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Canada’s Quarter Horse industry has had a lot to celebrate in 2021, number one being that participation at American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and other affiliate national and regional association events began to resume with the loosening of COVID-19 restrictions. As they made their return to the show pen, Canadian Quarter Horse Association (CQHA) greeted these exhibitors by shipping out CQHA merchandise to be handed out at events across Canada. The CQHA Media Team attended many events, posting live to capture the moments and bring our community closer together.

“Pivoting to Virtual” in Education, Accreditation and Certification - Hands-on practical learning continues to be important and promoted by CanTRA as very valuable; however, due to the challenging times presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, CanTRA has had cause to explore and put in place virtual methods of providing education, accreditation, and certification.

Manitoba Horse Council (MHC) recognizes and celebrates excellence by way of our Annual Awards, which honour the achievements of athletes, volunteers, coaches, and of course our horses. At our Annual General Meeting to be held April 18, 2022 we will be acknowledging community members who have made (and continue to make) a positive difference to our equestrian community, whether through advancement of rider skills or business opportunities.

Morris Animal Foundation is remembering the life and incredible impact of Betty White, President Emeritus, after news of her passing on December 31, 2021, at the age of 99 years.

Fine Lady 5, the horse that carried Canada’s Eric Lamaze to an individual bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games, was officially retired in a special ceremony held Friday night, December 10, during the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final at CHI Geneva, Switzerland.

The FEI President has welcomed the announcement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that equestrian sport will be proposed for inclusion in the Olympic program for the Los Angeles 2028 Games.

2022 Memberships Now Available! HCBC Animal Disaster Relief Fund At Work - In mid-November, 2021 the province of BC was hit with extreme flooding and mudslides in many different regions. Many suffered unimaginable losses and our thoughts are with those affected. The Horse Council BC Animal Disaster Relief Fund was put to use in many ways, but here is one great example.

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