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HorseFest returns May 20 & 21

Hay all you horse lovers, saddle up because HorseFest returns to Lake Metroparks Farmpark for its annual equine extravaganza on May 20 & 21!

Watch demonstrations that represent a time when horses were vital to transportation, working livestock and power on the farm.  Meet different breeds and sizes from miniature to draft while you learn about training techniques and riding disciplines. See riders of all ages compete in an obstacle course and demonstrate the skill and trust between the horse and rider.

Visit the mule and donkey pavilion before taking a ride on one of the many wagons being pulled by Farmpark’s own horses.  Witness how police use horses to control crowds and view games and training presented by the Governor Generals Horse Guards Cavalry Squadron from Canada in Farmpark’s new outdoor horse arena. 

The event will include pony rides ($6), children’s activities and much more!  With all the hands-on activities, demonstrations, breeds, and sizes of horses, it may take horse enthusiasts both days to experience it all!

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Hours for HorseFest are 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. on May 20 & 21 at Lake Metroparks Farmpark.  HorseFest is included with Farmpark admission ($7–$9).  Farmpark members, children under two and active military and their family receive free admission. 

Lake Metroparks Farmpark is located at 8800 Euclid Chardon Rd. in Kirtland.