The Ottawa Equestrian Tournaments at Wesley Clover Parks have returned Ottawa show jumping to its prime. Between 1999 and 2003, the former week-long Capital Classic featured 700 horses, attracted 20,000 attendees, and received front page editorial coverage in both Ottawa daily newspapers. The 2015 inaugural Ottawa International Horse Show, produced and hosted by Wesley Clover Parks, achieved sold out stabling, hosting 400 horses and over 8,000 visitors. The show received rave reviews from both competitors and visitors while achieving significant local and national editorial coverage. With expanded and enhanced modern stabling facilities the 2016 Ottawa Equestrian Tournaments welcomed 1,000 horses over the two weeks and no less than 20,000 visitors. This year’s competitions achieved sold out stabling all three weeks, inviting over 1,600 horses and 30,000 visitors!
World Class Equestrian Facilities:
Wesley Clover Parks boasts a world-class grand prix field, one of a rare few international-level grass jumping arenas in Canada, comparable to Calgary’s iconic Spruce Meadows. Continuous upgrades to park infrastructure include construction of new international quality all-weather rings and significant upgrades and expansion to the existing main stable buildings. Future plans include a new community building that will create space for community gatherings of all kinds, while also providing permanent seating and facilities for equestrian tournaments. Wesley Clover Parks is home to the Ian Millar School of Horsemanship, and WCP Equestrian. With the equestrian park at its core, the expanded operations at Wesley Clover Parks ensure a broader attraction that showcases equestrianism to a wider and more diverse audience.