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Southlands Riding Club Closed Due to Strangles

Southlands Riding Club Closed Due to Strangles

Southlands Riding Club, in Vancouver, British Columbia, has closed after a newly arrived rescue horse tested positive for Strangles – a serious upper respiratory tract disease. Strangles is highly contagious and is transferable through direct contact. It is not airborne and read more

Education and Development at EC Convention

Equine Canada is thrilled to announce an exciting line-up of top quality educational and development opportunities for equestrians, taking place at the 2016 EC Annual Convention in Montreal, QC from April 20-24. The 2016 EC Annual Convention will host a read more

EC National Award Nominations

The time has come to celebrate the impressive achievements of outstanding people, horses and organizations within Canada’s equestrian industry. Nominations will be accepted starting March 7, 2016 for the following Equine Canada National Awards: Junior Equestrian of the Year Horse read more

How Does Equine Assisted Therapy Affect Horses?

Do horses respond differently to people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Professor Katrina Merkies, Animal Biosciences at the University of Guelph plans to find out. She has received a $10,000 innovation research grant from the Horses and Humans Research Foundation, which supports research read more

Barn Fire Kills Nine Horses

A barn fire in Norwich Township in southwestern Ontario has claimed the lives of nine horses. The blaze occurred on the morning of February 27th. Oxford County OPP say it does not appear to be suspicious. It has been reported read more

What’s in Store at the EC Convention?

The preliminary agenda is now available for the 2016 Equine Canada Annual Convention, taking place April 20-24, 2016 at the beautiful Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel in Montreal, QC. As you will see in the attached agenda, the 2016 EC read more

Ontario Rancher Wins $60 Million

Rancher Joan Patterson of Desboro, Ontario, won $60 million on the February 5th Lotto Max draw. When she picked up her prize, Patterson, 63, told reporters she has purchased a new truck,plans to buy a horse trailer and re-fence the read more

Supporting Ontario’s Trails Act

In 2005, the Ontario Trails Strategy was introduced. This long-term plan set out directions for planning, managing, promoting and using trails in Ontario. Part of this plan includes Bill 100, the Supporting Ontario’s Trails Act. On February 18th, Bill 100 underwent read more

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