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EIA Confirmed in Saskatchewan

EIA Confirmed in Saskatchewan

Posted Jul 24th, 2018

HEALTH ALERT: Positive Case of Equine Infectious Anemia Confirmed in Saskatchewan

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Ten-Time Olympian Ian Millar Opens  Ottawa Horse Show with a Win

Ten-Time Olympian Ian Millar Opens Ottawa Horse Show with a Win

Posted Jul 11th, 2018

Millar took over the rides on both Ericson and Truman for his daughter, Canadian Olympian Amy Millar, who is expecting her second child.

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

Celebrating 47 Years iconThe newspaper is in its 47th 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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Bilyea Horse Auction

Bilyea Horse Auction

Posted Aug 15th, 2018 in marketplace-events, Marketplace Horses

Bilyea Horse Sales & Auction invites you to the horse auction in Ilderton, Ontario October 19th & 20th, 2018

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Port Perry Feeds

Port Perry Feeds

Posted Aug 4th, 2018 in Marketplace Equine Products, Marketplace Health & Wellness, Marketplace Tack & Feed Stores

2 Day Customer Appreciation Sale 20% off storewide, plus truckload sale from Cavalier Equestrian.

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