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A delightful and free introduction to horses, the CNE interactive horse program returns this year, taking place from July 31 to August 18!

Designed for the young and the young at heart, HorseCapades sweeps you away from city life and into the magical world of the horse. 

This year's program once again will feature a trick riding show called HorsePower Livein the Horse Palace Ring (two shows daily at 11:30 am & 1 pm)!

Giddy up! This year HorseCapades features free Pony Rides for kids. Don't miss out! Six children can be accommodated on the ponies at one time; each ride is approximately 2.5 minutes in length. 


  • Discover how a horse thinks, acts and reacts
  • Experience what it is like to ride a horse
  • Pet a horse  
  • Guess a horse’s weight  
  • Learn about grooming and shoeing  
  • Take a wagon ride - wagon rides will operate from July 31 to August 14 only! 
  • Meet horse friends!

During the fair, elements of the HorseCapades program will move from the Horse Palace to the Farm in the Better Living Centre’s West Side. (It is free with the price of CNE admission during the fair).

Groups of ten (10) or more are asked to make reservations.

Due to high traffic on the grounds, wagon rides will operate from July 31 to August 14 only! 

Please see below for the HorseCapades brochure, reservation form and a map for getting to HorseCapades! 

Horse Palace
Additional Info

July 31 - August 18

11am - 2pm


All Programming Subject to Change

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