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Can/Am Working Equitation EXPO
May 25 -28 2023

Produced by

Ontario Society for Working Equitation

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Working Equitation Introduction

Take the elegance and mastery of dressage, and combine that with the tactical maneuvers needed of the working horse, then add a stop watch and what you get is Working Equitation the fastest-growing horse sport in the world today. This thrilling sport will be showcased at the inaugural CAN/AM Working Equitation Expo at the Ancaster Fairgrounds May 25 to 28, 2023, hosted by the Ontario Society for Working Equitation (OSWE).

This highly anticipated event will bring together top international judges/clinicians, Canadian and American riders and spectators for an exciting four days of seminars, demonstrations, trade show, competition and entertainment, plus Friday evening’s special Battle of the Breeds Challenge to benefit McMaster Children’s Hospital / Division of Paediatric Rheumatology.

Working Equitation developed in Europe in the mid-1990s to showcase the ability of working horses on farms. The sport celebrates dressage skills as they are applied to a variety of technical duties required of a relaxed, obedient, supple and adjustable working horse. Signature Working Equitation obstacles are crowd pleasers; fun to ride and fun to watch!

Today’s Working Equitation horses can be any breed or size, and riders may show in tack and attire that reflects their discipline or heritage, whether it’s english, western, endurance, etc. Competitions involve three or four phases, with Dressage, Ease of Handling (applied dressage through obstacle course) and Speed the focus.


Can/Am Working Equitation EXPO Senior Judge

António Vicente

OSWE is very proud to bring to Canada for the first time, senior  international World Association for Working Equitation (WAWE) Judge António Vicente to support our Inaugural Can/Am Working Equitation EXPO, Can/Am Cup Challenge, and to benefit our Friday evening 'Battle of the Breeds Speed Challenge". This is the very first show of its kind in Canada!


Can/AmWorking Equitation EXPO
May 25-28, 2023

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Working Equitation  Can/Am Cup Show

                      May 27/28

Battle of the Breeds Charity Challenge

            Friday May 26, 7-9PM

Saturday May 27, 2023

Sunday May 28

9:00AM - 4:00 PM

Working Equitation show

All levels

Judge António Vicente

              Trade Show Vendors


Friday May  26, 2023

Pre show 6pm

Battle of the Breeds

7:00PM  - 9:00 PM

Charity Fundraiser for

Division of Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University

Judges António Vicente

Doreen Atkinson

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Friday May 26, 2003

Saturday May 27, 

Sunday May 28

9:00AM - 4:00 PM

Sponsors and Vendors

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