Thanksgiving Weekend - October 7, 8 & 9, 2017
"Fun For The Whole Herd"
Horse and Pony Events
We've got horses! They're in the parade and in the show ring, they haul some really heavy weights, race around barrels, and they'll even hang out to offer a ride. Make sure to check the schedule so that you don't miss any of these exciting events.
Ontario Xtreme Cowboy (OXA)
An event that challenges both horse and rider to maneuver through a series of trail & farm-based obstacles demonstrating both horsemanship and speed.
Did you know that the teamster's appearance is considered when judging a heavy horse? But pedigree counts most when the Belgians go blaze to blaze to compete for top prize. Also showing are Percheron and Clydesdales. See them in action before a wagon singly, in tandem, three abreast, four and even six! A magnificent sight, indeed.
Light Horses and Ponies
Walking, trotting, under saddle or in front of a cart, competitors of all ages display the breeding and manners of their favourite mounts. Antique vehicles, costumes, hackneys and roadsters are among the many categories.
Hunter and Western Shows
Watch these fine animals in action as the hunters take on fences up to 3' 6". Classes include Equitation, Pleasure, Hacks, Horsemanship, Gambler's Choice.
Horse Draws and Pony Pulls
This are not to be missed! These gentle giants actually seem to be having fun as they apply their powerful bodies to drag increasingly heavy weights. Visitors are asked to obey announced spectator rules to avoid confusing the animals.
Western Gymkhana Show
Plenty of fun and excitement to be had with this competition, for both participant and spectator. Classes include Barrels, Poles, Keyhole, Flag Races, Relay Races.