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

 

Please note that Covid Protocols will be followed at all events

Shows will proceed based on the Provincial guidelines and those of Ottawa Public Health. Any events that, for any reason, aren’t able to run on the originally planned date will be rescheduled where possible.

Progressive Show Levels

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

Equestrian Skills Development (ESD): Dressage

Bronze: Hunter, Equitation and Jumper

Silver: Hunter, Equitation, Jumper and Dressage

Gold: Dressage

Sponsorship

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

 2021 Sponsor Information Package

Thank you to our Generous Sponsors

Development Shows

2021 Development Shows – Equitation, Hunter & Dressage

9 shows on the schedule in 2021:

May 1  will be rescheduled • May 24 • June 19 •  July 10 •  August 14 •  August 28 • September 12

including two adult only evening shows:

29 Again! Adult Evenings: June 29 (Tues) • July 29 (Thurs)

Each show will have Equitation/Hunter divisions from X’s to 2’6″. Large divisions (more than 12) may be split into Junior, Amateur and/or Open. 29 Again! shows will have the same divisions for Amateur and Adult Open riders though some classes may be combined depending on entries.

Dressage classes available: May 24 • June 29 • August 28

20 x 40 ring – Ride CADORA W/T and Training tests and Eventing tests from Entry to Prelim. or any non-EC Test of Choice.

Your safety is our top priority. Covid protocols will be in place as long as they remain recommended by Ontario Equestrian and provincial guidelines. Having run two successful Development Shows in 2020 we know there is still plenty of room for fun and learning!

2021 Development Show Prize list

Thanks to The Jockey Club and Truly Thoroughbred for promoting thoroughbreds in their careers beyond the racetrack though the Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP). Register your TB with TIP and be eligible for the Hi-Point thoroughbred award at the following shows: June 19 • July 10 • August 14 • August 28 • September 12

Medic on-site at every show. Day stalls available.

Year-End Hi-point awards to top 6 in each division presented September 12. Riders must have competed in 4 shows to be eligible.

We’d like to thank The Jockey Club and Truly Thoroughbred for promoting and providing incentives for thoroughbreds in equestrian sport. Hi-point awards will be offered at Development Shows as well as Trillium and Bronze shows. Register your TB with TIP (Thoroughbred Incentive Program) and mark it on your entry form to be eligible.

Hunter Jumper Shows

2021 Trillium & Bronze Hunter Jumper Shows

2021 Show Dates:

Trillium & Bronze shows:

June 12 & 13 featuring a $1000 Jumper Derby

July 3 & 4 featuring a $1000 Hunter Derby

Derby Day Bronze Show

September 11 – It’s the most wonderful time of the year… featuring all your favourites:

Hunter Derby • Jumper Derby • Gambler’s Choice • Open Hunter Classic • Junior/Amateur Hunter Classic

Prize money and prizes will continue to be added as the season progresses!

Prize lists and show schedules coming soon.

In order to maintain a safe environment for competitors, staff and officials, this year’s Trillium and Bronze competitions will be modified  across the Eastern Trillium Zone and OVPSC circuit. Fun and engaging competitions are still our goal.

We ran one Hunter Jumper show in 2020. Derby Day, in September, sold out and competitors were able to enjoy some of the staples of this annual event – The Jumper Derby, Hunter Derby and Hunter Classics along with a variety of hunter and jumper classes and divisions. Running carefully planned events gave us the confidence and familiarity with necessary safety practices that we can continue to implement this year and adjust as necessary. It also gave those who attended confidence that they can enjoy the sport that they love, following the guidelines and even have it feel somewhat like a normal horse show day. There were even benefits such as assigned riding times which allowed competitors to know when to arrive, when they would compete and when they would be finished and ready to head back home.

Thanks to The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP) and Truly Thoroughbred for sponsoring Hi-point Thoroughbred Awards at the following shows:

Trillium & Bronze, June 12 & 13: Hi-point ribbon and prize to the TB with the most points on Saturday AND Sunday AND to the top placing TB in the $1000 Jumper Derby. 

Trillium & Bronze, July 3 & 4: Hi-point ribbon and prize to the TB with the most points on Saturday AND Sunday AND to the top placing TB in the $1000 Hunter Derby. 

Derby Day, September 12: Hi-point ribbon and prize to the TB with most points for the show day.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Dressage Shows

2021  Dressage Shows

2021 Show Dates:

June 5: Silver • ESD (Equestrian Skills Development)

July 17 & 18: Gold • Silver • ESD

September 18: Gold • Silver • ESD

September 19: CADORA Ontario Silver Dressage Championships – Eastern Division (SDC-E)

Please note schooling dressage classes are offered at some of our Development Shows: May 24 • June 29 • August 28. More dates may be added if requested.

The safety of competitors, officials and staff is our first priority. With covid protocols in place, we ran one very successful Gold, Silver and ESD competition in 2020 using a paperless show management system (Nominate.com) that streamlined all aspects of the show. No paper score sheets were needed. Tests and scores were sent right to the rider’s phone.

Our overall goal is to allow competitors at all levels the opportunity to enjoy the sport of dressage  in a safe and welcoming environment.

Stabling available. Medic on-site at every show.

Prize lists available soon.

Show Ring Schooling

Westar has lots to offer in a non-competitive environment

Whether you you are interested in:

  • A positive and educational first outing for your novice riders or green horse
  • A training session to tune your show ring skills
  • A fun outing with your horse

We have 5 beautiful show rings available for schooling from spring to fall as weather permits.

  • 3 sand rings – Main Hunter • Development Hunter • 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: book a 2.5 hr time slot for an individual ring – $65 (hst included) per horse/rider

or longer  for access to multiple rings – $85 per horse/rider.

Covid protocols will be in effect for all participants, coaches and guardians in attendance.

School with your own coach or book a Mini-clinic with one of our licenced competition or high performance coaches.