News: Horse Canada

Three horses have tested positive for Equine Influenza at the World Equestrian Center

Equine Influenza at the World Equestrian Center

Three horses have tested positive for Equine Influenza at the World Equestrian Center (WEC) in Wilmington, Ohio. The veterinary clinic released the following statement on February 12th: The World Equestrian Center management has been made aware by horse show veterinarian Dr. Holly…

A positive result for Equine Infectious Anemia was confirmed by the CFIA for a horse located on a premises in Red Deer County, Alberta.

Equine Infectious Anemia Reported in Alberta

An Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA)-affected premises has been identified in the province of Alberta. On Feb. 6, 2019, a positive EIA result was confirmed by the CFIA’s national reference laboratory for a horse located on a premises in Red Deer…

The FEI has issued guidelines to the equestrian community to protect horses from and prevent transmission of equine influenza.

FEI Issues Guidelines on Equine Influenza Outbreak

The FEI has issued guidelines to the equestrian community to protect horses from and prevent transmission of equine influenza, following confirmed outbreaks of the virus in Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Nigeria, United Kingdom and the United States of…

The Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for its class of 2019.

Nominate an Equestrian for the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame

The Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame presented by RBC will be inducting the Class of 2019 in the fall. The Hall of Fame recognizes Canadian Olympians, Coaches and Builders (officials, administrators, volunteers and media) who embody the Fundamental Principles and…

David, Victoria and Jason Small will plead guilty to abuse charges in open court on March 5th.

Smalls’ Animal Cruelty Case Nears Resolution

The chickens may be coming home to roost for David Lee, Victoria and Jason Leroy Small, charged with multiple counts of permitting an animal to be in distress, failing to provide adequate food and failing to provide care necessary for…

On January 8, 2019, officers removed dozens of horses from Patricia Moore’s property. Photo courtesy of Brenda Belanger

Accused in Alberta Cruelty Case is No Stranger to the Courts

UPDATE: On February 4, 2019, Robert Hugh Cornell was also charged with regard to the Alberta SPCA investigation. He faces a total of 27 charges, with nine charges each of causing an animal to be in distress, failing to provide adequate…

Planning an equestrian-related project or event for 2019? Core Funding and the BC Equestrian Trails Fund are open for application.

Funding Available for Equestrian Events & Projects in B.C.

Planning an equestrian-related project or event for 2019? Core Funding and the BC Equestrian Trails Fund are open for application. Core funds are provincial funds targeted for events or projects that support sport growth and development. An approved event or…

The Newfoundland Pony is an endangered breed. Photo by Carolyn R. Parsons Chaffey

Newfoundland Pony Heritage Park

The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Government has committed to its iconic – and now endangered – heritage animal by issuing a 50-year agricultural lease of Crown land for the creation of the Newfoundland Pony Heritage Park. The 25-acre parcel, near…

Heartland newcomer Lucian-River Chauhan, on set with star Amber Marshall.Photo by Andrew Bako

New Kid on the Scene at Heartland

CBC’s Heartland has a new character – Luke, played by Lucian-River Chauhan, an eight-year-old actor from Calgary, Alberta. Luke’s arrival at the Heartland ranch bears many parallels to Ty’s appearance on the show, back in season 1. Just like with…

The 15th Annual International Society for Equitation Science Conference, will be held at the University of Guelph, on August 19-21, 2019.

International Society for Equitation Science Conference Coming to Ontario

Planning is well underway for the 15th Annual International Society for Equitation Science (ISES) Conference, being held at the University of Guelph, Canada’s largest agricultural university, on August 19-21, 2019. The theme for this year’s conference is “Bringing Science to…

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