News: Horse Sport

Changes to Dressage Levy Program

Changes to Dressage Levy Program

Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce a redesign of the Dressage Levy Program for the 2017 competition season. The Program has undergone exciting changes to refocus on two areas that are critical to the success of dressage athletes and read more

Hester Wins and Valegro Retires at Olympia

On an electrifying night at the London International Horse Show, Carl Hester won the fifth leg of the FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2016/2017 Western European League with Nip Tuck. This was a back-to-back double on home ground for the 49-year-old read more

Great Britain’s Carl Hester won the fifth leg of the FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2016/2017 Western European League with Nip Tuck at London Olympia (GBR) tonight. Photo by Jon Stroud Media/FEI

British Endurance Rider Being Investigated

The FEI is to discuss with “urgency” the widespread use of severe bits at endurance rides in UAE, after images of a horse ridden by a former British team member caused a storm on social media. Emma Finnie, 37, an read more

Emma Finnie, a British ex-pat, is being investigated by Endurance GB following her controversial ride at an Endurance competition in the UAE.

Dressage New Brunswick Named Volunteer of the Month

Equestrian Canada (EC) is thrilled to recognize Dressage New Brunswick with the Dressage Volunteer of the Month Award for November. Twelve years ago, dressage in New Brunswick was facing a decline. Then two things happened that profoundly changed the face read more

Renee DeGarie spearheaded the rekindling of Dressage New Brunswick in 2004 and remains active on the Board today.

2016 Para-Equestrian Video Competition Series

Results for the fifth leg of the 2016 Para-Equestrian Video Competition Series, which began in March and ended in late November, are now officially available. The fifth leg of the series featured fun and excitement during the Sea-to-Sea Para-Dressage program, read more

EC Introduces New Athlete Concussion Protocols

Equestrian Canada (EC) has become one of the first national governing bodies for sport in Canada to release official, sport-specific guidelines on return-to-play protocols for athlete concussions. “Parachute congratulates Equestrian Canada in creating a Return-to-Play protocol that will help educate read more

Equestrian Canada CFO Lasts Six Months

Less than seven months after starting, Equestrian Canada’s Chief Financial Officer, Sandra Troster Diaz, has left EC under undisclosed circumstances. This is the second CFO to leave EC since Eva Havaris was named CEO, as 11-year veteran CFO Mike Arbour read more

On Dec. 9, 2016, Equestrian Canada appointed Mike Mouat, CPA, CGA, to the position of Director of Finance and Administration. Photo courtesy of Equestrian Canada

OIE Global Conference on Animal Welfare

Over 400 participants, representing more than 100 countries, attended the recent the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Global Conference on Animal Welfare. A draft global strategy on animal welfare was presented for the first time to serve as a read more

Storm Brews Over FEI’s Olympic Format Changes

The world’s top show jumping riders have slammed the FEI for “disrespecting” them and treating them like “clowns,” as controversy about the three-to-a-team format for the Olympic Games continues. Only 11 of the 134 national federations eligible to vote opposed read more

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