The Georgia Draft Horse Association is a non-profit organization with the primary objective of promoting the use of draft horses throughout the State of Georgia. Our goal is to bring individuals with a love for these magnificent animals together at a variety of events and venues where they can exhibit and enjoy their horses in the company of like-minded people. We offer a number of events throughout the year including clinics, shows,  parade participation, trail riding days, harnessing & driving clinics, and demonstrations. Membership is open to any person interested in the breeding, showing, use or promotion of draft horses and is unrestricted as to residence.

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On behalf of the GDHA and the Perry Show Committee, we would like to sincerely thank all of our sponsors and donors for your support!  We seriously could not have done it without you this year. YOU are the reason we were able to carry on with our show! For all of our members, exhibitors, & friends, please take a moment to visit our sponsors’ pages and “like” them, check out their website, or try their product or service. We are grateful to all of you and we’re already looking forward to next year!

The 2020 Georgia National Fair Draft Horse Show is still on for October 9-11, 2020!  Thanks to the generous donations from so many of our friends and fans, we are able to cover the cost of the facility rental without the support of the fair this year!  We are currently working to put premiums back in place for as many classes as possible, so please send your entries in as soon as possible.  We look forward to seeing you this year!

The Georgia National Fair may have been cancelled for 2020, but the Draft Horse Show is still good to go!  We’ll be carrying on as a stand-alone horse show at the GA National Fairgrounds since so many of our Youth, Members, and Top-Name Hitches are “chomping at the bit” to get out and show their horses! However, we need YOUR help to fund the facility fee for the show in order to make it happen! If you’re able to donate, please do so through our GoFundMe campaign! We are so grateful for your support!


Now is a great time to join the GDHA!  Our annual membership is just $20/individual or $25/family.  With your 2020 GDHA membership, you’ll receive a custom GDHA logo decal and 10% OFF an annual subscription to the Draft Horse Journal!

This year’s Georgia National Fair Draft Horse Show will take place on October 9-11, 2020 in Perry, GA!
Mark your calendars NOW and make your RV reservations before they book up!   Interested in sponsoring the show this year? Contact Rebecca Cannon, Show Secretary, at for more information.