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On September 29, 2017, the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) announced that Boehringer Ingelheim, a global pharmaceutical company and the world’s biggest equine health business, has joined forces with the FEI – the global governing body for horse sport - to promote equine health and education.

Congratulations to John Swales of Millarville, Alberta, who guided Heza Diamond Spark to the World’s Greatest Horseman Championship at the Celebration of Champions event held in Fort Worth Texas in February. Thirty-six horse-and-rider combinations competed for a shot at the title and the $35,000 winner’s share of the $138,000 total payout on February 18. Swales is the first non-American rider to win the title…

The weather was almost perfect for the 2017 Cactus Reining Classic held March 22 to 26, 2017, at Scottsdale, Arizona, and there was definitely a great turnout of terrific exhibitors.

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Equine welfare charities Brooke, The Donkey Sanctuary, SPANA and World Horse Welfare announce their first formal coalition - The world’s leading international equine welfare charities: Brooke, The Donkey Sanctuary, SPANA and World Horse Welfare, announced their first formal coalition on March 17, 2017. Formed specifically to put policy into practice, the coalition aims to advise, motivate, and support the implementation of the first-ever global welfare standards for working horses, donkeys and mules. These landmark standards were approved by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) in May 2016 following advocacy and technical support from Brooke and World Horse Welfare.

May 23-27, 2017 - Over $115,000 in Added Money! The Time Has Come – The Competition Is Set – We’ve Broken Tradition! The first Wild Card Reining Challenge in Las Vegas, Nevada was held May 25th through the 29th, 2016. Hosted by the South Point Hotel, Casino and Equestrian Center, the “Wild Card” was specifically created to offer young reining horses more time to receive the training they need to begin long and sound careers in the demanding sport of reining.

Cabral, affectionately known as “JP”, the horse ridden by Rio Paralympic Games Grade II medallist Natasha Baker of Great Britain, has been put down. The 2001 dark bay Polish-bred gelding sustained a small cut while grazing in his field on February 22, 2017 at Baker’s parent’s farm, and subsequently developed a bacterial infection.

West Coast Dressage Convention – April 8-9, 2017

An amazing two-day teaching clinic with Carl Hester, MBE Olympic Gold Medalist, will be held this spring at Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, California. On the weekend of April 8 and 9, 2017, SHProductions will present the Fourth Annual West Coast Dressage Convention with Carl Hester.