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Owners say Calgary horse-napping traced to Nova Scotia


A horse named Valor SR missing from a Calgary farm is believed to be in Nova Scotia. Valor is a chestnut with four socks and unique face markings.
A horse named Valor SR missing from a Calgary farm is believed to be in Nova Scotia. Valor is a chestnut with four socks and unique face markings.
HALIFAX, N.S. —

An American sport horse stolen from an Alberta facility is believed to be in Nova Scotia.

“Has anyone seen this horse?” Talia Wrightson, owner of TC Sport Horses, posted on Facebook on Sunday night. “He was removed from a facility in Calgary without authorization.”

TC Sport Horses, a Yukon-based business that develops retired race horses into show horses, sold Valor in November.

The 16.2-hands high chestnut horse with four socks and face markings, was staying at a stable in Priddis, Alta., when he was taken in the last week of January.

Valor would have arrived at a different location on Jan. 27, said Wrightson, but she didn’t elaborate on how she knew this.

“We have reason to believe he is in Nova Scotia,” TC Sport Horses said in a separate post on its Facebook page.

“We sold him on a payment plan,” Celeste Huska commented on the post. “The girl now refuses to make payments and has relocated the horse to an unknown location.”

“At this point, we’re not going to share her name for legal reasons,” said Wrightson.

The TC Sport Horses owner said she “made contact with all the haulers who have gone east in the last 10 or so days.”

A theft complaint was filed on Jan. 31 with the Alberta RCMP, but Nova Scotia RCMP have not received a request for assistance, said Cpl. Jennifer Clarke.

“We’re just dealing with the RCMP right now, so we don’t want to give any more information because we just want to make sure that the horse is safe first,” Wrightson said.

“Anyone who has contacts in N.S. please share,” TC Sport Horses asked in the post. “We need to bring our boy back home safe.”

The post had been shared more than 4,000 times by Monday afternoon. Nova Scotians across the province commented they had shared the post.

“If he’s in N.S., the equine community here will definitely find him,” wrote Sydney Trendell. “We’re a small province and even smaller horse community! Horses stand out.”

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