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On November 21, 2016, Schleese Saddlery Service Ltd. announced the first group of winners in its year-long 30th Anniversary Saddle Giveaway. Sabine Schleese, Director of Corporate Affairs stated, “We started this giveaway as a celebration of our 30 years in business and to support deserving individuals in the equine industry. We were thrilled to receive so many applications nominating worthy organizations and riders, and today we’re announcing the first eight winners with another 22 to come over the course of the year.”

A new exhibit showcasing the role of horses during World War I and the veterinarians of the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps will run until April 2017 at the Wellington County Museum and Archives, near Elora, Ontario.

There’s yet more evidence to support the therapeutic benefits of simply being around horses. In recognition of Global One Health Day on November 3, 2016, Darlene Chalmers of the University of Regina (U of R) and Colleen Dell of the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) have released research results showing that people who participated in mental health and addictions treatment programs involving interactions with horses reported therapeutic benefits in their healing.

Equine Guelph has launched the new Barn Fire Prevention online tool as a resource for horse owners. Responding to the high incidence of barn fires in Ontario last winter, Equine Guelph has developed a tool that is easy to use and provides horse owners with interactive assessments for their individual facilities.

The 2016 Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association Award winners have been selected. CanTRA is honoured to present the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year, Outstanding Instructor of the Year, Outstanding Administrator of the Year and Therapy Horse of the Year.

Newly-crowned Olympic Show Jumping Champion Nick Skelton of Great Britain and two-time Olympic Eventing Champion Michael Jung of Germany will be among the top athletes competing at this year’s Royal Horse Show, held as part of The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in downtown Toronto, ON, from November 4 to 13, 2016.

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