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HITS Acquires Balmoral Park

HITS Acquires Balmoral Park

HITS, Inc., home of the Richest Weekend in Show Jumping, announced today that the national event production company purchased the iconic Balmoral Park, in Crete, Illinois, and in partnership with Pat Boyle of Showplace Productions, will host up to 14 read more

Under HITS ownership, Balmoral Park property upgrades will include stabling renovations, and construction of six hunter rings and four jumper rings.

Lexie Lou Claims Nassau Stakes

Lexie Lou, Canada’s 2014 Horse of the Year, thrilled a hometown crowd with a 12-1 upset in Sunday’s $230,800 Grade II Nassau Stakes, at Woodbine. Under regular pilot Patrick Husbands, who guided the filly to a famous Woodbine Oaks and read more

Patrick Husbands guides #6 Lexie Lou (pink silks black cap) to victory in the $200,000 Nassau Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Are You Kidding Me Goes Gate to Wire in Eclipse

Are You Kidding Me, with a prominent performance, successfully defended his title in Saturday’s Grade II $209,200 Eclipse Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Roger Attfield for owners Ronald K. Kirk, John C. Bates and Michael Riordan, the Run Away and read more

Alan Garcia guides Are You Kidding Me to victory in the Grade II, $200,000 Eclipse Stakes. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Belinda Trussell Stands Out in Ottawa

Veteran grand prix rider Belinda Trussell enjoyed a career highlight at the CDI Ottawa Dressage Festival (ODF), held May 19-22 at Wesley Clover Parks in Ottawa, ON. Trussell, a Stouffville, ON native, achieved a personal best score on her way read more

Belinda Trussell from Stouffville, ON enjoyed a career highlight, setting a Canadian record score with Anton during the CDI Ottawa Dressage Festival (ODF), held May 19-22 at Wesley Clover Parks, and marking one of the final Canadian qualifying competitions for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Photo by Cealy Tetley-

Register Your Horse Day an Event by May 30

Equine Canada (EC) and the provincial/territorial partners would like to remind the equestrian community that May 30 is the deadline to register an event for Horse Day 2016, which is taking place just around the corner on June 4. Register read more

British Post Back-to-Back Wins in Rome

Team Great Britain clinched the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping title for the second year in a row at Piazza di Siena in Rome (ITA) today. And it was the genius of the legendary John Whitaker that sealed the result read more

Team Great Britain made it a back-to-back double when winning the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Europe Division 1 leg at Piazza di Siena in Rome (ITA) for the second year in succession today. On the podium (L to R) Michael Whitaker, Di Lampard Chef d’Equipe, Ben Maher, Jessica Mendoza and John Whitaker. Photo by FEI/Stefano Secci

Ban on Montreal’s Horse-Drawn Carriages Cancelled

The one-year moratorium on horse-drawn carriages in Montreal, imposed by Mayor Denis Coderre, has been overturned in court. Judge Casgrain ordered the immediate return of horse-drawn carriages, also known as caleches, stating that the city of Montreal overstepped its authority. read more

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