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Celebrate Horse Day in Canada#HorseDay 
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Horses have been part of Canadian history for almost 350 years now and have been integral part of our heritage and culture. Since the first horses were brought into New France in 1665 by Louis VIX, King of France, horses have greatly contributed to Canada's rich history as central means of transportation, working and cultivating our land and serving this great nation during times of war. Today the horse in Canada continues to be woven into the fabric of this country in through a vibrant horse industry and as a much-loved one-of-a-kind leisure partner.

Equine Canada invites all Canadians to join us as we set aside one day of the year to celebrate and acknowledge the important contributions of the horse in Canadian history.

Click here for Horse Day 2014 video.


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National Horse Day

Every year, the first Saturday of June will be marked as National Horse Day. This day will be a unique moment once a year where all Canadians will be invited to honour, explore and discover the world of horse, and may for many Canadian's be their first time in experiencing the wonder and majesty of Canada's equine partner.

To find out more about Horse Day activities in your area and how you can participate please contact your local provincial association.

Click here for provincial contacts.