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Stampede Seeks New Royal Trio

Stampede Seeks New Royal Trio

If you are ready for the experience of a lifetime as the Stampede Queen or Princess get your application in now! The 2016 Stampede Queen and Princesses deadline is, Friday, August 28, 2015. The competition for the 2016 Stampede Queen…


Annual Alberta Warmblood Sale Celebrates 21st Year

It started, as things often do, with the dream of a few and their steadfast dedication. 21 Years later, the Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association Alberta Chapter’s Fall Classic Breeders Sale is the longest running warmblood sale on the continent….

"Jewels" - Lot 14 - yearling filly by dressage legend Totilas.

Study Seeks to Reduce Stress of Weaning

A study is currently being conducted at Plymouth University, led by Catherine Williams, on weaning methods in the equine industry. Williams said “Much research has been conducted in this area and, whilst many agree that the weaning process can be…

Ontario Animal Health Network Launched

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has partnered with the University of Guelph to create the Ontario Animal Health Network (OAHN). The purpose is to detect disease and other health issues early so that action can…

Can Eye Wrinkles Reveal a Horse’s Emotional State?

At the recent International Society for Equitation Science Conference, a team of researchers from Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, discussed a study they conducted which asked whether eye wrinkles in horses are caused by negative emotional states or…

West Nile Virus in Sudbury, Ontario

On August 11, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) was notified of a positive test result for West Nile Virus (WNV) in a horse from the Sudbury area. The unvaccinated mare developed neurological signs which progressively…

Para-Equestrian Jody Schloss Parapan Am Games Torchbearer

Canadian para-equestrian rider Jody Schloss of Toronto, ON, is set to carry the Parapan Am torch on August 6, 2015, as part of the inspirational ceremonies leading into the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games, taking place Aug. 7-15, 2015. “I’m…


One-year countdown to Rio 2016

Today marks the one-year countdown to the opening ceremonies of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where equestrian sport will celebrate 104 years in the Olympic movement at the first Games to be held in South America. The world’s best horses…

The cross-country phase will take place in the Deodoro Olympic Park venue with a course featuring stunning water jumps. (Gustavo Nascimento photo)

Glanders Threat in Rio Prior to Test Event

In April 2015, a police horse from the city of Vitoria, located over 500 kilometres from Rio, was diagnosed with glanders. This horse had left the Army Equestrian School in Deodoro ‒ site of the Olympic Equestrian venue ‒ in…

The main stadium at Deodoro.
(Renato Sette Camara/FEI photo)

Equine Canada Presents Proposed By-laws

In a special notice to members, Equine Canada presented the proposed EC By-laws and Articles of Continuance and encourages members to Get Informed, Get Engaged, Vote! The proposed By-laws and Articles of Continuance are the result of extensive consultation and…

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