Equestrian Canada (EC) would like to thank everyone who made Horse Day a success on June 6, 2020.
Held annually to raise public awareness of equestrian sport, industry and recreation, and promote the beloved horse, Horse Day is celebrated each year on the first Saturday in June.

EC is also pleased to announce the winners of the Horse Day 2020 National Drawing Contest. The contest was offered as a fun and engaging way for Canadians aged 3-16 to get involved in the day’s festivities.

Fantastic entries were sent in across four age categories, making the judging no easy task. The contest guidelines required entrants to draw their art by hand and include at least one horse in the submission. The works of art were then judged based on the criteria of beauty, arrangement of colours, originality and implied effort by the contestant.

The age category winners of the Horse Day 2020 National Drawing Contest are as follows:

Category: 3 to 6
“Brushing Dream” by Merridy Hunt, Nova Scotia

Category: 7 to 9
“My Neeeighbour” by Paolo Roland Self, British Columbia

Category: 10 to 12
“Running Free” by Maddy Turek, British Columbia

Category: 13 to 16
“In Loving Memory of Caliph” by Ashlyn Thompson, Ontario

Winners between the ages of 3 to 12 took home a gift certificate valued at $50. EC would also like to thank Equine Guelph, who sponsored the prize for the winner of the age 13-16 category. Ashlyn received free enrollment in Equine Guelph’s online Horse Behaviour and Safety Course.

For more about Horse Day 2020, click here.