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 2019 Ottawa Equestrian Tournaments hosted over 1,600 horses and 21,000 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.
In 2017 the Ottawa Equestrian Tournaments awarded over $350,000 in prize money, and hosted more than 1,600 horses over three weeks.
Download the 2017 Ottawa National & International Program.
Rewatch the $100,000 FEI Grand Prix.
Results from the 2017 Ottawa Equestrian Tournaments are available through Equestrian Management Group.
Photos from the 2017 Ottawa Equestrian Tournaments are available through our official photographers:
- Ottawa Welcome Horse Show – Orange Horse Studio
- Ottawa National Horse Show – Ben Radvanyi & Cealy Tetley
- Ottawa International CSI3* Horse Show – Ben Radvanyi
Celebration of the Horse:
Amber Marshall, star of CBC’s award-winning series, Heartland, headlined a weekend of family-friendly events in her first public appearance in the nation’s capital in over a decade during the 2017 Ottawa National Horse Show. Marshall’s special guest appearance was part of the Ottawa National and International Horse Shows’ “Celebration of the Horse”, held in conjunction with Ontario 150 festivities taking place around the province. The tournaments also offered a fair like experience with bouncy castles and slides, face painters, balloon and glitter artists, children’s jumps, pony rides, and much more!
Funded in part by the Government of Ontario.
Photos by Jump Media