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Equestrian Canada – Ottawa, ON, July 2, 2019 – Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce the winners of the Horse Day Kids Drawing Contest held as part of the 11th annual National Horse Day on June 1, 2019.

The contest was offered as a fun and engaging way for Canadians to get involved in Horse Day 2019, which saw over 14,000 participants attend 79 events across the country to honour and raise awareness about the beloved horse.

2019 Horse Day Kids Drawing Contest Winners

The Horse Day Drawing Contest provided kids aged 3 to 16 with the opportunity to compete for prizes in four different age categories.

Fantastic entries were sent in across the four age categories (3 to 6, 7 to 9, 10 to 12, and 13 to 16), making the judging no easy task.

The contest guidelines required entrants to draw their art by hand and include at least one horse in the submission. The works of art were then judged based on the criteria of beauty, arrangement of colours, originality and implied effort by the contestant.

The age category winners of the Horse Day Drawing Contest are as follows:

Category: 3 to 6
Roxy Birett, ON

 

Category: 7 to 9
Ella Sun, ON

 
 

Category: 10 to 12
Jaryn Carson, AB

 
 

Category: 13 to 16
Mia Gieselmann, BC

 
 

Congratulations to the winners, and a huge thank you to all contestants for submitting entries and getting involved in Horse Day 2019! Winners between the ages of 3 to 12 took home a prize pack consisting of a grooming kit and horse treats valued at $50. EC would also like to thank the University of Guelph, who sponsored the prize for the winner of the age 13-16 category. Mia Gieselmann received free enrollment in the University of Guelph’s online Horse Behaviour and Safety Course.

About Horse Day
Each year, the first Saturday of June is marked as Canada’s National Horse Day. Together, EC and the provincial/territorial equestrian organizations invite all Canadians to take this unique opportunity to honour, discover, and explore the equestrian world. For many Canadians, Horse Day is the chance to get up close and personal with a horse for the first time. Horse Day is also the perfect opportunity to acknowledge both the important contributions made by horses in our nation’s heritage, as well as the fact that people of all ages and experience levels can continue to enjoy horses in sport and leisure. For more information on Horse Day, visit www.equestrian.ca/events-results/horseday.