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Why choose to be accredited? Currently 58 CanTRA member programs across Canada offer a safe and knowledgeable environment for children and adults with special needs. In providing riding tuition and equine facilitated groundwork programs, safety is of paramount importance for our students.

Manitoba Horse Council Appoints New Executive Director - On October 4, 2021, Manitoba Horse Council (MHC) welcomed a new Executive Director (ED), Diane David.

2022 HCBC Memberships Now Available! We want to let you know that the transfer of data to our new database WISEBOX is complete and 2022 memberships are available. Be sure to refresh your browser from our website to get the correct site. The easiest way is to be on the page and press the F5 button on your keyboard.

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In southwestern British Columbia, damage and destruction continue to mount as a result of the “atmospheric river” event that brought torrential rain from November 13 – 15 before subsiding on November 16. The heavy rain caused river levels to rise and flood warnings were issued in many areas ahead of widespread flooding and several mudslides that left thousands of people stranded or cut off from essential services. As of noon on November 17, there were 54 evacuation orders and alerts in place in BC due to floods or landslides.

On November 6, during the final evening of Royal West in Calgary, AB, Alicia Gadban-Lewis of Delta, BC, captured the coveted victory in a field of over 22 horse athlete combinations and the $75,000 Spirit of the West Cup sponsored by Truman Homes. The Royal West Jumping Tournaments were held from October 27 to November 6, 2021, at Stampede Park in Calgary, Alberta, and presented by Rocky Mountain Show Jumping.

Equestrian is to be dropped from the five-discipline Olympic event of Modern Pentathlon, with horse riding likely to be replaced by cycling after the Paris 2024 Summer Games.

On Saturday, October 30, the Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa-Carleton Inc. (TROtt), was delighted to receive a surprise donation of $20,000 from the Central Canada Exhibition Association (SuperEx). Since the recent dissolution of the SuperEx, former directors of their board have chosen a variety of worthy agricultural causes in the community to which to donate assets. Directors Sandie Harkins and Ashley Lamoureux chose TROtt as their beneficiary.

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