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Canada’s Team Named For CSIO3* Kronenberg Nations Cup

Canada’s Team Named For CSIO3* Kronenberg Nations Cup

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

Ottawa, ON, May 3, 2024 – Team Canada is heading to the Netherlands! Equestrian Canada is pleased to announce the athletes who will represent the maple leaf in the FEI Jumping Nations Cup Netherlands CSIO3*, May 16-19 in Kronenberg, NED. The competition will take place at the Peelbergen Equestrian Centre.

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The Quarter Horses are Back at Ajax Downs

The Quarter Horses are Back at Ajax Downs

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

AJAX DOWNS, MAY 7, 2024 - Hold on to your hats, the Quarter Horses are back! AJAX DOWNS opens its 55th racing season on Wednesday, May 8 with its first of 25 racing dates at the popular fan-friendly racetrack. First race post time on opening day is 1:30 p.m. and racing will be held each Wednesday except for the 'special event' Sundays each month in the summer and Thanksgiving Monday, October 14.

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Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame welcomes new President and Directors

Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame welcomes new President and Directors

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

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the election of Bill Ford as President for 2024. Mr. Ford, an executive with Woodbine Entertainment since 2011, and currently their Chief Racing Officer and General Counsel, has been a Director of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame for the past two years representing Racetracks Canada.

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Smiles and cheers as Ajax Downs opens 2024 season

Smiles and cheers as Ajax Downs opens 2024 season

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

AJAX DOWNS, MAY 8, 2024 - In front of a big crowd of enthusiastic racing fans, the fast filly A RUSHN LILY sped to victory in the first race of the 2024 Quarter Horse season at Ajax Downs on Wednesday.  Owned by the relatively new Five Fillies Stable including trainer Chantelle Bourgeois, A Rushn Lily sped away from heavily favoured General Skywalker, to win the curtain raiser by a length under jockey Cassandra Jeschke.

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Meet The Mares and Foals at Rankin’s Open House

Meet The Mares and Foals at Rankin’s Open House

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

Standardbred breeders Beth and Tom Rankin will be sharing their love of horses by welcoming area residents to their St. Catharines, Ont. breeding farm Open House for the second consecutive year.   This event takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 25.

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Dedication to Pony Club

Dedication to Pony Club

Posted in English riding, Equestrian News, Home Page articles

Hi, it’s me, Sommer, again. I wanted to touch on some more aspects of Pony Club. Let’s talk about our Pony club members. It would seem our members are lifers. They are some of the most generous people.

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The Rider’s Springtime Reading - STORMY NORMY Finds His Forever Home

The Rider’s Springtime Reading - STORMY NORMY Finds His Forever Home

Posted in Equestrian News, Home Page articles, Reviews

This charming story takes place in eastern Australia’s high country where wild horses, known as brumbies, roam.

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BGRA Supports Hike for Hospice

BGRA Supports Hike for Hospice

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

On Sunday, May 5 the Bill Galvin Racing Alliance (BGRA) will take part in the Matthews House Hospice fundraising event, ‘Hike for Hospice.”

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Brain Power Barrel Race to be Held on May 17th

Brain Power Barrel Race to be Held on May 17th

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

A charity barrel race for Makenna Zehr and the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada will be held on May 17th at the REACH Huron centre in Clinton. It will run from 5 PM onwards. There will be barrel racing, pole bending and Pee-wee barrels for anybody under the age of 12, as well as a raffle.

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Bill Galvin Racing Alliance Looking for Writers, Poets and Artistic Students in Ontario!

Bill Galvin Racing Alliance Looking for Writers, Poets and Artistic Students in Ontario!

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

After last year’s success in their youth contests, the Bill Galvin Racing Alliance (BGRA) is again co-ordinating the Youth Literary Derby and the Youth Art Derby.

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