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Rising Stars Youth Dressage was established in 2004 as an all youth Dressage and Hack Show at Heritage Park in Chilliwack, BC. The vision of the Rising Stars committee was to encourage more youth participation in Dressage. Its mission is to provide youth riders, 21 years and under, the opportunity to participate in a dressage competition that is exclusively their own, in an environment that provides a fair playing field for youth riders of different age groups to compete against their peer group at all levels of skill, from beginners to advanced.

Guelph, ON April 18, 2019 - Researchers at the University of Guelph are leading the way in equine research again, this time with studies looking at tools that may help predict disease spread in horse populations. The studies were published in early January. In the first study, researchers looked at using small, non-invasive radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, placed under vet wrap on each horse’s halter, to collect data on which horses came into contact with one another on horse farms

April 8, 2019 – During the 2019 foal season, the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) will cover the cost of conducting equine necropsy (post-mortem) examinations on aborted fetuses, stillbirths or euthanized foals that are suspected to be cases of warmblood fragile foal syndrome (WFFS).

The University of Guelph periodically calls together Canada’s horse community, to develop a consensus on the community’s shared national priorities. The university’s most recent Equine Industry Symposium (EIS) has now created the Guelph Equine Public Policy Group, to advance those priorities with Canada’s governments and public institutions.

It was 2007, and I was a fledgling professor attending my first International Society for Equitation Science (ISES) conference in Michigan, USA. Having attended previous scientific conferences, I had a preconceived vision of long, boring talks in darkened rooms designed to encourage napping, interspersed with coffee and cookies, and occasional glimpses of the lovely weather outside I was missing. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

March 21, 2019 – The Ontario Government will provide $10 million per year to support programs for breeders and horse people through the Horse Improvement Program (HIP). The funding will support breeding and industry development for Ontario-bred horses and will be administered by Ontario Racing, replacing the Enhanced Horse Improvement Program previously administered by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

February 20, 2019, Saskatoon, SK – The 8th Annual Saskatchewan Equine Expo, held on the weekend of February 14 – 17, 2019, at Saskatoon’s Prairieland Park, showcased the diversity of the equine industry with demonstrations, competitions, and information sessions.

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