International & National

Tim Stockdale, the British Jumping athlete who was a member of Team GBR at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, has passed away after a short battle against cancer. He was 54. He was a passionate supporter of all aspects of the Jumping discipline, both as an athlete and as a trainer, and was proud to have jumped on British teams in the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2002 in Jerez (ESP), the FEI European Championships 2009 on home soil in Windsor (GBR), and more than 50 FEI Nations Cup™ competitions.

Ottawa, ON, Nov. 23, 2018 – After successfully leading the Equestrian Canada (EC) Jumping Talent ID program for three years as the Youth Development Program Advisor, Canadian Olympian Beth Underhill is stepping down from the position to focus on her riding, students, and business.

Ottawa, ON, Nov. 27, 2018 – Canadian Show Jumping Team horse, Ole, passed away at the age of 22 on November 23, 2018 following a long and happy retirement. Born in 1996, the Dutch Warmblood gelding (Burggraaf x Dukaat) was an iconic horse for the Canadian Equestrian Team.

Ottawa, ON, Nov. 21, 2018 – Equestrian Canada (EC) extends heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Elizabeth Bordeaux of Surrey, BC, who passed away peacefully on Nov. 18, 2018 at the age of 82.

Focus on Professionalism and Standards - On October 27, the University of Guelph held its third annual Equine Industry Symposium in which horse enthusiasts from all backgrounds in the industry set their sights on issues in our highly diverse $19 billion industry. The symposium was organized by Equine Management students in the Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management degree at the University of Guelph, and they chose professionalism and standards as the focus of a community-wide discussion for the day-long event.

Find Them with a Fire Safety Site Visit - No one sees the hidden hazards in your horse barn quite like an expert. One simple call to your local fire department for a site walk through may be the best investment you make to protect your herd. As advocates of prevention, featuring the Barn Fire Prevention Tool as Equine Guelph’s Tool of the Month for November, Equine Guelph and tool sponsor, Heartland Farm Mutual set out to discover the benefits of making that call.

Oct. 4, 2018 - Olympian Yann Candele conducted a two-day Competitive Edge riding clinic for New Brunswick’s show jumping team at Foshay South in Hampton, NB. The event was part of the Long Term Equestrian Development program sponsored by the New Brunswick Equestrian Association (NBEA) under the auspices of Equestrian Canada.

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