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B.C. Wildfires Force Livestock Evacuations

B.C. Wildfires Force Livestock Evacuations

As more than 180 wildfires burn in British Columbia, and nearly 40,000 residents are under order to evacuate, several online resources have emerged to assist livestock owners. This wildfire animal rescue map, for example, identifies locations where people can access read more

Shows Added to Odysseo’s Mississauga Run

Due to strong ticket sales in the GTA, the producers of Odysseo are delighted to announce the addition of an extra week of performances to its limited run in Mississauga. The impressive cast of 65 majestic horses and 50 riders, read more

EC President Peggy Hambly Gets Candid

Have you ever wondered what exactly an Equestrian Canada (EC) President does? What are their roles and responsibilities? How do they operate? What is involved in their day-to-day life? Is it a paid or volunteer position? How much time do read more

Equestrian Canada's new president, Peggy Hambly. Photo by Cealy Tetley

Do You Speak Horse?

Dr. Katrina Merkies and graduate student Haley Belliveau, from the Department of Animal Biosciences at the University of Guelph, are conducting a research study titled “Human Distinction Between Positive and Negative Horse Vocalizations” (REB17-04-019). The purpose of this survey-based study is read more

EC CFO Mike Mouat Steps Down

After just six months on the job, Mike Mouat, Director of Finance and Administration for Equestrian Canada, has resigned, becoming the third Chief Financial Officer to leave since Eva Havaris became CEO in 2014. Mike Arbour had been EC’s CFO read more

EC Appoints Robert Westgarth as Financial Controller

Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce Robert Westgarth has been appointed Financial Controller, effective June 12, 2017. Westgarth first joined EC in the fall of 2016 in the role of Senior Officer of Executive Services. Skilled and well-versed in read more

New OEF Member Equine Research Fund

The Ontario Equestrian Federation and Equine Guelph are pleased to announce yet another level of partnership in order to help address the needs of the horse industry. The “OEF Member Equine Research Fund” is a revolution in helping horses for read more

OEF executive director Tracey McCague-McElrea with Equine Guelph director Gayle Ecker.

Reduce The Risk of Spring Colic

Spring is the epitome of change. It is common knowledge that the horse’s gut does not cope well with quick change. One documented study states 42% of colic cases had an environmental change one week prior to the incident (Malamed read more

Cavalia Raises White Big Top for Mississauga Run

The largest touring tent in the world was raised last week next to Hershey Centre in Mississauga in preparation for Odysseo’s opening night on Wednesday, June 21. For the special occasion, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Mississauga Ward 5 Councillor read more

Cavalia's White Big Top went up in Mississauga on May 25th ahead of Odysseo's June 21st opening.

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