Horse Week 2008 a Huge Success

Ottawa, Ontario—The numbers are in, and Equine Canada’s Recreation Division, the provincial equestrian federations and the 2008 official Horse Week spokesperson, Martha Birkett of Giddy-up For Wishes, would like to announce that the 2008 edition of Equine Canada’s Horse Week was a resounding success. More than 26,270 Canadians participated in over 207 registered Horse Week […]

Jump Canada Hall of Fame Inductees Announced for 2008

Toronto, Ontario – Jump Canada is proud to announce this year’s inductees into the Jump Canada Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala, presented by BMO Financial Group, will be held on Sunday, November 9, 2008, at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto, ON. The Jump Canada Hall of Fame was […]

Youth Equine Safety Initiative

Guelph, ON – The new youth safety initiative, “Play Safe. It’s HorseSense!” was announced as a partnership between Farm Safety Association (Country Kids Safety Network), Kubota Canada and Equine Guelph.  “Play Safe. It’s HorseSense!” will be launched at this year’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in November of 2008 as part of Equine Guelph’s EquiMania! Education […]

Equine Canada Announces 2008 Horse Week Kids Contest Winners

Ottawa, Ontario-After viewing many fantastic entries, and making some very difficult judging decisions, Equine Canada is pleased to announce the winners of the 2008 Horse Week Kids Contest. Equine Canada would like to extend a big thank you to all of the talented kids who sent in entries and to Miss Filly, Glover Equine Products […]

New online Equine Journalism course from the University of Guelph

Guelph, ON – Equine Guelph, in partnership with the Office of Open Learning is offering a new online course in Equine Journalism. The 12-week course will provide the tools, techniques and knowledge necessary to become a published author and develop a career in Equine Journalism. Instructor Barbara Sheridan is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer […]

Equine Canada Announces Two New Additions to its National Office

Ottawa, Ontario—Equine Canada is pleased to introduce two new faces to the equine community. Danielle Boily has been hired as Equine Canada’s Manager of Sport—Coaching/Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD). With Boily’s extensive experience working at the Federation Equestre de Quebec, her strong skills in both official languages and her passion for horses, Boily will quickly make […] Introduces New Blog by Author Winnie Stott is pleased to announce that author Winnie Stott will be the newest blogger on the website dedicated to Canadian horse lovers. Winnie will entertain readers with her tales of training two young Lusitano geldings using methods taught to her by Allen Pogue of Red Horse Ranch in Texas, USA. Allen is a circus trick […]

Canadian Pony Club 75th Anniversary in 2009

Plans are underway for Canadian Pony Club to celebrate 75 years of teaching Canadian children and youth horse care, stable management and English riding skills. Some projects have begun already: • The Wall of Recognition honouring Honourary Life Directors and Life Members (see • Compilation of the Canadian Pony Club Wall of Fame which is to […]

Getting Started With Horses

Due to the very positive results and response from a series of six “Getting Started with Horses” seminars offered in 2007, the Horse Industry Association of Alberta is hosting a 2008 series in a variety of Alberta locations. The evening seminars cover the topics: Myths, Mysteries and Miseries; Choosing Your Path; What a Horse Needs; […]

Calling all “Old School” Horsepower Penpals!

If you were (or know somone who was) a loyal Horsepower reader and penpal between 1988 and 1998, we want to hear from you! Did you ever fulfill your dream of owning that horse? Did you become a vet or an instructor, as you’d planned? Do you have kids of your own now? Do you […]

North American Thoroughbred Society Welcomes Thoroughbred Barrel Racers

MADISON, NJ – The North American Thoroughbred Society (NATBS), a company that promotes the interests of Jockey Club-registered North American Thoroughbreds, today announced that it is teaming with the American West 4D barrel racing association to recognize Thoroughbreds who compete in American West 4D Classic barrel races. American West members who own or ride Jockey […]

Mane Event Update

The Mane Event is pleased to announce that Hilda Gurney, dressage pioneer, Olympian, trainer, and judge, will be conducting the dressage clinics and presentations at the Mane Event Equine Education & Trade Fair at Red Deer, Alberta’s Westerner Park April 25 – 27, 2008.  Gurney enthusiastically stepped in when Dr. Cesar Parra, originally scheduled for […]

Mane Event

It’s just one month until The Mane Event Equine Education & Trade Fair opens at Red Deer’s Westerner Park for 21/2 days of clinics, presentations and a trade fair with something for anyone with even a passing interest in horses. This year’s event, which runs April 25 – 27, 2008, has expanded to accommodate the […]

Robert Allum

Ottawa, Ontario-Equine Canada regretfully announces the passing of very dedicated volunteer, former board member, official, competition organizer and member, Robert (Bob) Allum, 62, of Ashton, ON, on Wednesday, March 26, 2008. Immigrating to Canada with his wife Joan, Bob started his career as a software engineer. From a young age, both of Bob’s daughters, Helen […]