Applications for media accreditation for the Royal Horse Show, held as part of The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, are now being accepted. This year’s Royal Horse Show takes place from November 6 through 15 at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario.
To apply for media accreditation, please click http://www.royalfair.org/media and complete the Word document form.
Please note that access to the Royal Horse Show is limited. Media must apply for the specific dates they wish to cover, and will be informed of the status of their application.
The 2015 Royal Horse Show
WHAT: The Royal Horse Show is internationally recognized and provides some of the most exciting competitions in equestrian sport. Approximately 900 entries compete in their respective divisions to be crowned a “Royal Champion”. In 2015, the Royal Horse Show is proud to be part of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League. The international division will feature Olympic-caliber riders and horses from around the globe, as well as the U.S. and Canada. The fierce competition for over $800,000 in prize money will keep audiences glued to their seats each evening, and visitors will enjoy the unique atmosphere and entertainment that only The Royal can offer.
WHEN: Friday, November 6 – Sunday, November 15, 2015
- $100,000 G reenhawk Canadian Show Jumping Championship and $20,000 Horseware Indoor Eventing Challenge - Friday and Saturday evenings, November 6 and 7, 2015
- $25,000 Canadian Hunter Derby Series National Championships - Tuesday, November 10, 2015
- $125,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Toronto - Wednesday, November 11, 2015
- Royal Dressage Cup Invitational, presented by Butternut Ridge - Thursday, November 12, 2015
- $50,000 Weston Canadian Open - Friday, November 13, 2015
- Royal Canine Equine Relay (matinee), and $75,000 Big Ben Challenge (evening) - Saturday, November 14
Click here for a complete competition schedule.
WHERE: Ricoh Coliseum and Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario, 100 Princes' Boulevard, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3, Canada
SPECIAL EVENTS AND HOSPITALITY:
In addition to performance events in the Ricoh Coliseum, the 10-day Royal Horse Show features entertainment for the whole family. The Royal Breeding Horse Show in the historic Horse Palace features the best of various breeds from across Canada and the U.S. Heavy Horses, Ponies and Sport Horses all vie for the title of Royal Grand Champion and the chance to make history in their respective breeds. For more information on what the Royal Horse Show has to offer, visit http://royalfair.org/fair-highlights.
Mini Chuck Wagon Races
The Royal brings a bit of Western Canada to downtown Toronto during the feature presentation of Mini Chuck Racing. Audience members are encouraged to cheer on their favorite team of Mini Horses and their drivers as they compete on opening weekend. Races will be held Friday, November 6, and during both the matinee and evening performances on Saturday, November 7.
Cavallo Group Equestrian Arts
The product of seven generations of entertainment professionals and show producers, Cavallo Equestrian Arts provides a theatrical celebration of the age-old relationship between horse and human. With ambient music and lighting, guests will enjoy this very special feature during each Royal Horse Show performance from November 11 to 14. The Cavallo Group Equestrian Arts group has appeared across the United States at Fairs, Festivals and special events and has a stand-alone production based in Florida. The Royal Horse Show is pleased to host its first Canadian appearance.
The Green Meadows Coaching Division harkens back to a time when the horse was part of daily life and travel. Each painstakingly restored coach is beautifully presented and pulled by four matching horses of various breeds such as Dutch Warmbloods, Friesians, and Hackneys. Competitors travel from across Canada and the United States to present this outstanding feature for visitors to the 2015 Royal Horse Show. In addition to the performance classes held in the coliseum, each coach will also be judged on its appointments. The appointments for each carriage may consist of spare pieces of harness, tool kits for making repairs en route and may also include elaborate place settings that may have been used for those traveling longer distances. Make time for lunch in the Hitching Ring on Friday, November 13 to see the beautiful coaches during the judging of their appointments class.
Ontario Toyota Dealers Rodeo
Part of a National Series, the Ontario Toyota Dealers Rodeo brings together some of the best bull, saddle bronc and bareback riders as well as barrel racers from across the country on Sunday, November 8. During the 2015 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, audiences will be thrilled as they watch 1,800 pound fan-favourite bulls like Johnny Rotten and Happy Camper in action! Feature entertainment will captivate both young and old alike. Amber Marshall, star of CBC’s popular series Heartland and voted Canada’s Favorite Screen Star, will act as host and sign autographs.
VISITING THE ROYAL HORSE SHOW: For information on dining, accommodations and more, visit http://royalfair.org/plan-your-visit.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Please use hashtag: #rawf15 when writing about the Royal Horse Show on social media channels.
TICKETS: Ticket information is available online here.
PRESS ENTRANCE/PRESS CENTRE: The media center is located in Salon 101B in the Galleria of the Enercare Centre. Media accreditation is not required to access the Media Centre.
The Media Centre is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
WIRELESS: The press centre will provide wireless access to the Internet. Wifi access is also available in the Ricoh Coliseum, including the media skybox.
RESULTS / ORDERS of GO / COURSE MAPS: Results will be available in the press room and online at http://royalfair.org/. Orders of go and course maps for major classes will also be available in the press room.
PHOTOGRAPHS: A selection of daily show photographs will be available for editorial use.
For pre-event stories, information, or photographs, contact Jenn Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please check-in at the press office daily for updates, results, press conference schedules, and more!
Thank you for your interest in the 2015 Royal Horse Show, and we look forward to seeing you there!
Royal Horse Show Media Contacts
For more information on the Royal Horse Show, the marquee event of The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, please visit http://www.royalfair.org/horse-show.
Funding support for The Royal has been provided by the City of Toronto and the Government of Ontario