Eastwood Equestrian in Chisholm is set to run two Trillium level horse shows this summer.
There are seven Trillium Hunter Jumper Association shows throughout the spring and summer that riders compete in to qualify for championships at Palgrave in September. Palgrave in Caledon, is one of Canada’s premier outdoor equestrian facilities, having hosted the 2015 the Pan Am Games.
Up to 80 riders will come from as far away as Timmins and Sault Ste Marie to compete for accumulated points. There will be a variety of classes ranging from the youngest riders competing in cross rails to more skilled riders jumping 3’3” courses. The always exciting Hunter Derby will run late on Saturday afternoon.
Last season, under the direction of longtime coach and co-owner, Shelley Ellis, Eastwood qualified 16 riders for championships.
“For us to host a Trillium level show and offering the same standard of competition that is available in the southern zones is such a benefit to our riders. We train year round to get ready for the competitive season, the long winter is a distinct disadvantage here in the north, but our riders are very dedicated to their sport and consistently improving” says Ellis.
“Eight of our riders placed at Championships last year and we have hopes of an even stronger season this year.”
The first show will begin on this Friday, June 14 and run through the weekend and the second will be held July 5-7 at Eastwood on Memorial Drive in Chisholm. Admission is free and spectators are welcome to attend.