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Joanne Bouwhuis, a Senior dressage judge, EC Level 2 dressage coach, and active FEI competitor, recently earned a promotion to FEI 3* dressage judge from her previous 2* status. The owner and operator of JEB Equine Consulting, Bouwhuis coaches and…

Germany’s Frederic Wandres (31) and the aptly-named gelding, Duke of Britain, created a major sensation when reigning supreme in the sixth leg of the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2018/2019 Western European League at the London International Horse Show in Olympia…

Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce the members of the 2019 Dressage Committee. The following individuals have been appointed following the close of applications in November 2018: Victoria Winter (Chair) – Toronto, ON Mary Brooks – Cedar Valley, ON…

A new animal rights group has been established in Ontario called Animal Welfare Watch (AWW). The province-wide advocacy group launched December 17, 2018, at a public meeting in Hagersville, Ontario. AWW issued a press release which states: “AWW will monitor…

Saddlery and horse harness making may no longer be recognized by the Ontario College of Trades by July 2019. This means no formal training, certification or oversight in these industries. Saddler Christian Lowe says every horse person in Ontario should…

At a recent meeting of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Announces (CHRHF) Board of Directors, the following changes to the Hall’s Nomination and Election Committees were approved. Standardbred Committee Chairs: Long-time Standardbred Election Committee Chair Kathy Wade Vlaar, Manager…

The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce that William D. Graham and Gustav Schickedanz will each be presented with the E.P. Taylor Award of Merit for their life long dedication and commitment to Thoroughbred Racing and Breeding in…

The 2018 Thoroughbred meet wrapped up with a 14-race program on Sunday afternoon. Taking the jockey and trainer meet titles, Eurico Rosa da Silva and Norm McKnight put the finishing touches on their respective record-breaking seasons during the closing weekend….

Jockey Luis Contreras achieved a career milestone as he reined home first-time starter He’s a Macho Man on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. The victory marked his 2,000th career win competing in Canadian and U.S. races. The 32-year-old reinsman picked…

Spain, front-runners when the World Equestrian Games endurance ride was controversially called-off, has failed in a second attempt to receive medals in hindsight. The FEI Tribunal dismissed an appeal from the Spanish Equestrian Federation in a decision notice published this…

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