This year will mark the 11th 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 1 to allow Canadians of all ages and experience levels to honour, discover and explore the equestrian world.

Make Horse Day part of your celebration of spring. There are many ways to jump in and get involved in Horse Day 2019. Keep reading to find out how!



Organize a Horse Day Event

Horse Day is designed to provide all Canadians with the opportunity for first contact with the horse. Equestrian stables, facilities, and clubs are well-suited to hosting and facilitating Horse Day events. From welcoming the public to a competition or demonstration to organizing a trail ride to hosting an open house at a stable, the options are endless for organizing and hosting a Horse Day event.

All registered 2019 Horse Day events will receive an official Horse Day package*, including promotional items to be distributed to attendees, as well as sample materials to assist in the marketing of your event, such as a news release template and social media posts. *Please note, timely delivery of promotional items cannot be guaranteed for events registered after May 20, 2019.

Register a Horse Day Event


Find a Horse Day Event Near You

Horse Day 2019 is host to fun-filled family events from coast-to-coast. Check out the Horse Day event listings and mark your calendar to get out and enjoy the unique opportunity to explore and discover all things horse!

Find a Horse Day Event


Horse Day 2019 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 14, 2019.

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


Horse Day 2019 Photo Contest

Be sure to capture your Horse Day fun on camera for the chance to win! To enter the Horse Day Photo Contest, simply post your Horse Day photos to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram on June 1, 2019 using the hashtag #HorseDay2019. Add #saskhorse as well, so we can see what you're up to!