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Heartland Star Supports Equine Guelph Youth Education

Equine Guelph and Amber Marshall will be working together to raise donations for EquiMania! – Equine Guelph’s travelling youth education exhibit. From November 5th to 14th, Amber Marshall’s 2011 calendar will be available at the EquiMania! exhibit (located in a new location in Hall C) for $15.00.  Marshall is donating $4 from the sale of […]

Equine Canada Expands Recreational Program with Grant to New Brunswick

Equine Canada presented a grant of $2000 to the New Brunswick Equestrian Association (NBEA) to benefit the province’s recreational riders and drivers. This investment in New Brunswick is a direct result of the introduction of a $5 membership fee that Equine Canada launched this year with the goal of developing programs and services for Canada’s […]

Madden Wins $55,000 Spruce Meadows World Cup Qualifier

The Champions’ Welcome “World Cup” Grand Prix was the perfect way to set up for the $2 million Spruce Meadows “Masters” Tournament.  With a tick in the win column, Beezie Madden (USA), gained some experience and valuable World Cup points. Riding her 13 year-old Holstein mare, Mademoiselle, Madden took on the field of 28 on […]

Equine Canada Launches New Recreational Program

With the introduction of a $5 membership fee this year, Equine Canada has launched a new series of recreational programs. Working with Horse Council British Columbia (HCBC), the first new program was to invite British Columbia recreational groups to apply for grants for projects that would benefit recreational and trail riders in the province. The […]

GCT Final in Rio De Janeiro Day 1

With the anticipation of seeing the biggest prize in show jumping decided on Saturday and 30’000 at stake for the show’s leading rider and groom, there was much at stake as the last round of the 2010 Global Champions Tour began in Rio De Janeiro tonight. The show started in the best way possible for […]

New Concept in Horse Sales

Wetaskiwin, AB – After decades of breeding warmblood and sport horses, the owners of D&R Ranching in Wetaskiwin, AB, felt that their extensive herd was too large to manage along with operating a very busy veterinary practice. They needed a way to sell a large number of horses so they came up with a unique idea. […]

The 4th Annual Al Humphrey Memorial Ride

Many fund raising rides have been held at Al’s Tack Shop over the past 35 years. For 2010, we will host the 4th Annual Al Humphrey Memorial Ride. Everyone is invited to participate. This annual ride is held to honour the memory of the man who started our tradition of fundraising rides for charity, and gave […]

Mantracking: There’s nowhere to hide

The ultimate challenge of instinct, endurance and perseverance. Welcome to the true showdown; human endurance versus animal instincts. The Prey: A team of two will traverse 10km of rugged terrain; including forest, hills and rocks with only one objective – push your physical and mental abilities to their limits to elude trackers on horseback and […]

Guinness World Record Trail Ride

Austin, TX – The American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) made horse riding history with the first ever Guinness World Records achievement for the Largest Trail Riding Competition on Sunday June 13, 2010. A total of 984 riders participated in the record breaking achievement that successfully raised over $69,000 for horse rescue programs across the […]

Pat Parelli to Host Demonstrations at WEG

Lexington, Ky. – As the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games approach, guests should not only be looking forward to the competition, but also to the multitude of equine entertainers and clinicians that will be a part of the 2010 Games Equine Village, September 25 – October 10 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Among […]

Equine Canada’s Position on Alleged Abuse

Ottawa, Ontario — Equine Canada was notified on March 30, 2010, of allegations of abuse at two horse processing plants in Canada. While recognizing that no aspect of these allegations is confirmed, Equine Canada immediately contacted the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), which is the federal government agency responsible for ensuring that humane practices are […]

Horse Week 2010

Ottawa, ON – Equine Canada is pleased to announce that Horse Week 2010 will begin Saturday May 29, 2010 and run until Sunday June 6, 2010.   Horse Week is held annually to promote and celebrate Canada’s thriving horse industry.  A wide range of activities are held across the country, including trail rides, horse shows, […]

Wynonna Judd to Perform at Opening Ceremony of the WEG

Lexington, KY – Wynonna Judd will welcome the world to Kentucky with a special performance at the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The 2010 Games will feature world championship competitions in eight equestrian sports at the Kentucky Horse Park from September 25 through October 10.  The Games will be the largest […]

EC Announces its Position on the FEI Clean Sport Commission

Ottawa, ON – Equine Canada strongly endorsed the Clean Sport Commission Report, presented at the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) General Assembly, held in Copenhagen at the end of November.  We are pleased that the overwhelming majority of other national equestrian federations (NFs) also supported the report. The General Assembly was similarly presented with a proposal […]

Spruce Meadows President Jumps at Torch Relay

Spruce Meadows president, and 1996 Canadian Olympian, Linda Heathcott will carry the Olympic Torch in Jonquière, Quebec on December 1st. Heathcott, a former Canadian Equestrian Team member from 1985 through to her retirement following the Atlanta Games, jumped at the opportunity offered to former Canadian Olympians to be a part of the torch relay and celebrations leading up […]