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“C” is for Courage

Andrea Harrison (aka the Inadvertent Rescuer) shares a story about a horse that went from merely surviving to thriving, and the courage it took.

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No Fly Zone

Today’s fly masks for horses boast a range of features from nose flaps and ear coverings to lightweight high-tech fabrics and UV protection.

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U25 Speak Out About the Future

A look at how under-25s (U25) Nikki Walker, April Simmonds, and Tanya Strasser-Shostak perceive their respective sports and where they are headed.

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Growing Together or Diminishing Apart

Akaash Maharaj, a former Chief Executive Officer of Equestrian Canada, shares his views on “Joining Forces on Youth Engagement.”

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Canadian Eventing: Off Course?

Olympian Kelly Plitz shares her thoughts on where the sport of eventing in Canada has been, where it is now, and the course it needs to follow.

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Flying Changes

Cindy Ishoy has been an integral part of the development of the sport of dressage in Canada. Here, she reflects on the past 50 years.

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The Horse Industry’s Evolution and Survival

Spruce Meadows’ Ian Allison discusses the challenge of fostering lifelong interest, awareness, and support for the horse industry.

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How Equestrian Style Became Timeless

To understand our love affair with equestrian style, we need to look back on how we got here and what the things we wear to ride say about us.

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Why We Won in ’68

Horseman and broadcaster Gordon Atkinson recalls the Canadian jumping team’s gold medal victory the at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico.

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Past Perfect with Tom Gayford

Olympian Tom Gayford reminisces about equestrian sport and the lifestyle during the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, and comments on how it’s changed.