News: Horse Canada

What’s in Store at the EC Convention?

What’s in Store at the EC Convention?

The preliminary agenda is now available for the 2016 Equine Canada Annual Convention, taking place April 20-24, 2016 at the beautiful Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel in Montreal, QC. As you will see in the attached agenda, the 2016 EC read more

Ontario Rancher Wins $60 Million

Rancher Joan Patterson of Desboro, Ontario, won $60 million on the February 5th Lotto Max draw. When she picked up her prize, Patterson, 63, told reporters she has purchased a new truck,plans to buy a horse trailer and re-fence the read more

Supporting Ontario’s Trails Act

In 2005, the Ontario Trails Strategy was introduced. This long-term plan set out directions for planning, managing, promoting and using trails in Ontario. Part of this plan includes Bill 100, the Supporting Ontario’s Trails Act. On February 18th, Bill 100 underwent read more

OVC Researchers Manufacture Equine Cartilage

“It’s approximately four millimeters in diameter,” exclaimed Ontario Veterinary College researcher, Thomas Koch, unable to contain his excitement. The tiny disk of equine cartilage, manufactured in the OVC lab, is full of potential. A cartilage injury can mean the end read more

Fire Safety Tips from Equine Guelph

A number of tragic barn fires in Ontario recently have initiated discussion surrounding fire prevention and safety on farms. Gayle Ecker, director of Equine Guelph, has been interviewed by a number of media outlets for tips and advice surrounding safety read more

Family Channel Seeks Horseback Riders for New Series

Family Channel is looking for horseback riders RESIDING IN ONTARIO to cast in a new TV show, Changing the Lead. See below for application details and send any questions to no later than Monday, February 15, 2016. An open casting call will read more

Horse Dies in BC Barn Fire

One horse was killed in a barn fire in Winfield, British Columbia, on February 2, 2016. It is reported that the owner of the private facility was able to free three horses from the blaze, but that one perished. Firefighters read more

Grants Available for Research on the Impact of Horses on Humans

Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) announced recently an open call for proposals to investigate the impact of horses on humans. The Foundation’s broad research agenda includes basic research that will ultimately impact physical and mental health and quality of read more

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