equestrian

What is the true role of Protein?

Let’s start by pointing out that protein is essential to life. Indeed, it accountsfor approximately 80% of the overall structure of the horse, not counting water and body fat. The primary role of protein is to provide the horse with the amino acids necessary for growthand tissue repair. More precisely, amino acids are the building […]

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Using Nutrition to Prevent Colic

Impactions As powerful and vivacious as they may seem, under certain conditions, horses are susceptible to some serious health problems. In very little time, various types of colic can destroy an animal’s vigor and vitality. Quite often colic can lead to major complications which can go as far as death. But the good news is […]

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Wild Fires in Ontario – OE’s Automatic Insurance Coverage

June 1, 2023 With wildfires burning in several regions in the country, we want to remind you that the automatic insurance provided with membership in your PTSO protects you for liability arising from the temporary care, custody and control of up to three non-owned horses that have been displaced due to fire, flood and other […]

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OE Dressage Development Qualifier @ Saddlewood Equestrian Centre

The Ontario Equestrian Dressage Development Series intends to promote young dressage horses on their competitive pathway through qualifying classes and a season-end championship. Declare your interest to begin accumulating scores toward the series championship here: Declaration Form Goals:   To develop Canadian horses to be able to compete at an appropriate level for their age […]

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Preventing Joint Injuries in the Performance Horse

Though powerful, horses are also fragile. Since we are consistently pushing their limits, performance horses are the most vulnerable of all. The saying “illness comes on horseback but departs on foot” could easily be referring to the joint injuries that afflict far too many of our horses. Unfortunately, these injuries are quite difficult to treat. […]

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OE Dressage Development Qualifier @ Ottawa Dressage Festival

The Ontario Equestrian Dressage Development Series intends to promote young dressage horses on their competitive pathway through qualifying classes and a season-end championship. Declare your interest to begin accumulating scores toward the series championship here: Declaration Form Goals:   To develop Canadian horses to be able to compete at an appropriate level for their age […]

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Introducing the 2023 GRIT Team

GREAT RIDER INTENSIVE TRAINING (GRIT) Unique in equestrian sport, GRIT sets the standard for high-performance equestrian development by providing athlete testing, education, enhanced training, and support services to riders that demonstrate podium potential, ages 13 to 26. GRIT is a high-performance athlete and coach development program for the three Olympic disciplines of eventing, dressage, and […]

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CapriCMW Insurance to Become Acera Insurance

At CapriCMW, our team of insurance and risk management professionals have been proudly serving individuals, families and businesses in the equine industry across Canada for decades. We’re very grateful for the trust and confidence you’ve placed in us, and as a valued client, we want you to know about some exciting changes. As of January […]

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2020 GRIT Team Announcement

The program is called GRIT – Great Rider Intensive Training. After a year of program development, with the support of Olympic discipline experts, Ontario Equestrian launched an exciting new Provincial athlete development program in November of 2019. Following an overwhelming response to our initial call for applications, 20 riders have been selected to the team […]

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