Get Ready to Celebrate Horse Day on June 3, 2017

May 22, 2017 Comments Off by Admin
Ottawa, ON, May 2, 2017 - Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to inform the Canadian equestrian community that Horse Day 2017 is taking place June 3, 2017. This year will mark the ninth anniversary of Horse Day, which was created to raise public awareness and promote the beloved horse. Across the country, events and celebrations will take place on June 3 to allow Canadians of all ages and experience levels to honour, discover and explore the equestrian world.

This year’s Horse Day will be a special year for the celebration of the horse, as 2017 also marks Canada’s 150th anniversary, as well as the 250th anniversary of horse racing in Canada.

Make Horse Day part of your year of celebration in 2017. There are many ways to jump in and get involved in Horse Day 2017:

Learn more about Horse Day 2017 HERE

Want to host a Horse Day 2017 event? Register your event HERE

Find a Horse Day 2017 event near you HERE

Encourage youth between the ages of 3 and 16 to enter the Horse Day 2017 National Drawing Contest for the chance to win exciting prizes! Learn more about the drawing contest HERE

And be sure to capture your Horse Day fun on camera for the chance to win great prizes. To enter the Horse Day Photo Contest, simply upload your Horse Day photos to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram on June 3, 2017 using the hashtag #HorseDayPhotoContest. Two winners per province/territory will be selected to receive an exclusive, limited edition Asmar Equestrian polo shirt from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games!

For more information on Horse Day 2017, visit or contact Julie Cull, EC Program Manager, Participation and Equine Development by email at or by phone at 1-866-282-8395 x 120.

To learn more about specific Horse Day initiatives in your local area, contact your Provincial or Territorial Sport Organization (PTSO).

About Horse Day
Each year, the first Saturday of June is marked as Canada’s National Horse Day. Together, Equestrian Canada and the provincial/territorial equestrian organizations invite all Canadians to take this unique opportunity honour, discover, and explore the equestrian world. For many Canadians, Horse Day is the chance to get up close and personal with a horse for the first time. Horse Day is also the perfect opportunity to acknowledge the important contributions made by horses in our nation’s heritage and how people of all ages and experience levels can continue to enjoy horses in sport and leisure. For more information on Horse Day, visit


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