A record crowd of 10,000 people came through the turnstiles to attend the Can-Am All Breeds Equine Expo March 31-April 2, 2023. The event, which had been postponed for the last three years due to the pandemic, debuted at its new location at the Ancaster Fairgrounds in Ontario.

It has taken almost a year since my initial tour of Thompson Rivers University’s (TRU) Veterinary Technology facility for the equine simulator to arrive on campus. The $50,000 donation provided by the Equine Foundation of Canada (EFC) allowed not only the ordering of the life-sized horse model but led the way in obtaining more subsequent funding to a total of $120,000. As a result, the university has purchased a second equine simulator as well as a cow simulator for their students’ learning.

Ten-time Canadian Olympian Ian Millar of Perth, ON, was recognized as the inaugural recipient of the International Award during the Show Jumping Hall of Fame’s Induction Gala held on Sunday, March 5, in Wellington, FL.

Jonathon Millar of Millar Brooke Farm suffered a serious non-riding accident on March 12, 2023 in which he hit his head. A post on the Millar Brooke South Facebook page on March 13 reported: “He was quickly transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in West Palm Beach, FL, where he had successful brain surgery to stop a bleed and relieve swelling.

By Laurie Haughton, Chair, CQHA Media, Marketing & Communications Committee

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