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Canada’s Lauren Barwick closed out the Para-dressage competition with a sixth place finish in the Grade II Freestyle on September 16 at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, BRA.

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Meet your Canadian Equestrian Team athletes heading to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, September 7 to 18. The all-female team includes two Paralympic veterans and two athletes making their debut in Rio. At 33 years of age, Robyn Andrews is making her debut at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. She hails from St. John’s NF, and will be competing on Fancianna.

On September 22 - 25, 2016, draft horses and mules from all across North America will meet at the Bonner County Fairgrounds in Sandpoint, Idaho for the 40th Annual North Idaho Draft Horse and Mule show. Competition will run from the afternoon of Thursday, September 22 right through Sunday, September 25 with a range of classes showcasing the talents of these wonderful equines and their people.

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Few bulls show signs of stress or anxiety just before bucking performance - A new study by a renowned animal welfare and behaviour expert at the University of Calgary looks at the stress levels of bucking bulls at the Calgary Stampede. The study — the first to examine the handling of bucking bulls before a rodeo performance — found that few bulls show signs of stress or anxiety. “The major conclusion of our study was that at this specific rodeo, the majority of bulls did not show behavioural indicators of fear prior to the performance,” says Dr. Ed Pajor, professor in animal behaviour and welfare at the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) and Anderson-Chisholm Chair in Animal Care and Welfare. “The evidence does not support concerns that bulls were agitated prior to performance.”

Haygain, the world’s only manufacturer of scientifically proven hay steamers, is pleased to announce a new partnership with System Fencing Stalls and Equipment to distribute Haygain products in Canada. Haygain’s range of scientifically proven, patented hay steamers eliminate respirable dust in hay and haylage, kill mould spores and bacteria, and produce hygienically clean, palatable forage.

The Pacific Association of the Andalusian & Lusitano Horse (PAALH) is proud to announce their 13th annual show, to be held at the Westerner Event Centre in Red Deer, Alberta, August 12-14, 2016!

New Brand, Name, Logo & Website for EC - Equine Canada officially transitioned into a new and exciting brand, including a new logo and new name, Equestrian Canada (EC).

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