Join us for a family event that celebrates the various roles that horses play in our lives, providing visitors with an opportunity to experience and learn about horses up close!
Horses are an integral part of Canadian history, for years horses have been used for transportation, farming, agriculture, and in times of war. Today, horses maintain a significant roles in our lives as our friends in leisure, recreation, companionship and sport! The Fall Horse Festival encourages kids to experience first contact with horses, an important step in building the next generation of equestrian athletes in Canada.
This event will feature a variety of equestrian demonstrations throughout the day, including the RCMP Musical Ride! The RCMP Musical Ride will begin at approximately 2:00pm (subject to change). We anticipate this being a popular demonstration and recommend that you arrive early to ensure you have time to enter, park and enjoy the other activities we have to offer! We encourage you to visit our vendors for activities, food, treats, gifts and more (check out a list of activities, demonstrations and vendors below).
- Online tickets: $5+HST & fees, kids 12 and under free! Save by purchasing your tickets in advance online here.
- At the gate: $10/person, kids 12 and under free!
- Rain date: This event is scheduled to run rain or shine!
- Kids pony rides ($5/ride)
- Horse drawn wagon rides
- Visit the Colourful Chameleon for one of a kind face painting and glitter tattoos for the young and young at heart!
- Meet Zack the donkey and his best friend Lambchops the pony!
Exhibitors & Demonstrations:
We are thrilled to have the following exhibitors joining us to share their love of horses and educating visitors about their favourite breeds and disciplines! Interested in becoming an exhibitor? Contact us for more information.
- The Capital Cowgirls Drill Team – a competitive equestrian drill team
- Rideau Mounted Search and Rescue – a volunteer mounted search and rescue team in Ontario. Take the time to speak with the mounted searchers as they ride around the grounds!
- Sunshine Disc Dogs – watch this group of canines fly during their frisbee dog demonstration
- The Ottawa Valley Light Horse Association – featuring a pleasure driving demonstration with an American Saddlebred
- Quantum Farms – riders from Quantum Farms demonstrate the Eventing disciplines: cross country, dressage and stadium jumping
The RCMP Musical Ride is performed by a full troop of 32 riders and their horses. Their performance consists of intricate figures and drills choreographed to music. These movements demand the utmost control, timing and coordination.
The Musical Ride provides the opportunity to experience the heritage and traditions of the RCMP. The riders act as ambassadors of goodwill who promote the RCMP’s image throughout Canada and all over the world. Learn more about the RCMP Musical Ride here.
While you’re here don’t forget to visit our vendors! Interested in joining us as a vendor? Please email [email protected] for more information.