Horse and Hounds on Metcalfe Bridge

The Annual Elora Horse and Hound Parade
returns Sunday, October 6th, 2019 @ 1pm!

Downton Abbey comes to Downtown Elora:

Set amongst one of Ontario’s most beautiful villages, Elora will host the pomp and circumstance of the Elora Horse and Hound parade, benefiting Groves Memorial Hospital and the Canadian Cancer Society.

Starting at 1:00pm, set against the spectacular autumn scenery of the Village.  Up to 25 riders in traditional livery along with the Eglinton and Caledon Hounds will promenade around down town Elora collecting free-will donations as they go. There are amazing photo opportunities along the way and a chance to say hello to the miniature, cuddly and chubby donation ponies!

The Elora Horse and Hound parade is actively raising funds to assist the Groves Hospital and more recently the Canadian Cancer Society. Previous years’ attendance has been estimated to be 3,000 people!

To date, more than $45,000 has been raised in support of these charities.

We hope for an even larger attendance and an even more generous spirit as the horses and happy hounds take to the streets again this year.

Let your friends and family know about this spectacular autumn event!

Wishing to donate to Groves Hospital Foundation:
 Fill out the donation form here.


Wishing to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society?

Fill out the donation form here.

2017 Information

Rain or shine, the excitement begins at one o’clock in the afternoon. Sunday October 1st, starting at Metcalfe bridge, plan to arrive prior to 1:oo pm. Meet and mingle with the riders, horses and hounds as well as witness the ceremonial cheque presentation to our benefactors.

Elora Horse and Hound on Metcalfe Bridge

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.