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International Jumping and Dressage Riders Clubs sign MOUs with FEI

The International Jumping Riders Club (IJRC) and the International Dressage Riders Club (IDRC), which together represent the world’s top athletes, have signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with the FEI. The two organisations, formerly FEI Associate Members, will work closely with

Awareness Training for Large Animal Rescue

Always Expect the Unexpected Last month, Equine Guelph kicked off its series of emergency response rescue courses with a reception attended by over 50 key stakeholders, including a lecture by special guest, Dr. Rebecca Gimenez. In addition to the reception,

Fort Erie Shows Positive Results in 2014

Fort Erie, October 7th…The results from the 2014 racing season at historic Fort Erie Race Track have proven encouraging, demonstrating once again that thoroughbred horse racing in the Niagara region is “Alive and Kicking.” The 79th running of the Prince

Fort Erie’s Leading Rider, Kirk Johnson, Aboard 4 Time Winner Sandy’s Hurricane.
Photo by Michael Burns Photography Ltd.

2014 FEI World Jumping Challenge Final

Zimbabwe’s Charley Crockart emerged to claim gold at the FEI World Jumping Challenge Final 2014 staged at Kyalami Equestrian Park in South Africa at the weekend. This event is always guaranteed to come to an exciting conclusion with its four-rider

On the podium at the FEI World Jumping Challenge Final 2014 in Kyalami (RSA) left to right: silver medallist Maria Gabriela Brugal (DOM), Alexa Stais (RSA) who finished fourth, Rainer Korber (RSA) who took bronze and gold medallist Charley Crockart (ZIM). Photo by FEI/Tamara Blake Images

Roberta Sheffield Wins at British National Para-Dressage Championships

Canadian Equestrian Team member Roberta Sheffield, who recently represented Canada at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014, won the Grade III test at the Le Mieux National Dressage Championships 2014 held September 19-21, 2014 in Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, UK.

Liz Prest of KBIS Insurance and her daughter, Emma Prest, present Roberta Sheffield and Double Agent with the first place ribbon for winning Grade III test at the KBIS Para Dressage Championship at the Le Mieux National Dressage Championships 2014.

In Memoriam: Silver Deputy

Major sire Silver Deputy was euthanized on October 4th due to the infirmities of old age. The 29-year-old son of Deputy Minister – Silver Valley, by Mr. Prospector has been pensioned since 2008 at Fred Seitz’s Brookdale Farm near Versailles,

Woodbine Offers Ship-in Allowance

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced an initiative in an effort to enhance its Thoroughbred allowance race program at Woodbine. Effective immediately, until the end of the meet on Sunday, December 7, WEG will give $1,000 to the owner per

Lukes Alley Makes the Grade in Durham Cup

Eugene Melnyk’s Lukes Alley, under leading rider Luis Contreras, notched his first career stakes win with an impressive turn in Saturday’s Grade 3 $174,000 Durham Cup, at Woodbine. It was the second graded stakes win of the afternoon for the

Luis Contreras (blue and yellow silks) out duels His Race to Win (red and gold silks) to capture the $150,000 Durham Cup Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography