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Beyond the Wither Tracing Part 1

Beyond the Wither Tracing Part 1

Attempting to find a used saddle based off a wither tracing alone has been common practice in our industry for quite some time.

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It's Fan Appreciation Day Sunday At Ajax Downs

It's Fan Appreciation Day Sunday At Ajax Downs

Ajax Downs will celebrate its Quarter Horse racing fans with Fan Appreciation Day on Sunday, May 22, 2022, the first of several special Sunday event days during the track's 25-day meeting. Fans in attendance will have a chance to enter for betting voucher prizes and they can receive a free mug for every program purchase.

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Ancaster Agricultural Society Presents Blame It On My Roots Gala May 28, 2022

Ancaster Agricultural Society Presents Blame It On My Roots Gala May 28, 2022

Show season is here and Ancaster Agricultural Society is celebrating the Grand Opening of the Agricultural Event Centre.

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Memory Lane

Memory Lane

These people were from the first generation and were the inspiration and the mentors of my generation. I think it is so important to pass these to the younger generation to know and remember where it all started.

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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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Beyond the Wither Tracing Part 1

Beyond the Wither Tracing Part 1

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

Attempting to find a used saddle based off a wither tracing alone has been common practice in our industry for quite some time.

Read more

It's Fan Appreciation Day Sunday At Ajax Downs

It's Fan Appreciation Day Sunday At Ajax Downs

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

Ajax Downs will celebrate its Quarter Horse racing fans with Fan Appreciation Day on Sunday, May 22, 2022, the first of several special Sunday event days during the track's 25-day meeting. Fans in attendance will have a chance to enter for betting voucher prizes and they can receive a free mug for every program purchase.

Read more


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