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A horse and rider were struck by a Canadian National Railways train just outside Rayleigh in Kamloops, BC, on Sunday morning, January 12, 2020. Sadly, the horse, Rory, was found dead at the scene, and the rider, Jordan Camille, is recovering in hospital with numerous injuries including a broken shoulder, a concussion, and a lacerated kidney.

Every Coach to be Licensed and Certified by 2025 - Following unanimous program approval from the Equestrian Canada (EC) Board, we were very proud to unveil the EC Coach Licensing Program during the 2019 EC Convention on November 2, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario.

The Equine Science Diploma program at Olds College, Alberta, has been suspended for the Fall of 2020 intake. A statement on the Olds College website confirms that current students will not be impacted by the change.

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We are excited to present the album of Winners, Runners-up, and Honourable Mentions in our 2019 Celebration of Horses Photo Contest. Our sincere thanks to everyone who shared their special moments and memories with our readers, and to our super sponsor, CANADIAN SADDLERY.

Are you interested in pursuing the calling of therapeutic equine-assisted activities? We are bringing together Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA) experts from a diversity of fields from across the country to meet together at Olds College, in Olds, Alberta, from May 29 to 31, 2020.

This past week, Schleese Saddlery Service Ltd. was honoured twice – once locally as a finalist for Innovator of the Year at the Business Excellence Awards through the Chamber of Commerce, and once with a prestigious, globally recognized award as winner of Female CEO of the Year in the category of Women in Business through the International Trade Council. The “Go Global – Think Globally 2019” international conference was held October 22-23 in Chicago and saw more than 200 attendees from over 37 countries around the globe. Over 3800 entries for 60 categories were received, with the conference offering non-stop workshops and seminars on everything to do with exporting and global positioning.

The 25th anniversary of the Canadian Warmblood Horse Association’s Fall Classic Sale was a great success. The arena at Westerner Park, Red Deer, Alberta, was standing-room only as the sale got underway at 6pm on Saturday, October 5. The decorations were outstanding, the food and wine offered were superior, and the horses set a new standard in quality and pedigree.




Olds College. Join us at Preview Day! January 31, 2020.