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Ottawa, ON, March 9, 2022 – The Equestrian Canada (EC) Board approved a resolution today condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the breaking of the Olympic Truce, and Belarus’ support of the attacks. EC joins the International Olympic Committee (IOC), International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) in banning Russian and Belarusian athletes, horses, and officials from sport participation.

In humans the pandemic is showing signs of ebbing. In white-tailed deer and other wildlife, however, infections appear widespread. In 2020, Denmark culled millions of mink to quell a source of zoonotic COVID-19 transmission, the passage of the SARS-CoV-2 virus between humans and animals. Last year, zoo animals including lions, tigers, and gorillas got sick with the virus, presumably infected by their keepers. And earlier this year, pet hamsters were implicated in precipitating a new outbreak in Hong Kong.

The Can-Am Equine All Breeds Expo regrettably announces the postponement of both shows in Ancaster, ON and Chilliwack, BC to spring of 2023.

A gift of $150,000 over three years from the Grand River Agricultural Society (GRAS) to Equine Guelph will initiate the partnership of a multi-year initiative to continue building and developing programs of value to the horse industry.

The Ontario government is investing $2.1 million to train workers for rewarding careers in the horse racing industry. This new training program will provide 250 participants with free training, up to $3,000 to cover expenses, and paid work placements. Employers can also receive up to $1,000 per hire.

Canadian Olympic champion Eric Lamaze has been named the new Technical Advisor, Jumping, which includes acting as Chef d'Equipe for the Canadian Show Jumping Team.

A massive barn fire just outside of Bennington, Nebraska has left one person and several horses dead. The fire, which began around 6:30am on February 3, 2022 destroyed the Heartland Farms facility owned by Canadian Karen Cudmore and her husband, Blair Cudmore.

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