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The current riding ring on the site the Township is proposing for a one-mile race track that could replace both Hastings Park and Fraser Downs. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Horse racing track replacing Hastings Park, Fraser Downs considered for Langley

Langley Township is pushing to develop a site at 216th Street and 80th Avenue into a racing complex

 

Singer-songwriter Jann Arden is pictured with a draft horse. (Canadian Horse Defence Coalition)

Jann Arden backs petition to stop ‘appalling’ live horse export, slaughter

June 14 is the International Day to End Live Export of Animals

 

Ruth Bartesko gives some love to Fanny the Shetland pony during an Equine Assisted Learning session at Heart Lake Farm on March 8. Bartesko is one of several participants from the Victoria Brain Injury Society to take part in the new program. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Ruth Bartesko gives some love to Fanny the Shetland pony during an Equine Assisted Learning session at Heart Lake Farm March 8. Bartesko is one of several participants from the Victoria Brain Injury Society to take part in the new program. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Greater Victoria brain injury survivors harness power of equine connection

Vancouver Island’s Humble Hooves providing a calming presence and a special connection

 

Dan Franklin was planning to work as a horse therapist in his semi-retirement. (Photo submitted)
Dan Franklin was planning to work as a horse therapist in his semi-retirement. (Photo submitted)
Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association president Lynn Moseley visits the horses at the stables in Aldergrove. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Lower Mainlanders suffering from grief or anxiety can sign up for horse-riding therapy

Aldergrove’s Valley Therapeutic Riding Association announces help for mental health

Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association president Lynn Moseley visits the horses at the stables in Aldergrove. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Jonny is one of the ponies visitors can take a picture with at Harlequin Stables. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge stable holds holiday meet-n-greet with rescued ponies

Harlequin Stables has saved 12 animals since COVID-19 pandemic began

Jonny is one of the ponies visitors can take a picture with at Harlequin Stables. (Special to The News)
Kelsi Padula captured this picture of Becky on 254th Street and 125th Avenue in Maple Ridge, just as a rainbow appeared on the horizon. (Special to The News)

SHARE: Many miracles are present in daily life

Send us your photo showing how you view Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows, and it could be featured soon

  • Sep 6, 2020
Kelsi Padula captured this picture of Becky on 254th Street and 125th Avenue in Maple Ridge, just as a rainbow appeared on the horizon. (Special to The News)
Lynda Summers was cycling with a friend recently along the 132nd Avenue trail, when she came across several mares wandering about in a field, followed closely by their yearlings – likely only a few days old. “It looked like it was the first time in the field for these handsome little fillies and colts. While most were understandably shy, one little black colt was curious about us and wandered over under the watchful eye of his mom,” she shared. (Special to The News)

SHARE: Yearlings playing in a Maple Ridge pasture

Send us your photo showing how you view Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows, and it could be featured soon

  • Aug 14, 2020
Lynda Summers was cycling with a friend recently along the 132nd Avenue trail, when she came across several mares wandering about in a field, followed closely by their yearlings – likely only a few days old. “It looked like it was the first time in the field for these handsome little fillies and colts. While most were understandably shy, one little black colt was curious about us and wandered over under the watchful eye of his mom,” she shared. (Special to The News)
The North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association needs fly masks for their horses. (Special to The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News)

Horse fly masks needed for Maple Ridge therapeutic riding organization

The North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association needs masks to let their horses graze

  • Aug 13, 2020
The North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association needs fly masks for their horses. (Special to The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News)
If you have a letter you’d like to submit to the editor for consideration, please email us at editor@mapleridgenews.com. Look forward to hearing your thoughts.

LETTER: Conflicts growing between traffic and equestrians in Maple Ridge

She and her mount were clipped by a car in 1970s, leaving this rider fearful walking on 132nd Avenue

  • Aug 4, 2020
If you have a letter you’d like to submit to the editor for consideration, please email us at editor@mapleridgenews.com. Look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Tayah Cooke with her pony, Gizmo. Contributed photo

Pass slow and wide, please

Maple Ridge mom pleads with drivers to show care after daughter falls from spooked pony on 132nd Ave

Tayah Cooke with her pony, Gizmo. Contributed photo
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation closed Fraser Downs March 18 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that closure has left many horses and horsemen with nowhere to go. (Photo: elementscasinosurrey.com)

Cloverdale’s Fraser Downs closure leaves some horsemen and horses with nowhere to go

Sandra Roberts says horsemen’s welfare not being addressed

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation closed Fraser Downs March 18 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that closure has left many horses and horsemen with nowhere to go. (Photo: elementscasinosurrey.com)
FILE - In this May 3, 2019, file photo, trainer Jason Servis is seen at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Servis is among more than two dozen officials charged in what authorities describe as a widespread international scheme to drug horses to race faster. Servis trains 3-year-old champion Maximum Security and is charged with giving performance enhancing drugs to that horse and others in his barn. The charges were detailed in four indictments unveiled Monday, March 9, 2020, in Manhattan federal court. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

Trainers, vets charged in international horse-drugging scheme

Trainer alleged to have given performance-enhancing drugs to horses entered in races 1,082 times

FILE - In this May 3, 2019, file photo, trainer Jason Servis is seen at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Servis is among more than two dozen officials charged in what authorities describe as a widespread international scheme to drug horses to race faster. Servis trains 3-year-old champion Maximum Security and is charged with giving performance enhancing drugs to that horse and others in his barn. The charges were detailed in four indictments unveiled Monday, March 9, 2020, in Manhattan federal court. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)
LETTER: Thanks for sharing the Trail Boss with us all those years

LETTER: Thanks for sharing the Trail Boss with us all those years

Long-time friend and fellow horse lover bids adieu to Maple Ridge’s Bill Archibald

  • Mar 4, 2020
LETTER: Thanks for sharing the Trail Boss with us all those years
Bill Archibald (circa 1975) was in his happy place when he was on a horse on a trail in the back country – especially in Maple Ridge. ( Maple Ridge Museum & Archives)

LOOKING BACK: Maple Ridge bids adieu to its Trail Boss

Recounting many of Bill Archibald’s accomplishments through his vast paper trail

  • Mar 3, 2020
Bill Archibald (circa 1975) was in his happy place when he was on a horse on a trail in the back country – especially in Maple Ridge. ( Maple Ridge Museum & Archives)