Sunday’s National Open Grand Prix was cancelled due to the dramatic downpours and lightning that bombarded the Ottawa area.


“Horses wear metal shoes so we can’t risk having them out of their stalls …” said event spokesperson, Jennifer Ward.


The National Capital Open is the first of two show jumping events that will take place between August 11 and 22 at the Nepean Equestrian Park in west end Ottawa.


On Wednesday the National Tournament will begin with a concert by Blue Rodeo set for Saturday night