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The Horse Dancer’s Sophie Bolen

Sophie Bolen is a young American actress who has an equestrian background and has starred in a few horse films, including most recently, The Horse Dancer, which is now available from Canadian Netflix. 1. For those who haven’t seen The Horse…

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Breeding to Save a Population

I am taking occasional online courses through the Equine Sciences Faculty at Guelph University in an attempt to continue my own personal education in the equestrian industry. This past winter I took an Equine Genetics course. (I have to say…

Paula Muntala Sanchez (ESP), aged 21, riding 10-year old part-Arabian Echo Falls secured individual gold and also guided her team to gold at the 120km FEI European Endurance Championship for Young Riders and Juniors in Rio Frio, Portugal on September 3rd. Photo by FEI/Endurance in the World

Spanish Sweep FEI European Endurance Championship for Young Riders and Juniors

The Spanish athlete Paula Muntala Sanchez riding 10-year-old part-Arabian Echo Falls emerged victorious after the 120km Meydan FEI European Endurance Championship for Young Riders and Juniors in Portugal, leading the Spanish team to gold as well. Held at the Rio…

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A Horse Called Bear’s Kristina Kaylen

Kristina Kaylen of A Horse Called Bear and the soon-to-be-released Rather to be Chosen, has fulfilled a dream many a girl has – to have a horse – and be on film. She discusses her experience with Bear, in addition…

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Recently I watched an informal workshop to the local ‘Geezers’ (an unofficial riding club that mentors, educates, and shares knowledge over nice lunches and nibbles, wine, coffee and cookies too). Ethelle Patrick was talking to this informal gathering about her…

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Immortalized in Plastic

When I opened the June issue of Horse Sport the other day, the very first item that caught my eye was the news that Breyer will be creating a Valegro model to be released early next year. I was immediately excited at the…

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The History of Rocking Horses: From Basic Boards to Collector Items

When the young Victoria came to the throne in England at the age of 18 in 1837, Christmas celebrations rooted in pagan beliefs were banned. However, when she married her first cousin Albert from Germany, he brought with him many…

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Waxing nostalgic

Yesterday I wrote a tribute to the memory of BC breeder Janet Oddy, who passed away last month at the age of 81. Reading the information that her son Peter had forwarded for the article took me on a trip…

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