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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.

Mid Island CADORA Association is pleased to announce the officials for our EC Sanctioned Gold and Bronze 2018 Summer Dressage Festival Competition to be held on July 7 and 8, 2018 at Beban Park in Nanaimo, BC.

The 55+ BC Games is an annual multi-sport event produced by the BC Seniors Games Society (BCSGS) for the availability of the 55+ population of British Columbia to participate in the 23 individual sports. The average participation is 3,500, leaving behind a $3.5 million economic impact in the communities during the five-day event. Each participant must be a member of the BC Seniors Games Society.

Late winter is a time of looking forward, looking back. Horse people, especially those on the prairies, are looking forward to spring. The days are getting longer and we are all waiting impatiently for signs of change. Did you REALLY see some hair giving way on that horse’s rear end? Maybe not.

Recreational riding and driving is important to many thousands of Canadians, and these Canadians rely on public lands and trails to pursue the outdoor activities they love. Here in British Columbia, from day outings to multi-week pack trips, horsemen are making full use of our spectacular open spaces. Horse Council BC’s Recreation Department exists to support those riders and drivers, with funding for trail improvement projects, current information and education, resource materials for loan or purchase, and promoting recreational rider’s issues with government and other decision makers.

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