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April 3 - 5, 2020 - The Can-Am All Breeds Equine Expo is thrilled to announce its return to the Markham Fairgrounds for the 2020 show. Eastern Canada’s premier equine event will take place April 3-5, 2020, bringing together thousands of horse lovers and industry partners all under one roof for a great weekend for everyone from the seasoned horse person to the weekend rider and everyone in between. The Can-Am Equine Expo 2020 will feature a lineup of international clinicians free with admission, family-fun entertainment and performances, all indoor shopping, and free on-site parking.

Hamilton Police are looking for help in naming their newest Mounted Patrol Unit horse. The five-year-old Percheron-cross is scheduled to begin patrolling the streets in early spring 2020, but not before Hamiltonians help pick its name.

It’s back! BC’s premiere Equine Education Conference will once again be bringing you top internationally recognized professionals presenting the latest findings in equine health, welfare, and training.

We had a wet Saturday and a sunny Sunday for the 2019 Multi-Discipline Team Challenge (formerly the Manitoba Equestrian Championships) at Manitoba Horse Council’s Equestrian Facility in Birds Hill Park, Winnipeg, on September 21 and 22. This year, we traded the East vs West format and created eight teams of nine riders — each with at least one rider representing one of the seven disciplines participating (Eventing, Western Dressage, Driving, Competitive Trail, Endurance and Hunter/Jumper).

2020 Memberships Now Available - Horse Council BC (HCBC) is the provincial organization for equestrian sport and recreation in the province. HCBC also represents the interests of the equine industry in all sectors throughout British Columbia and connects and strengthens the BC horse community.

Manitoba horse riders have had a busy summer, with many very successful shows put on by their more than 20 member clubs. Manitoba Horse Council’s (MHC) Equestrian Facility in Bird’s Hill Park has been home to many of these shows, and MHC Facility staff have been busy working on upgrades and ring changes, along with some new equipment. The Facility was used for the 1999 Pan American Games, and as a 20-year remembrance on Horse Day on June 1st this year, MHC held a trail ride and wagon ride around the cross-country courses. A scrapbook of photos was put together by MHC member Helen Martin, and Geri Sweet, one of our longest-serving volunteers (and Board member in many positions) gave a colour commentary during the rides.

Join the Fun! BC Summer Games are coming to Maple Ridge in 2020!

By Jocelyn Adams

Are You A BC Rider or Vaulter Between the Ages of 12 and 18?

Be part of the Equestrian Team at the BC Summer Games in Maple Ridge. Qualify for the BC Summer Games to be held July 23 to 26, 2020, at local qualifier shows around the province from now until June 2020.

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