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Lars Petersen (DEN) and Mariett won yet another “Friday Night Stars” FEI Grand Prix Freestyle at the 2015 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), this time in the CDI 5* competition presented by Diamante Farms. Petersen and Mariett scored a 79.175%…

WARNING: This post contains graphic, disturbing images below. The FEI’s attempts to assure the global horse community that welfare issues in endurance are being addressed have been dealt a further blow after graphic pictures of a horse with two broken…

National Hunter/Jumper & Course Design Officials Clinics

Equine Canada will offer several educational clinics to hunter and jumper officials and course designers for a chance to upgrade, maintain or receive their certification. Clinics are open to any individual interested in pursuing and maintaining official certification, and also…

Equine Canada/NCCP National Coaching Awards

The 2014 Equine Canada/NCCP National Coaching Awards recognize coaches and instructors from all disciplines and contexts who exemplify the coaching and teaching practices of the National Coaching Certification Program. Nominees are recognized for their contribution to the sport as an…

Harness Racing BC Seeks Executive Director

Harness Racing BC (HRBC) represents the harness horse industry in the province of British Columbia. Our office is located at Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino in BC’s beautiful Fraser Valley and we are currently hiring an Executive Director. The Executive…

Whip Use in quarter Horse Racing

Whip use in horse racing is a very controversial issue; their use has increasingly become an animal welfare concern. Whip use, which is widely believed to cause a horse to run faster, is a form of positive punishment which may…

2015 TIP Budget Approved

Planning for Ontario’s 2015 Thoroughbred Improvement Program (TIP) is complete, following approval of the budget by the Board of the Ontario Racing Commission. The successful 2014 TIP Program structure will be maintained in 2015 with a full season of restricted…

Talkin’ Horses is Back

September 2014 saw the HBPA of Ontario introduce the T.V. show Talkin’ Horses. Pleased with the success of last year’s show, the Board of the HBPA is excited to announce that Talkin’ Horses will be back for another season, expanding…

For the first time in 40 years, Spruce Meadows invites fans, artists and horse lovers from throughout Canada, to help celebrate 40 years of excellence in the sport of Show Jumping, to share their very own Spruce Meadows visual story in…

Week four of the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival, sponsored by Fidelity Investments®, concluded on Sunday with the $85,000 Suncast® 1.50M Championship Jumper Classic featured in the International Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC). The class saw a…

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