Now in its fifth year, Ottawa Horse Day returns to Wesley Clover Parks on Saturday, June 3. The family-oriented event welcomes visitors of all ages to experience horses and ponies up close and to learn more about horse-related activities.
The event opens at 11 a.m. and continues until 4 p.m. with equestrian demonstrations and activities scheduled throughout the day. Show jumping, dressage and eventing – the three Olympic equestrian disciplines – will be highlighted through exhibitions, along with the Canadian Pony Club’s Prince Philip Games, Parelli Natural Horsemanship demonstrations, a parade of breeds, polo exhibition, and much more.
New to Ottawa Horse Day, the Ottawa Valley Ultimate Horse Group will combine fun and games in western tack through its Cowboy Obstacle Race demonstration.
Admission to Ottawa Horse Day is free, and parking is by donation. Ottawa Horse Day offers a fair-like feel, with horse-drawn wagon tours and supplementary kids’ zone activities such as pony rides, a bouncy castle and slide, glitter tattoos, and face painting available for a minimal charge.
Ottawa Horse Day will feature exhibitions and demonstrations throughout the day, including the Canadian Pony Club’s Prince Philip Games, Parelli Natural Horsemanship demonstrations, a parade of breeds, and much more.
Photo by Orange Horse Studio
Guests to Wesley Clover Parks, located in the heart of the nation’s capital, can spend time in between demonstrations visiting numerous on-site food and equestrian-related vendors.
Wesley Clover Parks is easy to find, located at 401 Corkstown Road, just off the Moodie Drive exit of the 417 highway.
For more information on this year’s Ottawa Horse Day, please visit www.wesleycloverparks.com, find the event onFacebook here, or contact Robyn Cyr, Wesley Clover Parks, at 613-271-5452 or robyn.cyr@wesleycloverparks.