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During a nationally-televised meeting in Beijing, China, delegates from Equine Canada industry associations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the China Horse Industry Association (CHIA) on March 30, 2016, for the purposes of working together, and ultimately opening the borders for trading horses and knowledge between the two countries.

Las Vegas 2016 - The 2016 Wild Card Reining Challenge (WCRC) show debuts this spring in Las Vegas, Nevada. This brand new event, scheduled for May 25 to 29, 2016 at the South Point Event Center, will include the Four-Year-Old Reining Futurity.

Belinda Trussell of Stouffville, ON and her mount, Anton, danced their way to a Bronze Medal in the CDIO 3* Grand Prix Freestyle, held April 1, 2016 as the individual final in the Stillpoint Farm Nations’ Cup in Wellington, FL.

The Canadian Dressage Team captured the Team Silver Medal in the CDIO 3* Stillpoint Farm Nations’ Cup, stepping up to the podium on March 31, 2016. The nations’ cup is the feature event of the 12th and final week of the prestigious Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), running March 30 to April 2, and providing top riders from around the world the chance to compete for their country in a team-based event.

A total of six nations will be making their Olympic and Paralympic debuts at Rio 2016 when they field athletes for the equestrian disciplines of Jumping, Dressage, Eventing, and Para-Equestrian Dressage.

Come help us celebrate our 10th anniversary in Red Deer, Alberta, on April 21-24, 2016 at Westerner Park - The Mane Event Equine Education and Trade Fair will host an outstanding lineup of clinicians, trade show vendors, the new Pro-Am Competition on Thursday night, the Friday and Saturday night Equine Experiences, and the very popular Trainers Challenge (expanded to four days, four trainers and four judges). There is something for almost every equine enthusiast at this year’s expo.

Now is the time to become a certified riding instructor/barn manager, or to achieve certification at a higher level - just like you always wanted to. Auditing is also available. The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) offers many Certification Clinics throughout the US and Canada in 2016. And if you want to be a Standard Instructor in English and/or Western disciplines - or an Equine Facility Manager, Overnight Trail Guide, Day Ride Trail Guide, Combined Instructor/Trail Guide, Instructor of Riders with Disabilities, Seasonal Equestrian Staff, Driving Instructor, Recreational or Commercial Driver, or a Vaulting Coach – CHA has you covered. As the largest equine professional certifying organization in North America, CHA has been in existence for almost 50 years and has certified more than 25,000 instructors and equine facility managers.