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Equine World Stem Cell Summit

Equine World Stem Cell Summit

A bowed or torn tendon used to signify the likely end of a horse’s jumping or performance career. In recent years, however, there is another option that is positively changing outcomes – and much of the equine medical field as read more

Calgary Police Service Horse Has Died

The Calgary Police Service has announced the passing of one of its equine members due to complications from colic. The 10-year-old gelding, Ranger, died on Friday November 25th. The following statement was issued on the Calgary Police Service Facebook page. read more

Ranger served with the Calgary Police for five years.

New Canadian Anti-Slaughter Group Formed

A new organization opposing horse slaughter in Canada is being launched by a Blackstock, Ontario woman. Melissa Monteith has formed the Alternative Equine Community to raise awareness about this issue and develop alternative strategies for dealing with unwanted horses. Monteith read more

More Than 800 Mustangs At Risk of Slaughter

A mustang sanctuary in South Dakota has closed, leaving more than 800 horses at risk of slaughter. It appears the group ran out of money to support the herd, which they had been allowing to breed. CBS Denver reports that read more

Therapeutic Riding Program Receives Infusion of Funds

The Windsor-Essex Therapeutic Riding Association (WETRA) will soon be able to serve more young people, thanks to a large donation from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Established in 1971, and originally known as the Windsor Association of Riding for the Handicapped, read more

Help a Horse in Need This Holiday Season

This holiday season, find a gift for the horse lover on your list that gives back in nuzzles and neighs. The Ontario SPCA’s Paws & Give™ 2016 Holiday Symbolic Giving Catalogue is filled with one-of-a-kind gifts that help change the read more

Horse lovers can “adopt” their very own horse by bringing home Velvet, one of the animals featured in the Rocky & Friends Collection.

EC’s Emergency Planning and Action Plan

Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce that the Emergency Planning and Action Plan for competitions is now available to download from the EC website. The Plan, which is a guide for competition organizers, is an extremely valuable resource for read more

Foal Dies During Farm Break-In

Durham Regional Police reported that a six-month-old weanling died of unknown causes following a break-in at a barn near Sunderland, ON, sometime between 11:30 pm on Saturday, Nov. 5th and 11 am on Sunday, Nov. 6th, on Concession Road 5 read more

Canadian Claims Second Thoroughbred Makeover Win

Lindsey Partridge of Pontypool, Ontario, is the first equestrian ever to win two champion titles at the International Thoroughbred Makeover. The Thoroughbred Makeover is held at Kentucky Horse Park and took place October 27-30 in Lexington, Kentucky. More than 300 read more

Horse Shot and Killed in Elmworth, Alberta

A horse was shot and killed in her paddock on an Elmworth, Alberta farm on October 21st. Tassie’s owner, eight-year-old Shelby Ireland, was devastated upon hearing the news, when only moments before she had been admiring her mare through a read more

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