A Taste of the Fair

Taste of the Fair Kits are back!

Since you can’t come to the fair, we want to bring the taste and smell of the fair to you! Purchase a Taste of the Fair package!


  • Candy Apple
  • Cotton Candy
  • Jumbo Lollipop
  • Kettle Corn
  • Bag of Skittles (provided by Paramount Theatre Hanover)

Each package is $12.00   Deadline to order July 30

Pickup at Hanover Raceway, August 5, between 5pm and 7pm.

Complete the order form and submit to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Car Rally & Scavenger Hunt

1.Register for the Car Rally by completing the following form, and return to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2.  Pick up Car Rally Kits at the Hanover Raceway, August 5th 5pm-7pm.

3.  Gather a team, follow clues and explore Hanover and surrounding areas.

4.  Complete the car rally over the between August 5th and 7th and submit entries by 6:00pm August 7th by:

  • email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  OR
  • drop off at Hanover Raceway 

Prizes to be won for submitted entries.

Family Fun Night at the Hanover Drive-In

Thursday August 5

Cost: $10 per car

Door Prizes

Free craft kit for each car - Provided by our Ambassadors of the Fair

Sponsored by – Hanover Bentinck & Brant Agricultural Society


Horsing Around!

Join us on Saturday August 7 for Live Harness Racing at Hanover Raceway. Post time 1:30pm.

Following the races enjoy Live Entertainment and a BBQ.

5:00 - 7:00pm - "He Said, She Said" featuring Jessica Bedard Masse and Shane Sawyer

At 7:00pm enjoy the return of a very popular event, the Heavy Horse Pull.

Why not make it a day at the Raceway!

Colouring Contest (10 years and under)

Dowload Colouring pages here:

A Message from our Ambassadors

We would like to thank these exceptional young ladies for representing the Agricultural Society as our Ambassadors from 2019-2021. This year marks the end of their reign, and we wish them all the best. 

Here are messages from these lovely young ladies.

Senior Ambassador - Olivia Schlosser

Junior Ambassdaor - Jacinta Paterson

L'il Ambassador - Claire Olivero

Due to Covid, we were unable to hold an Ambassador competition for our 2021 Fair. Stay tuned for updates regarding the Ambassador program.

2021 Dressage Show

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED - Stay tuned for results from our competition

We are once again excited to offer you the opportunity of taking part in an online, virtual horse show! We were very pleased with the response from last year. We have made a few changes that we hope will offer more opportunity and encourage participation! New this year will be an award for the Overall Highest Test Score, the addition of new tests and levels, and the option to enter in two consecutive classes. All classes will be Open with no age restrictions.

Again, we aim for this to be fun and educational as we try to keep the equestrian community engaged in our local fair. Feedback is welcome for future virtual and live shows and classes. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions and we will try our best to navigate through this together!

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Judge: Joyce Cameron

The Hanover, Bentinck & Brant Agricultural Society and its horse show affiliates accept no liability for loss, accident, damage, injury, or illness to horses, riders, owners, or spectators or any person or property whatsoever.

Equestrian Canada rules to be used as a guideline: https://www.equestrian.ca/cdn/storage/resources_v2/cbLsBimTLA42L5uaj/original/cbLsBimTLA42L5uaj.pdf

Registration and Payment Deadline: July 25, 2021 (before is encouraged, first come first serve, entries may be limited)

Video Submission Deadline: July 30, 2021 (before is encouraged)

• Results to be posted online August 7, 2021
• Winners (top 3 pinned) will have their video links posted online
• Judge’s feedback and test card will be provided to each competitor

Please fill out the registration form and email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Up to two tests per entry (horse/rider combination). *Please see specific options below.

Space may be limited per class; the horse show committee reserves the right to place riders on a reserve list should number of entries warrant.
The horse show committee also reserves the right to cancel or combine any classes with less than 3 entrants.
All entries will be confirmed via email when registration forms are received.

