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COVID-19 A Catalyst for Future Plans

COVID-19 A Catalyst for Future Plans

Posted in Home Page articles, horse-health, Equestrian News

When a horse person says they’re retiring, you can assume that they will still be working, just doing something different. For Margaret Godson, COVID-19 was a catalyst, pushing ahead retirement plans that were already in the works.

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Eric Lamaze and Hickstead to be Inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Eric Lamaze and Hickstead to be Inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Posted in Home Page articles, English riding, Equestrian News

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.

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Kicking Cowgirl Designs Gallops Over To Bolton Street

Kicking Cowgirl Designs Gallops Over To Bolton Street

Posted in Home Page articles, Equestrian News

Kicking Cowgirl Designs (KCD) who recently won “Best Western Boutique in North America” beating out Western Stores in predominant states like California, Texas, and Arizona is on the move.

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Coping with COVID-19 - For The Herd

Coping with COVID-19 - For The Herd

Posted in Home Page articles, horse-shows-clinics, horse-health, Equestrian News

Recognizing the urgent need of our equine friends, Jen Sweet of Lions Bridge Stables of Ayr, along with Jessica Blackwood, came up with a plan to help the horses. They launched a website and program called ‘Helping the Schoolies’ whose goal is to distribute a pandemic relief package for each riding facility in need. Relief will be used to ensure the basic needs, health and welfare of horses during the pandemic.

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Riding Out the Pandemic Rodeo

Riding Out the Pandemic Rodeo

Posted in Home Page articles, horse-shows-clinics, horse-health, Equestrian News

As Rosemarie described, “Months’ worth of sweat, tears, hard work, and huge community support has seen this project head down the back stretch to now be reaching the finish line, less than one year later!” They’re just finishing staining the boards on 20 new box stalls in a new barn along with tack lockers, a wash stall and grooming stalls. Then, the COVID-19 pandemic struck.

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COVID-19 Focuses Attention on Biosecurity

COVID-19 Focuses Attention on Biosecurity

Posted in Home Page articles, horse-shows-clinics, horse-health, Equestrian News

As a 34-year veteran farrier based in Waterdown, he’s trimming fewer horses under tighter biosecurity measures, but he still wakes up with a smile every day, knowing that he’s doing a job he loves.

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51st season of Ajax Downs Quarter Horse Racing Set for June 10

51st season of Ajax Downs Quarter Horse Racing Set for June 10

Posted in Home Page articles, horse-racing, horse-health, Equestrian News

The fastest horses in the land will be back in action at Ajax Downs on Wednesday June 10, 2020, opening day of the 21-card Quarter Horse racing season. Racing will be held each Wednesday through the summer with a post time of 12:55 p.m.

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Coping With COVID-19

Coping With COVID-19

Posted in Home Page articles, horse-shows-clinics, horse-health, Equestrian News

The nature of the horse industry will allow it to open up more quickly than other sports or hobbies. Social distancing is easy on a horse. For many, time with their horse is just that, alone, but for others who enjoy the social aspect of barn life, adjustments will need to be made. In the May issue we’ve got some stories from people who have taken up the challenge. We will be featuring these stories here on our website each day this week.

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Notice to the Industry: Containment measures continue to appear successful at containing EHV-1 at Woodbine Racetrack

Notice to the Industry: Containment measures continue to appear successful at containing EHV-1 at Woodbine Racetrack

Posted in Home Page articles, horse-racing, horse-health, Equestrian News

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced that the results of two days of additional testing indicate that containment and mitigation measures are working to contain the neuropathogeniclogical form of EHV-1 to a single barn at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Equestrian Canada Announces Return To Competition Guidelines For Sport Horses

Equestrian Canada Announces Return To Competition Guidelines For Sport Horses

Posted in Home Page articles, Equestrian Canada, horse-health, Equestrian News

Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Return to Competition Guidelines for the Sport Horse Following a Break in Training Due to COVID-19

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