Featured Competitions


The Royal Horse Show is internationally recognized as providing some of the most exciting competitions and highly regarded classes in equestrian sport. Approximately 900 entries compete each November in their respective divisions to be crowned a "Royal Champion".
This year our International division will feature Olympic calibre riders and horses from around the globe as well as the United States and Canada.  The fierce competition for over $800,000 in prize money will keep audiences glued to their seats each evening and fair visitors will enjoy the unqiue atmosphere and entertainment that only The Royal can offer.

In addtion to performance events in the Ricoh Coliseum,The Royal Breeding Horse Show in the historic Horse Palace features the best of various breeds from across Canada and the United States. Heavy Horses, Ponies and Sport Horses all vie for the title of Royal Grand Champion and a chance to make history in their respective breeds.

Click on the menu bar above or the tiles below to find out more about The 2016 Royal Horse Show's exciting featured competitions and entertainment.

  • The Greenhawk Canadian Show Jumping Championship is part of a fabulous opening weekend at the 2016 Royal Horse Show. Talented riders and their equine partners from across Canada compete for the National title and a share of the $100,000 prize.
  • Indoor Eventing takes centre stage on opening weekend at the 2016 Royal. Audiences will enjoy the speed and athleticism of horse and rider as they compete in this modified Olympic event in the Ricoh Coliseum.
  • Join us in 2016 for an evening featuring top horses from across the country and an action packed night in our feature events, The Canadian Hunter Derby Series National Championship and the Jolera Speed Challenge for International Jumpers.
  • The Royal welcomes Longines as Title Sponsor in 2015.
    The Royal Horse Show welcomes Longines as title sponsor of the Longines FEI World Cup Grand Prix. This event is the crown jewel of equestrian competition at the Royal Horse Show. Join us in 2016 and enjoy this incredible sport and entertainment...
  • Beauty and elegance are the name of the game on Thursday November 8th during the final round of the Royal Dressage Cup Invitational competition.
  • The 2016 Weston Canadian Open will bring new meaning to the phrase ‘Friday Night Lights’! Riders from around the world put the pedal to the metal in this single round speed competition on the final Friday of The Royal Horse Show.
  • Audiences are sure to enjoy the always entertaining President's Choice Superdogs during the matinee performance of The Royal Horse Show on Saturday November 12th in the K9-Equine Challenge!
  • Big is beautiful here at The Royal Horse Show! Appreciate the hours of preparation and effort for competitors as these gentle giants parade in the Rioch Coliseum and compete to be crowned Royal Champions!
  • An electric atmosphere during the sold out show, the Big Ben Challenge on Saturday November 12th will not disappoint! As the culmination of international show jumping at The 2016 Royal Horse Show, this event provides an exciting finish to what is an...
  • The Greenhawk Canadian Show Jumping Championship is the culmination of the efforts of top Canadian Show Jumpers from across the country.  Join us for the first round of competition on Friday November 7th and again for the finals during our evening...


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