The camps were developed in 2003, as interactive day camps (9-5) for kids to get up close and personal with horses. The Youth Camps offer hands-on and classroom experiences. The children learn about the safety around horses, basic grooming skills, how to clean a stall, parts of a horse, feeding and nutrition, history of the horse, harnessing a Standardbred, jogging a Standardbred and much more.


For more information, please contact Brian Tropea at (905) 854-OHHA (6442), email

Visit the Hands on Horses website

Adult Camps

Adult camps are held at various locations across Ontario. To view the schedule of available camps go to the Hands on Horses website.




OHHA would like to congratulate the 2017/2018 winning recipients:

KELLY McNIVEN , attending Bresica University College in London, ON

ALANA BELORE , attending Trent University in Peterborough, ON


The Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA) will offer two College/University entrance scholarships to children of active OHHA members. One scholarship will be at the University level in the amount of $2,500 and one will be at the College level in the amount of $1,500. Money will be distributed upon proof of registration at an Ontario College or University.

The requirements for all applicants are:

  • must be the child of an active participating OHHA member;
  • must have entered his/her first year of full time undergraduate studies leading to a first post-secondary certificate or diploma;
  • must be enrolled in an Ontario program that is at least eight months in duration leading to an undergraduate degree, certificate or diploma.

Selection Criteria

The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

Important Dates

Jan 31, 2018 – Application deadline – postmarked
Feb 9, 2018 – Notification by mail/e-mail to entrance award recipients

How To Apply

To qualify, submit a completed application package by mail or email to on or before the due date to:

Ontario Harness Horse Association
Scholarship Committee
35 Crawford Crescent
PO Box 429
Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0

Click here to download the application form