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Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu of Saint-Bruno, Quebec, and All In (Tango x Damiro) firmly maintained their status as Canada’s leading dressage combination with two stellar CDI-W wins during the fifth week of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), held Feb. 11-14, 2021, in Wellington, FL.

Due to overwhelming response, Equine Guelph’s Large Animal Emergency Rescue awareness level workshops, offered on March 4 and March 11, 2021, are full and a waiting list is available for the next offering (date to be announced). These courses are being offered for the first time virtually, at a price of $50+HST. Up to 30 registrants will receive an introduction to Large Animal Rescue equipment and techniques, as well as livestock behaviour and handling. These 90 minute online sessions provide an introduction to best practices for mitigating both handler and animal risk for successful rescues, and provide a foundation for future hands-on practical training.

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Resilience: Rethinking, Restructuring, Reevaluating due to COVID-19 - Every year since 2016, University of Guelph equine faculty and students have organized the Equine Industry Symposium to bring together experts and horse enthusiasts from Canada’s equine community and discuss horse industry issues. In 2020, there was only one topic on everyone’s mind: how Canada’s equine industry would make it through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and what the industry would look like in its aftermath.

An unprecedented outpouring of public support and a grassroots fundraising effort have led to a reversal of the announced cancellation of the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI Five-Star presented by MARS Equestrian™ (LRK3DE). A new partnership between Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI), producer of the world-class event, and the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation combined with the support of US Equestrian and longstanding sponsors Land Rover, Mars Equestrian, and Rolex will ensure that the CCI5*-L three-day event will be held, without spectators, alongside a new CCI4*-S, April 22-25, 2021 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

Boost Your Horse Health Knowledge! Amp up your understanding of equine health issues - right in the comfort of your own home. Join us for each instalment of the virtual 2021 WCVM EquineED Talks, featuring speakers from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) equine clinical team.

WESA’s International Western/English Apparel & Equipment Market celebrated its Dallas debut in January featuring buyers from across the U.S. and 1000-plus brands dedicated to the Western and Equestrian lifestyle.

On February 9, 2021, the U.S. Center for SafeSport placed Richard R. (Rich) Fellers on interim suspension pending the outcome of a formal investigation and final decision into “allegations of misconduct.” His wife, Shelley Fellers, was also placed on interim suspension. Rich Fellers is the 2012 Jumping World Cup Champion and U.S. team rider at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

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