About Us

We believe horses and horse sport are important to who we are as Ontarians. From first time riders to seasoned competitors, more and more people are experiencing the special bond between horse and rider.

At Ontario Equestrian, we are focused on enhancing the experience for our members. Since its inception in 1977, Ontario Equestrian has been dedicated to promoting the sport and providing programs, while establishing supports and guidelines for a safe and level field of play for both equine and human athletes.

Join our equestrian community to gain access to innovative rider-centered programming, provincial and national certification for riders, coaches and facilities and much more.

Our Vision

To be the source of inspiration, education and governance for Equestrian sport in Ontario

Our Mission

To attract people to equestrian sport, develop rider-centric programming, provide professional certifications and facilitate community engagement

Our Purpose

To create a path for Equestrian’s at all stages of participation

Visionary Leadership

Leading with courage and conviction, guided by a sport and rider-entered vision, to drive excellence in the design and implementation of safe rider programs; coach and officials credentialing; facilities and competition sanctioning.


Finding new and creative ways to deliver programs and education that inspires Ontarian’s of all ages to engage in an organized  equestrian system that promotes fun, safety, rider progression and sportsmanship.


Building positive and productive relationships with members partners and stakeholders to support riders of all ages and stages and types of participation.


Operating in a culture of trust, transparency, honesty, respect, fairness and openness. Striving to adhere to the vision, mission and strategic priorities of the organization with the rider’s experience at the centre of all decisions and activities, working within the Canadian and Ontario sport mandate.


Working with partners to ensure the ethical practices are employed for the safety and wellbeing of the horses, riders, coaches, officials, volunteers and families through programs and strong ethical sport policy.