Join Ottawa’s equestrian community, athletes, enthusiasts, food lovers and families on July 15th to celebrate the beauty and splendour of equestrian sport on the picturesque grounds of Wesley Clover Parks.
Nestled between two weeks of thrilling show jumping competition, Spurs & Sparkles adds to the excitement of the world class Ottawa Equestrian Tournaments held annually in Ottawa. The event offers exceptional company, one-of-a-kind entertainment, incredible prizes, and local craft brews paired with delectable food provided by the Brookstreet Hotel. As you mingle under The Capital Tent by Ottawa Tourism, you’ll also enjoy the wildly entertaining Get Up & Gallop event. It’s off to the races in this rousing competition, where local corporate business leaders driving golf carts team up with distinguished and internationally awarded equestrians on horseback to compete for the best time in an orchestrated obstacle course. Be a part of the Get Up & Gallop action by participating in the Calcutta auction to bid on your favourite team!
Proceeds from Spurs & Sparkles benefit the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, a local organization dedicated to changing the lives of those facing cancer in Eastern Ontario.
“Get Up & Gallop” Ride & Drive Event
It’s off to the races! The Ride and Drive Relay event is a thrilling three-part timed race, featuring teams comprised of a local celebrity, show jumping athlete and corporate sponsor. Out of the gates, the celebrity will tackle a ball and stick putting distance, then join their corporate sponsor to take on a golf cart course. Once the golf cart course has been successfully navigated, an exciting jump off track by the show jumping athlete will follow. This event will feature Olympic and international level show jumping champions, including Ian Millar and Amy Millar. The team with the fastest combined timed will be named the first Spurs & Sparkles Get Up and Gallop Champions and will be presented with ribbons at the awards ceremony.
Stay tuned for profiles on our “Get Up & Gallop” teams!