International & National

April 28 to May 1, 2016 - Michael Jung of Germany became the second rider to win the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Land Rover, on the same horse in two consecutive years by riding Fischerrocana FST to a 13.3-point victory. His winning score (39.2) easily bested Lauren Kieffer on Veronica (52.5) and Maya Black on Doesn't Play Fair (53.9). In addition to the iconic Rolex watch that goes to the winner, Jung will take home first prize of $110,000.

Following six grueling weeks in the desert, riders from Queen Margaret’s School Equestrian Team are finally home in Duncan, BC, still buzzing from their experience.

Jorge Bernhard of Clarksburg, ON was elected Equine Canada (EC) President on April 24, 2016, the final day of the 2016 EC Annual Convention in Montreal, QC.

Apply by June 1, 2016 - In May of 2014, Dr. Wayne Burwash launched the Shannon Burwash Memorial Award for Equine and Agricultural Studies at The Calgary Foundation, to honour the legacy of Shannon’s love for the horse and her contribution to the horse industry.

Equine Canada (EC) is pleased to announce that Terrance Millar of Mono, ON has been appointed Team Leader of the Canadian Equestrian Team (CET) for the 2016 Rio Olympics, taking place August 5 to 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, BRA.

During a nationally-televised meeting in Beijing, China, delegates from Equine Canada industry associations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the China Horse Industry Association (CHIA) on March 30, 2016, for the purposes of working together, and ultimately opening the borders for trading horses and knowledge between the two countries.

Star Power, the Dutch Warmblood gelding ridden by Ian Millar at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, passed away on Friday, April 15, 2016. The sad news was announced on the TeamMillar Facebook page the following day:

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