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. 

Horse Council BC (HCBC) Board member Debbie Rogal presented the HCBC 2015 Junior Athlete of the Year Award to Natalie Alves at the All Arabian Horse Association of BC’s (AAHABC) Annual Club Banquet at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, BC on May 6th.

Entry Deadline June 15th - Alberta’s first-ever equestrian drill team competition will be held this July in Hardisty, Alberta.

The Medicine Hat Ranch Horse Competition & Sale will be held on Friday, July 29th at the Rodeo Grounds in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Buyers and spectators are invited to come out and make this year’s event another great show and sale.

The organizers of the annual Alberta Wish Ride have announced the 2016 ride schedule, and have also confirmed their support of the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada for another year. This is the eighth year for the Alberta Wish Ride, and to date, the event has donated almost $300,000 to the Children’s Wish Foundation, helping Alberta children and families.

Becoming a certified coach just got a bit easier thanks to A Guide to Coach Certification, a new handbook launched by the Ontario Equestrian Federation (OEF).