Throughout each year, the Canadian Horse Heritage and Preservation Society (CHHAPS) sponsors and/or hosts a series of events consisting of shows, and clinics/educational events featuring a variety of guest speakers. The mandate of our CHHAPS Events is that they be fun, educational, relaxed, non-threatening, and aimed at any/all levels of participants.

Each of our events is designed to promote the breed, to provide a environment of learning and enjoyment for our members and others, while focusing on our goals of breed preservation and education. At present CHHAPS events take place in a variety of locations in the Pacific North West. However if any of our members from other provinces or states would be interested in trying to start up shows elsewhere, we would be delighted to support them in their efforts in any way possible.

We welcome any and all levels of participants, volunteers, sponsors, and spectators at our events. Hope to see you there!


Northwest Fair & Expo

Date: March 22 - 24, 2019

Description: Canadian Horse Booth & Demos - 18th year in attendance at this event!

Location: Albany, Oregon, USA

Contact: Ken Morris

Event Website: Northwest Horse Fair & Expo

Canadian Horse Expo

Date: October 13, 2018

Description: Educational event promoting the Canadian Horse through a variety of breed demonstrations, fun horse show classes and equine related seminars. Open to the public.

Location: Harwinton Fair Grounds, Harwinton, CT USA

Contact: Margo Killoran

Equine Affaire

Date: November 8 - 11, 2018

Description: Canadian Horse Booth & Demos

Location: West Springfield, MA, USA

Contact: Liz Piacentini

Event Website: Equine Affaire Massachusetts


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It’s Official: Status CRITICAL for the Canadian Horse

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March 3, 2015

Versatility and Performance Awards for Your Canadian Horse

CHHAPS is an international organization with members often located a long distance from other members, making it difficult or impossible for sufficient numbers to be in […]
January 24, 2015

Historical Descriptions of the Canadian Horse

This article by director and former Chair of CHHAPS, Ken Morris, examines the historical descriptions of the foundation stock of today’s Canadian Horse. For many years, […]
January 17, 2015

Celebrating the Canadian Horse in 2015!

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