News: Horse Sport

Eric Lamaze Makes It Two in a Row at the National

The ‘National’ Tournament, presented by ROLEX, continued with three major competitions in the International Ring at the Spruce Meadows Summer Series. Topping the $85,000 Spectra Energy Cup 1.55m was Eric Lamaze on Powerplay, who were also yesterday’s big winners. Earlier

Tiffany Foster and Tripple X III were second in the $85,000 Spectra Energy Cup 1.55m. Photo by Spruce Meadows Media Services

Canada Loses Top Industry Investor George Tidball

The Canadian equestrian community is saddened to learn of the loss of a Canadian equestrian industry icon, George Tidball, who passed away June 3 at the age of 83. George was born October 4, 1930 in Carstairs, Alberta, and upon

George Tidball and Ian Millar at the 2009 Jump Canada Hall of Fame Gala. Photo by Michelle C. Dunn

Jump Canada Invites Hall of Fame Nominations

The Jump Canada Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala, presented by BMO Financial Group, will return in 2014 and is currently calling for nominations. The Eighth Annual Gala will be held as part of a black-tie gala on Sunday,

Fire Safety on the Farm – Reducing the Risk

Barn fires are every horse owner’s worst nightmare, one that can bring significant emotional and economic loss. However, the sad fact is that many barn fires could have largely been prevented by applying a few basic principles. The most reliable

Eric Lamaze Wins on Opening Day of the ‘National’

In a day packed full of show jumping, three top athletes posted victories in the International Ring on the opening day of the Spruce Meadows ‘National’ Tournament. In the $85,000 ATB Financial Cup 1.55m, Eric Lamaze (CAN) and Powerplay were

Eric Lamaze and Powerplay won the $85,000 ATB Financial Cup 1.55m at the Spruce Meadows National. Photo by Spruce Meadows Media Services

In Memoriam: George Tidball

George Tidball, founder of Thunderbird Equestrian Show Park, died on June 3, 2014, at the age of 83. Tidball is survived by his wife, Dianne and four children, Jane, Laura, Kathy and Stephen. Jane is the president and tournament director

Diane Creech Wins High Point Award at Kentucky Dressage Show

Canada’s Diane Creech and Chrevis Christo, an 11-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding (Lavallo-Chrevi’s LaVi, Matador) owned by Doug and Louise Leatherdale, won the FEI Advanced Level High Point Award at the Kentucky Dressage Association Spring Warm-Up and 28th Annual Show. They

Diane Creech and Chrevis Christo won the FEI Advanced Level High Point Award at the Kentucky Dressage Association Spring Warm-Up and 28th Annual Show.

William Shatner to Serve as Calgary Stampede Parade Marshal

The Calgary Stampede is thrilled to announce that Canadian legend, iconic actor, active philanthropist and passionate horseman William Shatner will lead the 2014 Calgary Stampede Parade as Grand Marshal. In addition, we are proud to have Calgary based speed skaters

Horse lover William Shatner will serve as the Calgary Stampede Parade Marshal. Photo by Daryl Weisser

Canadian Eventing Team Receives $30,000 Donation

In a philanthropic gesture of private, non-corporate, giving, the Horne Family Charitable Foundation has generously agreed to support the Canadian Eventing Team in the amount of $30,000 divided equally over the next three years. This funding will be earmarked for