International & National

On Feb. 10, 2017, Frédéric Pierrestiger announced his resignation as a member of the Equestrian Canada (EC) Board of Directors. Frédéric joined the EC Board in April 2016, making valuable contributions to the Federation as a Board member and as Chair of the Audit Committee.

Equestrian Canada (EC) and the EC Jumping Committee. EC responded to the Jumping Committee’s concerns on January 27, 2017.

By Jeanette Neufeld

When it comes to the equine care available at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), clinicians have access to many advanced technologies and tools that allow them to provide cutting edge care.

Odysseo - the single largest and most technologically advanced touring show in the world - is a veritable revolution in live performance that makes hearts race. Odysseo is touring Canada in 2017, with matinee and evening performances scheduled in Vancouver, BC and Mississauga, ON. Odysseo transports you on an epic journey to some of nature’s greatest wonders with a breathtaking theatrical production that features 65 magnificent horses from 11 breeds and 48 talented riders, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, and musicians hailing from all over the globe.

Equine Guelph announces an innovative industry partnership with 10 English-speaking provincial equestrian federations across Canada to launch, offering members online industry training and education through a new online format. From the Rockies to the eastern islands, the portal will bring together horse people like never before - providing them short, practical online programs to stay current on the latest information on equine care and welfare practices.

The life and legacy of one of America’s original sporting heroes, the legendary Man o’ War, will be the highlight of a year-long celebration at the Kentucky Horse Park beginning on March 29, his birthday. “Man o’ War is a true American icon, born in Kentucky before going on to capture the country’s imagination by winning 20 of 21 races, smashing records and setting the bar that all other Thoroughbreds are measured by,” said Kentucky Horse Park Executive Director Laura Prewitt. “We are excited to announce not only an amazing exhibit, but also numerous events that will be held here at his final resting place, the Kentucky Horse Park, and throughout central Kentucky.”

On January 25, 2017, shortly after 2 am, a barn fire destroyed a barn in Tiny Township, near Wyevale in Simcoe County, south-central Ontario. Sadly, four horses perished in the fire, as well as ducks, rabbits and other pets inside the barn. A boat, beekeeping equipment, and maple syrup equipment were also lost.