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Congratulations to John Swales of Millarville, Alberta, who guided Heza Diamond Spark to the World’s Greatest Horseman Championship at the Celebration of Champions event held in Fort Worth Texas in February. Thirty-six horse-and-rider combinations competed for a shot at the title and the $35,000 winner’s share of the $138,000 total payout on February 18. Swales is the first non-American rider to win the title…

The Horse Barn will be hosting their Spring Tent Sale, April 24-30, 2017, in Kamloops BC, offering specials throughout the store! Fom Western wear, tack, saddles, feed, ranch supplies, English tack, art, giftware, custom embroidery, and Western lifestyle - they have everything for you and your horse.

Up to sixty Miniature Horses will be on offer at the Miniature Horse Sale to be held on Saturday, May 27, at Harriston, Ontario. The sale, conducted by Gray’s Auction Service, will start with a Tack and Cart Sale at 10:30 am, followed by the sale of mares, fillies, stallions, geldings, and teams. Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase a quality Miniature Horse.

As show season approaches, horse owners are reminded that the practice of tail alteration in horses in now banned in British Columbia. The ban has been in effect since November 2016, when the registrants of the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia (CVBC) passed a vote in favour of banning cosmetic tail docking of dogs, horses and cattle, and tail alteration in horses. The decision brings British Columbia in line with the majority of provinces across Canada and supports the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association’s (CVMA) position on the practices.

A horse lover in Victoria, BC is rescuing a horse named Blossom and could use some help. Shelly Taylor, who found the mare in a kill pen in Louisiana, describes Blossom as, “A kind, gentle soul whose body tells a story of neglect and unfortunate circumstance.”

Prairieland Park organizers and the Saskatchewan Equine Expo committee would like to thank their partners, The Saskatchewan Horse Federation and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, along with all the sponsors, the media, and volunteers who helped to make the 6th Annual Saskatchewan Equine Expo such an amazing success.

Serving Manitoba’s Equine Community - Any organization is only as strong as the people in it. We are pleased to honour some of our exceptional 2016 Manitoba Horse Council members.

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