Show Jumping Returns to the Nation’s Capital for Two Weeks of Back-to-Back Action
Ottawa, Ontario – Two weeks of show jumping competition gets underway with the Ottawa National and CSI3* Ottawa International Horse Shows opening on Wednesday, July 12, at Wesley Clover Parks in Ottawa, ON. The Ottawa National Horse Show runs daily July 12 to 16, with the CSI3* Ottawa International Horse Show running July 19 through 23.
Highlights of the Ottawa National Horse Show are as follows:
Friday, July 14th
12 p.m.: $20,000 Wellings of Stittsville Open Welcome
4 p.m.: $10,000 Canadian Hunter Derby
Saturday, July 15th
1 p.m.: $2,500 Royal LePage Team Realty Canine Equine Relay
$7,500 Lynn Millar Memorial Speed Derby
Sunday, July 16th
2:30 p.m.: $50,000 Brookstreet Hotel Grand Prix
The CSI3* Ottawa International Horse Show, which now enjoys three-star status with the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) thanks to increased prize money, opens the following week on Wednesday, July 19. Event highlights include:
Thursday, July 20th
3 p.m.: $40,000 CSI3* RBC Welcome
Saturday, July 22nd
2 p.m.: $100,000 CSI3* Grand Prix
Sunday, July 23d
2 p.m.: $35,000 CSI3* AECON Jumper Classic
Admission to the Ottawa National and CSI3* Ottawa International Horse Shows is $5 a day at the gate, with weekly admission passes available for $20. Children aged three and under are admitted free. Parking at Wesley Clover Parks is free, with horse-drawn wagon rides available to take attendees from their vehicles to the competition ring.
Amber Marshall will be making a special guest appearance at the Ottawa National Horse Show on Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16. The star of star of CBC’s award-winning Heartland, Marshall will emcee festivities on Wesley Clover Parks’ expansive grass grand prix field.
Family-friendly ‘Celebration of the Horse’ activities take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 14, 15 and 16 and July 21, 22 and 23, offering a kids’ zone with bouncy castles and slides, face painting, balloon and glitter artists, children’s jumps, demonstrations, and many more activities.
For more information on the Ottawa National and CSI3* Ottawa International Horse Shows, visit www.wesleycloverparks.com. Be sure to keep up with all the action by following Wesley Clover Parks on Facebook here.
The Government of Ontario has generously provided funding support for the Ottawa National and CSI3* Ottawa International Horse Shows.