Belgian Draft Horse Breeder
Jack Peckinpaugh started breeding Belgians in 1975 with a pair of mares from Dan Beachy. The desire to breed Belgians came from working with horses on his uncle's farm where all of the work was done with horses.
In the show ring the accomplishments are many. He has had a few All-Americans and countless mares that have exceeded expectations. Most notable was the many times champion Joy and they can never forget, Magic, the Reserve Grand Champion at the World Winter Fair in 1989. Jack has a wealth of knowledge and is always willing to share that knowledge with breeders and competitors alike.
Always a leader, Jack has been the president of the Indiana Draft Horse Breeder's Association for three years and has just completed serving 6 years on the Belgian Draft Horse Corporation of America Board of Directors. Locally, in Muncie and Delaware County he has served on the Ball State Board of Trustees, County Commissioner and Council, Muncie Community School Board and Second Harvest Food Bank.
The Peckinpaugh family has stayed involved with the draft horse. Daughter, Kelli is now the barn superintendent and the five grandsons have all helped with various aspects of the operation. Jack and his family have created a friendly environment for all persons to better understand agriculture through their attractive display and excitement when they work the horses in and out of the arena floor.
One of Jack's favorite sayings comes from his Uncle Felix, "The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man."
Congratulations and thank you to Jack Peckinpaugh for your leadership, unselfish devotion and dedication to the improvement of the Belgian Draft Horse and Draft Horse organizations.