Ride the trails for horse health care

Want to explore a unique part of Saskatchewan on horseback plus raise money for horse health?

You can do both on Saturday, September 19, during the Saskatchewan Morgan Horse Club’s fundraising trail ride at Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park in support of the Equine Foundation of Canada (EFC).

Participants in the ride will meet at 11:00 a.m. in the Saskatchewan Landing Equestrian Campground directly west of the Goodwin House Visitor Centre and Park Office.

The ride officially begins at noon. After a few hours of riding, participants will return to the campsite for a potluck barbecue. Click here for more information about the ride, barbecue and a second trail ride on Sunday, Sept. 20.

To take part in the Sept. 19 event, riders are asked to collect funds from friends, family and businesses (minimum sponsorship is $25). All funds raised by riders will support the Equine Foundation of Canada (EFC) whose mandate is to improve the health and welfare of horses.

Earlier this year, the EFC presented a $10,000 cheque to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s equine health research program — the largest gift that the EFC has ever presented to the WCVM since the national registered charity was created in 1983. The donation was matched by the Heather Ryan and L. David Dubé Foundation through the veterinary college’s matching gift program for equine health research.

During its 26-year history, the EFC has raised more than $190,000 to support equine health care in Canada. To ensure that its efforts enhance health care for horses across Canada, the foundation rotates its annual donation among the country’s regional veterinary colleges.

Altogether, the EFC has contributed nearly $42,000 to the WCVM for equipment purchases and research grants, plus it has provided $20,000 worth of veterinary student scholarships.
For more information, please contact Charlen Dalen-Brown at cdalenbr@cmhc-schl.gc.ca (306-373-8200).

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