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Akaash Maharaj Stands Down as CEO of Equine Canada

It is with sincere regret that Equine Canada reports that Akaash Maharaj has announced his decision to stand down from his post as our Chief Executive Officer. Akaash accepted the position of CEO in 2008, stating that he would remain in the role for one quadrennial cycle.

Belgian-American Group to Provide Footing for London Olympic Competition Arena

A Belgian-American group is being brought in to provide London Olympic equestrian arena footing of a mix of sand, felt and fiber identical to competition arenas around the world including Florida’s mammoth Palm Beach complex and the 2008 Beijing Games. Bart Poels of Belgium and Brett Raflowitz of Equestrian Services International of Palm City, Florida–partners in arena ventures around the world–have joined with the British company, Andrews Bowen Ltd., that was originally awarded the contract to provide the Olympic riding surface.

Egads! Where's Your Helmet Ma'am?

The Queen marked the start of her Diamond Jubilee year with a New Year's ride in the grounds of Sandringham House. The 85-year-old monarch wrapped up warmly against the elements in blue riding jacket and cream jodhpurs as she exercised her horse at the Norfolk estate...but conspicuously missing was a helmet.

Sherlock Holmes - Can You Ride? - Video

Horses - dangerous at both ends and crafty in the middle.

Todd in final four for NZ Sportsman of the Year

Equestrian legend Mark Todd is among the final four contenders for New Zealand Sportsman of the Year. Todd, 55, was nominated after his win in the three-day Badminton Horse Trials in April aboard Land Vision, where be beat a lineup of the world's best eventers. It was Todd's fourth win in the event.

2012 Date and Location Approved for Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships

The dates and location of the 2012 Adequan/FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North have been designated. The competition will take place at the Kentucky Horse Park from July 18-22, 2012 - the week before the Olympic Games commence in London.

Conan O'Brien & Martha Stewart with her Friesians

Originally filmed about 4 years ago, but still very funny!


The FEI has set up a new system to allow external parties to submit suggestions for consideration for the 2013 Equine Prohibited Substances List.

Canadian Eventing names Eventing Team for the 2011 Pam American Games

Following a successful spring and summer training and competition program, the Canadian Eventing High Performance Committee is pleased to announce the names of the Canadian Eventing Team who will compete in the Pan American Games Guadalajara Mexico October 21-23, 2011.


France and Sweden qualified for the London 2012 Olympic Games as a result of their placings in the HSBC FEI European Eventing Championships 2011 team competition. France finished in silver medal position on a score of 151.10 and Sweden placed fourth (199.20). Germany, the leading nation at the Championships, had already achieved Olympic qualification. Bronze medalists Great Britain are automatically qualified as next year’s Olympic Games host nation.

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