The Heavy Horse Festival started in 2007 with the idea of retaining our Australian heritage by holding a heavy horse show in conjunction with the working draft group – the prominent breeds being shown were only Clydesdale & Shire horses.
Our show has grown from year to year with the addition of other heavy horse breeds and also becoming a recognised National Clydesdale Show.
In 2012 the name was changed to the National Clydesdale & Heavy Horse Festival.
Our Festival runs over 2 days with the exception of our 2016 Festival which ran for 3 days over the Australia Day Weekend with the inclusion of the Australian Long Reining Championships.
Our Festival is held annually at:-
National Equestrian Centre Werribee – 170K Road, Werribee South VIC 3030
(photo credits – Dreamscope Photography & Louise Scott)