International & National

Canadian Olympian Rob Stevenson of Lakeside, NB has been announced as a member of the 2018 New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame induction class. A key figure in the Canadian eventing world, Stevenson’s career was nurtured in his native province at the family farm, Foshay Farms, located in Lower Jemseg, NB.

Tally-Ho Carriage Tours, founded in 1903, is celebrating 115 years of service in the City of Victoria, on Vancouver Island, BC. The company’s big draught horses pulling burgundy and white carriages have become what Chamber of Commerce CEO Catherine Holt calls an “iconic tourism business in the city’s downtown core.”

The 2018 theme for National Volunteer Week (promoted in April each year across Canada) was “Celebrate the Value of Volunteering: Building confidence, competence, connections and community.” How apt this is for therapeutic riding?!

Dr. Stephanie Bond, a veterinarian and PhD candidate in the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM), received a prestigious award from the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation in Lexington, Kentucky for her research on equine asthma.

It is commonly known that horses travelling by road over long distances have an increased risk of respiratory illness following long journeys. Some horses seem to cope well, while others seem to be more susceptible to post-travel sickness. What if we could predict which horses are most likely to get sick and, therefore, implement prevention and treatment regimes more effectively?

Ottawa, ON, April 6, 2018 – Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce that nominations are officially open for the 2018 EC Board of Directors.

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.

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