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The BC Society for the Prevention and Cruelty to Animals (BCSPCA) is caring for six thoroughbred horses following a seizure from a Mission, BC property. The horses were suffering from malnutrition, dental issues, parasites, skin issues, and hoof injuries.

Conquering COVID-19: One Hoof Print at a Time - Over the last eight months, the struggles of COVID-19 have affected our day-to-day lives. In the wake of the global pandemic, the theme of this year’s Equine Industry Symposium will be RESILIENCE: Rethinking, Restructuring, Revaluating due to COVID-19. The event will be hosted as a live webinar via a zoom platform from November 16th through November 20th, 2020 each evening from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST. This event is free upon advanced registration at the Eventbrite website.

A world-first study reported on October 30, 2020 and led by the University of South Australia has found no evidence that whips used in horse racing benefit the jockey in any way — either in speed, safety or interference.

Innovative Front Line Heroes Program - Throughout Canada, therapeutic riding centres have been struggling to find ways to maintain their programs and provide vital services to their clients in the face of a multitude of challenges presented by COVID-19. As provinces undertake their phased approach to reopening and finding ways to cope with the pandemic, so too have therapeutic riding centres.

2021 and 2020-2021 Extended Memberships Now Available! Horse Council BC is pleased to announce that our extended memberships opened on September 1st this year. We will continue to offer the 2020 memberships, the extended memberships, and the 2021 memberships.

By Linda Hazelwood

A Fall Full of Education

Canadian Paralympian Lauren Barwick, a resident of Reddick, Florida, posted a string of spectacular high scores at the Tryon Fall Dressage 3 Concours Para Equestrian de Dressage International (CPEDI) 3*, held October 22-25, 2020, in Mill Spring, North Carolina (NC).

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