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Tara Macdonald of Clarksburg, ON, and Gaben placed first in Class #3 (Para-Equestrian Level 3 – Introduction to Dressage, Walk) in the fourth leg of the 2019 Para-Dressage Video Competition Series. Photo by Sylvie Caron

Para-Dressage Video Competition Series Fourth Leg Results

Results for the fourth leg of the 2019 Para-Dressage Video Competition Series, which began in February and ends in November, are now officially available. The fourth leg of the series featured fun and excitement, focusing on para-dressage tests at both…

New research indicates that zebras' stripes are used to control body temperature.

New Study Indicates Zebra Stripes Regulate Body Temperature

New research published in the Journal of Natural History indicates that zebras’ stripes are used to control body temperature after all – and reveals for the first time a new mechanism for how this may be achieved. The authors argue…

Products containing cannabis, commonly referred to as CBD, are now on the market which claim to have therapeutic benefits for horses. But are they legal?

When Will it Be Legal to Use CBD for Horses in Canada?

The horse industry is abuzz with questions about the use of cannabis or cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD, for animals. Numerous products containing natural and synthetic cannabinoids have appeared on the market lately, which claim to have therapeutic benefits…

Author of the book Surviving the Unexpected – Safety Training for Riders, Lindsay Nylund is one of the researchers who is collecting data on the effectiveness of using air jackets to prevent injuries in eventing.

Major Study Questions Effectiveness of Equestrian Air Jackets

Air jackets may not be preventing eventing riders from more serious injury, according to a major study jointly undertaken by the universities of Melbourne and Sydney. Researchers found that eventing riders in air jackets had 1.7 times more likelihood of…

Linda Southern, President and Chief Executive Officer of Spruce Meadows, and Eric Lamaze hoist the Friends of the Meadows Grand Prix trophy.

Another Grand Prix win for Eric Lamaze at Spruce Meadows

Canada’s Eric Lamaze scored back-to-back grand prix victories at the iconic Spruce Meadows show jumping venue in Calgary, AB. Hot off his win riding Chacco Kid in the $500,000 CSI5* RBC Grand Prix of Canada, presented by Rolex, on Saturday,…

Pieter Devos and Apart clinched victory for Belgium today in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Poland at Sopot (POL). FEI/Lucasz Kowalski Photo

Belgium Bests Ireland in Longines Nations Cup at Sopot

Belgium posted a back-to-back double when coming out on top in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Poland 2019 staged at the popular seaside town of Sopot (POL) today. The team included two members of last year’s winning side,…

Bliss Heers (USA) & Antidote de Mars winning the Canadian Utilities Cup.

Saturday roundup from the Spruce Meadows Continental CSI5*

Well-Deserved Win for Bliss Heers Saturday afternoon of the Spruce Meadows ‘Continental’ CSI5*, presented by Rolex, brought sixty-six horse/rider combinations into the Meadows on the Green for the Canadian Utilities Cup (1.50m). The technical track by FEI Course Designer Michel…

Kent Farrington (USA) & Creedance.

Friday Roundup from the Spruce Meadows Continental CSI5*

Eric Lamaze and Fine Lady 5 second in Scotiabank Cup Friday of the Spruce Meadows ‘Continental’ CSI5*, presented by Rolex held the Scotiabank Cup (1.55m) – the only qualifying competition for this Sunday’s $400,000 Grand Prix. Fifty-eight horse/rider combinations took…

A tough cross-country course with 40 jumping efforts spread out over the hilly terrain of Bromont was no match for Karl Slezak and Fernhill Wishes at the Bromont Three-Day Event. Photo by Cealy Tetley

Karl Slezak Earns 5th Place Finish at Bromont Three-Day Event CCI 4*-L

The first half of 2019 has provided its fair share of challenges for Karl Slezak, but the Tottenham, ON, native persevered for a top-five finish with Fernhill Wishes (Chacoa x Gildawn Diamond) in the MARS Equestrian Bromont Three-Day Event CCI…

Health Canada has found that exposure to products containing gentian violet may increase the risk of cancer.

Veterinary Products Containing Gentian Violet Pose Cancer Risk

Health Canada has completed a safety review of human health products and veterinary drugs containing gentian violet and has found that exposure to these products may increase the risk of cancer. Given the seriousness of this risk, Health Canada is…

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