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The Erin Agricultural Society is pleased to announce the inaugural Erin Fair Heritage Horse Hall of Fame, presented by the Erin Fair Equine Tent Committee. The Erin Fair Horse Hall of Fame will recognize and celebrate people and horses in Erin who have made an outstanding contribution to our community. Each year, beginning in 2018, one horse, individual, or group will be honoured at a special ceremony in the Equine Tent at the Erin Fair.

Circle F Horse Rescue is a not-for-profit charitable organization based in Abbotsford, BC. The “F” in Circle F stands for “Freedom for all horses.” The founder of this registered charitable organization believed that all horses should be given the gift of freedom from neglect, freedom from abuse, and the freedom to have a good home.

The Ranch Country Horse Sale returns this September with more than 40 quality-bred horses on offer. Perrin Quarter Horses, Parsonage Horses, and Bertram Quarter Horses will hold the 14th annual horse event and sale to be held at the Agricultural Grounds in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan on September 8, 2018.

This is a family-friendly show to be held at Amberlea Meadows Equestrian Centre in Leduc County, Alberta, with competitive and fun classes for all ages and skill levels. A variety of in-hand, riding, and driving classes are offered from Welsh breed, Sport Pony, and Model Hunter halter classes to English, Western, Hunter, Sidesaddle, and Gymkhana ridden classes, as well as Driving, Trail, Showmanship, and Costume.

Sunnybrook Stables, the site of one of Canada’s first indoor riding arenas, was the scene of a massive barn fire in the early morning hours of May 21, 2018. Up to 50 Toronto firefighters battled the two-alarm blaze that broke out around 3 a.m. EST, engulfing one barn and spreading to another. Sixteen horses died, and 13 more horses were moved to safety from the second burning barn, and later moved again to the Canadian National Exhibition grounds with the assistance of the Toronto Police Mounted Unit.

 

Source: Equine Guelph

Esther the Wonder Pig, the real-life star of a new hit children’s book and one of the most beloved and famous pigs on Earth, is making a very large contribution to the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC).

The porcine celebrity, and the two men who rescued her as a tiny piglet, are the benefactors behind a large, lifesaving scanner coming to OVC. The Pegaso CT scanner – the first of its kind in Canada – in some ways mirrors the trail-blazing Esther.

Three people from Stouffville have been charged with neglect under the Ontario SPCA Act following an investigation into the treatment of horses in their care.

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