPCDHA is an excellent value for your marketing dollar. You will receive visibility at one of the largest regional draft horse shows, and have a positive association with a wholesome event with family values. There are many levels of sponsorships from which to choose. Your support assists with event awards, judge and announcer fees, meals, and additional administrative expenses.
NEW THIS YEAR: Introducing the Exhibitor Sponsorship Program!
The 2021 La Porte County Draft Horse Show will implement a program to encourage exhibitors
to bring in sponsorships. All types of entries—hitch, halter, and farm—can be part of the
program. Entry fees for horses will be waived based on new show sponsorships that are
sourced by the exhibitor.
Click the PDF below for further information:
Friend of the Breed: $100 to $499
Recognition in our show brochure under the level of participation
Name of your business read aloud during our event
Banner (you provide) hung on grandstands during the show weekend
Silver Sponsor: $500 to $1,499
All of the benefits of the Friend of the Breed Sponsor, PLUS
Detailed description of your business read aloud during the show each day
Recognition on LPCDHA social media sites
Use of a six-foot table in a covered area near the show arena to advertise your business (contact show organizers to make these arrangements)
A ride on a wagon during a victory lap (details to be determined)
Gold Sponsor: $1,500 +
All of the benefits of the Silver Sponsor PLUS
Named sponsor of the North American Six-Horse Hitch Classic Series event (on one of the two days)