Horse Show

World-Class Competition & Entertainment

Watch over 1,000 competitors vie for more than $1,000,000 in prize money and the coveted title of Royal Champion!

The world-renowned Royal Horse Show returns this year with incredible competition and a chance for our fans to take in all the sights and sounds of the ten-day event.

Mark your calendar for November 3 – 12, 2023 and join us in for one of the top horse shows in the world. You’ll enjoy Olympians and other top international athletes and horses competing at the highest level in Show Jumping while experiencing Canada’s largest variety of equine breeds and events. The Royal Horse Show also features inspiring entertainment with special features during each horse show paid performance.

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Have a group of 10 or more? Ask about our dedicated seating for groups featuring special discounts. Please contact Royal Horse Show Group Sales at groups@royalfair.org

 

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING CANADA'S ICONIC ROYAL HORSE SHOW IN 2023!

The Royal boasts a huge variety of equestrian competitions open to all ages. Along with Hunters and Show 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 judge approaches your favorite heavy horse hitch for inspection! The Royal Horse Show is world-class equestrian competition at its finest.

 

November 3 - 7:00 pm

Join us for opening night as we kick off Canada’s most iconic equestrian event.

Top class Show Jumping, and the thrilling sport of Arena Eventing take centre stage in this action-packed kick-off to ten days world-class sport and entertainment.

This performance includes:

  • Royal Horse Show Official Opening
  • The Mad Barn Indoor Eventing Challenge
  • Feature: Australian Horseman & Entertainer Guy McLean
  • Henry Equestrian Canadian Show Jumping Championship

Tickets for this performance include general admission to The Fair.

November 4 - 1:00 pm

A fun-filled day for the entire family awaits you at The Royal Horse Show!  Experience enjoying top talent in Canada compete as we present our National Championship Show Jumping events.

Come early or stay late and take in the rest of what The Royal has to offer!

This family-friendly performance includes:

  • National Championship Show Jumping
  • Feature: Australian Horseman & Entertainer Guy McLean
  • Pony Jumpers
  • The Six Horse Hitch featuring Belgians, Clydesdales & Percherons

Tickets for this performance include general admission to The Fair.

November 4 - 7:00 pm

Try something different and enjoy a unique Saturday night out on the town. Make plans to join us for the final rounds of the Mad Barn Indoor Eventing Challenge and the Henry Equestrian Canadian Show Jumping Championship.

Enjoy the horse show your way… come as you are or dress to impress.  VIP tickets available HERE featuring access to the members-only Tanbark Club for the Horse Show after party.

This impressive performance features

  • Final Round of the Henry Equestrian Canadian Show Jumping Championship
  • Final Round of The Mad Barn Indoor Eventing Challenge
  • Feature: Australian Horseman & Entertainer Guy McLean

Tickets for this performance include general admission to The Fair.

November 5 - 1:30 pm

Sunday is Family Day, presented by the Toronto Star!

Take in the sights, smells and sounds of the Fair for the low price of $40 plus applicable taxes and fees for any seat in the house when purchased at our Primary Box Office in the Coca-Cola Coliseum. Additional fees may apply for online purchases.

This family-friendly performance includes:

  • Braeburn Farms Hunter Derby
  • Feature: Australian Horseman & Entertainer Guy McLean
  • Pony Jumper National Championship

Tickets for this performance include general admission to The Fair.

November 7 - 7:00 pm

Get out your denim and diamonds for tonight’s double feature.  Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of horses and their athleticism in the Canadian Hunter Derby National Championship Final and the dynamic Royal Dressage feature competition.

Savour a sumptuous meal and a cocktail before the show at one of our feature restaurants.

This evening performance includes:

  • The Knightwood Hunter Derby National Championship
  • Royal Dressage Showcase
  • Feature: Australian Horseman & Entertainer Guy McLean

Tickets for this performance include general admission to The Fair.

November 8 - 7:00 pm

Athletes and their horses from around world descend upon Toronto to compete for the largest purses ever offered at The Royal.

