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The New Brunswick provincial government has partnered with the Atlantic Veterinary College to provide equine specialty services to the province’s horse owners.

A cloud of sadness hangs over Vernon’s much-loved tack store, Paddock Tack & Togs, as it announces that it is closing on October 15, 2016, after 20 years of being the go-to place for “everything for the equine enthusiast.

Spirit is a barn favourite among the horses at Hillsview Stables in Lively, ON, but his life hasn’t always been as comfortable as it is now. As he gets brushed and braided for the final horse show of the season on September 25, 2016, it’s difficult to imagine that just under three years ago he was thin, with skin and hoof conditions, and was surrendered by his owners to the Ontario SPCA.

An Outstanding Success for Equestrian Sport - The 2016 BC Summer Games, held July 22 to 24 this year, was a rollicking good time! This was one of the best BC Summer Games that Horse Council BC has ever had the pleasure of being a part of. Abbotsford was a terrific host city and all the volunteers made the four days of competition a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience for all involved.

Goodbye to an iconic western store - A landmark store has closed in downtown Calgary. Riley & McCormick sold western tack and western-style clothing since 1901, before Alberta was incorporated as a province in 1905. But Alberta’s struggling economy and the rising costs of doing business have taken their toll, and the iconic downtown store closed its doors at the end of August.

By Aynsley Cairns, HCBC Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Horse Council BC (HCBC) former board member Barb Schmidt presented the HCBC 2015 Sherman Olson Lifetime Achievement Award to local horseman, Borge Olsen during the 2016 Canada Cup Vaulting Competition at Chilliwack Heritage Park on May 28th. 

By Anne Muir, Executive Director

On Saturday June 18th, 2016 the Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association is hosting a big 30th anniversary party – and you’re invited! CTRA invites everyone to join them in celebrating three decades of providing therapeutic riding and equine-based services for persons with disabilities in the Cowichan region. 

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