Monday, October 29, 2018

#RoyalHorseShow this weekend

Horse jumping and farming are coming to Toronto with the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair from November 2-11, 2018 in Exhibition Place. The Royal Fair includes the Royal Horse Show with a total purse of over $950,000. All the fun starts on Friday morning with opening ceremonies and free horse show throughout the day. Fair Hours are 9am - 9pm Monday to Saturday, 9am - 8pm on Sunday, November 4 and 9am - 6pm on Sunday, November 11.

Remember that this weekend the Gardiner Expressway is closed from Friday, November 2 at 11 p.m. to Monday, November 5 at 5 a.m., between Carlaw Avenue and Highway 427-QEW, so find alternate routes to get to the show.

This weekend the Royal Horse Show features a free horse show from 8am till noon (12:30pm on Sunday), then paid entrance matinee performances from 1pm till 5:45pm (1:30pm till 6pm) and a paid entrance evening performance on Saturday from 7pm till 10:30pm. Tickets to the Horse Show includes General Admission to the Agricultural Fair. Saturday's matinee has some exciting jumpers, Clydesdale teams, Wagons, Carts and Pony Championships along with six horse hitches using Belgians, Clydesdales and Percherons. The evening double header show also includes the Canadian Show Jumping Championship Finals.

Saturday's Agricultural Fair events have a Hereford Show, the Masterfeeds National Junior Beef Heifer Show, a Dairy Goat Show and Canadian Young and Senior speeches for Agriculture. The Fair also has plenty of vendors along with ventriloquist shows, sheepherding and SuperDogs, raptors and tons of other entertainment.

Charity the Cow returns after 31 years to welcome visitors to the Enercare Centre. The 25-foot sculpture. "For close to 100 years, The Royal has been the premier place for farmers to showcase the very best breeds," says Charlie Johnstone, CEO of The Royal, "We're happy to bring Charity back to the Fair and to rekindle so many memories in the company of members of today's agricultural community."

U.S. Olympian Adrienne Lyle will headline the new Dressage Derby on Tuesday evening, November 6, at the Royal Horse Show, held as part of the 96th Annual Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. This year’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair runs from November 2 through 11 at Exhibition Place in downtown Toronto, ON.
Canadian Olympian Jacqueline Brooks will retire her long-time partner, D Niro, in a moving ceremony on Tuesday evening, November 6, at the Royal Horse Show in Toronto, ON. Photo by Ben Radvanyi Photography
Brittany Fraser and All In will demonstrate their musical freestyle to close out a night of Derby fun
at the 2018 Royal Horse Show. Photo by Ben Radvanyi Photography

For foodies the Burnbrae Farms Culinary Academy will have top chefs provide cooking demonstrations daily and Jamie Kennedy will appear on Saturday, November 3rd at 7pm.

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