As part of the Competitions Structural Alignment project, Equestrian Canada (EC) is collaborating with the University of Guelph on a research project to identify the cost of participating in sport. The findings from this research will provide important data and support EC with their review of the competition system to help them better align the pathway from pony to podium. Your participation is strongly encouraged and, by doing so, you have the chance to win a fantastic prize!

A Forward-Moving Equestrian Community - After a “spring of surprises,” a “summer of fluctuation,” we move into a “fall of uncertainty,” and with a nod to Shakespeare, possibly a “winter of discontent.” We’re talking about COVID-19 of course, and how it has affected horse owners and competitors, and those wishing to become certified as Equestrian Canada Coaches and Officials.

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Alberta Equine Partners for the Herd aims to raise $250,000 for Alberta Horses to help get through the winter. The COVID-19 pandemic is causing distressing financial effects on the equine industry in Alberta. The Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF) and other equine industry partners have teamed up to create Alberta Equine Partners for the Herd to raise money to assist with basic equine care over the 2020 – 2021 winter months. The goal is to raise $250,000 to ensure the health, safety, welfare and care of equines in Alberta. This relief will ensure the long-term effects of the pandemic do not cause strain on care for Alberta’s herd.

Are We There Yet? For everyone it’s been a long winter and spring, and it’s developing into a longer summer as we try to make the best of the situation. But horse people are used to weathering adversity, right? At Manitoba Horse Council (MHC), just like the other provincial associations representing horse people, since March we’ve been in a “hurry up and wait” position. Like everyone else, we’ve been learning new technologies, new protocols, and doing our best to help our members come to terms with what COVID-19 has meant to the lives we took for granted with our horses.


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Aldergrove, BC, June 30, 2020 - Horses generate an estimated $784 million dollars in economic activity in British Columbia, and that translates to over $63 million in tax revenue to the province. The 2019 Economic Impact Study conducted by Horse Council BC (HCBC) with funding through Canadian Agricultural Partnership, indicates more than 88 percent of horse owners say they will be either maintaining or increasing their involvement in the industry in the next five years.