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Steel City Spin A Success

Steel City Spin A Success

Wow, what an amazing show Steel City Spin was! We had an incredible time, according to feedback so did everyone else – the turnout of competitors and people who came to watch was awesome, our commentator said it was the most attended turnout at a Reining show he’d seen in years.

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Carneros Caps Huge Day at Ajax Downs for Kwiecien, Pascoe, and Bell

Carneros Caps Huge Day at Ajax Downs for Kwiecien, Pascoe, and Bell

Solidifying his reign as the top short distance Quarter Horse in the country, CARNEROS powered to a half-length victory in the $19,870 QROOI Sprint Series, #2 at Ajax Downs on June 29. The 7-year-old gelding's victory in the 220-yard feature race on the nine-race card was the fourth win of the day for his trainer Jason Pascoe of Pontypool, ON, and third winner for owner Milena Kwiecien of Burlington and third for veteran jockey Brian Bell of Lindsay.

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Beyond the Wither Tracing Part 2

Beyond the Wither Tracing Part 2

How often should you and your horse get your saddle fit? At minimum, you want to have your saddles checked at least annually as basic maintenance however, twice a year is my general recommendation.

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67 individual Stallions set to be represented at Canada’s Premier Yearling Sale

67 individual Stallions set to be represented at Canada’s Premier Yearling Sale

The upcoming Canadian Premier Yearling Sale, August 31, 2022, being held at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion, Toronto, Ontario has attracted over 200 yearling entries.

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The newspaper is in its 51st 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.

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Steel City Spin A Success

Steel City Spin A Success

Posted in Equestrian News, Home Page articles, western riding

Wow, what an amazing show Steel City Spin was! We had an incredible time, according to feedback so did everyone else – the turnout of competitors and people who came to watch was awesome, our commentator said it was the most attended turnout at a Reining show he’d seen in years.

Read more

Carneros Caps Huge Day at Ajax Downs for Kwiecien, Pascoe, and Bell

Carneros Caps Huge Day at Ajax Downs for Kwiecien, Pascoe, and Bell

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

Solidifying his reign as the top short distance Quarter Horse in the country, CARNEROS powered to a half-length victory in the $19,870 QROOI Sprint Series, #2 at Ajax Downs on June 29. The 7-year-old gelding's victory in the 220-yard feature race on the nine-race card was the fourth win of the day for his trainer Jason Pascoe of Pontypool, ON, and third winner for owner Milena Kwiecien of Burlington and third for veteran jockey Brian Bell of Lindsay.

Read more


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