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Canadians played a major role in a new program designed by the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) to support their Professional Horsemen Association, which was facilitated over two days in person in a workshop format hosted at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 16 to 18, 2024.

john swales million dollar club, National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA)

John Swales is the first Canadian rider to win over $1 million in lifetime earnings in National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) classes and join the prestigious NRCHA Million Dollar Club. Swales earnings surpassed $1 million during the Alberta Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity, Derby, & Cow Horse Show in Claresholm, Alberta at the end of August 2023. He’s only the 27th rider to achieve the feat.

Canadian-bred horses earned a total of 22 All American Quarter Horse Congress Championship titles, 14 Reserve Championships and one Grand Championship at the 2023 American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and National Snaffle Bit Association sanctioned show. Hosted by the Ohio Quarter Horse Association in Columbus, Ohio, the show was held from September 26 to October 22 at the Ohio State Expo Center. Traditionally this show is one of the biggest and most prestigious events within the North American Quarter Horse market.

CADORA Inc. is thrilled to announce that it will once again be hosting two Stephen Clarke clinics this year. The first will be held on September 23-24, at Esther Mortimer and Harper MacKenzie’s M2 Dressage Centre in Millgrove, Ontario; the second on September 30–October 1, at Fairlawn Equestrian Centre in Brentwood Bay, BC, owned and operated by Nicky, Sam, and Vanessa Reid and John Hannam.

The Can-Am Equine All Breeds Expo regrettably announces the postponement of both shows in Ancaster, ON and Chilliwack, BC to spring of 2023.

As of July 1, 2023, EC Coach Status is required for all Canadian residents coaching athletes at EC sanctioned competitions and activities as follows:

Here Comes the Judge! Guelph, ON July 4, 2023 — It’s official! Five provincial equestrian associations have partnered with Equine Guelph to offer online training for those interested in becoming horse show judges in grassroots circuits. Entry level judges are a vital part of equestrian sport and now the opportunity to train to become a recognized provincial official will be offered on through the new Provincial Foundations Officials Course.

A record crowd of 10,000 people came through the turnstiles to attend the Can-Am All Breeds Equine Expo March 31-April 2, 2023. The event, which had been postponed for the last three years due to the pandemic, debuted at its new location at the Ancaster Fairgrounds in Ontario.

Enhancing the understanding of the role of horses in human health and learning. The annual Equine Industry Symposium shared the latest research and updates on the topic of horses in human health and learning with over 550 delegates attending over three sessions from November 21-23, 2022 with hundreds more registering to receive the online sessions.

Equine Canada

February 2, 2023 – With the Pan American Games on the horizon in October 2023 and the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games only 18 months away, the High Performance Advisory Group - Jumping (HPAG) and Equine Canada (EC) are pleased to announce Ian Millar, CM as the new Technical Advisor (TA), Jumping for Canada’s national show jumping team.