Lansdowne – The first ever Lansdowne Horse Festival, An Equine Extravaganza was held on Saturday at the Lansdowne Fairgrounds.
Close to 2,000 people came out to the festival to help celebrate Canada’s 150th. It was a great opportunity for those in attendance to learn more about everything horse and equine related.
It featured many horse vendors, a wide variety of horse breeds including the Draft breeds, Western Pleasure, English Jumper, Minis and more.
There were many demonstrations related to the equine field such as tack and equipment, clothing, gifts, nutrition and health as well as demonstrations in gaming, driving, jumping, and distinct gaits. There was also a special appearance of the Ontario Mounted Special Services Unit.
In addition, people had the chance to take a ride on a sulky used in harness racing, take a horse drawn wagon ride, tour a ‘horse’ ambulance and see a demonstarion of a Farrier.
The first time free festival was organized by the Lansdowne Association for Revitalization (LAFR) volunteers along with several horse lover volunteers. Organizers said if the first time event was popular it may become an annual event.