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Germany Jumps into Contention with Win in Britain

Germany Jumps into Contention with Win in Britain

The German team made their first appearance in FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing 2015 a winning one when they arrived on British soil and captured the third leg in the beautiful and historic surroundings of Houghton Hall (GBR) this weekend. The…

Germany wins leg three of FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing 2015 (centre), with Great Britain (left) placing second and France third at the beautiful and historic Houghton Hall (GBR). Photo by Trevor Holt/FEI

Pan Am Flame Arrives in Canada

Col. Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to walk in space, and Rosie MacLennan, world champion and Olympic and Pan Am trampoline gold medallist, helped kick off Day 1 of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay, presented by President’s…


Sam Griffiths Leads Tattersalls International

Sam Griffiths from Australia has taken the lead in the Irish Field CCI3* riding Favorit Z on a score of 36.1 after the dressage phase at Tattersalls International Horse Trials and Country Fair in association with Horse Sport Ireland. Lying…

Australia’s Sam Griffiths and Favorit Z who are currently in first place in the Irish Field CCI3* at the Tattersalls International Horse Trials & Country Fair

Spanish Win Furusiyya Leg in Lisbon

In a competition of wildly fluctuating fortunes for many of the nine competing nations, the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2015 Europe Division 2 League leg at Lisbon, Portugal was won by a rock-solid performance from the Spanish team tonight….

Gerardo Menendez Mieres and Cassino DC produced a brilliant double-clear performance to help Spain to victory in tonight’s Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2015 Europe Division 2 leg at Lisbon, Portugal. Photo by FEI/Nuno Pragana

Devil Munchkin is Angelic at Virginia Horse Trials

Sable Giesler of Powassan, Ont. rode to a top five finish in the CIC 2* division at the Virginia Horse Trials, held May 21-24 in Lexington, Va. Riding her seven-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, Devil Munchkin (Casiro x No Ski), Giesler…

In Memoriam: Gerrit-Jan Swinkels

Gerrit-Jan Swinkels (67), President of Indoor Brabant, the world-famous equestrian event in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NED), died suddenly yesterday at the age of 67 while riding on the Belgian coast at Knokke-Heist in West Flanders. A passionate horseman, racing driver and diplomat,…

Gerrit-Jan Swinkels (NED), President of Indoor Brabant, died suddenly yesterday at the age of 67. He is pictured here with his horse Tennessee W, ridden by Dutch athlete Henk van de Pol. Photo by Jacob Melissen

FEI Meets with UAE Delegation on Endurance Issues

An initial meeting between the FEI and representatives of the United Arab Emirates National Olympic Committee and National Federation was held at FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) on May 26th to discuss the actions that need to be undertaken by…

‘Making Head Way’ for EC Coaches

Recognizing the importance of understanding concussions, Equine Canada’s National Coaching Committee has amended the list of basic coaching pre-requisites to include the free National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Making Head Way in Sport concussion module, effective June 1, 2015. All…

Proposed EIA Risk Management Strategy

Equine Canada (EC) would like to advise all stakeholders that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is seeking input on a proposed strategy for future Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) control in Canada. The deadline for comments is June 1st. Equine…

Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) is a persistent and incurable viral disease of equines, which is transmitted almost exclusively through blood or blood products on the mouthparts of biting insects.

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