Hundreds of Horses to Head to Nation’s Capital for 2016 Ottawa Equestrian Tournaments

June 23, 2016 - Ottawa, Ontario

Horses and riders will be competing on the expansive grass field at Wesley Clover Parks during the Ottawa Equestrian Tournaments from July 13-17 and July 20-24 in Ottawa, ON.
Photo by Ben Radvanyi

Hundreds of Canada’s top horses and riders will be heading to the nation’s capital to compete in the 2016 Ottawa Equestrian Tournaments.  The two weeks of equestrian competition will include the Ottawa National Horse Show from July 13-17 and the CSI2* Ottawa International Horse Show from July 20-24 at Wesley Clover Parks in Ottawa, ON.

Highlights of the Ottawa National Horse Show include:

Wednesday, July 13 – Opening Day

Thursday, July 14 – $20,000 Open Welcome

Friday, July 15 – $7,500 Speed Derby

Saturday, July 16 – $50,000 Grand Prix

Sunday, July 17 – $10,000 Canadian Hunter Derby

The following week, show jumping competition has the added distinction of being sanctioned by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI).  Classified as a CSI2* event, the Ottawa International Horse Show allows riders to earn all-important Longines FEI World Ranking points.  Featured competition at the CSI2* Ottawa International Horse Show includes:

Friday, July 22 – $35,000 CSI2* Open Welcome

Saturday, July 23 – $10,000 Modified Grand Prix

Sunday, July 24 – $100,000 CSI2* Classic

Throughout the two weeks, horses and riders will compete on the expansive grass field with courses set by 2015 Pan American Games course designer Michel Vaillancourt of Canada and 2016 Olympic course designer Guilherme Jorge of Brazil in his final appearance before the Rio Games.

Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Tracy Howard at Tracy.Howard@wesleycloverparks.com.

To find out more about the Ottawa National and CSI2* Ottawa International Horse Shows, please click here, visit www.ottawaequestriantournaments.com or follow Wesley Clover Parks on Facebook here.  Everyone is encouraged to share their Wesley Clover Parks experiences using #TheParks.