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A delightful and free introduction to horses, the CNE's interactive horse program returns this year, taking place from July 29 to August 17!  

It is a wonderful interactive program that takes place from 11 am to 2 pm each day in the two weeks before the CNE opens.

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

Giddy up! This year HorseCapades once again 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  
  • Meet horse friends!

To learn more about the HorseCapades program, check out the brochure below!

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 a reservation - reservations are almost full. Please find the 2017 Reservation form below.

If you plan on driving to HorseCapades, parking is available in the Enercare Centre. See the map below for drop off and parking locations.

Please note: HorseCapades will be closed on August 5.

All Programming Subject to Change

Dates & Times:
Horse Palace

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