International & National

Patron Determined to Help Equine Guelph “Survive and Thrive” - A generous donation of $100,000 to Equine Guelph has been made by the Kerr family to establish an equine education and community outreach endowment. A portion of the Kerr Fund for Equine Education and Community Outreach will support much needed ongoing operational funding for the University of Guelph’s not-for-profit Centre for the horse owner.

Brussels, Belgium – 2008 Olympic champion Eric Lamaze has welcomed a new Olympic show jumping prospect to his Torrey Pines Stable.

Equestrian Canada (EC) would like to notify the community of operational changes undertaken in response to the financial impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Equestrian Canada (EC) is launching the #SaveCanadasHorses campaign to increase pressure on government for immediate coronavirus (COVID-19) relief programs for those equine businesses that need it most.

The Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) Tribunal has imposed record sanctions in an Endurance horse abuse and anti-doping violation case in which the horse was fatally injured, sentencing the athlete Sh Abdul Aziz Bin Faisal Al Qasimi (UAE) to a 20-year suspension and fines of CHF 17,500. The athlete was also ordered to pay CHF 15,000 towards the costs of the proceedings.

2008 Beijing Olympic show jumping champions Eric Lamaze and Hickstead will be inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, as part of the class of 2020/21. The announcement was made in Calgary, AB, on May 27, 2020.

May 21, 2020 - Lameness is a huge focus for Dr. Judith Koenig as a clinician, researcher, and instructor at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). Koenig is also a rider with a keen interest in helping grassroots riders and upcoming high-performance athletes. In the accompanying video, Dr. Koenig explains her current research endeavouring to heal tendon injuries faster, and also takes some time to talk about prevention.

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