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Meet writer, photographer and horsewoman DOROTHY CHIOTTI

Meet writer, photographer and horsewoman DOROTHY CHIOTTI

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in Home Page articles

The Rider recently spoke with horse lover and regular Rider reader DOROTHY CHIOTTI whose photographic art was on show in Toronto during May’s CONTACT Photography Festival, as part of the Women at Work show hosted by Urban Gallery.

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A Historic Funding Agreement Signed for Ontario Horse Racing Industry

A Historic Funding Agreement Signed for Ontario Horse Racing Industry

Posted May 8th, 2018 in Home Page articles, horse-racing

The Ontario Government announced last month that it would allot up to $105 million annually to horse racing industry stakeholders over a 19-year period. All three racing sectors (thoroughbred, standardbred and quarter horse) signed the agreement. 

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Health Canada Service Fee Increase for Animal Health Products

Health Canada Service Fee Increase for Animal Health Products

Posted May 25th, 2018 in Equine-Canada, horse-health

EC staff collaborated with CAHI, the EC Health & Welfare Committee, as well as Canadian veterinarians to create a statement that was submitted to Health Canada on Jan. 3, 2018 re increased fees.

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Meet writer, photographer and horsewoman DOROTHY CHIOTTI

Meet writer, photographer and horsewoman DOROTHY CHIOTTI

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in Home Page articles

The Rider recently spoke with horse lover and regular Rider reader DOROTHY CHIOTTI whose photographic art was on show in Toronto during May’s CONTACT Photography Festival, as part of the Women at Work show hosted by Urban Gallery.

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