Regional

The Horse Protection Society of BC is calling on friends and valued supporters for help. The barns at their current location are no longer safe for the horses. Horses are all outside now for the summer but they need a new facility before winter sets in.

Following two very successful engagements in Toronto in 2012 and 2015, Odysseo by Cavalia returns to Ontario this summer with its debut run in Mississauga. The $30 million theatrical extravaganza that expands the definition of performance into an epic yet soulful experience, will be presented under the White Big Top next to the Hershey Centre in Mississauga starting in June.

Congratulations to John Swales of Millarville, Alberta, who guided Heza Diamond Spark to the World’s Greatest Horseman Championship at the Celebration of Champions event held in Fort Worth Texas in February. Thirty-six horse-and-rider combinations competed for a shot at the title and the $35,000 winner’s share of the $138,000 total payout on February 18. Swales is the first non-American rider to win the title…

May 12 to 14, 2017

By Nicole Barker

The Mane Event, Equine Education and Trade Fair is a family owned and operated business that hosts equine expos in BC, Alberta, and has recently expanded to Ontario and Scottsdale, Arizona. We have been in operation since 2004 and started simply because we wanted to educate ourselves and our friends on the many aspects of horse training and the many disciplines available. We have owned horses for over 40 years and our two daughters still ride and show competitively. 

The Horse Barn will be hosting their Spring Tent Sale, April 24-30, 2017, in Kamloops BC, offering specials throughout the store! Fom Western wear, tack, saddles, feed, ranch supplies, English tack, art, giftware, custom embroidery, and Western lifestyle - they have everything for you and your horse.

Up to sixty Miniature Horses will be on offer at the Miniature Horse Sale to be held on Saturday, May 27, at Harriston, Ontario. The sale, conducted by Gray’s Auction Service, will start with a Tack and Cart Sale at 10:30 am, followed by the sale of mares, fillies, stallions, geldings, and teams. Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase a quality Miniature Horse.

As show season approaches, horse owners are reminded that the practice of tail alteration in horses in now banned in British Columbia. The ban has been in effect since November 2016, when the registrants of the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia (CVBC) passed a vote in favour of banning cosmetic tail docking of dogs, horses and cattle, and tail alteration in horses. The decision brings British Columbia in line with the majority of provinces across Canada and supports the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association’s (CVMA) position on the practices.

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