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Selection Criteria for the 2009 Reining Kentucky Cup CRI 4* Event

Ottawa, Ontario—The Canadian Reining Committee and the High Performance subcommittee of Equine Canada is pleased to announce that the selection criteria for the 2009 Reining Kentucky Cup CRI 4* event has now been posted on the  Equine Canada website at http://www.equinecanada.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=525&Itemid=455.   Riders who are interested in representing Canada at the 2009 Kentucky Cup must […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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, […]
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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. […]
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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 […]
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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 […]