International & National

February 28, 2019 – We are rapidly approaching the spring solstice in the northern hemisphere and autumn solstice in the southern hemisphere. For caregivers concerned about the health of their metabolic horses, this can be a busy time sorting out what they may need to know about the current health status of their equine.

February 20, 2019, Saskatoon, SK – The 8th Annual Saskatchewan Equine Expo, held on the weekend of February 14 – 17, 2019, at Saskatoon’s Prairieland Park, showcased the diversity of the equine industry with demonstrations, competitions, and information sessions.

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has issued guidelines to the equestrian community to protect horses from and prevent transmission of equine influenza, following confirmed outbreaks of the virus in Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Nigeria, United Kingdom, and the United States since the beginning of the year.

Equine Guelph announces that an unprecedented seven online short courses developed by Equine Guelph will be offered for free to Ontario racing industry members beginning in February this year. Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) license holders will be able to reap the benefits of learning the latest in equine healthcare from industry experts in a series of upcoming relevant online courses.

The Can-Am All Breeds Equine Expo is thrilled to announce its return to the Markham Fairgrounds for the 2019 show. Eastern Canada’s premier equine event will take place April 5 to 7, 2019 bringing together thousands of horse lovers and industry partners all under one roof for a great weekend for everyone from the seasoned horse person to the weekend rider and everyone in between!

The Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association Stallion Service Auction raises funds to support Warmblood Horses in Canada. One hundred percent of the funds raised go towards the association with the majority split between donor and bidder home chapters. Proceeds allow the Association to promote and support Warmbloods in Canada including funding the Foal Futurities hosted in each Chapter. Foals registered CWHBA, by stallions nominated to the auction, are eligible for the 2020 Foal Futurity.

The Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Canada has been officially awarded to Thunderbird Show Park (Thunderbird) in Langley, BC for a three-year term beginning in 2019. Thunderbird held its first Nations Cup in 2016, and by 2018 was hosting CSIO 5* level competition. Widely considered one of the top venues in North America, the prestigious facility will continue to act as the site of the Canadian qualifier for the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ for the next three years

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