Monthly Archives: May 2012

Toronto Horse Day Featured on CP24’s Animal House Calls

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On May 29, 2012 the OEF was proud to promote the 4th Annual Toronto Horse Day on CP24’s Animal Housecalls.  On hand were Daniel Fathers, host of Canada’s Greatest Know It All who is also the emcee of Horse Day who was joined by Joker, a stunt/western horse, as well as the Mounted Unit’s Constable Michael Mulhall, riding Viscount, and Constable Marten Engle, riding Dundas.  CLICK HERE  to watch the feature in part 4.  

Caledon Equestrian Park Named Host Venue for 2015 Pan American Games

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Caledon Equestrian Park Named Host Venue for 2015 Pan American Games Contact:  Jennifer Ward Starting Gate Communications Cell:  (613) 292-5439 www.startinggate.ca May 19, 2012 For Immediate Release Palgrave, Ontario — Caledon Equestrian Park in Palgrave, Ontario, was the first sport venue to be named for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games in a special groundbreaking ceremony held May 18.  TO2015, the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Organizing Committee, the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario and the Town of Caledon joined together to announce…
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OEF Members in the News – Alydeed’s son Norman begins second career as one-eyed jumping horse

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May 20, 2012 by Mary Ormsby, TORONTO STAR Horse jumper Heather Young whispers some encouraging words as she prepares to mount her horse Norman, a former race horse that had to have one of his eyes removed after an infection. Norman’s bloodlines flow from a who’s who of thoroughbred horse-racing royalty. Nearctic, Northern Dancer, Nijinsky. Magnificent champions, magnificent sires. Canadian stallions whose coveted mojo has souped up and controlled the world’s thoroughbred gene pool with speed and daring for 50 years — and counting. So…
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Jump Canada Announces Bursary Recipients for 2011

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Jump Canada is pleased to announce the young athletes who have been named recipients of the Jump Canada Bursary for 2011. In recognition of the difficulty that young riders face as they strive to continue their education while also competing at high levels of equestrian sport, Jump Canada developed the Bursary program for athletes aged 14-21 in the hunter, jumper and equitation divisions.  Since its inception in 2002, the Jump Canada Bursary Program has been made possible by a leadership donation of $5,000 from the…
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Silence Is Not An Option

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If silence is an opinion it is one that Ontario’s horse industry cannot afford to have. The OEF tackles issues daily regarding the welfare of the horse, the industry, program development and taxation. All are imperative to the continued success of the horse industry in this province. Racing is a pillar of that success. The horse industry is not unlike other industries; it is reliant on a multitude of conditions and elements that contribute to each faction; therefore, creating a strong overall future. The horse industry is all connected. At times…
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Owner Takes Out Full-Page Ad In Support Of Horse Racing

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Ed James was recently recognized at the leading owner at Grand River Raceway for 2011, but after today James might just be heralded as the leading owner in all of Canadian horse racing after paying for a full-page pro-racing ad in Monday’s Toronto Star, questioning the recent attack on the horse racing industry by the Liberal government and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. A longtime fixture in Canadian harness racing, James owns standardbreds in addition to SSG Riding Gloves. The ad, asking Ontarians to examine…
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Coaching Association of Canada is looking for your opinion about concussions and you could win an Apple iPad.

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WE NEED YOUR OPINION! Give your opinion about concussion and you could win an Apple iPad. Sports-related brain injury and concussion is a timely and important topic for many Canadians. We encourage you to participate in an independent survey to better understand Canadians’ opinions about concussion. Your participation will help to shape a national program to raise awareness and reduce the incidence of sports-related concussion. It will take no more than 10 minutes of your time to complete the online survey, and you could win…
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Canadian Riders Victorious at CCI/CIC Jersey Fresh Three Day Event

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Rebecca Howard and Selena O’Hanlon led the Canadian team at the 2012 CCI /CIC Jersey Fresh Three Day Event, held May 10–13, in Allentown, New Jersey, USA by placing first and third in their respective divisions. The competition also featured top ten performances by Hawley Bennett-Awad, Michele Mueller, Jessica Phoenix and Shandiss Wewiora, Fresh off their second place finish at the CIC 3* The Fork,  Norwood NC, at the beginning of April, Howard of Salmon Arm, BC, and her 2010 World Equestrian Games partner Riddle…
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A Message from Equine Canada – Strategic Planning Survey

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Please Complete the EC Strategic Plan Survey Over the past several months, Equine Canada (EC) has been engaging members in a series of consultative discussions to review the organization’s current foundational statements and to determine future priorities.  To date, more than 150 individuals representing various perspectives have been engaged in reviewing and refining the key elements of the organization’s future strategic plan.  The meeting reports from both the November and February planning sessions are available on Equine Canada’s website at www.equinecanada.ca. EC is now working to…
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2012 OEF Conference – Built By You, For You!

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The OEF is pleased to be returning to the Delta Meadowvale Resort & Conference Centre in Mississauga for the 2012 Annual Conference on the weekend of November 23-24, 2012. This year we are asking you to help us create the program!  Is there a session topic you want to learn about or perhaps an expert in the field that you would like to meet?  If so, we want to know so we can make it happen! You can send your suggestions via Email, Facebook, Twitter…
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