Ottawa-Carleton’s sole CanTRA-accredited therapeutic riding stable will again join the global giving movement, “Giving Tuesday,” on November 30th, asking donors to give the gift of therapy.
Sadly, the Ontario equestrian community has lost another legend with the passing of Joan Ionson (nee Worthington) in October. Joan was the eldest of three children, born in London, Ontario on July 27, 1937. Although it was her husband, Roy, who was famous for his story-telling, Joan could tell a good story too. I asked her one time how she got into horses and how she met Roy?
Owner, Kristen Fritz, created RailFast™ after years of struggling to install and maintain post & rail fencing on her farm in British Columbia. “I was on my own, no farmhand or financial resources to hire help. I thought, I can’t be the only one out there that needs a tool to hold my rails in place for easy installation.”
It has been 10 years since Eric Lamaze and the legendary Hickstead claimed their last major victory together at the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ tournament in Calgary, AB. A decade later, Lamaze will return to the international ring at Spruce Meadows with another feisty stallion, Dieu Merci van T&L, to take on the $2.5 million CP International, presented by Rolex, on Sunday, September 12, 2021.
After a year and a half of lockdowns and isolation, the Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa-Carleton (TROtt) has rolled out a new equine program to boost well-being. The new program, called “Horse Connections,” invites its clients to interact with horses in sessions tailored to build trust and provide a sense of inner strength and presence, without the pressure of riding the horses.
Barwick, 43, and Lee Garrod’s nine-year-old Westphalian gelding originally missed the top-eight Freestyle cut off by the narrowest of margins in the Grade III Individual Test on August 27.