You’ll be in awe of the skill and athleticism shown by Olympic and World Champions.

As a bonus… enjoy the horse show your way… come as you are or dress to impress.  Contact us for VIP tickets featuring access to the members-only Tanbark Club.

This dynamic performance includes:

  • Belgian Six Horse Hitch
  • Feature: Australian Horseman & Entertainer Guy McLean
  • Special Feature: Polo At The Royal
  • The McKee International Jumper Challenge

Tickets for this performance include general admission to The Fair.

November 9 - 7:00 pm

Our championship competitions heat up tonight during the Big Ben International Challenge.  Athletes will do their best to qualify for two rounds of competition and want you there to cheer them on in the exciting Jump-off!

Be sure to stop by the Hitching Ring Bar and Restaurant for dinner and drinks where you can enjoy a view of the behind-the-scenes preparation for the show ring by the athletes and their horses.

This compelling event includes:

  • Clydesdale Six Horse Hitch
  • Hackney & Harness Pony Championships
  • Feature: Australian Horseman & Entertainer Guy McLean
  • Battle Of The Breeds
  • The Mad Barn Big Ben International Challenge

Tickets for this performance include general admission to The Fair.

November 10 - 7:00 pm

Celebrate the end of the work week at the Royal Horse Show!

This evening kicks off with some big horsepower in the Percheron Six Horse Hitch and ending with our feature competition is the Royal Centennial Cup where athletes and their horses compete at speed for big bragging rights and big money!

Enjoy the horse show your way… come as you are or dress to impress. Contact us for VIP tickets featuring access to the members-only Tanbark Club for the Horse Show after party.

This exciting performance includes:

  • Percheron Six Horse Hitch
  • Feature: Australian Horseman & Entertainer Guy McLean
  • Battle Of The Breeds
  • The Royal Centennial Cup

Tickets for this performance include general admission to The Fair.

November 11 - 1:00 pm

Dogs and horses competing together… what could be better? Bring your family and friends to cheer on your favorite combination in the K9-Equine Challenge which pairs one international athlete with a SuperDog in this extraordinary team relay.

Combined with awesome entertainment and a variety of competitions, this fun-filled afternoon is ready for all to enjoy.

This exhilarating performance includes:

  • The K9-Equine Challenge presented by Booster Juice
  • The Under 25 National Championship Final
  • Royal Heavy Horse Team Championship
  • Feature: Australian Horseman & Entertainer Guy McLean

Tickets for this performance include general admission to The Fair, 

November 11 - 7:00 pm

The Royal Horse Show championship competition culminates this evening with the Longines FEI World Cup™, featuring twenty-four of the top show jumping athletes from around the world competing for the richest purse at The Royal.

Along with awe-inspiring entertainment, an atmosphere like no other and horse show after-parties like no other, this is an event you don’t want to miss.

This preeminent performance includes:

  • Hackney Horse World Championships
  • Royal Championship Six Horse Hitch
  • Feature: Australian Horseman & Entertainer Guy McLean
  • Battle Of The Breeds
  • The Longines FEI World Cup™

This event sells out every year and parking will be limited. We recommend arriving no later than 6pm to secure parking and your seats prior to the start of the event.

Tickets for this performance include general admission to the Fair.

November 12 - 1:00 pm

The Royal Rodeo featuring guest emcee Amber Marshall returns!

Cowboys will try to stay aboard two thousand powerful pounds for eight seconds in the bull riding, cowgirls will challenge each other in the thrilling speed events, and you’ll be entertained by trick riders.

This family friendly performance includes:

  • Guest Emcee Amber Marshall
  • Saddle & Bareback Bronc Riding
  • Pole Bending & Barrel Racing
  • Bull Riding
  • Featured Entertainment – The Canadian Cowgirls
  • Australian Horseman & Entertainer Guy McLean

This event sells out every year and parking will be limited. We recommend arriving no later than 11 am to secure parking and your seats prior to the start of the event.

Tickets for this performance include general admission to The Fair.

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