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The creation of the Cowgirl Channel of Canada

The creation of the Cowgirl Channel of Canada

There was so much we felt we wanted to do and so many things we could not do while we had to stay home during the pandemic. Some of us were forced to completely stop working, and running our businesses, causing many difficult times for everyone. During this time, there was not a day that went by I wasn’t grateful for the horses in my life, creating a sense of normalcy in my life and reducing the stress of it all.

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Nayel Nassar Speeds to Victory at Toronto's Royal Horse Show

Nayel Nassar Speeds to Victory at Toronto's Royal Horse Show

Toronto, Ontario – Egyptian Olympian Nayel Nassar flew to victory in the $74,000 Centennial Cup, on Friday evening, November 11, at the CSI5*-W Royal Horse Show, held as part of the 100th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, in Toronto, ON.

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Nicholas Dello Joio Makes Winning Royal Horse Show Debut

Nicholas Dello Joio Makes Winning Royal Horse Show Debut

Toronto, Ontario – Nicholas Dello Joio of the United States made his CSI5*-W Royal Horse Show debut one to remember by claiming victory in the $138,000 Big Ben Challenge on Thursday night, November 10, as part of the 100th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, ON.

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Kent Farrington Repeats Victory at Toronto's Royal Horse Show

Kent Farrington Repeats Victory at Toronto's Royal Horse Show

Toronto, Ontario – Kent Farrington of the United States opened international show jumping competition at the Royal Horse Show by scoring victory in the $38,000 Jolera International Strength and Speed Challenge on Wednesday, November 9, as part of the 100th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, ON.

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The creation of the Cowgirl Channel of Canada

The creation of the Cowgirl Channel of Canada

Posted in Equestrian News, Home Page articles

There was so much we felt we wanted to do and so many things we could not do while we had to stay home during the pandemic. Some of us were forced to completely stop working, and running our businesses, causing many difficult times for everyone. During this time, there was not a day that went by I wasn’t grateful for the horses in my life, creating a sense of normalcy in my life and reducing the stress of it all.

Read more

Nayel Nassar Speeds to Victory at Toronto's Royal Horse Show

Nayel Nassar Speeds to Victory at Toronto's Royal Horse Show

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

Toronto, Ontario – Egyptian Olympian Nayel Nassar flew to victory in the $74,000 Centennial Cup, on Friday evening, November 11, at the CSI5*-W Royal Horse Show, held as part of the 100th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, in Toronto, ON.

Read more


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