The Annual Medicine Hat Ranch Horse Competition & Sale will be held Friday, July 28, 2017. The show will begin at noon followed by the horse sale at 3:30 pm in the Grandstand Arena. Twenty head of broke ranch horses will be sold.

The 60th Annual Canadian National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show returns to Brandon, Manitoba for the seventh year in a row. Join the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) as they celebrate the beauty and versatility of Arabian & Half-Arabian horses, Canadian style.

The Horse Protection Society of BC is calling on friends and valued supporters for help. The barns at their current location are no longer safe for the horses. Horses are all outside now for the summer but they need a new facility before winter sets in.

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.



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