Hobby Horse Workshop

when?

Sunday, November 29

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

where?

Victoria Park Poolhouse

located on south east side of

Victoria Park

It's the only building in Victoria Park!

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:

 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL WORKSHOPS

 

Masks and proof of vaccination with ID are required.

Hobby Horse Workshop is Full!

VICTORIA PARK POOLHOUSE

MAP

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Click on the map for info about parking and event location.

parking

Parking lot is located off of Sudbury Street, just north of the D.F. Barnes parking lot. You can access Sudbury street from either Water Street or Hamilton Avenue.

Once you park, walk the pak trail heading east and down the hill, cross in front of the playground, and to the Poolhouse. It's the only building in  Victoria Park! 





 

The Hobby Horse Workshop is now full!

 

Please email info@mummersfestival.ca

 

if you wish to be placed on a

waiting list! 

With nails for teeth and a snapping jaw, the hobby horse is a strange mummers disguise and a most peculiar breed of animal. Come build a hobby horse and ride it around at the Mummers Parade!  We want a cavalry of holiday beasts and need your help!

  • REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

  • LIMITED CAPACITY.

  • PARTICIPANTS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE AT ASSIGNED TABLES.

  • A MAXIMUM OF 1 ADULTS AND 1 CHILD PER TABLE

  • A MAXIMUM OF 1 HOBBY HORSE PER TABLE. 

  • PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN HOCKEY STICK OR BROOM HANDLE TO SUPPORT YOUR HORSE!

Workshops are free. $10 suggested donation per hobby horse.

For ages 10 and older. There must be one supervising adult for each child under 16 years of age. Covid-19 protocols will be enforced, including vaccine confirmation.

We will also live stream our workshops on Facebook Live. Join us online and follow facilitator Ryan Davis as he teaches you how to build your very own hobby horse!


Read more about hobby horses here.

Make Your Own Hobby Horse at Home!

Want to join us from ANYWHERE in the world?

YOU CAN!

Just download the material list and detailed template in advance,

 and join us online via Facebook Live!

 

 

Making your own Hobby Horse from the comfort of your own home has never
been easier. Download and print our template, and you're off to the races! 

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About the Hobby Horse Workshop

 

The Mummers Festival has been running Hobby Horse Workshops since 2009. We turned to archival materials and conducted interviews to learn more about this tradition. Our template is modelled after mid-1900s hobby horses located in the Memorial University Folklore Archives. These horses now turn up at the Mummers Parade and are used during the traditional Christmas-time, house-visiting tradition of mummering. The Festival has successfully repopulated the province with this nearly-extinct and most peculiar breed.