International & National

On January 12, 2021, The Court of Arbitration for Sport based in Lausanne, Switzerland, announced its decision to deny Canadian show jumper Nicole Walker’s appeal of a doping violation. As a result, the disqualification of the Canadian show jumping team from the 2019 Pan American Games stands, and Canada will not field a team for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

CanTRA Instructor Certification Program - One of the flagship activities of CanTRA is the Instructor Certification Program that operates throughout Canada. The objective of the CanTRA Instructor Certification Program is to produce instructors capable of giving knowledgeable, safe, and enjoyable riding instruction to those with disabilities.

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

The American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup is an educational, leadership- and competition-based event for American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) youth members from around the world. This biannual event was hosted by Canada in 1990 and 2008.

Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce that the 2021 EC Rules are now available online at www.equestrian.ca/programs-services/rules.

The Dutch Warmblood stallion, Totilas, considered to be one of the most outstanding competitive dressage horses in the world, passed away on December 14, 2020 at the age of 20 due to a severe case of colic.

Winners in the FEI Awards 2020 five categories were revealed today, with multi-medalled young Dressage star Semmieke Rothenberger claiming the Longines FEI Rising Star Award for the second year in a row, and Eventing legend Ingrid Klimke also taking back-to-back wins as Peden Bloodstock FEI Best Athlete.

There has been much interest in the 97 animals rescued as part of a cruelty investigation near Princeton, British Columbia at the end of September, 2020, including the 27 horses who were rescued. At the time, the emaciated horses had to go into strict quarantine immediately. Tragically, several didn’t make it.

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