Once Ontario government Covid restrictions are lifted, there is a full slate of competitions poised to get underway at Caledon Equestrian Park (CEP) in Palgrave and Angelstone Tournaments (AST) in Erin. This year 9 Gold shows and 6 Silver shows will take place at CEP, which is now managed by Angelstone Events, with 4 Gold and 6 Silver shows at AST. The 2021 Gold Pass, which includes a stall and most entry fees, gives rider the flexibility to show at both parks for reasonable monthly price.

There will also be three dressage shows run by Caledon Dressage at CEP in August and Angelstone in July and September.

Major League Show Jumping

New this year is the MLSJ series, featuring individual and team competition at venues across North America. “We are running the MLSJ events, which offer a 2* for levels 1.15m to 1.45m [in addition to the 5*],” explains Keean White, Angelstone CEO and co-founder of the series. “This is a great chance for riders without FEI experience to compete at the FEI level. Therefore, we added all three CEP competitions in September on top of the two MLSJ events in August, to give everyone 1.15m to 1.45m, five FEI events and over $500,000 in prize money.”

Bursary program

In an attempt to make FEI competition more affordable to everyone, a bursary will be offered to MLSJ participants to cover FEI compliancy. “We wanted to take the factor of cost to upgrade memberships, passports, etc., out of the equation, so that this opportunity is available to everybody,” says White. “So we added a $290 bursary for every horse-and-rider Canadian combination that competes at the MLSJ events.”

$1,000 scholarship

As part of Angelstone Tournaments’ “Commitment to Educate” Scholarship Program, a $1,000 university scholarship will be awarded to one Canadian student under the age of 18 during the MLSJ event. Kids can receive a ballot, enter their name into the draw, and have the chance of being matched with a rider that will compete in the Grand Prix. The child matched with the winner gets the scholarship.

The new footing in Hunterland – part of the 400,000 sq. ft. of new all-weather footing. (Angelstone Facebook photo)


Facility Upgrades

In line with the facility’s 10th anniversary, Angelstone’s $1.5 million “10 Upgrades for 10 Years” will include:

  • a new paved road network throughout the property;
  • two new state-of-the-art ‘Hunterland’ hunter rings
  • new VIP area/Pfaff Pit Stop w/new furniture
  • new high-def video board in stadium
  • new viewing areas
  • new jumps
  • new stall panels and pads

Returning Series

The $30,000 Young Horse Championship Series has been featured for the past nine years, supported by Cabana Coast for the last three seasons. Qualifiers take place at CEP and AST during the season, with the top 20 five-, six- and seven-year-olds battling it out in the finale at the Ontario Championships in October.

Other major programs taking place this season include:
– The $100,000 Pommies Canadian Hunter Derby Series (15 qualifiers);
– The $7,500 Pony Derby Series (6 qualifiers); and
– The $50,000 U25 Series, presented by EquiJet and MarBill Hill (10+ qualifiers).

In all these series, the top 20 will be eligible to compete in the Ontario Championships in October.

And finally, a proposed horse auction August 20-22 is still in the planning stages, but will feature JR/AM horses and young horse division prospects, with an online component to allow those who cannot be there in person to participate. Watch for upcoming details!

You can follow all the horse show action on the livestream here.