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Whip Use in quarter Horse Racing

Whip use in horse racing is a very controversial issue; their use has increasingly become an animal welfare concern. Whip use, which is widely believed to cause a horse to run faster, is a form of positive punishment which may…

2015 TIP Budget Approved

Planning for Ontario’s 2015 Thoroughbred Improvement Program (TIP) is complete, following approval of the budget by the Board of the Ontario Racing Commission. The successful 2014 TIP Program structure will be maintained in 2015 with a full season of restricted…

Talkin’ Horses is Back

September 2014 saw the HBPA of Ontario introduce the T.V. show Talkin’ Horses. Pleased with the success of last year’s show, the Board of the HBPA is excited to announce that Talkin’ Horses will be back for another season, expanding…

For the first time in 40 years, Spruce Meadows invites fans, artists and horse lovers from throughout Canada, to help celebrate 40 years of excellence in the sport of Show Jumping, to share their very own Spruce Meadows visual story in…

Week four of the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival, sponsored by Fidelity Investments®, concluded on Sunday with the $85,000 Suncast® 1.50M Championship Jumper Classic featured in the International Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC). The class saw a…

Mexico’s Eugenia Garcia and Ana Sofia Alban claimed individual gold and bronze, while Lebanese rider Issam Haddad took individual silver at the FEI Children’s International Classics Final 2014 which drew to a close at Valle de Bravo, Mexico yesterday. These…

Northlands Wraps Successful Harness Racing Season

The 2014/2015 Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino harness racing season came to close this afternoon with a 10-race card at the Edmonton oval. “Northlands Park is alive with action 363 days a year and the harness racing season captures some…

Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro swept to victory with the greatest of ease at the sixth leg of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2014/2015 Western European League series in Amsterdam, The Netherlands today. The 29-year-old rider only…

FEI Endurance Forum in Costa Rica

Over 64 delegates from FEI Group V attended an FEI Endurance Forum in Tilaran, Costa Rica on January 23-25  2015, the first Forum following the introduction of the new Endurance rules on August 1st last year. FEI Group V covers Colombia,…

Canada’s Eric Lamaze is on a winning streak, and shows no sign of stopping anytime soon. For the fourth consecutive week, the 2008 Olympic Gold medalist claimed victory in the Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Series at the Winter…



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