International & National

Ride Television Network, Inc (RIDE TV) announced on June 12, 2018, that they have reached an agreement with TELUS to distribute the equestrian lifestyle channel to their customers. Ride TV is now available to TELUS Optik TV customers in British Columbia, Alberta, and Quebec.

The clip-clop of hooves on the streets of Old Montreal will soon be echoes of the past. The City of Montreal is moving to ban horse-drawn carriages as of 2020.

A Manitoba woman has not regained consciousness and remains in serious condition after a fall from a horse on Sunday, June 17, 2018.

Thanks to a team of University of Guelph researchers, we are one step closer to having a welfare assessment tool tailored for horses in Canada. The research team, headed by Cordelie DuBois and Katrina Merkies, recently designed and tested an on-farm welfare assessment tool.

The Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada has issued a position statement on the classification of equine as livestock. The statement maintains that consistent regulations and definitions regarding equine across Canada would improve the viability, impact, and understanding of the Canadian equine industry.

June 14, 2018 - Town council in Beaverlodge, Alberta has turned down proposed changes to a bylaw that would have banned horses from that community. Changes to the Beaverlodge Animal Licensing and Control Bylaw would have allowed horses currently owned to be grandfathered in, with new horses allowed on land zoned for agriculture.

An early morning fire near Erin, Ontario, on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, has claimed the lives of six draft horses and completely destroyed their barn along with equipment. Wellington OPP report that a mare, a foal, and four yearlings perished in the blaze, and the barn was completely destroyed.

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