Morrisburg, Ontario – Horse Lovers’ Weekend is a very special event featuring three action-packed days (September 2-4) showcasing riding, driving, working horses and of course Upper Canada Village’s beautiful Canadians. Natural horsemanship demonstrations and a mock 1860s horse auction are all part of the weekend’s activities.

The event offers an excellent opportunity to watch, learn and improve your understanding of all things equine, with demonstrations and performances by notable horse experts.  This year Upper Canada Village will host Lindsey Partridge (Saturday only) who will demonstrate Harmony Horsemanship techniques with her Thoroughbreds and Dreamer, a Quarter Horse.  Lindsey’s Harmony Horsemanship focuses on the horse-human relationship, understanding ourselves and our horses and the language that connects us. Lindsey and Dreamer acted in the movie “Unbridled”; they can also be seen in a popular YouTube video ‘Dreamer’s Day Out in New York City’ to promote the movie.

3-star Parelli specialist Farrah Green will share her knowledge about how to communicate more effectively with horses and will give multiple performances and demonstrations throughout the weekend.  Joining Green will be Gary Meek and the team from Drogheda Manor in Lunenburg, Ontario.  This team will demonstrate the principles of natural horsemanship in an educational and entertaining presentation that is fun for the whole family.  

There will also be draft horses working in the fields and pulling big wagons, riding horses, carriage horses, and miniature horses.  Ken Reid and his six horse hitch will be on site.  Upper Canada Village will proudly feature their Canadian Horses in action on the drag saw, and pulling wagons and the tow scow.  Stop by Loucks Farm and catch up with last year’s Canadian foals Duke and Dexter.

Special musical performances by MacLeod Fiddlers at noon on Saturday and by Phil and Caroline Hosick on Sunday will keep audiences entertained.   Upper Canada Village’s own Travelling Tiltons will perform their comedic entertainment all three days.  Performances take place at Cook’s Tavern or in the Fairgrounds.

Daily activities  (9:30 -12:00  & 2:30 –4:30): horse drawn wagon rides, horse drawn boat rides, horse-powered field work and drag saw demonstrations – free with Village admission.

1860s Mock Horse Auction featuring all 2017Ontario Auctioneer Champion Chad Simmons
Guests can participate in a “mock” horse auction by purchasing a $2 envelope that contains 1860s money at Crysler’s Store.  The lucky bidder wins a photo of himself or herself with the horse.  Other items made by Village artisans will be sold off in a real auction.  Register for both the mock and real auction at Crysler’s Store.

Schedule of events can be found here.

Horse Lovers’ Weekend is one of Upper Canada Village’s most popular events. Advance ticket purchase if recommended.  Prices are $19.95 Adult (13-64 yrs), $18.95 Senior (65 yrs+), $15.95 Student (13-18 yrs), $12.95 Youth (6-12 yrs) and children 5 years and under are free. Tickets can be purchased online at www.UpperCanadaVillage.com.  For more information call 1-800-437-2233 or locally 613-543-4328.

Upper Canada Village is located at 13740 County Road 2, Morrisburg, approximately 30 minutes west of Cornwall, 90 minutes west of Montreal and northwest of Watertown, New York and 75 minutes southeast of Ottawa and east of Kingston, Exit 758 off Highway 401.

Susan Le Clair
Manager, Customer Service & Corporate Communications St. Lawrence Parks Commission
TEL 613-543-3704 extension 2496
Email:  susan.leclair@parks.on.ca

St. Lawrence Parks Commission

13740 County Road 2
Morrisburg, ON, K0C 1X0
Tel: 1-800-437-2233 or 613-543-4328

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