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Belgian Draft, Stallion, 2 years, Roan-Bay Bay roan Belgian Draft stallion (1.5 years)
F: MAX VAN SCHERMERSHOEK
Leisure - Show - Breeding - Driving
Studfarm Van Langenhove
BE-9280
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Belgian Draft, Stallion, 2 years, Brown Falb mold Bay stallion - Belgian Draft Horse
F: JIM VAN 'T ROETAART
Leisure - Show - Driving - Mating
Studfarm Van Langenhove
BE-9280
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Belgian Draft, Gelding, 3 years, 17.2 hh, Chestnut-Red 2 jaar wordende Vlaams Paard ruinenDriving
Stal Talpe
BE-7780
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Belgian Draft, Stallion, 1 year, Roan-Blue Extremely gentle character
F: NORRIS | MF: MATTEO
Leisure - Driving - Mating - Dressage
Studfarm Van Langenhove
BE-9280
Denderbelle
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Belgian Draft, Stallion, 2 years, Roan-Red Beautiful belgian draft horse stallion
F: JIM VAN 'T ROETAART
Leisure - Show - Breeding - Driving
Studfarm Van Langenhove
BE-9280
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Belgian Draft, Mare, 1 year Sweet 6 months old Purebred Belgian FillyDriving - Trail - Leisure
The Good Shepherd Ranch
US-65759
Branson, MO
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Belgian Draft, Stallion, 4 years, 16.2 hh, Brown Falb mold Tall stallion, Belgian Brabant draft horse
F: MATTEO VAN 'T RIETENHOF | MF: TIJN VAN DE VLIEGERT
Leisure - Trail - Driving - Dressage
Studfarm Van Langenhove
BE-9280
Denderbelle
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Belgian Draft, Mare, 1 year Sweet 6 months old Purebred Belgian FillyDriving - Trail - Leisure
The Good Shepherd Ranch
US-65759
Branson, MO
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Belgian Draft, Stallion, 1 year, Roan-Blue Extremely gentle character
F: NORRIS | MF: MATTEO
Leisure - Driving - Mating - Dressage
Studfarm Van Langenhove
BE-9280
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Belgian Draft, Stallion, 4 years, 16.2 hh, Brown Falb mold Tall stallion, Belgian Brabant draft horse
F: MATTEO VAN 'T RIETENHOF | MF: TIJN VAN DE VLIEGERT
Leisure - Trail - Driving - Dressage
Studfarm Van Langenhove
BE-9280
Denderbelle
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Belgian Draft, Stallion, 2 years, Roan-Red Beautiful belgian draft horse stallion
F: JIM VAN 'T ROETAART
Leisure - Show - Breeding - Driving
Studfarm Van Langenhove
BE-9280
Denderbelle
€2,500 to €5,000
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Belgian Draft, Stallion, 2 years, Brown Falb mold Bay stallion - Belgian Draft Horse
F: JIM VAN 'T ROETAART
Leisure - Show - Driving - Mating
Studfarm Van Langenhove
BE-9280
Denderbelle
€2,500 to €5,000
price range ~$2,830 to $5,661
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Belgian Draft, Gelding, 3 years, 17.2 hh, Chestnut-Red 2 jaar wordende Vlaams Paard ruinenDriving
Stal Talpe
BE-7780
Komen
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price range ~$5,661 to $11,321
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Belgian Draft, Stallion, 1 year Colts - StallionsLeisure - Baroque - Breeding - Driving
Studfarm Van Langenhove
BE-9289
Denderbelle
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Belgian Draft, Stallion, 2 years, Roan-Blue Blue roan stallion of 1.5 years old
F: JIM VAN 'T ROETAART
Breeding - Show - Leisure - Driving
Studfarm Van Langenhove
BE-9820
Denderbelle
price range ~$2,830 to $5,661
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Belgian Draft, Stallion, 2 years, Roan-Bay Bay roan Belgian Draft stallion (1.5 years)
F: MAX VAN SCHERMERSHOEK
Leisure - Show - Breeding - Driving
Studfarm Van Langenhove
BE-9280
Denderbelle
€2,500 to €5,000
price range ~$2,830 to $5,661
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Belgian Draft, Stallion, 1 year, 17.1 hh, Roan-Blue Leisure
GB-Dh70ds
Durham
£4,000
~ $5,437 Negotiable
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Belgian Draft, Stallion, 12 years, 17.1 hh, Gray-Red-Tan Leisure - Driving
DE-94256
Drachselsried
€9,000
~ $10,189 Negotiable
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Belgian Draft, Mare, 2 years
F: GAMIN VAN DE LINDEHOEF | MF: UNIK DE LICHEREAU
Leisure
BE-9310
Herdersem
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price range ~$2,830 to $5,661
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Belgian Draft, Gelding, 4 years, 16.2 hh, Gray-Red-Tan
F: SIEHE PASS
Driving - Eventing - Leisure
DE-93444
Kötzting
€3,500
~ $3,962 Negotiable
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Belgian Draft, Gelding, 6 years, 16.1 hh, Brown
F: DIEU MERCI VAN T&L | MF: SHEYNNE DE BAUGY
Jumping
PL-62-080
Poznan
€35,000
~ $39,624
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Belgian Draft, Stallion, 1 year, Chestnut-Red
F: HENRY OF LANCASTER
Leisure
CZ-38451
Volary
€3,000
~ $3,396
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Belgian Draft, Mare, 7 years, 16.1 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: EMERALD VAN'T RUYTERSHOF | MF: NONSTOP
Jumping - Eventing
PL-81-736
sopot
€33,000
~ $37,360
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The Belgian Draft Horse is one of the most influential heavy horse breeds in the world. In Europe, it is known under several different names, including the Brabançon, the Brabant and the Belgian Heavy Draft. This impressive working horse can still be seen out and about in Belgium, performing traditional jobs such as taking the shrimp netters and their gear down to the sea. Today though, many people who buy a Belgian Draft are likely to want one for showing, or for draft horse displays. This is particularly true in the USA where the breed has been popular for a long time. More breeders are finding they can sell a Belgian Draft for riding, too, as there is increasing interest in them as riding horses.

