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Last Call for FREE Online Youth Offering of Horse Behaviour and Safety

Last Call for FREE Online Youth Offering of Horse Behaviour and Safety

Tell all your barn buddies there is one month left to join the global community of horse-crazy teens that are pursuing their passion for horses online! Over 1,000 youth around the world have logged on to take advantage of the FREE Horse Behaviour and Safety course offered until Jan 31, 2022 on TheHorsePortal.ca

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Ancaster Fair’s Matching Challenge Needs You!

Ancaster Fair’s Matching Challenge Needs You!

Be a Gamechanger is the name of the matching challenge. The Past Presidents ask you to share your favourite memory of the fair, post it on their Facebook page, and you have a chance to win a prize.

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Pro and Non-Pro Reiner Article Series 11

Pro and Non-Pro Reiner Article Series 11

We don’t think twice about taking our motors in for a check-up. Mechanics have a process they go through, to make sure your vehicle is tickety-boo.

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Ottawa’s Therapeutic Riding Giving Tuesday Campaign

Ottawa’s Therapeutic Riding Giving Tuesday Campaign

Ottawa-Carleton’s sole CanTRA-accredited therapeutic riding stable will again join the global giving movement, “Giving Tuesday,” on November 30th, asking donors to give the gift of therapy.

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Ontario's Horse Industry Newspaper

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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Last Call for FREE Online Youth Offering of Horse Behaviour and Safety

Last Call for FREE Online Youth Offering of Horse Behaviour and Safety

Posted in Equestrian News, Home Page articles

Tell all your barn buddies there is one month left to join the global community of horse-crazy teens that are pursuing their passion for horses online! Over 1,000 youth around the world have logged on to take advantage of the FREE Horse Behaviour and Safety course offered until Jan 31, 2022 on TheHorsePortal.ca

Read more

Ancaster Fair’s Matching Challenge Needs You!

Ancaster Fair’s Matching Challenge Needs You!

Posted in Equestrian News, Home Page articles

Be a Gamechanger is the name of the matching challenge. The Past Presidents ask you to share your favourite memory of the fair, post it on their Facebook page, and you have a chance to win a prize.

Read more


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