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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 […]
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Country Hill Receives Environment Award of Excellence

“It’s always wonderful when your peers appreciate your efforts,” said Kathy Fremes the recipient of the “Just Add Horses” Environmental Award. The award, presented at the Ontario Equestrian Federation’s annual banquet, is presented to the horse facility owner who has demonstrated an active approach to conserving the environment. “It’s as simple as reduce, re-use and […]
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Canadian Equestrian Community Loses Top Horseman Bud Hanson

Ottawa, Ontario—The equestrian community in Canada is saddened to learn of the loss of Merton (Bud) Hanson who passed away November 8, 2009, at the age of 86. Bud’s passion was Morgan horses, and he was the owner of the highly successful Big Oak Morgan Horse Farm, in Lunenburg, ON, with his wife, Virginia, and […]
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Two Canadians to Compete at the FEI World Reining Masters

Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Reining Committee is pleased to announce that Patrice St-Onge and Lisa Coulter will represent Canada at the FEI World Reining Masters being held in Oklahoma City, OK, USA on December 3, 2009. St-Onge, originally of Valleyfield, QC, currently residing in Gainesville, TX, is a veteran member of the Canadian Reining […]
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Global Champions Tour Final Starts

Doha, Qatar – In the warmth of a middle eastern evening, the  Final of Jan Top’s Global Champions Tour began tonight with a speed class, the result of which said much about the quality of the riders concerned. Conrad Homfeld built a course that was testing enough for those who just wished to use the […]
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Canadian Reining Seeking Host for WEG Selection Finals

Ottawa, ON – The Equine Canada Canadian Reining Committee CRC is inviting proposals from show committees interested in hosting the World Equestrian Games Canadian Reining Committee Selection Finals. All proposals must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. eastern time, on December 18, 2009.  Any proposals received after that time will not be considered.  The Equine Canada […]
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Signing Sessions at The Royal Winter Fair

Ian Millar will be at the Horse Publications Group booth at the Royal Winter Fair to do signings on Friday, November 13th from 6pm to 7pm. Millar will have autograph cards provided by Agribrands Purina or you can bring your own item.   Other signing sessions at the booth include: Susan Stafford Author of Pocket […]
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Caledon Farm Sets Precedent for Land Preservation

For the first time in Ontario, prime agricultural land has been permanently protected through a farmland conservation easement with the Ontario Farmland Trust (OFT). Made possible through the generosity of long-time horse enthusiast Deirdre Wright, the easement ensures that the Belain Farm in Caledon remains in farming for generations to come. “It’s terribly important that […]
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Equine Canada Now Accepting Nominations for 2010 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, 2010 at the Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel. Guests will enjoy a full plated meal during the awards presentation followed by an evening of […]