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Toronto Saddles Up for 2nd Annual Horse Day

Come out and celebrate the 2nd Annual Toronto Horse Day which is taking place on June 12, 2010 at the Horse Palace, Exhbition Place, Toronto, ON. The Ontario Equestrian Federation (OEF), the Riding Academy at the Horse Palace, Greenhawk Harness and Equestrian Supplies, Agribrands Purina, Equine Guelph/EquiMania and the Toronto Police Services Mounted Unit are […]
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National Equine Industry Traceability Readiness Study Began in May

Ottawa, ON – Equine Canada wishes to announce the launch of a national telephone survey — the National Equine Industry Traceability Readiness Study. The study is one of two research and data gathering exercises that are being conducted during the development phase of the national equine identification and traceability program. The information gathered during the […]
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Cedar Run Continues Expansion in 2010

Thornbury, ON – In keeping with its mission to become one of the pre-eminent horse parks in Canada and the U.S., Cedar Run is in the final few weeks of completing the equestrian and show jumping portion of the park, with three grand rings, two smaller show rings and warm up areas all to be […]
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Equine ID & Traceability Conference

Representatives from national and provincial organizations and breed groups gathered in Calgary on June 7 to share ideas, present issues and discuss solutions for the equine ID system that has become inevitable for our industry. The conference was presented by the Horse Industry Association of Alberta with funding through the provincial and federal governments’ Growing […]
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Handicapping Brunches at Ajax Downs

Ajax, ON – The Ontario Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program is pleased to announce that two handicapping brunches will be held at Ajax Downs this year. The handicapping brunches are meant to introduce new audiences to Quarter Horse racing; and to educate attendees on the decision making process involved in making a wager. You will […]
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Vesicular Stomatitis Invokes Import Restrictions for Horses from Arizona Entering Canada

Ottawa, ON – The Breeds & Industry Division of Equine Canada would like to inform all stakeholders that, due to the reported finding of horses infected with vesicular stomatitis (VS) in Arizona, US, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has asked the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to suspend the issuance or endorsement of […]
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Quarter Horse Program Funding Announced to 2016

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) today announced that the Ontario Ministry of Finance has confirmed a continued commitment to the highly successful Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program (QHRIDP). For the 2011 through 2016 period, the QHRIDP will receive a fixed amount of $8 million annually from the Ontario Slots at Racetracks […]
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Equine Canada Seeks a Manager of Recreation

Ottawa, ON – Equine Canada is very pleased to announce that they are seeking an energetic, well organized professional to fill the newly created position of manager of recreation at the national office in Ottawa. The new, full-time position was created as a direct result of Equine Canada’s national reform process, and will enable the federation […]
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ORC Veterinarian Job Posting

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC), a self-financing regulatory agency responsible for the regulation of the horse racing industry in Ontario, has an immediate opening for an ORC Veterinarian. As an ORC Veterinarian, you will complete pre-race examinations and observe to determine the racing soundness of horses. You will be present at the track in case […]
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CBC to air Horse Slaughter Report on The National

Two years after her expose on the horse slaughter industry, Mellissa Fung investigates the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s response on CBC’s The National (program starts at 10:00 PM ET). No Country for Horses, the in-depth feature about the horse slaughter industry in Canada, originally aired on CBC June 10, 2008. Reporter Mellisa Fung investigated the controversial […]