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Sunnybrook Stables, the site of one of Canada’s first indoor riding arenas, was the scene of a massive barn fire in the early morning hours of May 21, 2018. Up to 50 Toronto firefighters battled the two-alarm blaze that broke out around 3 a.m. EST, engulfing one barn and spreading to another. Sixteen horses died, and 13 more horses were moved to safety from the second burning barn, and later moved again to the Canadian National Exhibition grounds with the assistance of the Toronto Police Mounted Unit.

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Justice the Horse Sues Former Abuser - Justice, an eight-year-old horse, is a party to a lawsuit filed on May 1, 2018, against his former abuser to recover the costs of his ongoing medical care and his pain and suffering. Justice is represented by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), the nation’s preeminent legal advocacy organization for animals. If successful, this ground-breaking lawsuit would be the first to establish that animals have a legal right to sue their abusers in court.

When special guests come to stay at anyone’s house, there is usually much fluffing of beds and frenzy in the kitchen, along with extra vacuuming and dusting. Manitoba’s special guests this year are being treated no differently. “Cavalia is coming back!” Word went out earlier this year, and Manitoba Horse Council received a flurry of emails and phone calls looking for tickets. But we didn’t know anything yet! We left calls with the company to find out more.

The 2018 theme for National Volunteer Week (promoted in April each year across Canada) was “Celebrate the Value of Volunteering: Building confidence, competence, connections and community.” How apt this is for therapeutic riding?!

Ottawa, ON, April 6, 2018 – Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce that nominations are officially open for the 2018 EC Board of Directors.

Ottawa, ON, April 6, 2018 – The horse community extends heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the late Conrad Laurin of Laval, QC, who passed away due to cancer on April 1, 2018 at the age of 84.

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