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.
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Hyde Moffatt of Brantford, ON, continued his winning streak by scoring victory in the $75,000 RBC Grand Prix held Saturday, July 24, at Wesley Clover Parks in Ottawa, ON. Hot of his win in Thursday’s $30,000 CI Assante Wealth Management Open Welcome, Moffatt returned to the grass grand prix field at Wesley Clover Parks to claim victory in the $75,000 RBC Grand Prix. While Grafton had been his winning mount for Thursday’s win, this time it was Donjo that carried him into the winner’s circle.....
Author Shelley Peterson has written eight previous beautifully crafted novels targeting the young adult readership and focuses on horse-lovers and adventures with their 4-legged best friends. With this latest book, Shelley hopes she will soon be able to meet-n-greet her fans as the province opens up after 16 months of Covid lockdown. We’ll let you know when Shelley appears for readings and book-signings at a bookshop or tack shop near you. The Rider asked Shelley a few questions about her bo...
Equestrian Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee have announced Canada’s equestrian team nominated to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The six athletes qualified for Team Canada based on performances that met Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) Minimum Eligibility Requirements from Jan. 1, 2019, to June 21, 2021.
The opportunity to compete on Wesley Clover Parks’ renowned grass grand prix field has attracted competitors from around the region for the sold-out event. Course designer Mike Pegg of Uxbridge, ON, will set the show jumping tracks during the first week of competition.
"But as the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 continues to create havoc around the world, it became clear that we weren’t going to be able to host The Royal in a traditional way,”
2008 Beijing Olympic show jumping champions Eric Lamaze and Hickstead will be inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2020/21. The announcement was made in Calgary, AB, on May 27, 2020.
On the evening of May 8, 2020 a stranger knocked at our door and told our family that he could see smoke coming from our barn. Hockley Hills School of Horsemanship & Aitchison Show Horses’ fulltime training facility, breeding, riding school and summer camp operation was on fire with 19 horses inside!