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JustWorld Partner a CNN Top 10 Hero Finalist

On October 2nd, CNN announced the Top 10 finalists for the CNN Heroes of 2014 award, including Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes, the founder of Los Patojos, the JustWorld International partner project in Guatemala. Since its inception, CNN Heroes has received

Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes has been named a Top 10 finalist for the CNN Heroes of 2014 award.

Stuart Slagle Named Woodbine Racing Secretary

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) announced the hiring of Stuart Slagle as its new Thoroughbred Racing Secretary. Slagle, 47, is currently the Racing Secretary at Hastings Park. His appointment at Woodbine is effective November 10. After stops at race offices across

CIEC Daily Wrap-Up: October 3

The Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships is a sanctioned Equine Canada competition. This team event offers athletes the opportunity to test their skills against their peers from across Canada. The Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships is a collaborative event between the national

Craig Andreas Leaves Equine Canada

Equine Canada has announced that Craig Andreas will no longer serve as Chief Operating Officer for the organization. In a brief statement they said, “Equine Canada is in the process of reshaping the national office to better serve our equine and equestrian

Equine Canada Remembers Marie-Helen Lessard

The Canadian equestrian community is saddened to learn of the loss of Marie-Helen Lessard, 49, and her husband Steven Ratz, 57. On September 28, 2014 they passed away in a traffic accident. Marie-Helen, commonly referred to by her nickname MH,

Marie-Helen Lessard (1965-2014). Photo by Wendy Hudson

In Memoriam: Marie-Helen Lessard

It is with great sadness that the Ontario Equestrian Federation announces the death of Marie-Helen Lessard, a respected competitor, coach, judge, official, horse show organizer and volunteer. Lessard, 49, and her husband, Steven Ratz, 57, were killed in a car

MH Lessard aboard Dreitag Japaloupe at the CADORA Western Ontario Silver Dressage Championships on Sept. 21st. Photo by Jaye Tatone Photography

MH Lessard Killed in Car Accident

Marie-Helen Lessard, 49, owner and operator of Equus 3D Equestrian Centre near Orangeville, Ontario, and her husband, Steve Ratz, 57, were killed in a car crash on Sunday September 28, 2014. The accident occurred on Dufferin County Side Road 10

UAE win FEI World Endurance Championships for Young Horses

The 2014 FEI World Endurance Championships for Young Horses, held in Slovakia for the first time, boasted one of the highest completion rates for a seven-year-old horse Endurance competition on a day of extraordinary sport. From a total of 44

Winners of the FEI World Endurance Championships for Young Horses 2014 held in Slovakia. The UAE’s Mansour Saeed Mohd Al Faresi (centre) took gold, ahead of silver medallist Jean Philippe Frances (left) and bronze medallist Aurelie Cambe (right), both from France. Photo by Gilly Wheeler/FEI