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Course Design as a Career

A brief history of equestrian course design, and the journeys of two Canadians who pursued the vocation – David Ballard and Meghan Rawlins.

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State of the Union for Dressage in Canada

Horse Sport explores what’s wrong with the sport of dressage, and how Equestrian Canada’s Dressage Committee and riders themselves can get it back on track.

By: Kim Izzo
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Who Will Host the 2022 World Equestrian Games?

Horse-Canada.com reviews the shallow pool of potential host facilities for the 2022 World Equestrian Games, following the withdrawal of Samorin, Slovakia.

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Fast Out of the Gate: Leading Freshman Sires

A 10-year review of Canada’s leading freshman sires reveals these quick starters have gone on to solidify their place as leading sires in the country.

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Racing in Hong King is Magic

With impressive facilities, huge crowds and even larger handle, Thoroughbred racing in Hong Kong should be on every racing fan’s Bucket List.

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Hail to the “War Horses”

What defines a runner as a true War Horse? These four Canadian examples — still performing at a high level at an advanced age — are a great place to start.

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Ask the Judge: combined divisions, false starts, exists and more

Randy Roy is a senior international judge, course designer and author. He answers a variety of competitors’ questions in his column.

By: Randy Roy
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Racing Suffers from Lack of National Leadership

Ray Paulick says that Thoroughbred racing is devoid of national leadership or a structure, which leads to a lack of long-range planning.

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Do You Speak Horse?

A recent study posed the question: can people make accurate distinctions between horse vocalizations in positive and negative contexts?

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Status Update: The Wild Horses of Canada

An in-depth report on the status of Canada’s free-roaming, wild horses, the challenges they face to survive, their supporters and those who oppose them.