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A Quick Horse Care Tip

Pro and Non-Pro Reiner Article Series 7

Pro and Non-Pro Reiner Article Series 7

We often talk a lot about the horse’s body position, yet we don’t address our own position as a rider enough.

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Live racing returns to Ontario racetracks starting Friday

Live racing returns to Ontario racetracks starting Friday

“The past 14 months have been extremely difficult for the horse racing industry and the thousands of hardworking and dedicated people whose livelihood depends on live racing,” said John Hayes, Independent Chair, Ontario Racing.

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The Rider is Ontario's number one source for horse industry news and information both in print and online. 

The newspaper is in its 48th year of publication. The Rider has special English, Western, Quarter Horse and general sections having many columns written by industry leaders, a comprehensive coming events section, stable, stallion, and service directories, real estate ads and classifieds. The Rider covers all English and Western disciplines as well as Quarter Horse Racing, Driving and various other breeds and disciplines. The Rider is distributed through subscription, through the memberships of our official association partners and through almost 300 tack and feed stores. The Rider is also available as a digital edition. 

The Rider is a six time recipient of the Ontario Equestrian Federation Media of the Year award. Editor and Publisher, Barry Finn is the Past-president of the Independent Publishers Association of Ontario.

Our dedicated advertisers and faithful readers have kept the paper going strong for 47 years. We're looking forward to keeping you informed for many more years to come. We welcome your press releases and news. 

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Pro and Non-Pro Reiner Article Series 7

Pro and Non-Pro Reiner Article Series 7

Posted in Equestrian News, Home Page articles, western riding

We often talk a lot about the horse’s body position, yet we don’t address our own position as a rider enough.

Read more

Live racing returns to Ontario racetracks starting Friday

Live racing returns to Ontario racetracks starting Friday

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

“The past 14 months have been extremely difficult for the horse racing industry and the thousands of hardworking and dedicated people whose livelihood depends on live racing,” said John Hayes, Independent Chair, Ontario Racing.

Read more


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