News: Horse Canada

Canadians to Contest to the Mongol Derby

Canadians to Contest to the Mongol Derby

This is the 7th Mongol Derby, featured in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s longest and toughest horse race. The 2015 race features 41 riders from 14 countries – including three Canadians – riding 1,000km across Mongolia on…

Captured Horses Auctioned Off in Alberta

The wild horse round up in the Ghost area of Alberta yielded 33 horses, according to reports. More than a dozen were auctioned off on Saturday February 23rd and the rest are in the care of rescuers. Danny Daines of…

EHV-1 Confirmed in Waterloo, Ontario

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has been notified of a confirmed case of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), caused by equine herpes virus 1 (EHV-1), in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. See the notice below. The…

Ontario Horsemen Support the Can-Am

The Can-Am All Breeds Equine Expo, Canada’s largest equine education and promotional event, welcomes industry veterans Norm Clement and Ed James as supporters of the show. “It’s an honour to get the seal of approval from long-time horsemen like Norm…

Alberta Government Authorizes Wild Horse Roundup

UPDATE: Contrary to initial reports, the RCMP has announced that they will not be involved in the capture of wild horses from the Ghost Equine Zone east of Banff National Park. ORIGINAL POST FEB 5TH: The Alberta government has authorized…

The Alberta government has authorized the capture of up to 60 wild horses in the Ghost area. The Wild Horses of Alberta Society will have the chance to adopt and re-home them.

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…

Horse Health and Welfare Award Nominations

Do you know of an individual or organization that has for an extended period of time, contributed directly to the improvement of the health and welfare of horses? Nominate them for the annual Boehringer Ingelheim-Equine Canada Horse Health and Welfare…

Canadians Visiting USA Warned of Tax Implications

Canadians who spend extended periods of time in the United States should familiarize themselves with the Entry Exit Initiative, a new information-sharing agreement between Canada and the US, which allows officials to track how many days Canadians spend in the…

Update: Contaminated Feed Kills Florida Horses

LATEST UPDATE: The state of Florida has fined Lakeland Animal Nutrition $4,000 after feed they manufactured and sold poisoned 22 horses at Masterpiece Equestrian Center in Davie, Florida. An investigation by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services revealed…

Take the Equine Guelph Research Survey

Equine Guelph and the University of Guelph would really like to know how you stay up to date on the latest equine research news. Together, they are conducting a study on the awareness of current research among members of Ontario’s…



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