News: Horse Sport

Ontario SPCA’s Paws & Give™ 2017 Holiday Symbolic Giving Catalogue

Ontario SPCA Paws & Give Holiday Gifts

Equestrians holding a festive barn party or exchanging gifts with their riding friends this holiday season can help an abused, neglected or homeless horse by giving a gift from the Ontario SPCA’s Paws & Give™ 2017 Holiday Symbolic Giving Catalogue. read more

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Positive Case of Equine Infectious Anemia Confirmed in Quebec

On November 21, 2017, a positive Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) result was confirmed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) national reference laboratory for a horse on a premises in Havelock, Quebec. This animal had been sampled by an accredited read more

Megan Shea, shown here with her horse K2, was one of eight demonstration riders to be recognized with the October Volunteer of the Month title for participating in the Dressage Performance Advantage Symposium, held Oct. 20, 2017 in Palgrave, ON.

EC Recognizes Performance Advantage Symposium Volunteers

Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to recognize all eight demonstration riders from the Dressage Performance Advantage Symposium, held Oct. 20, 2017 at the Caledon Equestrian Park in Palgrave, ON, with the Volunteer of the Month title for October 2017. The read more

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Equine Guelph Hosts Large Animal Rescue Course

The unfortunate disasters in Alberta, California, and Florida clearly show that many people were willing to go to great lengths to rescue their animals – many risking serious personal injury or worse. When any disaster strikes, an “incident involving animals” read more

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2018 EC Eventing Committee Announced

Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce the members of the 2018 EC Eventing Committee. Following the close of applications in September 2017, the following individuals have been appointed for 2018: Ruth Allum (Chair) – Ashton, ON James Atkinson – read more

Mathilde Blais Tétreault from Montreal, QC was honoured with the Orion Cup for her successful transition up to the Under 25 Dressage Grand Prix level aboard Utah during the 2017 season. Photo by Susan J. Stickle

Mathilde Blais Tétreault Awarded 2017 Orion Cup

Equestrian Canada (EC) has awarded Mathilde Blais Tétreault of Montreal, QC with the 2017 Orion Cup in light of her success as an up-and-coming elite dressage athlete. Presented to a promising dressage athlete in the process of transitioning from the read more

Aerial view of Samorin Equestrian Centre in Slovakia. Photo © Samorin Equestrian Centre

World Equestrian Games 2022 Open for Bids…Again

The FEI has announced that it will re-open the bidding process for the World Equestrian Games 2022. The announcement was made during the FEI’s General Assembly that Samorin had recently decided not to sign the host agreement. Despite lengthy discussions read more

Isabell Werth was named FEI Best Athlete.

FEI Best Athlete Award Goes to Isabell Werth

Isabell Werth (GER) one of equestrian sports most decorated champions, has once again stolen the show, receiving the FEI Best Athlete Award at the ninth edition of the FEI Awards Gala 2017 presented by Longines at the KIBON Avanza in Montevideo read more

In addition to coaching, Jacqueline Brooks remains at the top of her game in the ring with her 2012 London Olympic partner, D Niro. Photo by Cealy Tetley

New High Performance Dressage Coaches Named

Equestrian Canada (EC) would like to congratulate Jacqueline Brooks of Cedar Valley, ON, and Tina and Jaimey Irwin of Stouffville, ON for joining the ranks of Canada’s certified high performance dressage coaches. Brooks and the Irwins recently obtained High Performance read more

Mark Samuel received the JC Volunteer of the Year for 2017 award from members of the Equestrian Canada Jumping Committee at the Royal Horse Show. L to R: Jennifer Ward, Mark Samuel, Pam Law (Chair), Fran McAvity, Craig Collins. Photo by Cealy Tetley -

Mark Samuel New FEI 2nd Vice-President

Mark Samuel of Mississauga, ON, was unanimously elected as 2nd vice-president of the FEI at the General Assembly in Montevideo (URU), which runs from November 18-21, 2017. Previous 1st vice-president John Madden (USA) automatically lost the position when his term read more

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