News: Horse Sport

2013 HCBC Award Winners

The Horse Council BC Awards Gala was held on March 8, 2014 to celebrate the athletes, coaches, horses, volunteers and all around amazing people who stood out in 2013. The HCBC Awards Gala took place during the 2014 BC Equine

Rocking Heart Ranch Colt Starting Challenge

In an effort to promote Canada’s elite horse training talent and get youth “back in the saddle,” Alberta’s Rocking Heart Ranch Ltd. is looking for up and coming horse trainers to take part in the Rocking Heart Ranch Colt Starting Challenge

Two Bid Cities Sign Host Agreements for 2018 WEG

The FEI has received signed host agreements from two of the Canadian and US cities bidding to host the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018. The bid teams from Bromont/Montreal (CAN) and Lexington, Kentucky (USA) have both confirmed their continued interest

Equine Guelph Launches Research Radio

Equine Guelph is proud to announce the launch of a new audio podcast on their popular web site. Equine Guelph has teamed up with Trot Radio’s Norm Borg and SSG Gloves to produce Research Radio, an online podcast updating you

Eric Lamaze and Artisan Farms’ Zigali P S Honored at 2014 WEF

Eric Lamaze and Zigali P S, owned by Carlene and Andy Ziegler’s Artisan Farms, were honored during the final event of the 2014 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL, on Sunday, March 30. Two special ceremonies were held

Carlene Ziegler of Artisan Farms receives with the Champion Equine Insurance Overall Jumper Style Award, presented by Laura Fetterman, on behalf of Zigali P S. From left to right: Ringmaster Gustavo Murcia, Carlene Ziegler, Eric Lamaze and Laura Fetterman. Photo by Starting Gate Communications Inc.

WEF Update: Week 12

Sunday began with the surprising announcement by Mark Bellissimo “regretfully” announcing the withdrawal of ESP’s bid for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games. Bellissimo, while confident that they could have run a very successful WEG stated that ” the marketing

First Meeting of the International Horse Sports Confederation

At the first meeting of the International Horse Sports Confederation (IHSC), the FEI and the IFHA confirmed that they share the same core values of protecting horse welfare and discussed in detail the different models under which both organisations operate.

FEI President HRH Princess Haya (centre), was appointed President of the International Horse Sports Confederation at its first meeting last weekend. Louis Romanet (right of Princess Haya), Chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), was appointed IHSC Vice President. Other attendees at the meeting were (from left) Graeme Cooke, FEI Veterinary Director; Ingmar De Vos, FEI Secretary General; John McEwen, FEI 1st Vice President and Chair of the FEI Veterinary Committee; Pablo Mayorga, FEI 2nd Vice President; Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, CEO of the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) and Vice Chairman of the IFHA; Andrew Harding, Secretary General of the Asian Racing Federation, IFHA Regional Technical Adviser (Asia) and Director of Racing Development HKJC; Dr Roland Devolz, IFHA Technical Advisor; Dr Anthony Kettle, Secretary of IFHA International Movement of Horses Committee (IMHC) and Head of Veterinary Department at Dubai Racing Club. (Photo: Richard Juilliart/FEI)

Canadians Score on the Final Day of the AGDF

Ashley Holzer (CAN) and Marissa Mastranardi’s Tiva Nana picked up their second win of the weekend in the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI 3*, presented by Diamante Farms, during the AGDF 12 CDI 3*/5* at The Stadium at Palm Beach

Ashley Holzer and Tiva Nana won the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI 3* on final day of 2014 AGDF. Photo by