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Inmates are learning to care for large animals through a unique program on the grounds of the Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC) near Oliver. Through a partnership with the Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB), trained handlers are on hand each morning to guide up to six participating inmates in the care, feeding, grooming, and washing of two horses: Roanie, a red-roan, nine-year-old Mustang, and Gypsy, a gold-brown, 18-year-old Quarter-Mustang. While participants won’t be riding the range, the horse program is designed to put them back in the saddle with new job skills when they’re released from custody.

The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is an 18-day fair held annually at the end of August in Toronto, Ontario. Visitors come to enjoy the variety of events hosted by the CNE reflecting the charming character of Toronto and the surrounding area while highlighting historical traditions. The CNE attracts youth to the equine industry through two main attractions: Horsepower Live and Horse Capades, both of which are free after general admission to the CNE, increasing the attractiveness of these events to potential visitors.

The spectacular pacer, Somebeachsomewhere, lost his battle with stomach cancer on January 14, 2018. After retiring from racing nine years ago, he became the most expensive breeding stallion in North America, siring horses that made more than $80 million in winnings.

A 48-year-old woman from Minden Hills, Ontario has been convicted of animal cruelty under the Ontario SPCA Act following an investigation that led to the removal of four horses in her care.

Welcome to the album of winners, runners-up, and honourable mentions in our 2017 Celebration of Horses Photo Contest. This year the selection of photos was outstanding in all six categories, making judging rather challenging and a whole lot of fun! Our sincere thanks to everyone who shared the special moments and memories of their beautiful babies, beloved equine friends, and hardworking partners – and congratulations to the winners.

January 2, 2018 — Nominations have officially opened for the Equestrian Canada (EC) National Awards, and will remain open until February 7, 2018 at 4 pm ET.

On December 21, 2017, Woodbine Entertainment announced a donation of $10,000 USD to the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) to assist those impacted by the tragic Lilac Fire at San Luis Rey Downs Training Center in Bonsall, California.

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