The Shadow Brook Farm nomination, owned and driven by John White consisted of four imported Czech Kladruber horses. These horses are noted for being good carriage horses and are related in many ways to the Lipperzaners. They took fourth place in a Green Meadows Four In Hand Coaching class.
Daniel Bluman is riding well and has some lovely horses. He had the sit aboard, 'Ladriano Z' by Lawito and made the most of the opportunity to win the $85,000 Big Ben International Challenge on Thursday night.
Twenty five year old US rider, Catherine Tryee really impressed to take third place in the Big Ben International Challenge riding her Dutch bred gelding, 'Bokai' by Up To Date.
USA WEG Gold Medal Team member, and 2018 World Cup Runner Up, Devin Ryan took second place in the Big Ben International Challenge riding his WEG and World Cup horse, 'Eddie Blue' by VDL Zirocco Blue.
One of the Australian showjumping WEG heros, Rowan Willis, complete with green and gold ear bonnet, jumped two super rounds aboard his talented WEG mare, 'Blue Movie' by Chacco Blue, to take fourth place in the $85,000 'Big Ben' International Challenge on Thursday night.
Australian, Guy McLean, back at Toronto for a third visit had the evening crowd in the palm of his hand during his entertaining and impressive display of horsemanship.
Joanne Heath drove her own and Laurie Palmer's, 'Made You Look' to win the $1500 Single Hackney Pony Amateur Championship.
Helen Rich's nomination came all the way from Florida to compete at the Toronto Winter Fair. The team of impressive Friesians pulling a Brewater Park Drag driven by Thorsten Zarembowicz won the Thursday evening Green Meadows Four In Hand Coaching class.
Margo Gerrish drove her own and Nathan Gerrish's, 'The Prophet' to claim the $1500 Single Harness Pony Amateur Championship.
The Bent Tree Farms nomination, the 18 year old, 'Sweetheart of Success' driven by Karen Waldron took the Reserve in the $1500 Single Harness Pony Amateur Championship.
The Six Horse Clydesdale Hitch competition was impressive. Six teams of six horses entered the arena and the Carson Farms nomination, driven by James Kuepfer emerged the winners of this impressive class.
Miller Young Fina is pictured aboard Jessica Mann Baker's Morgan Horse, 'Maximum Velocity' high stepping it out of the arena after winning the Thursday edition of the Royal Battle of the Breeds'.
Natalie Martens rode her Saddlebred, 'Reedann's What A Looker' to take second place in the Thursday edition of the Royal Battle of the Breeds'.
Lauren Rivard is pictured aboard her Saddlebred stallion, 'Heir Day's great Treat' during the Royal Battle of the Breeds.
Catherine Ploughman rode David Ploughman's Saddlebred, 'WS Our Dresden Doll' to seventh place in the Thursday edition of the Royal Battle of the Breeds.
There is a new competition this year entitled "Royal Battle of the Breeds'. This was not really what we expected as all breeds, Saddlebred, Arabian, Morgan etc were ridden in this decidedly North American "plantation" style, with the fancily dressed riders sitting in the back seat as many of the horses go in that five gaited "racking" style. They love it here. Anyone who was at the 2010 WEG in Kentucky will recognise this style of riding and going. Ashley Cook -Fletcher is pictured aboard Darlene Cook's Saddlebred, 'Encore Cherie'.
The Glencal Farms nomination driven by Calvin Lipsett Jnr is picture during the class for Percheron Unicorn Hitch.
The Rapids Percherons nomination owned by the Deer Family and driven by Justin Hille took second place in the class for Percheron Unicorn Hitch.
Kathryn Earehart drove her own, 'Hollywood Star' to claim the $1500 Single Roadster Amateur Championship. The Roadster classes are popular with the drivers in racing silks and the ponies/horses, mostly Hackneys driven at great speed around the arena.
The Bent Tree Farms' nomination, 'In The Moment' driven by Karen Waldron is pictured during the Pony Roadster Amateur Championship. In the Roadster classes the horses are driven in trotting carts and not a viceroy.
Scott McLean drove the McLean Stables' pair of Belgian Draught Horses to win the class for Belgian Two Horse Draft Team.
Adam Bouaird drove the Bent Farms Ltd, 'Dark Shadows' to take out the $2000 Hackney Harness Pony Canadian Reserve Championship.
Carole Wesson drove her own , 'The Fresh Prince' to claim the $2000 Hackney Harness Pony Canadian Championship.
Dr Rae and Nancy Fischer's impressive team of Warmbloods won the Green Meadows Four In hand Coaching class on Thursday afternoon.
Adam Bouaird drove his own, 'Heartland Good Bye' to claim the Hackney Horse Amateur World Championship. The horse is pictured during the lap of honour sporting his winning blanket of flowers.
Last to go in the $36,000 Brickenden International Jumper Class jump off, Irishman, Cpt. Brian Cournane outpaced the field to win riding the Irish Sport Horse, 'Penelope Cruz' by Ustinov.
Keean White representing Canada took second place in the $36,000 Brickenden International Jumper Class riding the Italian bred, 'Tahiorn' by Kashmir van Schuttershof.
Successful international rider, Daniel Bluman who rode for Colombia and who now rides for Israel has some handy horses at the Winter Fair. He is pictured aboard 'Colestina H' by Colestus that took third place in the $36.000 Brickenden International Jumper class on day one of out visit to the Toronto Horse Show incorporated within the Toronto Agricultural Winter Fair.
You put a dollar in a machine and receive a handfull of feed, much to the delight of this Alpaca at the Petting Zoo.
The Trade Fair incorporates everything to do with the horse, even these beautiful custom boots that are reasonably priced at $750 Canadian dollars.