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Horse racing in Canada, like all sectors of equine sport, was forced to make some serious concessions last year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Quarter Horse racing, although a small market in Canada compared to Standardbred and Thoroughbred racing, does have a thriving industry which can boast some of the richest races in all of Quarter Horse racing and a significant historical legacy in Canada.

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Two horses were euthanized due to injuries suffered in an indoor arena collapse in Elmvale, Ontario on Sunday, February 28, 2021. The building, located at New Dawn Horizons Stables, suddenly collapsed shortly after three horses were turned loose inside. One of those horses and another in an adjacent paddock suffered serious injuries and had to be euthanized.

The Spruce Meadows Organizing Committee, with the unanimous support of the Spruce Meadows Board of Directors, has determined that current circumstances, brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and its related impacts and restrictions, will prevent the Spruce Meadows Summer Series from being organized and run on its historic June/July dates.

AGM and Board of Directors 2021 Elections - In the Manitoba Horse Council (MHC) News for January 2021, MHC reported on A Bright Outlook for 2021 and the recreation activities highlighted at MHC’s Council of Clubs. This Council is very important, almost the lifeblood of MHC, as our 24 member clubs have a solid say in the direction of the Council at two meetings every year. One meeting is the Council of Clubs in November (reported in Canada’s Equine Guide 2021). The second meeting of the Council is participation at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), slated for April 15, 2021, as a Zoom meeting.

Equine Guelph has announced the reboot of JobTrack, its free online equine employment matching service. Serving the Ontario horse community for nearly 20 years, JobTrack has been a popular job-matching service for thousands of employers and job seekers. After undergoing many updates and upgrades for user functionality, the free service is live and now available at EquineJobTrack.ca. With its new facelift and upgraded user-ability, Equine JobTrack is poised to roll out across Canada to serve the equine industry nationally.

The Angelstone Group is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with the Equestrian Management Group (EMG) to manage the Caledon Equestrian Park. It is a great honour and responsibility for our team to continue the fine legacy of excellence that spans three decades in the town of Caledon.

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