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Funding Available for export Development

Equine Canada invites small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) involved in the promotion and sale of equine genetics, horses, ponies, donkeys or mules to apply by October 10, 2010, for upwards of $50,000 each for promotional activities that target markets outside of North America. Applications approved by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) can receive matching grant […]
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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 […]
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Equine Canada Launches New Recreational Program

With the introduction of a $5 membership fee this year, Equine Canada has launched a new series of recreational programs. Working with Horse Council British Columbia (HCBC), the first new program was to invite British Columbia recreational groups to apply for grants for projects that would benefit recreational and trail riders in the province. The […]
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U of Guelph Receives $2 Million from E.P. Taylor Equine Research Fund

The University of Guelph has received $2 million from the E.P. Taylor Equine Research Fund to support clinical research in the health and performance of racehorses. The announcement was made during the second annual Equi-Challenge, which brings together some of Canada’s most notable equestrians. “This generous gift is an investment in the future of the […]
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GCT Final in Rio De Janeiro Day 1

With the anticipation of seeing the biggest prize in show jumping decided on Saturday and 30’000 at stake for the show’s leading rider and groom, there was much at stake as the last round of the 2010 Global Champions Tour began in Rio De Janeiro tonight. The show started in the best way possible for […]
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CBC to Air Pilot on Ontario Quarter Horse Racing

The Ontario Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program (QHRIDP) is funding the production of a four-episode television pilot, The Full Quarter, to capture the imagination of a potential 3.5 million CTV viewers in the GTA and Golden Horseshoe regions of Ontario. Four episodes of The Full Quarter will air on CTV on Saturday mornings at […]
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Import Restrictions Lifted

Equine Canada’s Breeds & Industry Division and Health & Welfare Committee would like to inform all stakeholders that effective immediately the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has lifted their restrictions for horses from Arizona.  The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has completed their investigation of the Vesicular Stomatitis outbreak and lifted all quarantines at […]
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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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Stampede Deaths

Six horses died at the Calgary Stampede, held July 9-18, 2010, causing yet another public outcry to shut down the event. Two horses died of heart attacks, three were euthanized because of injuries and the cause of death for one had yet to be determined pending a post-mortem exam. Four of the deaths were related […]
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Is Your Horse Farm at Risk?

Guelph, ON – Live and online now, Equine Guelph’s new and improved Biosecurity Calculator, sponsored by Vétoquinol, is a tool designed for horse owners to generate a report that grades them on their biosecurity management practices on their farms. Today, the equine industry faces a high biosecurity risk – especially given the high rate of […]