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Devil Munchkin is Angelic at Virginia Horse Trials

Devil Munchkin is Angelic at Virginia Horse Trials

Sable Giesler of Powassan, Ont. rode to a top five finish in the CIC 2* division at the Virginia Horse Trials, held May 21-24 in Lexington, Va. Riding her seven-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, Devil Munchkin (Casiro x No Ski), Giesler…

In Memoriam: Gerrit-Jan Swinkels

Gerrit-Jan Swinkels (67), President of Indoor Brabant, the world-famous equestrian event in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NED), died suddenly yesterday at the age of 67 while riding on the Belgian coast at Knokke-Heist in West Flanders. A passionate horseman, racing driver and diplomat,…

Gerrit-Jan Swinkels (NED), President of Indoor Brabant, died suddenly yesterday at the age of 67. He is pictured here with his horse Tennessee W, ridden by Dutch athlete Henk van de Pol. Photo by Jacob Melissen

FEI Meets with UAE Delegation on Endurance Issues

An initial meeting between the FEI and representatives of the United Arab Emirates National Olympic Committee and National Federation was held at FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) on May 26th to discuss the actions that need to be undertaken by…

‘Making Head Way’ for EC Coaches

Recognizing the importance of understanding concussions, Equine Canada’s National Coaching Committee has amended the list of basic coaching pre-requisites to include the free National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Making Head Way in Sport concussion module, effective June 1, 2015. All…

Proposed EIA Risk Management Strategy

Equine Canada (EC) would like to advise all stakeholders that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is seeking input on a proposed strategy for future Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) control in Canada. The deadline for comments is June 1st. Equine…

Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) is a persistent and incurable viral disease of equines, which is transmitted almost exclusively through blood or blood products on the mouthparts of biting insects.

British Make it a Back-to-Back Double in Rome

Team Great Britain produced a superb back-to-back double in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2015 Europe Division 1 League when following up their success at La Baule, France a week ago with another extraordinary victory at Piazza di Siena…

At the prize-giving for the third leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2015 Europe Division 1 League at Piazza di Siena in Rome, Italy where Great Britain reigned supreme: (L to R) On. Sandro Gozi, FISE President Vittorio Orlandi, Gen. Roberto Corsini, Michael Whitaker, Robert Whitaker, British Chef d’Equipe Di Lampard, John Whitaker, Holly Gillott, FEI President Ingmar de Vos, Mr Majd Aldrees, Deputy Chef de Mission Saudi Arabian Embassy Rome, Elisa Gasparini, Brand Manager Longines Italy. Photo by FEI/Stefano Secchi

FEI and IMG Broadcast Partnership

The FEI has appointed IMG, the world’s largest independent producer and distributor of sports programming, as its production partner. The new five-year partnership, which starts on July 1, 2015 and runs until June 30, 2020, covers post production services for…

FEI’s new partnership with IMG will enhance equestrian sport viewing experience for broadcasters and viewers around the world for major events, including the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final pictured here, which took place in Las Vegas (USA) on 15-19 April at the Thomas & Mack Center. Photo by Arnd Bronkhorst/FEI

FEI Suspends SportAccord Membership

The president of SportAccord, the union of 92 Olympic and non-Olympic international sports federation and organizers of international sporting events, has ruffled some feathers. During his speech last month at the Sport Accord General Assembly, Marius Vizer openly criticized the…

Enter the Horse Day Drawing Contest

Equine Canada’s Recreation Division and provincial partners are thrilled to announce an exciting development for Horse Day 2015, taking place June 6, 2015. Youth ages 3-16 are invited to enter the Horse Day 2015 National Drawing Contest for the chance…

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Horse Experience 2015 Online

The Horse Experience 2015 team is pleased to announce that our website is now live! Visit www.horseexperience.ca to view a calendar of exciting events, from a Standardbred Racing Dinner and Tour to an exclusive Movie Night featuring the award winning…



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