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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.

Horseplay Program - We want to encourage you to learn, practice good horsemanship, and play! We have launched our Horse Play Program that allows members to record their horse activity whether they are watching a clinic, cleaning a stall, or taking their horse on a trail. This is a FREE all-inclusive program for Horse Council BC (HCBC) members ages 13 and up, and enters members into draws to win monthly, quarterly, and yearly prizes. Prizes include gift cards from BC-based equestrian businesses!

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

The once celebrated United States Show Jumping Olympian Rich Fellers was arrested June 7, 2021, after an indictment by a Grand Jury for four counts of second degree sexual abuse of 18-year-old Maggie Kehring. A former student of Fellers, Kehring was only 17 at the time the allegations of misconduct took place in her apartment.

As of July 1, 2023, EC Coach Status is required for all Canadian residents coaching athletes at EC sanctioned competitions and activities as follows:

Here Comes the Judge! Guelph, ON July 4, 2023 — It’s official! Five provincial equestrian associations have partnered with Equine Guelph to offer online training for those interested in becoming horse show judges in grassroots circuits. Entry level judges are a vital part of equestrian sport and now the opportunity to train to become a recognized provincial official will be offered on TheHorsePortal.ca through the new Provincial Foundations Officials Course.

There are dozens of Canadian Therapeutic Riding (CanTRA) programs across the country. Most are registered charities or not-for-profit organizations, and volunteers are very important in helping these programs to thrive and flourish. It is important to check that the program near you is a member of CanTRA, and therefore operating from an accredited facility with CanTRA certified instructors.

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