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Canada’s Equine Code of Practice to be Updated

Equine Canada is pleased to announce the Equine Code Development Committee of 18 stakeholder representatives from eight provinces has been finalized and the next stage of revising the Code of Practice for Horses, last developed in 1998, can begin. Following the nationally recognized and supported National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) Code Development Guidelines, the […]
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Alberta Horse Slaughter Plant Closed for Sanitation Reasons

The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) has learned that Bouvry Exports horse slaughter plant in Fort MacLeod, Alberta closed operations on December 3rd to complete renovations related to sanitation. This news is not surpising.  It is well documented that horse slaughter operations in Canada and the U.S. have a long history of pollution troubles and […]
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Equine Canada’s Recreational Trail Riders Gain National Voice

Equine Canada is pleased to announce Jack de Wit has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Trails Federation, enhancing and strengthening Equine Canada’s voice for recreational trail riders across the country. Mr. de Wit, who is an Equine Canada (EC) Board Member and Chair of the EC Recreation Council, has held […]
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Equine Canada Special Bulletin

Equine Canada acknowledges the recent formation of the Canadian Horse Alliance. By the nature of our interaction with horses we are already much too fragmented as a community. Our interests are already so divergent between, recreation, agriculture, breeds and industry, and sport, not to mention all the divisions within sport such as breed sports, english, […]
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Al Humphrey Memorial Ride

Absolutely gorgeous weather greeted the more than 80 riders participating in the 2010 version of the annual Al Humphrey Memorial Ride. This big horse-world event, usually staged on the August 1st long weekend, meanders through the lovely York Regional forest, thousands of acres of tall pines and good sand trails. A 25-kilometer course, taking 3 […]
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Six Provinces Form Canadian Horse Alliance

In the aftermath of their formal resignation from Equine Canada on September 16th, 2010, following months of dispute over entering into a service agreement with EC, the six non-signing provinces (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador) have formed their own national alliance. As yet unnamed and pending the approval […]
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Clenbuterol No Longer a Permitted Medication in Equine Canada Sanctioned Competitions

The Equine Canada Medication Control Committee is announcing the following Medication Control information: Clenbuterol As of January 1, 2011, Clenbuterol (Ventipulmin) will no longer be a permitted medication in Equine Canada sanctioned competitions.  As a result, horses competing in Equine Canada sanctioned competitions with a positive test result for Clenbuterol  will be sanctioned as per […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]