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Alberta Government Authorizes Wild Horse Roundup

Alberta Government Authorizes Wild Horse Roundup

UPDATE: Contrary to initial reports, the RCMP has announced that they will not be involved in the capture of wild horses from the Ghost Equine Zone east of Banff National Park. ORIGINAL POST FEB 5TH: The Alberta government has authorized…

The Alberta government has authorized the capture of up to 60 wild horses in the Ghost area. The Wild Horses of Alberta Society will have the chance to adopt and re-home them.

Jill Irving Takes Third in FEI Grand Prix Special CDI 5* at AGDF

Kathleen Raine (USA) and the lovely mare Breanna scored a 73.667% to win the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI 5*, presented by Diamante Farm at Week 5 of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF). Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven (SWE) and Divertimento followed…

Jill Irving and Degas 12 were third in the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI 5* at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival. Photo by SusanJStickle.com

Bertram Allen Scores a Double Longines Win at Bordeaux

Bertram Allen, made it a double of wins when scorching to victory in the thrilling penultimate leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2014/2015 Western European League series at Bordeaux, France tonight. And his result was all the more…

Ireland’s Bertram Allen clinched his second victory in the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2014/2015 Western European League at Bordeaux, France tonight riding Romanov. (FEI/Pierre Costabadie)

Diana C Developing into a Star with Diane Creech

Canada’s Diane Creech is helping bring along another of Leatherdale Farms’ young horses. The eight-year-old Hanoverian mare (Damsey FRH-Belinda, Brentano II), Diana C is showing off her power and potential as she takes big strides forward in her career, with…

Diane Creech and Diana C in the mare's first CDI competition, the Gold Coast Opener Festival CDI1*. Photo by SusanJStickle.com.

FEI Dismisses Persistent Welfare Concerns

WARNING: This post contains graphic, disturbing images below. The FEI’s attempts to assure the global horse community that welfare issues in endurance are being addressed have been dealt a further blow after graphic pictures of a horse with two broken…

Splitters Creek Bundy, shown here at an event in Australia, was euthanized following a break down at the Al Reef Cup, part of the Sheikh Mansoor Al Nayhan Global Arabian Festival in Abu Dhabi. Photo courtesy of Jay Randle

National Hunter/Jumper & Course Design Officials Clinics

Equine Canada will offer several educational clinics to hunter and jumper officials and course designers for a chance to upgrade, maintain or receive their certification. Clinics are open to any individual interested in pursuing and maintaining official certification, and also…

Equine Canada/NCCP National Coaching Awards

The 2014 Equine Canada/NCCP National Coaching Awards recognize coaches and instructors from all disciplines and contexts who exemplify the coaching and teaching practices of the National Coaching Certification Program. Nominees are recognized for their contribution to the sport as an…

Whip Use in quarter Horse Racing

Whip use in horse racing is a very controversial issue; their use has increasingly become an animal welfare concern. Whip use, which is widely believed to cause a horse to run faster, is a form of positive punishment which may…



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