No Cause Of Death Yet Found For Horses

Tallahassee, FL – Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles Bronson says very preliminary results received this afternoon of necropsies done on horses that collapsed and died at a Palm Beach polo tournament on Sunday have not identified a diagnosis. The necropsies found no remarkable signs that could indicate a specific cause of death. “The thing […]

Polo Community Loses 21 Horses

Wellington, FL – The polo community and fans were saddened today at International Polo Club Palm Beach when the announcement came that 21 horses died prior to the start of a US Open Championship match this afternoon. “Our hearts go out to team Lechuza Caracas and hope that a speedy answer can be obtained on what […]

CHDC Calls for Audit of Horse Slaughter Operations

Regina, SK – With the news that the Natural Meat Company (formerly Natural Valley Farms) in Neudorf, Saskatchewan has been shut down by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for food safety concerns, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) is calling for a complete audit of Canada ‘s remaining horse slaughter operations by the CFIA.  Graphic […]

Jump Canada Awards Venue Development Fund

Ottawa, Ontario—Jump Canada has distributed a total of $30,000 to six hunter/jumper competitions through the Jump Canada Venue Development Fund, an innovative project designed to improve the safety at Canadian horse shows. Initiated in 2003, the Venue Development Fund reimburses show organizers or geographic groups of competitions that re-invest in their competition facilities to enhance […]

Canada’s Top Farriers Set to Compete

Come watch the sparks fly, the smoke billow and the iron glow red hot as our country’s best farriers are set to forge for top honours and the opportunity to represent Canada at international competitions, March 19-20 at the Orangeville Fairgrounds. For the first time in many years, the team selection trial has come home […]

A Horse Sport Clinic with Philippe Karl

Aurora, Ontario – Horse Sport is proud to present French riding Master Philippe Karl on July 10, 11 & 12 at Stirling Farm in King City, ON. Philippe has dedicated his life to working with horses. He was appointed as a member of the French national riding school in Saumur by General Pierre Durand. Later, […]

Getting Started with Horses at the Acreage Lifestyle Show

The Horse Industry Association of Alberta is offering its first 2009 Getting Started with Horses seminar during the Calgary Stampede’s Acreage Lifestyle Show in April. The morning seminar covers the topics: Myths, Mysteries and Miseries; Choosing Your Path; Basic Care & Nutrition; Understanding Equipment; Stable Selection; Keeping Horses at Home; and Buying the Right Horse. […]

2009 National Dressage Symposium

Ottawa, Ontario—The Dressage Canada Coaching Committee is pleased to offer the Canadian dressage community two fantastic educational opportunities with international clinicians Ellen Bontje and Christoph Hess.     The locations and dates for the symposiums are: Agriplex, Cloverdale, BC, October 22–24, 2009 Royal Canadian Riding Academy, Cedar Valley, ON, October 26–28, 2009  Bontje will bring her […]

Canadian Eventing Committee Announces 2009 Talent Squad

Ottawa, ON— The Canadian Eventing High Performance Committee (HPC) has announced the 2009 Talent Squad. Selection for the 2009 Talent Squad is based upon results of FEI international eventing competitions. The Talent Squad consists of riders from the CCI/CCIO/CIC 2(two) star level and up who, by their performance during the time period designated under general […]

Full Interviews with Akaash Maharaj & Cara Whitham

By Karen Robinson Interview with Akaash Maharaj, CEO of Equine Canada Akaash Maharaj has brought to his position at EC an extensive and varied background which includes working as a consultant for KPMG and as a senior resident of Massey College at the University of Toronto. As CEO of Concordis (2001-2007), he worked with populations […]

Equine Canada Now Accepting Nominations for 2009 Annual Awards Gala

Ottawa, ON—Equine Canada is excited to once again present our Annual Awards Gala. Featured as part of the Equine Canada Annual Convention, this prestigious event will be held Saturday, February 7, 2009 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Ottawa. Guests will enjoy a full plated meal during the awards presentation followed by an evening of […]

Equine Canada is Having a Equine Model Search

Ottawa, ON—Equine Canada is looking to update the look of its Equine Canada BMO Mosaik MasterCard. To help broaden our search we are looking for horse photos from you. The chosen photo will be selected based on artistic and creative merit as well as suitability and overall appeal. Submission Rules – Submissions will be accepted […]

Heartland Season Two Begins in October

One of Canada’s favourite family series, HEARTLAND, returns with Amy (Amber Marshall), Ty (Graham Wardle), and the rest of the cast, Sunday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. on CBC Television. Produced and filmed in Calgary, HEARTLAND won the Alberta Film and Television’s Rosie Award for best dramatic series in 2008, and drew strong ratings in […]

Silver Medallist Ian Millar Clinic in September

Merial Canada has announced that the GASTROGARD & EQVALAN GOLD Show Jumping Clinic will return to Ontario, September 27 – 28. Ian Millar will conduct the two-day clinic at Lothlorien Farm in Cheltenham, ON. During the clinic, Dr. Alison Moore will conduct a seminar on Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) and parasite control. Both auditors and riders will […]

Jolin Wins Trip to 2008 Olympic Equestrian Events

Toronto, Ontario – Mallory Jolin of Kemptville, ON, is the lucky winner of a trip for two to Hong Kong, including tickets for the Olympic equestrian events.  The contest was presented by the Hong Kong Tourism Board and Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office (HKETO) in Canada and hosted by the website, The equestrian […]