first_img Email* Horse Sport Enews More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Durham Regional Police reported that a six-month-old weanling died of unknown causes following a break-in at a barn near Sunderland, ON, sometime between 11:30 pm on Saturday, Nov. 5th and 11 am on Sunday, Nov. 6th, on Concession Road 5 west of Highway 7 in Brock Township.It appears an unknown suspect (or suspects) entered the rural property by breaking through a wired gate, a padlock, and a locked door to access the barn, which allowed two six-month-old foals to escape. The farm owners found one of the foals dead in heavy brush, with its companion remaining beside it. Sgt. Bill Calder of the DRP media relations department suggested the foal may have died of a “heart attack,” although no cause of death has been released and it is not clear if a necropsy is planned.The area has seen an increase in break-ins on rural properties, especially barns and garages which may contain tools and machinery. The horse’s owners were not identified and calls to Durham Police to obtain more information were not returned.Investigators are appealing to the public for any information related to the case; contact Det-Const. McMaster of the North Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2675 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. Tags: Foal dies, Durham Region, Sunderland, ON, Durham Region Poliice, SIGN UP last_img read more