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Schleese Saddlery Service announced on July 15, 2016, that as part of their 30th anniversary celebration, they will be giving away 30 saddles to deserving organizations or individuals over the coming year.

A new pilot program is launching in Ontario to test an electronic Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) submission and certificate production system that private EIA accredited veterinarians and approved laboratories could have the option of using in the future.

Ten equestrian athletes chosen to represent Canada On July 14, 2016, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Equestrian Canada (EC) named the ten athletes nominated to represent Team Canada in equestrian at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games from August 5 to 21.

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the global governing body for equestrian sport, announced on June 6, 2016, that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Olympic Channel. The FEI is one of 27 International Federations to have signed an agreement with the IOC to work together to bring sport to a massively increased television audience worldwide.

Frank Chapot, six-time Olympian and USA Jumping coach, passed away peacefully on June 20, 2016 at the Somerset Valley Assisted Living Center in Bound Brook, NJ. He was 84.

Simple ways for owners and handlers to protect horses from disease - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in partnership with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Equine Canada and its equine sector organizations has developed a National Farm and Facility Level Biosecurity Standard for the Equine Sector.

On June 21, 2016, the FEI published the long lists (FEI nominated entries) of athletes and horses for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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