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Last year was really something else. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the way we work, play, and celebrate. Like so many other events, COVID-19 forced the cancellation of Horse Council BC's (HCBC) popular BC Equine Education Summit and the Community Talks Travelling Road Show. Our horse community is strong and we are resilient. We will not let COVID-19 bully us.

Equestrian Management Group (EMG) has entered into an agreement that will see the management of the Caledon Equestrian Park in Caledon, ON, turned over to Angelstone Events.

The roughly 500 wild horses living on Canada's Sable Island National Park Reserve are of unique interest to researchers across Canada, who yearn to understand their pivotal role in the Island's 42-kilometre protected and self-contained ecosystem off the coast of Nova Scotia.

Equestrian Canada (EC) extends heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Eva “Evi” Maria Pracht of Stouffville, ON, who passed away on Feb. 15, 2021, at the age of 83.

Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu of Saint-Bruno, Quebec, and All In (Tango x Damiro) firmly maintained their status as Canada’s leading dressage combination with two stellar CDI-W wins during the fifth week of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), held Feb. 11-14, 2021, in Wellington, FL.

Due to overwhelming response, Equine Guelph’s Large Animal Emergency Rescue awareness level workshops, offered on March 4 and March 11, 2021, are full and a waiting list is available for the next offering (date to be announced). These courses are being offered for the first time virtually, at a price of $50+HST. Up to 30 registrants will receive an introduction to Large Animal Rescue equipment and techniques, as well as livestock behaviour and handling. These 90 minute online sessions provide an introduction to best practices for mitigating both handler and animal risk for successful rescues, and provide a foundation for future hands-on practical training.

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Resilience: Rethinking, Restructuring, Reevaluating due to COVID-19 - Every year since 2016, University of Guelph equine faculty and students have organized the Equine Industry Symposium to bring together experts and horse enthusiasts from Canada’s equine community and discuss horse industry issues. In 2020, there was only one topic on everyone’s mind: how Canada’s equine industry would make it through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and what the industry would look like in its aftermath.

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