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Equestrian Events Inc. (EEI) is cancelling the 2020 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian™ and the Kentucky CSI3* Invitational Grand Prix presented by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. The events had been scheduled for April 23 - 26, 2020 at the Kentucky Horse Park, in Lexington KY.

Following last week’s communiqué to National Federations on the recommendations from the World Health Organisation (WHO) regarding Mass Gatherings and the necessity of Event Organisers to conduct a full risk assessment together with local authorities, the FEI has issued a further message to the equestrian community...

Live Harness Racing Will Continue without Spectators at Woodbine Mohawk Park - In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of the safety of customers, employees, horsepeople and the larger community, Woodbine Entertainment announced today that it will be closing Woodbine Mohawk Park and Woodbine Racetrack to the general public for a minimum of two weeks.

March 14, 2020 - The organizers of the Kamloops Cowboy Festival regret to inform the public that due to the circumstances beyond their control, they have decided to cancel the March 19 - 22, 2020 Festival. If you have already purchased tickets you will be refunded on the credit card that you used to purchase them. There is no need to contact festival organizers. If you booked a room at the Coast Hotel in the Cowboy Festival block it will be cancelled automatically. If you booked a room somewhere else you should phone them directly to cancel. Thank you from the Kamloops Cowboy Festival.

March 23, 2020 – In its daily situation review, the Spruce Meadows Organizing Committee and the Spruce Meadows Crisis Management Committee have arrived at the decision to cancel the remainder of the Winter Farewell tournament’s weekend competitions currently scheduled for March 14 and 15.

handling horses safely, equine guelph research, parents of horse lovers, coaches of child horse riders

Ph.D. candidate Lara Genik and Dr. C. Meghan McMurtry from the University of Guelph’s Department of Psychology conducted a survey at the 2015 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (RAWF) in Toronto, looking into the prevalence and impact of less studied painful incidents among children while handling and riding horses. Genik’s research survey set out to understand common painful incidents associated with riding and to gain insight that could potentially lead to intervention through safety and educational programming.

March 13, 2020 - With the health and safety of our community top of mind, the Calgary Stampede has made the decision to postpone the 2020 Chuckwagon Canvas Auction and cancel the 35th annual Aggie Days.

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