News: Horse Sport

UPDATE: Video Evidence of Abuse at Bahrain Endurance Race

  Update from the FEI: The FEI has received the official report from the Chief Steward at CEI2* Sakhir in Bahrain, which confirms that this incident was reported to the President of the Ground Jury. Once the facts had been

Big Ben Honoured Posthumously with The Hickstead Trophy

Ian Millar’s legendary mount Big Ben was posthumously awarded with The Hickstead Trophy during the Equine Canada Awards Gala on Feb. 7 in Winnipeg, MB. To this day, Big Ben remains a household name in Canada and around the world,

The lMichael Gallagher, President Equine Canada and Faith Berghuis, accepting for Ian Millar on behalf of Big Ben. Photo by Shereen Jerrett egendary Big Ben was posthumously awarded with The Hickstead Trophy

2013 Jump Canada Venue Development Funds

Jump Canada is pleased to announce the distribution of $5,000 in Venue Development Funds. The Venue Development Fund, financed by the Jump Canada Levy, directly impacts hunter, jumper and equitation riders and owners across the country through subsidizing improvements at

Progress Made in BC Horse Racing Discussions

The BC Horse Racing Industry Management Committee met on February 11th in Vancouver to discuss funding arrangements among the three principal participants in the industry – the track operator Great Canadian Gaming Corp., the Thoroughbred sector and the Standardbred sector.

More Video Evidence of Abuse at Bahrain Endurance Race

On the same weekend that delegates from around the world met in Switzerland to discuss ways to reform the sport of endurance, in another part of the world – Bahrain (a country on the shores of the Persian Gulf) –

Rebecca Howard Named EC Equestrian of the Year

Rebecca Howard of Salmon Arm, BC, has been named Equine Canada’s Equestrian of the Year for 2013. Howard and Riddle Master finished 12th at both the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials and the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials last year.

In Memoriam: Brian Burgess

Brian Burgess (GBR), Vice President of the Malawi Equestrian Federation and President between 2001-2003, has died at the age of 82. He passed away peacefully just before his 83rd birthday at home with his family on the Zomba Plateau in

Brian Burgess, 1931-2014.

John Pearce Wins $50,000 Go Rentals Grand Prix

With three mounts to jump around, not a single onlooker would know that John Pearce of Bermuda Dunes, California was battling the flu during the $50,000 Go Rentals Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis, at HITS Thermal on Sunday. He and

John Pearce and Son of a Gun on their way to a win in the $50,000 Go Rentals Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis, at HITS Thermal. Photo by Flying Horse Photography