Interviews & Profiles

Ponies for a Cause

By Emily Penn - Twelve-year-old Diquita Cardinal is a dedicated horse lover on a mission. Two years ago, her cousin Tianna Skyrpan, now 13, was diagnosed with cancer, and she has been undergoing chemotherapy ever since.

Connecting Through Touch with Equine Massage Therapist Sidonia McIntyre

Interviewed by Ceileidh Sager - Absolutely dedicated to giving back to the animal she calls “the perfect creature,” human registered massage therapist (RMT) turned certified equine massage therapist (CEMT), Sidonia McIntyre, has spent over a decade developing and refining her own unique equine massage program. Seeing her clients benefitting from this program, Sidonia realized the need for more people to learn about the value of massage to equine wellness, so she retired from active practice in 2007 to devote herself to educating horse owners and enthusiasts.

Standardbred Showcase

By Jess Hallas-Kilcoyne - “Standardbred? What’s that? It moves funny!” was Kelly McLaughlin’s reaction upon being introduced to her first Standardbred. But for more than 15 years now, McLaughlin has been an advocate for the breed, first as the program coordinator at the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society (OSAS), and now as president and one of the founders of Standardbred Showcase Riding Club, a non-profit corporation whose mandate is the promotion of the Standardbred as a performance horse in the English, Western, and driving disciplines.

Committed to Community

By Jess Hallas-Kilcoyne - When one thinks of dream barns, a therapeutic riding centre is typically not the first thing to come to mind. But Paralympian rider Alexander (Sandy) J. Mitchell (who will be competing in his fourth Paralympic competition in London in 2012) had a vision of a world class facility that catered to the elite equestrian and special needs rider alike. WindReach Farm was the result.

By Margaret Evans - Two and a half years ago, horse trainer Will Clinging took a time out to take stock of where his career was going. Priorities were shifting. He was constantly working away from his home in Merritt, BC, and always missing his family. Something had to give.

Sumac Farms

By Jess Hallas-Kilcoyne - As horse people, we’ve all dreamed about walking out the back door of our house, across the lawn, to a beautiful stable filled with happy horses. Whether your fantasy is of a cozy two stall barn or a 25 stall show facility, functionality and safety come first…which isn’t to say that beauty and luxury can’t be a part of your dream barn too.

Watch horseman, Jonathan Field, with his top performance horses in this action-packed demo video showcasing what Jonathan has achieved with horses.




I LOVE HORSES tote bag


"I Love Horses" adult colouring book


Manitoba Horse Council


Tractor Ranch