Royal Horse Show Toronto Schedule
Arguably the crown jewel of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, the Royal Horse
Show is an event not to be missed whether you are a life long horse lover, an equestrian, or just a casual fan looking for
an amazing display of power and beauty. Regardless of your favorite equestrian event, Royal Horse Show is sure to have something
to your liking. Featuring horses of all ages and breeds, Royal Horse Show is held during three days in November, the 7th through
the 9th in 2013, and turns the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario into the place to be for horse lovers from all over the
The schedule of events is impressive and is sure to have any equestrian lover champing at the bit. From international
show jumpers and hunter jumps to high stepping hackney, roadster classes, and heavy horse hitch, Royal Horse Show has it all.
If you are looking to see some beautiful steeds on full display putting on a show like nothing you have ever seen before then
make plans to attend Royal Horse Show Toronto, it will surely be an experience you will never forget.
moment you enter Ricoh Coliseum you will know that you have entered a new world. Full of horse enthusiasts, breeder, jumpers,
racers, and admirers, Royal Horse Show is a home away from home for anyone with even the slightest interest in equestrian
events. Feel free to roam the grounds checking out the horses before the competition starts, picking out a favorite to root
for or just admiring the sheer beauty of the animals. For thousands of years humans have been training horses and breeding
them to perform acts of strength, speed and coordination to perfection. Stepping foot into the Royal Horse Show allows a ticket
holder to appreciate the culmination of millennia of hard work and collaboration between man and beast and feel connected
to thousands of years of human history. There is simply no other experience in the world of equestrianism that matches the
thrill and majesty of Royal Horse Show, so be sure to make your way to Toronto in November and be part of this international
The term "equestrianism" derives from the Latin equester meaning horseman or horse, and
has grown to refer to horse riding and any other of the various recreational activities associated with human interaction
with horses. It is not known for certain when exactly humans first domesticated horses, and there is some debate over the
dates, but recent conjecture places the time at around 4500 B.C. after 6,000 year old fossils of a horse with a bit in its
mouth were found near the Don River. As far as consensus is concerned, there can be no doubt that horses had been domesticated
by 2500 B.C. when there were chariot burials. Thoroughbred racing is the most popular form of equestrianism in the world and
the gambling often associated with it dates back centuries. The modern Olympics first brought in equestrianism in 1900 and
the 1912 Olympics were the first to include the three forms still involved in the games, dressage, show jumping, and eventing.
The Fan Experience
At the Royal Horse Show each year it is hard to tell who is more excited, the exhibitors or
the fans. This makes for wonderful interactions between the two groups and an opportunity for horse lovers to find out everything
they ever wanted to know about equestrianism, horse breeding, or just horses in general. Fans who have previously attended
the show have left eager to come back the following November to meet up with old friends as well as to see what the following
year's show will have to offer. Beyond just the Royal Horse Show there is also the larger Royal Agricultural Winter Fair which
allows attendees of the Royal Horse Sow to enjoy one of the biggest agricultural shows in the world replete with agricultural
competitions, family events, corporate events, and much more. The Royal Horse Show is an event the whole family will love
and one of the premiere annual events in the Toronto area. There is no excuse to miss out on this one of a kind event and
it is sure to provide memories to last a lifetime for you and everyone in your party.
of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, the first Royal Horse Show was held in 1922 and received over 150,000 visitors. The
title was granted to the fair by King George V in 1920 and receives thousands of entries each year. Over the decades since
its inception, Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has grown to see over 300,000 guests pass through its gates and also allows
more than 18,000 students into the fair. Together the Royal Horse Show and Royal Agricultural Winter Fair combine to be the
largest indoor and outdoor international equestrian show and agricultural fair in the world.