TORONTO, May 31, 2012 /CNW/ - This Saturday is all about horses as Horse Day gallops back into Toronto to give people of all ages the opportunity to get up close to horses, tour the Mounted Unit's stables and meet legendary riders through a fun and interactive program.
Equestrian and actor Daniel Fathers, host of Canada's Greatest Know It All who played Uncle Brown in Disney's Camp Rock and as Stewart Forrest on CBC's Heartland, will be participating as the official ring emcee. Live riding demonstrations begin at noon and will include jumping, roping, mounted games, endurance and more.
Equine enthusiasts can also explore interactive exhibits and displays, including an Olympic Avenue featuring special guest Jimmy Elder, who represented Canada at seven Olympic Games, five Pan American Games and three World Championships. In addition, there will be a helmet fitting station, photo opportunity with the Queen's Plate trophy and tips on illustrating horses from acclaimed equine artist Debbie Goldring. Toronto Police Service's Mounted Unit will also be giving guided tours of their stables and Woodbine Entertainment Group will be on hand to introduce participants to racing.
The Ontario Equestrian Federation hosts Toronto Horse Day in partnership with the Riding Academy at the Horse Palace, Toronto Police Service's Mounted Unit and Greenhawk Harness and Equestrian Supplies. This free event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Horse Palace, Exhibition Place.
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