Horse Day

Horse Day 2020 is coming June 6th!

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

Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to inform the Canadian equestrian community that Horse Day 2020 will continue as planned on June 6 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! Instagram Week

Starting June 1, 2020, join EC on Instagram to share your equestrian passion. Each day we will feature your photos or answers to polls! Follow along @equestrian_can.

Monday, June 1 Move It Monday Post your favourite action shot
Tuesday, June 2 Transformation Tuesday What life lesson has your horse taught you?
Wednesday, June 3 Winning Wednesday Post your favourite competition memory
Thursday, June 4 Thankful Thursday Who has made the biggest impact on your riding career?
Friday, June 5 Flashback Friday Post one of the first photos you have with a horse
Saturday, June 6 HORSE DAY 2020 Time to celebrate! What do you love most about being an equestrian? Share your thoughts and photos.

Remember to include the hashtag #HorseDay2020 in all your posts to participate!

National Drawing Contest

Are you between the ages of 3 and 16? Enter the Horse Day 2020 National Drawing Contest today!

Winners between the ages of 3 to 12 will be sent a gift certificate valued at $50, while the winner of the age 13-16 category will receive free enrollment in the University of Guelph’s online Horse Behaviour and Safety Course. Entries will be accepted until June 6, 2020. Read more about the National Drawing Contest here.

Enter the National Drawing Contest

For more information on Horse Day 2020, visit or email [email protected].