The 'Voorschoten Horse Days' is a multi-day event with various programme components during the last weekend of July: horse market, short track trotting, fair, show with horses and music evening.
On Friday the Short Track Trotting takes place on the Van Beethovenlaan, where the horses trot in a set course. The horse market takes place on Saturday, from 6 a.m. the horses and ponies are taken to the market square where they are judged and guided to their location on the Voorstraat, in the presence of a veterinarian. At 10 a.m. the horse market is officially opened by the mayor, by placing the Market Cross. A special tradition is that the visitors may wish each other a happy New Year then.
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. a local market is held, including demonstrations of traditional crafts. There is also a fair. The evening programme is dedicated to the horse, after which the horse market ends with a band performance and disco.