Visit us at the Royal from Nov. 4-13
With the weather getting cooler, fair season in full swing, and our equine partners starting to grow their winter coats, it can only mean one thing – The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair must be around the corner!
Make sure your Royal experience includes a stop by the OEF booth in Hall A, next to System Fencing.
Get a head start on the 2017 riding/driving season by renewing your membership and get a ballot for one of our great draw prizes. Show us your 2016 membership card and get a second ballot! In addition, all new or renewing members will also receive a swag bag full of savings and great information from OEF industry partners!
OEF Member Party – Sponsored by Equestrian Canada
All OEF members and their friends and family are invited to the OEF booth (#408) on Tuesday November 8th, starting at 5:30pm for free pizza, snacks and refreshments to celebrate being an OEF member! This year, we welcome Equestrian Canada, the National Sport Organization for Equestrian sport in Canada as our key sponsor. They will be raffling off a number of tickets for an exclusive night in their Sky Box after the OEF Member Party. In addition, Equestrian Canada has donated autographed Canadian Equestrian Team merchandise for the silent auction – all proceeds going towards the OEF’s Youth Bursary program.
Be sure to stop by the party for your chance to win prizes, mingle with top riders and spend an evening with fellow horse lovers!
New to this years event, we have included:
- A silent auction to raise money for the OEF’s Youth Bursary Program
- The presentation of the OEF’s Coach of the Year Award
- A celebration of the National U25 Teams and North American Junior and Young Rider Championship Athletes
Spirit of the Horse & High Performance Clinic Series
Developed in conjunction with the Ontario Equestrian Federation, the Spirit of the Horse at The Royal will be featuring daily demonstrations showcasing riding lessons with certified coaches, that follow the National Learn to Ride program. Hosted in the President’s Choice Animal Theatre, audience members will see educational and entertaining riding lessons from hunter and jumper, eventing, dressage and western!
There will also be a 1-hour high performance clinic that will be showcased each day. These clinics will run in conjunction with the evening horse show performances in the main competition ring at the Royal. Learn about indoor eventing, the hunter derby, dressage and show jumping before you watch them at night in the Ricoh Coliseum! Follow us on social media to find out dates and times for each of our clinic demonstrations, or click HERE.
If you competed at the 2016 Trillium Hunter Jumper Association Championships you might be eligible to be a clinic demonstration rider! For more information and to apply today, click HERE
Meet your favourite riders in the Fan Zone
Back by popular demand, the OEF booth will again be hosting the OEF/RAWF Fan Zone where horse lovers can meet their favourite riders. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see which riders will be signing free autographs at out booth each day!
Volunteers Needed! – All 2016 positions FILLED
Do you love the Royal as much as we do?! If so, join our growing team of OEF volunteers to help make this years Royal Winter Fair better than ever! Whether you would like to be in our booth meeting members and assisting with the Royal/OEF Fan Zone, or down at the Spirit of the Horse stalls helping with demonstrations and high performance clinics, we’ve got a role for you.
About the Royal
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is the world’s largest indoor agricultural and international equestrian competition. The RAWF draws more than 300,000 visitors to the Enercare Centre in Toronto annually to see thousands of unique entries from elite Canadian and International breeders, growers and exhibitors, over 4,500 large and small animals, shows, activities, shopping, dining and The Royal Horse Show.