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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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CFIA Requests Public Consultation for EIA Cases

CFIA Requests Public Consultation for EIA Cases

Posted Jun 8th, 2018

As a result of the number of positive Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) cases recently diagnosed across Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is proposing a new National EIA Disease Control Program, and is seeking public feedback by the deadline of June 18, 2018.   

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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. 

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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 in Home Page articles, English riding, horse-shows-clinics

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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Sunset Therapeutic Riding & Learning Centre

Sunset Therapeutic Riding & Learning Centre

Posted Jul 10th, 2018 in Marketplace Equine Services

Sunrise Therapeutic Riding & Learning Centre’s Hoofbeat Challenge is an annual charity fundraiser to support our therapeutic riding programs, day camps and life skills initiatives, for children and adults with special needs.

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