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One-year countdown to Rio 2016

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 read more

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 read more

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 read more

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In Memoriam: Alan Plewis

Alan Plewis, founder and operator, along with his wife, Margaret, of the iconic Foxhunter Tack Shop in Stouffville, ON, for over 35 years, passed away on July 16th. Plewis was deeply rooted in the equestrian community first as a professional read more

Alan Plewis

Canadian Eventing Team Ready for Action at Pan Am Games

Canadian Eventing Team members Colleen Loach of Dunham, QC, defending Pan Am champion Jessica Phoenix of Cannington, ON, Waylon Roberts of Port Perry, ON, and Kathryn Robinson of Kettering, GBR, are ready for action as eventing competition gets underway at read more

Colleen Loach, 32, of Dunham, QC, presents Qorry Blue d’Argouges at the horse inspection. (Cealy Tetley photo)

The Impact of Impact on Bone Health

Ontario Veterinary College, graduate student, Cristin McCarty is no stranger to joint health issues having to work through her own athletic injuries from rowing. As an avid rider since age 5, McCarty bought an ex-racehorse in her early teens for read more

Suspected Case of EHM in Ottawa Region

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has been notified of a case of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), caused by Equine Herpes Virus 1 (EHV-1), in the Ottawa region. The horse is currently receiving veterinary care at read more

Suspect Case of EHM in the Ottawa Region

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has been notified of a case of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), caused by Equine Herpes Virus 1 (EHV-1), in the Ottawa region. The horse is currently receiving veterinary care at read more

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