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The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair held in Brandon, Manitoba from March 28 to April 2, 2022 was a welcome event for all the horse community. Cancelled in 2020 and 2021, a flood of entries came in for 2022 with riders out in full force in both hunter and jumper rings. The competition officially started in the Hunter Ring on Saturday, March 25. Although riders were mainly from Manitoba, entries also came from across Canada and the midwest United States. Many old friendships were renewed.

Have you considered volunteering at a therapeutic riding program in 2022? As the pandemic restrictions are easing for the moment, this could be a good time to become involved as a volunteer at your local therapeutic riding program.

Horse Council BC News for Early Summer 2022 - March Equine Education Madness, 55+ BC Summer Games, BC Summer Games

Princeton Ground Search and Rescue (PGSAR) has added four-legged comrades to the team! The PGSAR Mounted Team, currently the only one in British Columbia, is ready and capable. After over two years of preparation and training, spearheaded by PGSAR President/Manager Paul Fyfe, a team of certified equines and riders are ready to expand their search abilities into various terrains. Princeton’s SAR team adds this new tool to their repertoire, which already includes ATVs, UTVs, snowmobiles, snowshoes, backcountry skis, swift water/ice rescue rafts, as well as medical gear.

It’s risky business, the horse business, at any time. As competition season starts to open again it’s time to take stock of where we were last year, and how far we’ve come since.

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The Environment and Climate Change Canada website lists the top ten weather stories of 2021. Topping the list is the extreme heat (Record Heat Under the Dome) that hit the province of British Columbia in June and is described as the deadliest weather event in Canadian history. Second on the list is BC’s Flood of Floods in November. These two climate events were also ranked among the world’s most devastating this year.

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