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Swiss Jumping Team Presented with 2008 Olympic Bronze

The Swiss Jumping team of Steve Guerdat, Christina Liebherr, Niklaus Schurtenberger and Pius Schwizer were tonight presented with the 2008 Olympic bronze medal at the International Geneva Horse Show. The medals were presented by Patrick Baumann, IOC member in Switzerland

Niklaus Schurtenberger, Christina Liebherr, Steve Guerdat, and Pius Schwizer, 2008 Olympic Jumping team bronze medalists. Photo by Kit Houghton/FEI

Alberta Horse Slaughter Plant Closed for Sanitation Reasons

The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) has learned that Bouvry Exports horse slaughter plant in Fort MacLeod, Alberta closed operations on December 3rd to complete renovations related to sanitation. This news is not surpising.  It is well documented that horse

Bromont Applies for WEG 2018

On October 19th, Bromont’s Mayor, Pauline Quinlan, hand delivered a letter addressed to FEI Secretary General Alexander McLin, in Lausanne Switzerland.  The letter expressed the city’s interest in hosting the 2018 WEG and requested that the FEI convey to the

Equine Industry Sets Animal Welfare Standard for Processing

The Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada (HWAC) and the Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF) are pleased to introduce the Recommended Handling Guidelines and Animal Welfare Assessment Tool for Horses. This comprehensive industry developed guideline and animal welfare assessment tool will provide

Woodbine Increases its Handle Again in 2010

For the second consecutive year, Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) is announcing a sharp increase in betting handle on its live Thoroughbred racing season. The 167-day meet, which concluded December 5, saw an “all-sources” total of $393,507,233 wagered, a stunning 8.9

Canadian Reining Committee Announces New Chair

The Canadian Reining Committee (CRC) is pleased to announce that Gary Yaghdjian is the new chair of the committee. Yaghdjian replaces Bob Thompson, who was been the chair of the CRC since its inception in March 2009. Yaghdjian has been