Horse Day

Horse Day 2021 is coming June 5th!

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 to 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 both the important contributions made by horses in our nation’s heritage, as well as the fact that people of all ages and experience levels can continue to enjoy horses in sport and leisure. For more information on Horse Day, visit www.equestrian.ca/events-results/horseday.

Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to inform the Canadian equestrian community that Horse Day 2021 will continue as planned on June 5 with opportunities to celebrate from the comfort of your own home.

Horse Day was created to raise public awareness and promote the beloved horse. Across the country, we ask that all Canadians of all ages come together virtually to celebrate and honour the equestrian world.

Make Horse Day part of your spring celebrations. Jump in and get involved:

Here’s to the Horse!

This year marks the 13th anniversary of Horse Day, which was created to raise public awareness and promote the beloved horse.

Make Horse Day part of your spring celebrations. Jump in and get involved by following @equestrian_can on Instagram and @equestriancan on Facebook starting on May 29, 2021, to share the lessons you’ve learned from horses, enter giveaways and connect with other horse lovers nationwide!

Horse Day 2021 National Drawing Contest

In celebration of Horse Day, young horse enthusiasts are encouraged to enter the Horse Day National Drawing Contest!

The contest offers exciting prizes to the winners in each of the four age categories (3 to 6, 7 to 9, 10 to 12 and 13 to 16).

Rules

  • The drawing must be done by hand (not through digital software).
  • The drawing must have at least one horse and one nature component.
  • Only 1 entry per person.
  • Drawing must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on June 5, 2021.

Judging Criteria

  • The beauty: does it bring any emotion to the judge?
  • The balance and arrangement of colors: does the judge like it?
  • The originality of the overall image: does it make the judge laugh or smile or think you are clever!
  • The effort: will the judge think you really worked hard to achieve it?

Enter the National Drawing Contest

For questions regarding Horse Day, please contact:

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