This year will mark the 10th anniversary of Horse Day, which was created to raise public awareness and promote the beloved horse. Across the country, events and celebrations will take place on June 2 to allow Canadians of all ages and experience levels 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 the important contributions made by horses in our nation's heritage and how people of all ages and experience levels can enjoy horses in sport and leisure.

Make Horse Day part of your celebration of spring. There are many ways to jump in and get involved in Horse Day 2018!


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Horse Day 2018 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).


  • 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 9, 2018.

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?

To enter the Horse Day National Drawing Contest, click here.


Horse Day 2018 Photo Contest

Be sure to break out your camera on Horse Day 2018 to capture all the fun for the chance to win great prizes.

Here's how to enter:

  1. Find and attend a Horse Day 2018 event.
  2. Take a photo at the event that showcases how you celebrated Horse Day
  3. Post your photo to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram on June 2, 2018 and be sure to include the hashtag #HorseDay2018 to enter!