American Brabant Association

Creating the American Brabant breed based on the type and temperament of the pre WWI Belgian work horse

Protecting, Preserving and Promoting the American Brabant

Learning to develop an ‘eye’ for a draft horse is the central theme for this conformation
clinic being offered by the American Brabant Association. The clinic is open to everyone
seeking to expand their knowledge and skill level for the assessment and breeding of
quality working draft horses.

Through a series of visual, interactive classroom topics the attendee will learn the
foundation for the assessment and evaluation of draft horses. These sessions will be
highlighted by actual hands-on live horse assessment, applying generally accepted
principles and theories to the live animal.
One of the goals is for the attendee to acquire skills to be objective in their assessment
of their own horses, recognizing the qualities and weaknesses, and using this
information to selectively breed an animal of higher standards.
The presentations will be made through the use of Powerpoint, Videos, Live Horses and
Literature Designed for Take Home.

Instructor – Wayne G. Hipsley, BSc, MSc
Lexington, Kentucky

Dates October 17-18, 2024 [Thursday-Friday]
Location Indian Creek Historical Society & Museum
Hastings, IA
Cost If registered* By October 1, 2024 ABA Members $50; non-Members $75
After October 1, 2024 ABA Members $75; non-Members $100

Lunch available for purchase (at time of registration) $12 per day
Lodging Primitive Dry Camping available on the grounds
Hotels/Motels can be reserved in nearby towns:
Hotel Arthur in Glenwood, IA; Rodeway Inn in Red Oak IA; Many options in Council
Bluffs IA; Quality Inn, Tall Corn Inn & Shenandoah Inn & Suites, in Shenandoah IA;

Questions? Contact Dave Mires, ABA Director

phone 660-853-1795 email miresmules@gmail.com
*Register by sending name, phone number, email address, number of lunches and fees
Mail check or money order to American Brabant Association

P.O. Box 181
Isanti, MN 55040