2024 Horse Council BC Memberships, BC Summer Games 2024, BC Equestrian Trails Fund Update

Summertime is show season for all riders across Canada, and riders with disabilities are no exception. Many riders with disabilities enjoy the chance to compete and ride with others to show their horse-riding abilities. There are many different kinds of opportunities for riders with special needs to enjoy competition including in-house shows, local schooling shows, and Para-Equestrian Canada video competitions.

Guelph, ON, August 9, 2023 — This summer, Equine Guelph celebrates its 20th anniversary. The award-winning centre at the University of Guelph is dedicated to improving the health and welfare of horses through education and research.

Learning from lesson horses - Do you remember your first lesson horse? Was it a wizened old schoolmaster, retired from his horse show days, who patiently taught you how to post the trot and pick a hoof?

CADORA Inc. is thrilled to announce that it will once again be hosting two Stephen Clarke clinics this year. The first will be held on September 23-24, at Esther Mortimer and Harper MacKenzie’s M2 Dressage Centre in Millgrove, Ontario; the second on September 30–October 1, at Fairlawn Equestrian Centre in Brentwood Bay, BC, owned and operated by Nicky, Sam, and Vanessa Reid and John Hannam.

Adaptive tack is used in therapeutic riding to compensate for the rider’s physical or cognitive limitations, thereby enabling safe riding accomplishment. There is a wide range of adaptive tack and here is an introduction to the most commonly used items in a Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA) accredited program. None of the adaptive tack described here affects the well-being of the horse.

The Canadian Quarter Horse Association’s (CQHA) Breeders Committee launched a program in 2022 to reward Canadian-bred Quarter Horses excelling in their disciplines at events nationwide sanctioned by American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and/or AQHA/CQHA Affiliate partners.