Competitions

Westar Farms – Equestrian show facility hosting events in Hunter, Jumper and Dressage

Enjoy the beautiful show grounds with shade under the maple trees

Gain experience in shows from introductory level to Gold competitions

Our friendly, helpful show volunteers and staff are here to welcome you

Progressive Show Levels

Development (Introduction to Competition): Hunter, Equitation and Dressage

Equestrian Skills Development (ESD): Hunter, Dressage & Combined Test

Bronze: Hunter, Equitation and Jumper

Silver: Hunter, Equitation, Jumper and Dressage

Gold: Dressage

Sponsors

The support of our generous sponsors helps us offer prize money (in certain classes) and excellent prizes to competitors. It also allows us to make continued upgrades to the show facilities.

Horse show sponsorship can be in various forms:

Prizes, prize money and awards for show competitors

Banner, jump or photo booth signage advertising

Donation of funds, supplies or services for show facility enhancement

Join the list of generous sponsors

Development Shows

2020 Development Shows – Hunter and Dressage

6 Show Dates

  • Sunday April 25
  • Monday May 17 (Victoria Day)
  • Sundays: June 21, July 19, August 16
  • Sunday Septemebr 27: Finale + season hi-point awards and pizza party!

Introduction to horse showing for riders in a riding school, green horses or those just wanting a fun outing at an affordable price.

Hunter Equitation divisions

Beginner Show Rider • Poles and Xs • X to 18″ (Mostly Trot)• X to 18″ (Trot/Canter) •  2’0 to 2’3 • 2’6″ Handy Hunter/Medal Skills

Entry fee includes a group warm-up in the show ring before each division

Dressage Classes

Ride any Non-EC test • Ride different tests or the same test multiple times

Book a schooling time in the show ring before the start of the show for hunter or dressage.

Rider-friendly format. Coaches welcome in ring.

Special Awards

We are pleased to announce that:
  • The Westar Development Dressage shows are now part of the Ottawa Area Dressage Group Schooling Show Series and competitors can accumulate point toward year-end awards at the OADG Banquet. Please check the OADG website as the new series awards criteria will be posted soon.
  • The Jockey Club will be offering High Point Thoroughbred awards to competitors whose horses are registered with T.I.P. (Thoroughbred Incentive Programwww.tjctip.com) at each of the June and September Development shows. Check the Truly Thoroughbred Facebook page for information on these and other locally sponsored T.I.P. events.

Hunter Jumper Shows

2020 Bronze Hunter Jumper Shows

4 Show Dates

  • Saturday June 6 : Summer’s Comin’
  • Saturday July 4: Horse Lovers’ Weekend
  • Saturday July 25: Top of the Summer
  • Sunday September 13: Derby Day

Our June and July Bronze shows run in conjunction with Trillium shows allowing riders to enter classes at either level, with appropriate memberships, and coaches to bring students from two show levels to one show.

Derby Day 2019 was the biggest Bronze show on the OVPSC circuit to date. Your favourite specialty classes will be back again this year:

Jumper Derby  •  Hunter Derby  •  Gambler’s Choice  •  Hunter Classic  •  Future Stars Mini Classic

2020 Trillium Hunter Jumper Shows

3 Show Dates

  • June 6 – 7: Summer’s Comin’
  • Friday – Sunday July 3 – 5: Horse Lovers’ Weekend Featuring Friday Pony Day + Pony Classic and Sunday Hunter Classic
  • July 25 – 26: Top of the Summer

All our Trillium shows run in conjunction with Bronze shows allowing riders to enter classes at either level, with appropriate memberships, and coaches to bring students from two show levels to one show.

Dressage Shows

2020 Gold Dressage Shows

2 Show Dates

  • August 8 – 9: Summerfest
  • Sunday September 20: Sunset Gold Dressage

Gold shows are national calibre competitions with classes offered up to Grand Prix level.

This year the August Gold show expands to two days of competition and by request of competitors a new Gold show has been added in September.

2020 Silver Dressage Shows

3 Show Dates

  • Saturday May 30: Spring Dressage
  • Saturday August 8: Summerfest 
  • Saturday September 19: Cadora-Ontario Silver Dressage Championships – Eastern Region

Silver shows all through the season and we are pleased to host the SDC-E for the third year in a row.

Equestrian Skills Development (ESD) Shows

2020 Combined Test ESD Shows

2 Show Dates

  • Saturday April 25: Combined Test 1 
  • Sunday May 17: Combined Test 2 

Combined Tests allow riders to practice their dressage and stadium competition skills early in the season, whether preparing for eventing, dressage or jumper competitions.

Competitors at ESD shows require membership at the Provincial level – Ontario Equestrian (OE).

Combined Test prize list

Online entry information coming soon.

The Jockey Club will be offering High Point Thoroughbred awards to competitors whose horses are registered with T.I.P. (Thoroughbred Incentive Programwww.tjctip.com) at each of the April and May Combined Tests. Check the Truly Thoroughbred Facebook page for information on these and other locally sponsored T.I.P. events.

2020 ESD Dressage Shows

2 Show Dates

  • Saturday May 30: Spring Dressage 
  • Sunday August 9: Summerfest 

ESD shows are run in conjunction with Silver or Gold shows encouraging up-and-coming riders to watch and learn from the experienced competitors and allowing coaches to bring riders and horse of varying levels of experience to the same event venue.

Competitors at ESD events require membership at the Provincial level – Ontario Equestrian (OE).

Show Ring Schooling

We have 4 beautiful show rings available for schooling from spring to fall as weather permits.

  • 2 sand rings – for either jumping or dressage
  • grass Grand Prix field
  • grass Hunter Derby field

The sand rings are usually open mid-April and the grass rings by mid-May.

Schooling fee: $40 (hst included) per horse/rider for an individual ring or $60 for access to multiple rings.