News: Horse Sport

WEG Endurance Preview

Endurance will see an impressive number of starters for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy, beating all previous records by almost 10% when the 160-kilometre ride gets underway on Thursday 28 August. The competition takes place in

Maria Alvarez Ponton (ESP) and Nobby on their way to individual gold in the Endurance event at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2010. 
(Kit Houghton/FEI)

Two More Horses Confirmed Positive for EEE

Two more euthanized horses have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in Ontario – one in Lanark County and the other in Frontenac County. There have been two suspected cases in Frontenac County which have been euthanized. If you

Canadians Win Nine FEI Classes at CDI-W Saugerties

Canadian riders won nine of the FEI classes at CDI-W Saugerties, held August 14–17, 2014, in Saugerties, NY. Starting Canada’s winning streak was Olympian Ashley Holzer, formerly of Toronto and now residing in New York. Holzer and Tiva Nana (Metall

Totilas Will Not Compete at WEG

The German Equestrian Federation has announced that Totilas has been withdrawn from the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ due to injury. The 14-year-old stallion, who was set to compete under Matthias Alexander Rath next week (August 25-29), was Germany’s

Developing the Sport Horse: Part 2

As we move through the height of our summer competition season, it is not uncommon to have multiple days of severe heat and humidity – the days when you sweat standing still. Heat and humidity can be harder on your

WEG Eventing Preview

No wonder the Eventing competition is a sell-out at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy (FRA) on August 28-31. A record entry of 97 combinations from 28 nations is heading for the spectacular backdrop of Haras du

Defending world champion Michael Jung with La Biosthetique Sam FBW, seen here on route to gold at the 2010 Games in Kentucky, will be bidding to retain his title at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy and claim a team spot for Germany at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (Kit Houghton/FEI)

WEG Para-Equestrian Dressage Preview

Para-Equestrian Dressage at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy (FRA) will see a record-breaking 33 nations and 100 riders and horses compete for medals at the prestigious La Prairie racecourse venue, just a few hundred metres from the

Australia’s Joann Formosa, who secured her first Paralympic medal with Worldwide PB at London 2012 with Grade 1b gold, will go head to head with five World, European and Paralympic medallists for what is tipped to be one of the fiercest competitions at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy. Photo by Liz Gregg/FEI

Western Trail Riding and Tourism Certification Program Postponed

Upon evaluation of the successful inaugural Trail Riding and Tourism Program pilot held in eastern Canada this summer, Equine Canada is temporarily postponing the second event to integrate insights gained by conducting the first pilot and will re-launch the program

In Memoriam: Jacques Schoufour

Jacques Schoufour (NED), honorary chairman of CHIO Rotterdam, has passed away in hospital in Brasschaat (BEL) after a short illness. He was 86 years old. Jacques Schoufour was born and grew up in Rotterdam and was a very well-known figure

Jacques Schoufour (NED), honorary chairman of CHIO Rotterdam, who has died at the age of 86.