Experience the passion and excitement!

Don't miss North America's #1 indoor equestrian event. See Olympic caliber riders and horses compete at the highest level in Show Jumping, Indoor Eventing and Dressage. Experience Canada's largest variety of breeds and events. The Royal Horse Show also features incredible equestrian inspired entertainment, including the Ontario Toyota Dealers Rodeo, the Canadian Cowgirls and the renowned Sylvia Zerbini with her magnificent Arabian horses.

Watch over 1,000 competitors vie for more than $800,000 in prize money and the title of "Royal Champion". Tickets to the Royal Horse Show include General Admission to the Fair.

Opening weekend

Greenhawk® Canadian Show Jumping Championship

  • Nov. 04 – Nov. 05, 2016

It's one of many incredible events the opening weekend at The Royal. See top Canadian riders from across the country take their first steps onto the famous competition surface at The Royal. This event always sells out. Neigh? Way.

  • *Paid evening horse show
Opening weekend

The Horseware® Indoor Eventing Challenge    

  • Nov. 04 – Nov. 05, 2016

Cheer on Canada's National Three Day Eventing squad as they compete for a share of the $20,000 prize. This event brings two of three Olympic phases together to create an exciting entertainment feature & competition.

  • *Paid evening horse show

FEI World Cup

  • Nov. 09, 2016

The Main Event – the $100,000 USD Longines FEI World Cup is the crown jewel of equestrian at the Royal Horse Show. Olympic caliber riders compete for the richest purse ever. With jumps as high as 1.60 metres (5'3") and up to 2 metres (6'6") in width, it's a fan favourite.

  • *Paid evening horse show

Royal Dressage Cup

  • Nov. 10, 2016

Beauty and elegance is the name of the game for our four horse and riders, as they perform a test with predetermined movements to the music of their choice. Voted two pinkies up.

  • *Paid evening horse show

The Weston
Canadian Open

  • Nov. 11, 2016

Riders from around the world give it their all, in this single round speed contest. Cheer for your favourite riders as they gallop to victory and share $50,000 in prizes.

  • *Paid evening horse show
Final Saturday

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  • Nov. 12, 2016

Don't miss the final international competition at the 2016 Royal Horse Show. Riders and their top mounts from around the world compete for a chance at the $75,000 prize. It is one of the most electric highlights of the 10 days competition.

  • *Paid evening horse show
Final Saturday

Royal Six Horse
Hitch Championship

  • Nov. 12, 2016

See the biggest and most beautiful horses parade around the ring with their wagons on teams of six. Belgians, Percheron and Clydesdale heavy horse breeds compete mid-week for a chance at the finals on Saturday.

  • *Paid evening horse show

The Canadian Hunter Derby National Championship

  • Nov. 06 & Nov 08, 2016

Top horses and riders from across Canada compete for a share of the $25,000 prize in The Canadian Hunter Derby Series National Championships. Obstacles from the outdoors combined with the historical & visually attractive elements of fox hunting will test the horses and riders ability.

  • *Paid matinee & evening horse show
Family Favourite

Weekend Matinees –
Paid Performance

  • Nov. 05 & Nov. 12, 2016

Horse show matinees are packed with great entertainment and feature Sylvia Zerbini with her beautiful Arabian horses on November 5–6th and the K9-Equine Relay on Nov 12th. Economical family pricing includes general admission to the Fair.

Equestrian Competition

The Royal boasts a huge variety of equestrian based competitions open to all ages. Along with Hunters and Jumpers, you will be amazed at the many different breeds of horses that pull carts, coaches, wagons and big hitches. Cheer for your favorite high stepping hackney, shout when the announcer calls "drive on!" in the road horse classes or clap and whoop it up when the judges approaches your favorite heavy horse hitch for inspection! The Royal Horse Show is world-class equestrian competition at its best.


Ontario Toyota Dealers Rodeo

Nov. 13, 2016   *Starts at 1:00pm

Ontario Toyota Dealers Rodeo brings together the best bull, saddle bronco and bareback riders as well as barrel racers from across the country.

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