The Georgian Bay Hunter Jumper Show Circuit was established in 1992. Local facility owners felt the need for recognized competition in the area. Previously, horse owners and riders had to travel as far away as Toronto and London in order to compete at OEF sanctioned competitions.
The Trillium circuit is designed for riders and horses who are just making the step into recognized showing or in some of our higher divisions, for those who are looking for high quality shows without the time and financial commitment of the A circuit.
We have divisions that are perfect for riders who are taking their first foray into horse showing or young horses being introduced to the world of showing. We also have a number of divisions available for you to set goals to progress to the next level.
Trillium shows operate under the rules and guidelines of both Equestrian Canada and the Ontario Equestrian Federation. This means all officials are EC certified and venues must meet certain standards in terms of ring size and safety. The Central East Zone is one of seven geographical Trillium zones throughout Ontario allowing riders to compete locally.
Who can compete in Georgian Bay Trillium?
Anyone! The Georgian Bay Trillium circuit is open to any level of horse or rider that wants to compete and we have a range of divisions to suit all from leadline, crossrail and walk/trot up to 3’6 Trillium Hunter and 1.10m Trillium Jumper. We always love to see new competitors join our circuit.
Where are Trillium shows held?
Georgian Bay Trillium shows are currently held at multiple local locations around the Georgian Bay area. Rushmount Equine Sport, Essa Agriplex, Jack Pine Equestrian Center and Butler Show Horses. All of our venues have multiple show and warm-up rings including grass rings, stabling for horses, food and product vendors, and seating for spectators.
Are spectators welcome at Trillium shows?
Spectators are welcome at any of our Trillium shows. All the shows tend to be grass-roots, family-oriented horse shows with a very relaxing and friendly atmosphere. There is no charge for admission or parking. There is food available for purchase on site or you are welcome to bring your own. Have a son or daughter interested in horses or starting lessons? Bringing them to a show is a great chance for them to see what they can work towards.
How many shows do I need to qualify for Trillium Championships?
Since the Georgian Bay Zone runs 6 regular season shows, you must attend at least 50% (3 shows) and be in the top 7 in your respective division in order to quality for Trillium Championships.
What ribbons are awarded at the year end banquet?
Although the top 7 from each division qualify for Trillium Championships, we award banquet ribbons from 1st - 10th place. ** Note: You must have shown at a minimum of 3 shows AND be in the top 10 in order to be awarded a year end banquet ribbon.
Who can I contact if I have more questions?
Feel free to reach out to any of the current board of directors. Or email us through our Contact Us page.