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The ongoing wildfires in British Columbia this summer have destroyed the largest area in recorded history, burning through nearly 900,000 hectares, much of that in the Cariboo-Chilcotin region. There are estimated to be between 800 and 1,000 wild or free-roaming horses in the Chilcotin.

Two horses have tested positive for West Nile virus in Ontario this week. The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) was notified of two positive cases on August 21, 2017. One of the horses, a 10-year-old gelding in Simcoe County, had to be euthanized, but the other, a 25-year-old mare in Bruce County, is recovering under a veterinarian's care.

The Animal Disaster Relief Fund (ADRF) is helping to look after displaced horses and animals during and long after the wildfires in the interior of British Columbia.

The 14th annual Canadian National Andalusian and Lusitano Show and Fiesta will be held August 11 to 13, 2017, at the Westerner Park, Red Deer, AB. The three-day show will offer classes in all disciplines, including halter and flat for purebred and part-bred Andalusians and Lusitanos, as well as a variety of all-breed classes.

The Annual Medicine Hat Ranch Horse Competition & Sale will be held Friday, July 28, 2017. The show will begin at noon followed by the horse sale at 3:30 pm in the Grandstand Arena. Twenty head of broke ranch horses will be sold.

Odysseo by Cavalia is now playing under its gigantic White Big Top next to Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The $30 million production is a show unlike any other on the planet.

The 60th Annual Canadian National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show returns to Brandon, Manitoba for the seventh year in a row. Join the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) as they celebrate the beauty and versatility of Arabian & Half-Arabian horses, Canadian style.

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