The Ottawa Dressage Festival is Canada’s largest dressage show. It is presented by National Capital Dressage, a private, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote the sport of dressage in the National Capital Region. The show has been organized by volunteers since 2003.
The Festival is held at Wesley Clover Parks, one of the premier equestrian facilities in North America, and attracts over 200 riders from across North, South, and Central America. Elite riders compete to qualify for International competitions including the Olympic Games, the PanAm Games, and the FEI North American Youth Championships. We are also proud to present a Rising Stars program and Pony Cup to support the development of our future stars. Quality riding is showcased in four rings over four days.
The Ottawa Dressage Festival also plays host to over 500 spectators during the four-day event. The Festival is a popular destination for both competitors and other horse lovers due to the extensive shopping opportunities. With a wide selection of vendors, the Ottawa Dressage Festival spoils shoppers for choice! Visitors can expect the latest and greatest for horse and rider, as well as a selection of quality food vendors.