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FEI Approves Footing for 2012 Olympic Games

The FEI has today given final sign-off on the footing that will be used for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Equestrian Events at Greenwich Park.   The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) conducted footing…

Christopher Schofield (GBR), former Chairman of Great Britain’s Young Rider Selectors programme, passed away on January 4th at the age of 90.   Many young British Eventing riders enjoyed success during his leadership of the Young Rider Selectors programme, including William…

Akaash Maharaj Steps Down as CEO of Equine Canada

It is with sincere regret that Equine Canada reports that Akaash Maharaj has announced his decision to stand down from his post as our Chief Executive Officer.  Akaash accepted the position of CEO in 2008, stating that he would remain…

ORC Ensures Wagering Continues

In order to ensure wagering on horse racing in Ontario continues beyond March 31, 2012, the Board of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has authorized the use of access agreements between individual ORC licensed horsepeople and licensed racetracks for the…

Vote for the Equine Canada Director-at-Large

Voting is now underway for the 2012 Equine Canada Director-at-Large election. Members of Equine Canada in good standing are eligible to vote for the Director-at-Large position, provided that individual is 18 years-of-age or older in the year of election. All…

200 Days Until 2012 London Olympics

Twenty one nations are celebrating their Olympic qualification January 9th, which marks the 200-day countdown to London 2012 and 100 years of equestrian sport in the Olympic movement.   Eleven countries have now secured the opportunity to join the nine…

Part of the Global Champions Tour of events, the first CSI*** Mediterranean Tour will take place from February 14th to March 11th in Valencia, Spain. This new tour offers a wide selection of competitions including those for young horses, and…

HRH Princess Haya Welcomes a Son

FEI president HRH Princess Haya and her husband, Sheikh Mohammed, the Ruler of Dubai, have welcomed a son named Zayed. The couple made the announcement via twitter. With a following of more than 600,000 people, the news spread fast!

Totilas Will Not Appear at the World Dressage Masters

Totilas and his rider Matthias Rath of Germany will be unable to attend the World Dressage Masters to be held at the International Polo Club Palm Beach, January 26-28.   “I received a call this morning from Paul Schockemöhle, one of the…

Rolf-Göran Bengtsson (SWE) is celebrating after securing the world number one slot in the Rolex Rankings for the first time in his career. The Hong Kong individual silver medallist has also made history by becoming the first Swedish world number…



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