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Input Needed on New Canadian Equine Identification Program

The goal of Equestrian Canada’s new Canadian Equine Identification Program (CEIP) is to create an equine identification system that will act as the first step in the development of a future full-scale equine traceability system. Read the CEIP P

Canadian Bell TV customers will now have access to the leading network in equestrian programming, RIDE TV, for free until December 12th.

RIDE TV Will Now Be Available to More Canadian Viewers

Ride Television Network, Inc. (RIDE TV) is pleased to announce the availability of its unparalleled equestrian programming to Bell Fibe TV and Bell Alt TV customers. “We are thrilled to add Bell, Canada’s largest television company, to our list o

For the first time ever, the Equestrian Canada Convention will be hosted at the legendary Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, ON.

A Royal Equestrian Canada Convention Experience

Registration is now open for a whole new Equestrian Canada Convention experience! For the first time, the Equestrian Canada (EC) Convention will be held at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (RAWF) in Toronto, Ontario. Join us November 1-3 for an equ

Caribbean Equine Relief Fund

Support the Caribbean Equine Relief Effort in the Bahamas

The Bahamian government reports that in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian approximately 2,500 people are missing, and at least 50 have been confirmed dead. Among them is a stable worker, according to Mark Samuel, co-chair of the Caribbean Equine Reli

Equestrian Canada’s 2019 Rule Change Proposals are available online for members to review and comment on.

Review Equestrian Canada’s 2019 Rule Change Proposals

Earlier this year, Equestrian Canada (EC) Sport Licence Holders were invited to submit suggestions for rule changes. These were reviewed by discipline experts and the EC National Rules Committee. The 2019 Rule Change Proposals (RCPs) are now posted f

The Equine Disease Communication Center reports that four horses were euthanized this week in Ontario after being diagnosed with Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Kills Four Ontario Horses

In a September 4th health alert from the Equine Disease Communication Center, it was reported that Eastern Equine Encephalitis had been confirmed in two horses, that were subsequenly euthanized. One case was in the Greater Sudbury area. A six-year-ol

Mary Anne Laframboise of Ottawa, ON, passed away on Aug. 31, 2019, at the age of 90. Cealy Tetley Photo

Canadian Eventing Community Mourns Loss of Mary Anne Laframboise

Equestrian Canada (EC) extends heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Mary Anne Laframboise of Ottawa, ON, who passed away on Aug. 31, 2019, at the age of 90 after a short illness caused by a stroke. With an abundance of passion and deter

Fire Prevention, Large Animal Rescue Training for First Responders

The need for training in prevention and preparedness is highlighted with every media report of yet another horrific barn fire. Equine Guelph has announced it will be providing online resources on barn fire prevention and large animal rescue for all f

The Role of Tradition vs Science in Handling Horses

A group of researchers from Australia recently conducted a study to investigate human interactions with horses, looking at tradition vs science. The results were shared at the 15th International Equitation Science Conference, held at the University o

Study Evaluates Impact of Rider Weight Gain on Horses

A recent study out of Denmark looked at the impact of rider weight gain on horses. The findings were presented at the 15th International Equitation Science Conference, held at the University of Guelph, August 19-21, 2019. The study included 20 horse/