Gaited entries are welcome and will be pinned with Class 5 and 6 - please contact us if you have questions

Payment by Etransfer to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (using the password virtual (all lowercase))

ALL classes are OPEN and eligible for ALL ages

Class Entry Fee: $15.00 per test
Admin Fee: $5.00 per horse/rider combination

Prizes: Ribbons to third place for each class
1st - $30.00, 2nd - $25.00, 3rd - $20.00. Overall High Test Score: $100.00

Class List:
To download your test and review the rules, please see the posted PDF link or visit cadora.ca and westernstyledressage.ca

Class Number Test Link


Leadline Walk Test

Leadline Walk/Trot Test


Walk/Trot CADORA Test C


Training CADORA Test C


First Level CADORA Test C


Introductory WSDAC Test  A
*may be gaited

7 Basic WSDAC Test A
*may be gaited

A single horse/rider combination may enter up to two classes of the following numbers: 1&2, 3&4, 4&5, 6&7, one of either 3 or 4 with either 6 or 7

Filming Instructions and Video Guidelines
New* The video MUST clearly have the entrants state their name and that the test was filmed for the Hanover Fall Fair Virtual Dressage Show. If this is not included, you will be asked to resubmit if time permits; if not, you will be disqualified.

*can be rider or handler for lead-line

*must not be edited audio

Ex: say “( Your Name) riding (Horse’s Name) for the Hanover Fall Fair Virtual Dressage Show” at the end of your ride before exiting the ring

A good quality video will allow the judge to score and comment on your test accurately and appropriately.

•  Video must be continuous with no stops, edits or cuts
•  “Helmet to hoof” must be included in the frame AT ALL TIMES along with the relevant letters for the movement
•  A formal dressage ring is not required however a properly measured area (20m x 40m) will be marked with either actual dressage letters or pylons to indicate the four corners and eight letters
•  Provide adequate space around the perimeter of your dressage area for your horse to travel
•  The camera position will be stationary, located outside the ring, @C (considerations: slight elevation and distance back from ring)
•  Use of a tripod is encouraged
•  Zooming and panning are permitted provided “helmet to hoof” remains in the frame at all times
•  Begin filming at least 10 seconds prior to start of test
•  Continue filming at least 10 seconds after your final halt/salute as you exit the ring
•  The rider (or handler) must state the rider’s name and the show name (Hanover Fall Fair Virtual Dressage Show) on film after the completion of their test
•  Limit distractions including children, dogs, and excessive noise (exception: tests being called)
•  Natural outdoor light is preferred

Failure to meet these requirements could result in insufficient quality to judge the video and therefore lead to disqualification

Note*: please be mindful of your settings if using PIXEO, PIVO or other auto-filming devices!
The relevant dressage letters to the movement need to be visible (ie: when halted at X, B and E should be in frame)

Attire and Tack
Properly fitted helmet and boots with a heel
Show turn out is encouraged
Horses legs to be unobstructed - no boots or wraps
Equestrian Canada rules to apply to tack (bits) and artificial aids
The Lead-line Handler must be over 18 and suitably turned out, wearing proper, closed toe footwear with a heel

• A single lead line will be connected to the noseband of the bridle or a closely fitted halter positioned under the bridle.

Instructions for Video Submission:
Videos to be uploaded to YouTube with the link sent to us via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Registration confirmation will be sent via email and further instructions including competitor number and video title will be provided.

We look forward to your entries!!! Lets have some fun!!!

Robotic Dairy Farm


Ontario Pork Producers

Ontario Pork represents the 1,179 farmers who market 5.5 million hogs in the province. The organization is engaged in many areas, including research, government representation, environmental issues, consumer education and food quality assurance. Ontario Pork is the first livestock commodity group in the province to set social responsibility benchmarks, demonstrating pork producers’ commitment to sustainable farming. Ontario’s pork industry “farm to fork” generates $2.8 billion in economic output and 14,274 in full-time equivalent jobs. 

The Ontario Pork Producers’ Marketing Board (OPPMB) was formed in 1946 at the request of producers. The provincial government enacted the Ontario Hog Marketing Scheme - 1946 under the Farm Products Control Act.

Grey-Bruce Pork Producers’ Association

In 2019, there were 94 pork producers in the Grey-Bruce association, marketing more than 200,000 animals. The region is the fifth-largest in Ontario based on the number of producers, and seventh in terms of production.

Inside a modern pig farm (Southwestern Ontario):



Downloadable resources:

Search word activity page

Poop cycle activity page

Word scramble activity page

Learn more at www.ontariopork.on.ca

Sheep Shearing Demonstration

courtesy of Judy Shelley