This year we are pleased to report that McKeown’s Clydesdales will be on hand with their magnificent coach as well as “Chance and “Sammy,” two adorable miniature ponies who will be on hand to help us collect your donations.
Rain or shine, the excitement begins at one o’clock in the afternoon, Sunday October 2nd, at Bissell Park (plan to arrive prior to 1pm) East Mill Street, where you can meet and mingle with the riders, horses and hounds, as well as witness the ceremonial cheque presentation to our benefactors.
At about 1:30pm, set against the spectacular autumn scenery of the village, up to 40 liveried riders and the frolicking hounds depart the park and take to the streets in this non-sporting event, collecting free-will donations as they go. There are amazing photo opportunities along the way, so don't forget your camera.
After promenading through the streets, with a photo rest at the Township of Centre Wellington's Municipal Offices (One MacDonald Square), the parade returns to the Mill Street Bistro at 15 East Mill Street for a Rider’s Reception, where you can mingle with the riders, purchase food and drink, and mingle with some horses and the famous frolicking hounds.
Festivals & Events
Annual Elora Horse & Hound Parade
Elora Fergus Studio Tour
Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games
Fergus Truck Show
Drayton Festival Theatre
Grand River Raceway
The Gorge Cinema
Wellington County Museum & Archives
World Class Culture
The 5th Annual Elora Horse & Hound Parade
Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 at 1:00 p.m., the horses and hounds are back!
Downton Abbey comes to Downtown Elora.
FREE FOR EVERYONE TO ATTEND!
Once again this year, Ontario’s Most Beautiful Village will host the pomp and circumstance of the Eglinton & Caledon Horse and Hound parade, benefiting Groves Memorial Hospital and the Canadian Cancer Society.
The Elora Horse and Hound parade has been actively raising funds to assist Groves Memorial Hospital and new this year, the Canadian Cancer Society. Last year our attendance was estimated to be 5000 people! To date, more than $20,000 has been raised to aid in the cause. We hope for an even larger attendance and an even more generous spirit as we take to the streets again this year with our cause.
For more information, contact Elora Fergus Tourism at 519.846.9691.
For Parade Route information visit: www.elorahorseandhound.com
The pomp and excitement of the parade are sure to please everyone in this non-sporting event and one hundred percent of the profits go directly to the Canadian Cancer Society and Groves Memorial Hospital.
5th Annual Elora Horse & Hound Parade
Sunday October 2, 1pm
v : 519-846-9841
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