International & National

Ottawa, ON, April 6, 2018 – The horse community extends heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the late Conrad Laurin of Laval, QC, who passed away due to cancer on April 1, 2018 at the age of 84.

Charles Sousa, Ontario Minister of Finance, and Jeff Leal, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, announced a long-term funding agreement with the horse racing sector in a press conference held March 23, 2018, at Flamboro Downs racetrack in Hamilton, Ontario. “Our government recognizes that the horse racing industry is vital to communities across Ontario,” said Leal. “That’s why our government remains committed to ensuring long-term sustainability of the horse racing industry and the rural communities that depend on it. This new, collaborative agreement will provide owners, breeders, and racetrack operators with the support they need to ensure stability and success for the long term.”

As of December 1, 2018, products containing antibiotics will require a prescription from a veterinarian, and can only be dispensed by a veterinarian, or licensed pharmacist. Health Canada is making these changes to aid in protecting human health by reducing the factors in the nationwide incidents of drug resistant organisms.

The horse ridden by Canadian Kathryn Robinson at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio has died. Let It Bee collapsed and died between the 13th and 14th fences during the cross-country phase of the Burnham Market International in Norfolk, Britain, on March 30, 2018.

CADORA Inc. is delighted to announce that for this 13th year, Stephen Clarke has agreed to come to Canada to perform his magic at our annual clinics. This year the timing has changed from past years as the first clinic will be held on June 23-24 at Fairlawn Farm in Brentwood Bay, BC; the second will be on October 13-14 at Queenswood Stables in Navan, Ontario; and the third clinic will take place on October 20-21 at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, Manitoba.

Guelph, ON - A high-tech horse model will provide valuable hands-on learning to student veterinarians at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College, courtesy of a donation from the Equine Foundation of Canada (EFC).

Good news deserves to be shared. Great news deserves to be celebrated! So let’s send a message of congratulations from all across the country to Rainbow Riders in St. John’s on the recent “grand unveil” of their spanking new therapeutic riding facility right in the city, rising like a phoenix from the inhibiting deficiencies of the old.

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