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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.

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Kick off your Summit weekend by attending one of these fantastic Friday seminars! “Professional Day” is for anyone who wants to learn! 2020 Coaches Professional Day - Equestrian Canada is launching a Coach License system that is going to affect all coaches and instructors. We have invited a panel of experts to present information on Coach Licensing and then we will open up for a Question and Answer session with these experts.

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.

November 2 – 4, 2018, Saskatoon, SK - Saskatchewan Association of Veterinary Technologists - The 34th Annual Saskatchewan Association of Veterinary Technologists' Conference will take place November 2 to 4, 2018, at the Saskatoon Inn and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. We are excited to host Registered Veterinary Technologists (RVTs) and those dedicated to animals and veterinary medicine from throughout Canada and the United States, and focus on animal wellness and welfare. Our conference is one of the only conferences specifically geared towards RVTs and the crucial work that they do. This weekend is vital to the continued development of RVTs.

Two days of intense competition saw riders from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island sharing in the spoils at the 2018 Atlantic Canada Equestrian (ACE) Championships in Dressage. Each province fielded a Long Term Equestrian Development (LTED) program throughout the spring and summer through which teams and individual competitors prepared for the final event.

September 6-9, 2018 - The Glow Slot, 4D & Charity Barrel Racing Event is Canada’s largest annual barrel racing event of its kind. British Columbia’s first-ever 100% payback, 4D Equal Payout Slot Race offers 250 slots for $250 each to barrel racers from all over BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Washington, Oregon, and Montana the chance to run for $62,500. Plus, over $120,000 in prizes, awards and vouchers are up for grabs.

Late winter is a time of looking forward, looking back. Horse people, especially those on the prairies, are looking forward to spring. The days are getting longer and we are all waiting impatiently for signs of change. Did you REALLY see some hair giving way on that horse’s rear end? Maybe not.