Tag Archives: horse event
Paris, ON: Ontario Saddle Club Youth Team Tournament
I’ve taken a bit of a break from riding for while, or at least writing about it. But it’s time, as they say, to get back in the saddle again – figuratively and literally. I’ll be starting lessons again this fall at a new barn (stay tuned…) and I’m back to writing about great horse […]
Travel, Toronto (Part III): Dressage at the Royal Winter Fair 2017
Megan Lane of Collingwood, Ontario left the Royal Thursday night $20,000 richer after she and her 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare Caravella won the Dressage Invitation Grand Prix Freestyle Cup – for the second year in a row.
What’s Happening in Markham? The Can-Am All Breeds Equine Expo 2017
If three days of horses, horse people, horse stuff, horse clinics and two evening extravaganzas sounds like heaven, then I’ve got your Nirvana: The Can-Am All Breeds Equine Expo at the Markham Fairgrounds in Markham, Ontario, Canada, a 30-minute drive from Toronto. Why I haven’t attended before, I don’t know. However, I spent the entire […]
Hagersville, ON: Christmas Open House with Rescue Horses
Pet pics with Santa and horses? How can you resist? If you’re in the Southern Ontario area west of Hamilton head out to Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue in Hagersville, Ontario (near my home) on December 11, 2016 (1 to 4pm). I’ll be heading there with my dog, Victor. In fact, I went out to one […]
Travel Rockton, Ontario: World’s [Greatest Horseshow] Fair
Fall is fleeting. Figures it’s my favourite season. Cool, crisp and country – country fairs that is and every year I attend one (or two) in Southern Ontario because, let’s face it, they’re very similar… except for the horses. Clearly, country fair and horse show combos are the way to go. I figured if I was gioing […]
Travel, Caledon, Ontario: PanAm Equestrian Eventing Silver
Lead by ‘Captain Canada,’ the legendary Ian Millar, the Canadian Eventing Team took third place at the PanAm Games with a score of 163 overall after three days of dressage, cross-country and jumping. The U.S. won the gold with a score of 133 and not far behind was the impressive Brazilian team with a score of 140.70.