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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Canadian National Exhibition Association’s annual Horse Show returns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Toronto, ON – The Canadian National Exhibition Association’s (CNEA) annual Horse Show continues August 25 thru 26 in the Exhibition Place’s Ricoh Coliseum and Horse Palace.

Highlights include the Ontario Hackney Show, Light Horse, Jumper, Heavy Horse and Miniature Horse competitions. The Horse Show will also include the popular CNE HorseCapades, a fun-filled introduction to the world of horses for kids and families. Events are free with admission during the fair.

The 2012 Horse Show Schedule (remaining) at a Glance:

CNE HorseCapades
A family-based introduction to horses
The Horse Palace
(11 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily; Elements of HorseCapades at The Farm: Better Living Centre
where it runs until September 3, from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily)

Aug. 25 Miniature Horses
Horse Palace Ring
Aug. 26 Miniature 4H Clubs
Horse Palace Ring
“The CNEA Horse Show is a major stop on the national competition circuit and a summer tradition,” said
Barb Meyers, CNEA Horse Show Coordinator. “This show attracts the very best competitors from across
the country so we expect another great competition this year.”

As a delightful and interactive introduction to horses, HorseCapades offers a great learning experience
for visitors as they get to pet and feed horses, learn about grooming and shoeing, guess a horse’s weight
and get an up-close look at a mare and foal. It will also feature an equine simulator, allowing kids to find
out what it is like to ride a real horse.

For more information visit TheEx.com.

About the CNE
The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is Canada’s largest fair and one of the top 10 fairs in North
America. Founded in 1879, the CNE celebrates its 134th year in 2012, when it takes place from
August 17 to September 3. Each year over the course of its late summer 18-day run, the CNE
attracts approximately 1.3 million people. On average, it generates an economic impact of $58.6
million on the Greater Toronto Area and $80 million on the province of Ontario each year. For the
past two consecutive fairs, the CNE has been awarded Eco Logo certification, confirming it as the
"greenest" fair in North America, and the most "environmentally friendly" large scale event on the
continent.

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