Kent Farrington Reigns in $150,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Toronto at Royal Horse Show

Nov 09, 2017 Comments Off

Toronto, Ontario – Kent Farrington of the United States won the $150,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Toronto on Wednesday night, November 8, at the CSI4*-W Royal Horse Show, held as part of the 95th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair running through November 13 in Toronto, ON.
Having finished runner-up in last year’s Longines FEI World Cup™ [...]

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Erynn Ballard is Best in $25,000 Knightwood Hunter Derby

Nov 09, 2017 Comments Off

Toronto, Ontario – Erynn Ballard of Tottenham, ON, and Enchanted won the $25,000 Knightwood Hunter Derby on Tuesday, November 7, at the Royal Horse Show, held as part of the 95th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, ON.
Ballard and Enchanted, a six-year-old mare owned by Christel Weller, entered the Ricoh Coliseum as the penultimate entry. [...]

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Inside Shelley Peterson’s Novels and Christmas At Saddle Creek

Nov 09, 2017 Comments Off

By Kelly Bowers
Canadian Shelley Peterson and her husband David run Fox Ridge Stables in Caledon, ON which is home to over 20 horses.  Shelley wears many hats as the mother of 3 adults and grandmother of  4 young grandsons, as wife, actress, stable owner, and businesswoman.  She is also the best-selling author of eight novels [...]

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The Rider Recommends: Christmas Gifts For The Booklover

Nov 07, 2017 Comments Off

NO REMEDY FOR LOVE
A memoir by Liona Boyd
Dundurn Press (248 pages) $35.00 hardcover
She released her first memoir, In My Own Key, in 1998 which thrilled fans and became a bestseller; now Canada’s classical guitar icon, LIONA BOYD, strikes all the right chords once again with her recently published 2nd memoir, No Remedy for Love. The [...]

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Amy Millar Claims First Canadian Show Jumping Championship Title at Toronto’s Royal Horse Show

Nov 06, 2017 Comments Off

Toronto, Ontario – Canadian Olympian Amy Millar of Perth, ON, claimed her first Canadian Show Jumping Championship title on Saturday night, November 4, at the Royal Horse Show, held as part of the 95th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, ON.
Sitting third following Friday’s opening round of competition with 1.25 penalties, Millar returned for a [...]

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Hop in to EquiMania! at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair!

Nov 03, 2017 Comments Off

EquiMania! is sure to be hopping with fun new activities for Royal Agricultural Winter Fair visitors this November 3 – 12!  Equimaniacs can expect to don the ever-popular horse hats while learning all about horses in an interactive way.  New this year, is a hopscotch game encouraging kids to Stop, Think and Act, making good [...]

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The Ontario Equestrian Federation is now Ontario Equestrian

Nov 01, 2017 Comments Off

November 1, 2017
Richmond Hill, ONT. – After an in-depth strategic review, the Ontario Equestrian Federation is beginning a new, more member focused direction as Ontario Equestrian (OE). The Provincial Sport Organization’s re-launch demonstrates that Ontario Equestrian has refined its focus by providing relevant programming to support equestrians at all levels of participation. The purpose is [...]

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Equestrian Canada Governance Update and Letter from the President

Oct 21, 2017 Comments Off

Ottawa, ON, Oct. 16, 2017 – On Oct. 13, 2017, the conclusion of the Equestrian Canada (EC) Annual General Meeting took place, followed immediately by the inaugural meeting of the incoming EC Board of Directors, where the appointments of President and Vice President were made.
AGM Conclusion
The 2017 EC AGM conclusion was held via conference call [...]

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Carl Hester Wows The Crowd In Caledon

Oct 21, 2017 Comments Off

1200+ spectators learn from Olympic dressage gold medallist at Caledon Equestrian Park
Caledon, ON – October 21, 2017
When Carl Hester comes to town, the dressage community takes notice. More than 1,200 eager spectators packed the Caledon Equestrian Park today for the first of a two-day masterclass hosted by the British Olympic gold medallist.
Nine Canadian horse/rider combinations [...]

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Equine Health Advisory – Eastern Equine Encephalitis Confirmed in Bruce County

Oct 21, 2017 Comments Off

On October 12, 2017, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) was notified of a confirmed case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a horse in Bruce County.
The 12-year old unvaccinated mare with no travel history was euthanized following the sudden onset and progression of neurological signs. The horse was found down [...]

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