News: Horse Sport

Ashley Holzer to Ride for USA

Ashley Holzer to Ride for USA

Canadian Olympic dressage rider Ashley Holzer, who became a United States citizen in February, 2016, will now be competing for that country following the FEI’s one-year “cooling off” period. Holzer, 53, who began riding at age 13 at Sunnybrook Stables read more

Veteran Canadian Dressage Team member Ashley Holzer, shown here on Sir Caramello, will now ride for the United States. Photo by Susan J Stickle

Jill Irving 3rd in FEI Grand Prix Special CDI 3*

The 2017 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) concluded on Saturday, March 25, at the Equestrian Village at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL, with victories for Adrienne Lyle (USA) and Juan Matute Guimon (ESP), in the FEI read more

Adrienne Lyle and Salvino won the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI 3* at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival. Photo by Susan J Stickle

Equestrian Canada Announces 2017 Driving Committee

Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce the members of the 2017 Driving Committee. Following the close of applications in February 2017, the following individuals have been appointed to the EC Driving Committee: Michel Lapierre (Chair) – ON François Bergeron read more

Sport Canada Increases Funding for Top Athletes

The Government of Canada has announced a funding boost to the Athlete Assistance Program (AAP). The program, administered by Sport Canada, was developed to offer financial assistance to world-class athletes as they train for and compete at top international events. read more

Surbey and White to Represent Canada at World Cup Final

Two Canadians are poised to represent their country in the FEI World Cup Jumping Final in Omaha, Nebraska, March 29-April 2, 2017. Christopher Surbey of Calgary, AB, will be making his first World Cup appearance, bringing Chalacorada (‘Chocolate’) a 15-year-old read more

Christopher Surbey and Chalacorada are headed for Omaha. (Sportfot photo)

Two Canadians to Contest 2017 Mongol Derby

Two Canadians will line up in a field 40-strong for the 2017 Mongol Derby, featured in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s longest and toughest horse race – across 1,000km of Mongolian steppe. Last year the race was read more


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