International & National

Congratulations to John Swales of Millarville, Alberta, who guided Heza Diamond Spark to the World’s Greatest Horseman Championship at the Celebration of Champions event held in Fort Worth Texas in February. Thirty-six horse-and-rider combinations competed for a shot at the title and the $35,000 winner’s share of the $138,000 total payout on February 18. Swales is the first non-American rider to win the title…

Equestrian Canada honoured the achievements of some of Canada’s equestrians, organizations and horses during the 2017 EC Awards Reception, presented by Boehringer Ingelheim, held April 8, 2017, in Vancouver, BC.

The weather was almost perfect for the 2017 Cactus Reining Classic held March 22 to 26, 2017, at Scottsdale, Arizona, and there was definitely a great turnout of terrific exhibitors.

The Mane Event, Equine Education and Trade Fair is a family owned and operated business that hosts Equine Expos in British Columbia, Alberta, and has recently expanded to Ontario and Scottsdale, Arizona.

May 23-27, 2017 - Over $115,000 in Added Money! The Time Has Come – The Competition Is Set – We’ve Broken Tradition! The first Wild Card Reining Challenge in Las Vegas, Nevada was held May 25th through the 29th, 2016. Hosted by the South Point Hotel, Casino and Equestrian Center, the “Wild Card” was specifically created to offer young reining horses more time to receive the training they need to begin long and sound careers in the demanding sport of reining.

We have taken note of the recent article published by Horse Sport on February 17, 2017 titled “7 Times Equestrian Canada’s Board Broke Their Own Rules” and quoting an anonymous former Director of EC. The article alleges breaches of By-laws by the Equestrian Canada (“EC”) Board of Directors (“Board”).

March 31 – April 2, 2017. Throughout its 15-year history, the Can-Am Equine Expo has demonstrated a vigorous tendency to reinvent itself. This year’s show, taking place at the Markham Fairgrounds on March 31 to April 2, is no exception. Visitors familiar with the latest trends and products in the horse industry will find lots of carryovers from previous years – but also lots of new features, attractions, and clinicians, to make a return trip a welcome start to the spring season.

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