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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RCMP Musical Ride Performing at Mohawk Racetrack Aug 1 & 2nd

Jul 25, 2017 Comments Off

[Destination Campbellville Community Association in partnership with Woodbine Entertainment Group/Campbellville] – [July 20, 2017] – The RCMP Musical Ride is coming to Campbellville in a few short weeks! On August 1st and August 2nd, you’re invited to see the world-renowned RCMP troop of 32 Mounties and their horses perform at Mohawk Racetrack in celebration of [...]

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Off-the-Track Thoroughbred Tops Open Jumpers at Ottawa National Horse Show

Jul 13, 2017 Comments Off

Ottawa, Ontario – Camille Ostiguy Duplain of Montreal, QC, topped a competitive field to win the 1.25m Open Jumper speed competition on Thursday, July 13, at the Ottawa National Horse Show at Wesley Clover Parks in Ottawa, ON.
Duplain earned the win aboard Run Forrest Run, a 12-year-old Thoroughbred and former racehorse that she purchased off [...]

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