International & National

The horse community is shocked and saddened by the loss of young eventer, Zara Buren, in a tragic riding accident in the late afternoon of Monday, September 21, 2020.

As part of the Competitions Structural Alignment project, Equestrian Canada (EC) is collaborating with the University of Guelph on a research project to identify the cost of participating in sport. The findings from this research will provide important data and support EC with their review of the competition system to help them better align the pathway from pony to podium. Your participation is strongly encouraged and, by doing so, you have the chance to win a fantastic prize!

For 25 years the Canadian Warmblood Alberta Chapter has hosted the Fall Classic Sale. Over those years, the Fall Sale became known to buyers across North America as a auction to attend to see what quality Warmblood riding horses, mares, young stock, and embryos would be presented for auction. This year marks The Fall Sales 26th year running, and will be run as a fully online auction.

Coming in October 2020

For over 80 years, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Breeding Program has earned a reputation for producing some of Canada’s finest horses. This October, the RCMP will auction off up to 12 Hanoverians from this world-renowned program.

Heartfelt condolences are extended to the family and friends of Donald J. Good of New Hamburg, ON, who passed away on August 4, 2020, at the age of 68. Good was a champion of the Canadian Equestrian Team (CET) for many years, having owned more than 35 horses and supported numerous Canadian riders in realizing their dreams and reaching the podium. Many of his horses were named to the EC National Team Program Eventing High Performance Squads and received Canadian Eventing Awards of Excellence, illustrating Good’s eye for talent and desire to make Canadian eventers a powerhouse on the world stage.

In New York State on August 5, 2020, two lawsuits were filed by sex abuse survivors against George Morris and the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), seeking damages for negligence, sexual assault of a minor, and emotional distress.

Canada’s dressage team Christilot Boylen retirement from international team dressage christilot boylen the Howdy Doody Show

Six-time Olympian and longtime member of Canada’s dressage team, Christilot Boylen of Schomberg, Ontario, announced her retirement from international team dressage competition on July 8, 2020. Christilot Boylen was born in 1947 in Djakarta, Indonesia, and, with her family, moved to Toronto in 1951. According to the Eurodressage website, she bought her first horse at age 10 with savings she earned acting on the children’s TV series The Howdy Doody Show. She trained her first Olympic mount, Bonheur, and at just 17 years of age she received special permission to compete for Canada in the 1964 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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