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Don’t Let Dust Diminish Your Horse

Don’t Let Dust Diminish Your Horse

Have you ever walked in a barn, and felt like your lungs were being assaulted? Imagine how a horse feels, particularly if they spend hours in a stall.

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Horses to Boost Well-being as Pandemic Subsides

Horses to Boost Well-being as Pandemic Subsides

After a year and a half of lockdowns and isolation, the Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa-Carleton (TROtt) has rolled out a new equine program to boost well-being. The new program, called “Horse Connections,” invites its clients to interact with horses in sessions tailored to build trust and provide a sense of inner strength and presence, without the pressure of riding the horses.

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Lauren Barwick Delivers Sixth For Canada In Individual Freestyle At Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Lauren Barwick Delivers Sixth For Canada In Individual Freestyle At Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Barwick, 43, and Lee Garrod’s nine-year-old Westphalian gelding originally missed the top-eight Freestyle cut off by the narrowest of margins in the Grade III Individual Test on August 27.

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Pro and Non-Pro Reiner Article Series 9

Pro and Non-Pro Reiner Article Series 9

It’s the Steel City Slide show at Ancaster Fairgrounds! - Friday August 27 – Sunday, August 29!

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

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.

Our dedicated advertisers and faithful readers have kept the paper going strong for 51 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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New Product Simplifies The Task Of Fence Rail Installation

New Product Simplifies The Task Of Fence Rail Installation

Posted in Equestrian News, Reviews

Owner, Kristen Fritz, created RailFast™ after years of struggling to install and maintain post & rail fencing on her farm in British Columbia. “I was on my own, no farmhand or financial resources to hire help. I thought, I can’t be the only one out there that needs a tool to hold my rails in place for easy installation.”

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Eric Lamaze Takes on Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ Tournament

Eric Lamaze Takes on Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ Tournament

Posted in Equestrian News, horse-health

It has been 10 years since Eric Lamaze and the legendary Hickstead claimed their last major victory together at the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ tournament in Calgary, AB. A decade later, Lamaze will return to the international ring at Spruce Meadows with another feisty stallion, Dieu Merci van T&L, to take on the $2.5 million CP International, presented by Rolex, on Sunday, September 12, 2021.

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