Use and characteristics of the Belgian Draft Horse

Belgian Draft Horses are immensely strong. Standing between 16.2 hands (66 inches/168 cm) and 17 hands (68 inches/173 cm) high, they weigh around 2,000 pounds (900 kilograms). The popularity of the Belgian Draft is so great in the USA that a distinctive type has emerged that is very different from its Belgian counterpart. In America, when people buy a Belgian Draft they are usually purchasing a light chestnut draft horse with flaxen-colored mane and tail, whereas most of those in Belgium are roan with black points. Breeders who sell a Belgian Draft in Belgium present an altogether heavier horse with a larger head and plenty of feather on the legs. In Belgium, the horses are also used for meat whereas in the States they are mainly working and show animals, featuring in displays of strength at agricultural events.

Origin and history of breeding Belgian Draft Horses

Belgium has been breeding strong and powerful horses since medieval times when rulers of European kingdoms admired their great horses. Although not as large as modern-day draft horse breeds, they were nonetheless animals of substance that could be crossbred to produce war horses or animals to draw or carry heavy loads. Claims of great antiquity are made for large horses from this region, even going back as far as Roman times, although this is unproven. Originally mainly black in color, three diverse types developed in Belgium, with roan and chestnut coloring beginning to predominate. By the late nineteenth century, the heavy horses of Belgium were still greatly in demand in the surrounding countries, where they were known by various names, including the Belgisch Trekpaard and Brabants Trekpaard in the Netherlands, and the Cheval de trait belge or Brabançon in France. The first Belgian Draft horses arrived in the USA in 1866, proving an instant success with farmers. The official studbook in Belgium was established in 1885, closely followed by the American Association of Importers and Breeders of Belgian Draft Horses in 1887. They had their headquarters in Wabash, Indiana, where there were many enthusiasts of the breed, and the association remains there today. Belgian Draft horses are the most numerous heavy horse breed in the USA today.

Belgian Draft Horses in equestrianism

After centuries of development, Belgian Drafts are some of the most powerful horses in the world and have broken many records. In one Heavyweight class, two Belgian Drafts with a combined weight of 4,800 pounds (2,200 kg) pulled 17,000 pounds (7,700 kg) for a distance of 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m). In 2010, a Belgian Draft named Big Jake entered the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s tallest living horse. He stood 20 hands 2 ¾ inches (82.75 inches/210 cm) high!

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