News: Horse Sport

Americans Dominate World Cup Qualifier at International Bromont

The 2014 International Bromont’s final event, the World Cup Qualifier, ended with American riders dominating, as they took seven of the top ten places, including the top five. Designed for testing both the technical and athletic abilities of participating riders,

CSI2* Orangeville Show Jumping Tournament

Hayes Co. celebrates its 30th anniversary this year by hosting the CSI2* Orangeville Show Jumping Tournament from August 14 to 17 at the Orangeville Agricultural Society (OAS) Event Centre in Orangeville, ON. The Hayes family has been organizing show jumping

Hayes Co. celebrates its 30th anniversary this year by hosting the CSI2* Orangeville Show Jumping Tournament from August 14 to 17

Jill Henselwood Shines in Bromont

Olympic rider Jill Henselwood won the first international show jumping event in Bromont on July 17 with her mount Bolero HX in an unbeaten time of 40.95 seconds. For this FEI (Fédération Équestre Internationale) event, FEI4* Brazilian course designer Guilherme

Jill Henselwood and Bolero HX. Photo by Tom Von Kap-Herr

Megan Lane Finishes in Top Ten at Aachen

Megan Lane of Loretto, ON enjoyed an impressive debut at the CHIO Aachen, considered by many to be the world’s most prestigious annual equestrian event, held from July 15-20 in Aachen, Germany. Riding Caravella, her own 13-year-old Canadian-bred Dutch Warmblood

Megan Lane and Caravella are currently training and competing in Europe in preparation for the upcoming Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, thanks in part to a $20,000 High Performance European Training and Competition Grant from the Canadian Dressage Athlete Assistance Program. Photo by Susan Stickle, www.susanjstickle.com

Lynx Ready for a Canadian Homecoming in Prince of Wales

Peachtree Stable’s Lynx, a maiden winner in Pennsylvania, returns to his Canadian roots for Tuesday’s $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, at Fort Erie Racetrack. The 79th edition of the Prince of Wales for Canadian-foaled three-year-olds will be televised live on

Developing the Sport Horse: Part 1

Extrapolating from human athlete research – can cross training have the same beneficial effects to our equine athletes? As our expectations for our equine partners increase, so should our knowledge of injury prevention and our understanding of the psychology of

Horses Test Positive for Vesicular Stomatitis in Colorado

Horses have tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) in Weld County, Colorado on July 17, 2014. Vesicular Stomatitis is a reportable disease as per the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), meaning that horse owners must immediately report the presence of

A Royal Canadian Evening

Save the date for a Royal Canadian Evening at the prestigious castle, Casa Loma, in Toronto, to benefit Dressage Canada’s Canadian Dressage Athlete Assistance Program (C-DAAP). On Thursday, November 6, 2014, C-DAAP will be opening the doors to a regal evening

In Memoriam: Tommy Brennan

Tommy Brennan, the legendary Irish Olympic event rider and championship course designer, has passed away after a short illness. He was 74. Tommy Brennan was born in Kilkenny on 29 January 1940 and grew up on the family farm at

The legendary Irish Olympic event rider and championship course designer Tommy Brennan (pictured here with his horse of a lifetime, Kilkenny) has died at the age of 74.