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A delightful and FREE introduction to horses, the CNE’s interactive horse program CNE HorseCapades returns this year and takes place from July 20 – July 29 from 9:00am to 12:00pm and from July 31 to August 18 from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Designed for the young and the young at heart, HorseCapades sweeps you away from city life and into the magical world of the horse. Giddy up!

The HorseCapades program will once again feature the sensational Trick Riding Show: HorsePower Live. There will be two shows daily in the CNE Horse Palace.

  • From July 20 to July 29, the shows are at 9:30am & 11:00am
  • From July 31 to August 18 the shows are at 11:30am & 1:00pm


  • Discover how a horse thinks, acts, and reacts
  • Pet a horse
  • Guess a horse’s weight
  • Meet horse friends

During the fair, elements of the HorseCapades program will move from the Horse Palace to the Farm in the Better Living Centre’s West Side.

When arriving at HorseCapades please enter at the Horse Palace Entrance off of Manitoba Dr. (Doors #57 & #58). If coming by TTC, it is recommended that you take the 509 Harbourfront or 511 Bathurst Streetcars to avoid construction zones. These routes end at the Exhibition Loop which is the closest stop to the Horse Palace, where HorseCapades takes place. Our FREE shuttle service also returns for those arriving to HorseCapades by TTC on the 504B King Streetcar or the 29 Dufferin Bus (with its last stop being at the Dufferin Loop on the northwest side of the Exhibition Place grounds). Please proceed on foot from the Dufferin Loop to our train shuttle stop (near Kids’ World) for use of this free shuttle service to our HorseCapades event. Please see the shuttle service schedule below:

  • July 20-22 – no trains
  • July 25-29 – 8:30am to 12:30pm
  • July 31 to August 18 – 10:30am to 2:30pm

Groups of 10 or more must make reservation. Reservations now OPEN!

Please Note: HorseCapades is closed on July 30, 2022.

For the 2022 HorseCapades Map click here.

For the 2022 Reservation Form click here.