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Fort Erie Friendship Festival of Racing for Quarter Horses

Southern Ontario is the place to race for top Quarter Horses July 2nd through July 5th. The province’s two Quarter Horse racing venues, Ajax Downs and Fort Erie Race Track are preparing to host the continent’s leading runners over an…

Reigning World Champion Michael Jung (GER) has established his position on the 2011 FEI World Cup™ Eventing rankings after scoring an emphatic one-two at Strzegom (POL), the fourth leg of the series. In a remarkable record, Jung, the reigning Series…

The opening event in the central region of the 2011 Jump Canada Young Horse Series was held June 15-19 at the Summer Classic in Palgrave, ON.   In the Seven and Eight-Year-Old Division it was Canadian Olympian Beth Underhill of…

Donver Stable’s Inglorious, the only filly in the field of 17 three-year-olds, charged down the stretch to win the $1 million Queen’s Plate, Canada’s most famous race, by two and one-half lengths over 61-1 longshot Hippolytus, Sunday at Woodbine. Ridden…

Gerhard Schickedanz – March 6, 1926 – June 24, 2011

Gerhard Schickedanz passed away in Markham, Ontario, on Friday, June 24th, after a short battle with cancer. Schickedanz, a founding member of the American Trakehner Association, had great success as a breeder out of Galten Farms, producing Olympic, World Cup,…

FEI Dressage Committee Considers Five Key Developments

The FEI Dressage Committee discussed several issues at its meeting in Paris (FRA) earlier this month and the following five key developments were decided upon. Blood rule The committee proposed a new blood rule explicitly stating that the test would…

Halton Place Forced to Cancel Canadian Country Classic Horse Show

Halton Place regretfully confirms that the three weeks comprising the Canadian Country Classic Horse Show, scheduled from August 24 to September 11, 2011, in Halton Hills, ON, have been cancelled. Following a surprise move by the Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC)…

2011 FEI Central Asia Dressage Championships

The host nation of Kazakhstan clinched gold in both the FEI Intermediate 1 and FEI Freestyle Intermediate 1 classes at the FEI Central Asian Dressage Championships 2011 staged in Almaty over the weekend.  In a pitched battle between two seasoned…

No Horse Shows to be Held at Halton Place in 2011

At the end of March, Halton Place, in Milton, ON, issued a press release stating that the first three weeks of their summer horse show schedule would be cancelled because they were unable to secure the appropriate permits from the…



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