Our horses live in a large bank barn with the door always open to their paddocks. Over the years, their whereabouts would often surprise me. Once during a particularly nasty storm with driving winds and icy rain, I found them all outside with their tails to the wind, tinkling with ice. Conversely, on pleasant summer afternoons, I would often find them all in the barn. My observations seemed contrary to conventional turnout practises, so I decided to track my horse’s location by GPS.
Ontario Racing has received applications for more than 5,000 racehorses from horsepeople across the Province and is happy to report that cheques are now being distributed.
Equestrian Canada (EC) would like to share a return to business operations framework with the Canadian equestrian community in anticipation of the conclusion of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The suspension of Equestrian Canada (EC) sanctioned competition has been extended to June 30, 2020, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
On account of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chief Medical Officer of Health of Alberta has banned all gatherings of more than 15 people for an indefinite period of time and the City of Calgary has declared a state of local emergency. These steps, as well as our continuing concern for the health and well-being of our community, means we are unable to host the 2020 edition of the Calgary Stampede.
In an effort to minimize the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19), Equestrian Canada (EC) and the Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations (PTSOs) recommend the following as best practices concerning equestrian facility operations, consistent with the recommendations of applicable health authorities.
The QROOI Board of directors is pleased to announce that Ontario Racing has been successful in securing an aid package for the Ontario Horse Racing Industry. We have attached their official notice below.
Equestrian Canada (EC) would like to share the following updates from the fifth week of responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.