Call for Applications: 2018 Equestrian Canada Eventing Committee Positions

Aug 15, 2017 Comments Off by Admin

Ottawa, ON, Aug. 15, 2017 – Equestrian Canada (EC) invites applications from individuals with an interest in filling open positions on the 2018 EC Eventing Committee.
The Eventing Committee, an operational committee of EC, is responsible for providing strategic guidance and counsel to EC management to support the development of eventing in Canada. The Committee works [...]

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The Pick N’ Ride Bluegrass Festival Returns To Horse Country Campground

Aug 11, 2017 Comments Off by Admin

By Walter Willett, Manager
Horse Country Campground is excited to host the second annual “Pick n Ride” festival this August 10-13. Located in the beautiful Ottawa Valley, the ranch style resort setting is the back drop for four days of live bluegrass music, horsemanship clinics, racing cowboys, and family fun.
Festival director, Walter Willett founded Quebec’s first [...]

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Ontario SPCA lays charges following investigation into horse that fell out of a trailer

Aug 08, 2017 Comments Off

Prescott, ON (Aug. 8, 2017) – A man from Alfred, Ontario, located about 70 kilometres east of Ottawa, has been charged with animal cruelty under the Ontario SPCA Act following an investigation into an incident in which a horse fell out of a moving livestock trailer.
On July 14, 2017, the accused was travelling east on [...]

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Icelandic World Championships 2017

Aug 04, 2017 Comments Off

August 2017 is a very exciting time for the Icelandic Horse community. This is because the World Championship will be taking place August 7-13, 2017 in Oirschot, The Netherlands. Every 2 years the Icelandic Horse World Championships take place in a different venue. With 21 countries internationally involved with the Icelandic Horse, the Worlds are [...]

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Beth Underhill & Count Me In win the Quebec Original Classic CSI2* at the International Bromont

Jul 30, 2017 Comments Off

Bromont, July 30, 2017 – Rider Beth Underhill & Count Me In finished ahead of local favourite Mario Deslauriers with close to one second in the jump-off, during the Quebec Original Classic CSI2* at the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park.
Keep the rhythm
The course designed by Leopoldo Palacios (VEN), comprised 13 obstacles for 16 efforts, including a [...]

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The Road to Enlightenment

Jul 30, 2017 Comments Off

The Road to Enlightenment – How being a student Instructor of the Philippe Karl School of Légèreté has transported me to the next level
By: Muriel Chestnut, Enlightened Dressage, Ethical Consciousness in all Horsemanship
We are all seekers. Anthony Robbins, Life Coach Guru Extrodinaire, describes our Primary Needs as human beings as Growth and Contribution. We can [...]

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Ontario Racing Delivers Stranded Standardbred Purse Funds to Industry

Jul 27, 2017 Comments Off

Ontario Racing (OR) is pleased to announce that it will distribute $2.5 million in stranded Standardbred purse funds to support Standardbred purse enhancements and supplements.
Beginning in the 2017 racing season, the money will directly support Standardbred track purses, the area of racing in which most participants earn their living. This is consistent with direction from [...]

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2017 International Bromont: an unprecedented number of international riders

Jul 26, 2017 Comments Off

Bromont, July 26, 2017 – The International Bromont begins its 42nd edition today at the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park. The event will present a programme unique to Quebec, culminating with the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Bromont on Sunday, August 6, 2017.
Partners who are involved
“We are very happy to count on our partners’ support, which [...]

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Nature Reigns in Iceland

Jul 25, 2017 Comments Off

“Riding and Relaxing” in Iceland on Horseback
By Kim Logue
The Icelandic horse, in Iceland, is usually left wild, living outside in a herd, until about age four.  So they learn to find their own footing and their own way to survive and thrive, at the edge of the Arctic Circle. They roam a volcanically active hotspot, [...]

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Ontario Racing Leadership Announcement

Jul 25, 2017 Comments Off

Ontario Racing’s Executive Director, Rob Cook, has announced his resignation from the association, effective August 7, 2017.
Ontario Racing’s Chair Hugh Mitchell wished Mr. Cook the very best for his future and expressed gratitude on behalf of OR’s board for Mr. Cook’s significant contributions in leading the organization during its development over the past year.
“Under Rob [...]

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