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May 23rd 2017 – QROOI Stakes Rescheduled

May 23, 2017 Comments Off by Admin

As a result, with the decision to cancel the races this past Sunday May 21st, the QROOI Board has rescheduled the races as follows:
The Picov Maturity trials will run on Sunday June 4th and the finals will run on Sunday June 18th
The AQHA Challenge Maiden trials will run on Sunday June 4th and the finals [...]

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Get Ready to Celebrate Horse Day on June 3, 2017

May 22, 2017 Comments Off by Admin

Ottawa, ON, May 2, 2017 – Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to inform the Canadian equestrian community that Horse Day 2017 is taking place June 3, 2017. This year will mark the ninth anniversary of Horse Day, which was created to raise public awareness and promote the beloved horse. Across the country, events and celebrations [...]

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Quarter Horse Post Racing Incentive Program Expands

May 21, 2017 Comments Off

By Jennifer Morrison
Ontario Racing has announced an expanded Post Racing Incentive Program for 2017 as part of its Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program, great news for retired racing Quarter Horses at Ajax Downs.
The program, in its eighth year, awards owners of former Ajax Downs racehorses who show their horses competitively in Ontario with an [...]

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Woodbine Entertainment Group unveils master plan for the Woodbine development

May 21, 2017 Comments Off

TORONTO, April 25, 2017 – Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today unveiled the completed master plan for the Woodbine Racetrack lands.
Woodbine’s privately owned 684-acre site will be transformed in the years to come into “a city within a within a city” and seek to be a future urban heart of northwest Toronto.
The vision for the plan [...]

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Bromont: Equestrian sports are here to stay

May 16, 2017 Comments Off

Bromont, May 2, 2017 – On the eve of the 42nd season of the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park, the town’s municipal council has renewed its support for the events of the 2017 calendar.
A very busy season
Bromont is the only competition site hosting international events in Quebec, in four of the eight FEI recognized disciplines. Two [...]

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Passing of CQHA Past President Walter Hellyer

May 10, 2017 Comments Off

Walter Hellyer, of Waterford, Ontario, an NCHA Hall of Fame Member, past president of the Canadian Quarter Horse Association, and influential breeder of cutting horses, passed away on May 3, at the age of 93.
Hellyer grew up on a farm in Ontario, where he developed a love for working horses. By the late 1950s, he [...]

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Mane Event Comes to London, Ontario – May 12-14, 2017

May 09, 2017 Comments Off

Three days of equine knowledge, shopping for horse products, and equine entertainment!  Does this make you go, where, when and how do I get there?  If so, the Mane Event, Equine Education and Trade Fair is for you!  This expo is coming to the Western Fair District in London, Ontario May 12 – 14, 2017 [...]

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Legend Thomas L. Bishop Passed Away May 5, 2017

May 09, 2017 Comments Off

A true renaissance man, entrepreneur and one of a kind. He was born in 1938 into a family of Wild West Show performers. His father, enamored with the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show which he had seen in person in England, started his own show based in Ridgeville, ON starting in 1914. Tom grew up [...]

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96-year-old Female Equestrian Still Riding!

May 09, 2017 Comments Off

Funds from “Dinnie and Dooley’” Ride-a-thon on Mother’s Day weekend to support eating disorders
May 9, 2017, Toronto / London–One of Canada’s first female equestrians and international horse judge Dorinda (Dinnie) Greenway, age 96, will ride her retired Canadian Sport Horse Randule (Dooley) to raise funds for eating disorders on Saturday, May 13, 2017, Mother’s Day [...]

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Equestrian Canada Hosts Successful Para-Equestrian Classifiers Seminar

May 08, 2017 Comments Off

Ottawa, ON, May 8, 2017 – Equestrian Canada (EC) hosted a successful Para-Equestrian Classifiers Seminar at WindReach Farm in Ashburn, ON from April 22-23, 2017.
The purpose of the seminar was to provide information and education around the vital role of Para-Equestrian National Classifiers. The Seminar was led by course conductor and EC Para-Equestrian Committee member, [...]

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