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Temporary Foreign Worker Employment Changes

Temporary Foreign Worker Employment Changes

Effective July 2014, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) have implemented several changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). Employers applying to hire TFWs at the racetrack (Grooms, Exercise Riders and Jockeys) must now pay a processing fee of…

Asta Torokvei Claims Beval Palm Beach Adult Medal

On Sunday January 25th, 12 competitors competed in the first round of the Beval Palm Beach Adult Medal at the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) sponsored by Adequan®. After the jumping round, the top seven competitors were invited to come…

Asta Torokvei and Riverdale won the Beval Palm Beach Adult Medal at the Winter Equestrian Festival. Photo by Sportfot

Lars Petersen Wins FEI Grand Prix Freestyle at AGDF

For the second time early in the 2015 season, Lars Petersen (DEN) and Mariett, a 1998 Danish Warmblood mare, rose to the top of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) “Friday Night Stars” FEI Grand Prix Freestyle class presented this…

Lars Petersen and Mariett won the "Friday Night Stars" FEI Grand Prix Freestyle class at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival. Photo by SusanJStickle.com

Eric Lamaze Wins Third Consecutive WEF Challenge Cup

For an unprecedented third week in a row, 2008 Canadian Olympic Champion Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, ON, scored victory in the $34,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Series at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL. Having won the…

For an unprecedented third week in a row, Eric Lamaze, this time riding Fine Lady 5 for owner Artisan Farms LLC, won the $34,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup at the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL. Photo by Starting Gate Communications

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…

Karen Pavicic Heads North American League

Russian riders were absolutely dominant when taking the top three, as well as five of the top six placings in the FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2014/2015 Central European League which drew to a close at Kaposvar, Hungary last October. Elena…

Russia's Elena Sidneva, riding Romeo Star, won the FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2014/2015 Central European League. Photo by FEI/Katya Shtatnova

Eventing Returns to Hickstead

Last April, the news that the Eventing Grand Prix was no longer to be held at Hickstead was met by widespread disappointment. Now, the Directors of the All England Jumping Course are delighted to announce a return of the class…

Canadian Team Announced for Ocala Nations Cup

Jump Canada is pleased to announce the athletes chosen to represent Canada at  CSIO 4* Ocala, held in Ocala, Fla., Feb. 10–15, 2015, the first qualifier of the North America, Central America and Caribbean League Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping…



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