Media Accreditation Open for 2016 Royal Horse Show

October 20, 2016 - Toronto, Ontario

Applications for media accreditation for the Royal Horse Show, held as part of the 94th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, are now being accepted.  This year’s Royal Horse Show takes place from November 4 through 13, 2016, at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario.

To apply for media accreditation, please click, complete the form, and submit to Jennifer Ward at  Media who did NOT cover the Royal Horse Show in 2015 must submit a letter of assignment on company letterhead outlining their planned coverage.

As access to the Royal Horse Show during ticketed performances is limited, media must apply for the specific dates they wish to cover.  Seating will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Media will be informed as to the status of their application upon receipt and review.

NOTE: Jump Media handles media accreditation for the Royal Horse Show only.  Media wishing to cover other events at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair should contact Ashley McGuire, Media Profile, at to arrange media credentials.

Royal Horse Show
Offering top level competition and prize money, the CSI4*-W Royal Horse Show is currently ranked as the number one indoor horse show in North America by the North American Riders Group.  For the second year, the Royal Horse Show will be highlighted by the $130,500 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Toronto on Wednesday evening.  In addition to international show jumping, eventing, dressage, and polo will be featured at this year’s Royal Horse Show.

Ricoh Coliseum and Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place
100 Princes' Boulevard
Toronto, ON
M6K 3C3
Tel: 416 263-3400

Press Entrance/Media 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.

Competition Highlights

  • $100,000 Greenhawk Canadian Show Jumping Championship and $20,000 Horseware Indoor Eventing Challenge - Friday and Saturday evenings, November 4 and 5
  • Braeburn Farms Hunter Derby - Sunday, November 6
  • $130,500 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Toronto – Wednesday evening, November 9
  • Royal Dressage Cup Invitational, presented by Butternut Ridge – Wednesday afternoon and Thursday evening, November 9 and 10
  • $50,000 Weston Canadian Open – Friday evening, November 11
  • $15,000 Canine-Equine Challenge, presented by the Toronto Star – Saturday afternoon, November 12
  • $75,000 Big Ben Challenge – Saturday evening, November 12

A complete Royal Horse Show schedule can be accessed here.

Special Events and Exhibitions
In addition to performance events in the Ricoh Coliseum, the ten-day Royal Horse Show features entertainment for the whole family as follows:

  • Sylvia Zerbini Equine Theatrical Performance – Friday to Sunday, November 4, 5, and 6
  • Toronto Mount Police Mounted Unit – Sunday, November 6
  • Canada vs. USA International Polo Match – Wednesday evening, November 9
  • Canadian Cowgirls – Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13
  • Dressage Freestyle Exhibition – Saturday, November 12
  • Ontario Toyota Dealers Rodeo – Sunday, November 13

For more information on what the Royal Horse Show has to offer, visit

Visiting The Royal Horse Show
For information on dining, accommodations and more, visit

Ticket information is available online here.

Royal Horse Show Media Contacts:
Jump Media
Jennifer Ward
Lindsay Brock

For more information on the Royal Horse Show, the marquee event of the 94th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, please visit

About The Royal
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is the world’s largest combined indoor agricultural and equestrian event.  This year, the 94th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair runs November 4-13, 2016, at Exhibition Place in downtown Toronto.  For competition schedules, live webcasting, results and to purchase tickets, please visit

Funding support for The Royal has been provided by the City of Toronto and the Government of Ontario.