News: Horse Sport

Exell Back on Track in Geneva

Boyd Exell is back on track after winning the fifth qualifier of this season’s FEI World Cup™ Driving in Geneva. Exell was too strong for IJsbrand Chardon and Tomas Eriksson and claimed his only victory rewarded with World Cup points

Boyd Exell (AUS) crossing the exciting water splash on the course in Geneva. Photo by FEI/Rinaldo de Craen

Swiss Jumping Team Presented with 2008 Olympic Bronze

The Swiss Jumping team of Steve Guerdat, Christina Liebherr, Niklaus Schurtenberger and Pius Schwizer were tonight presented with the 2008 Olympic bronze medal at the International Geneva Horse Show. The medals were presented by Patrick Baumann, IOC member in Switzerland

Niklaus Schurtenberger, Christina Liebherr, Steve Guerdat, and Pius Schwizer, 2008 Olympic Jumping team bronze medalists. Photo by Kit Houghton/FEI

Alberta Horse Slaughter Plant Closed for Sanitation Reasons

The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) has learned that Bouvry Exports horse slaughter plant in Fort MacLeod, Alberta closed operations on December 3rd to complete renovations related to sanitation. This news is not surpising.  It is well documented that horse

Bromont Applies for WEG 2018

On October 19th, Bromont’s Mayor, Pauline Quinlan, hand delivered a letter addressed to FEI Secretary General Alexander McLin, in Lausanne Switzerland.  The letter expressed the city’s interest in hosting the 2018 WEG and requested that the FEI convey to the

Canadian Reining Committee Announces New Chair

The Canadian Reining Committee (CRC) is pleased to announce that Gary Yaghdjian is the new chair of the committee. Yaghdjian replaces Bob Thompson, who was been the chair of the CRC since its inception in March 2009. Yaghdjian has been

WDM Reacts to Cancellation of Exquis World Dressage Masters

Tuesday evening November 30, Exquis World Dressage Masters Management received an email from Equestrian Sport Productions’s president Michael Stone stating that ESP had decided to cancel the WDM Palm Beach 2011 (February 3-5). “We were very surprised by this news,”

Imported Horses at Risk

Adriana Zerafa, 21, a Prix St. Georges level dressage rider and her mother, Paola Lugari-Zerafa, paid $60,000 to have seven horses brought from France to Canada. The importer she hired arranged travel and applied for the necessary permits. For reasons