Monthly Archives: June 2012

Equine Canada Announces Team for 2012 Paralympic Games

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Equine Canada announced today that Para-Equestrian athletes Lauren Barwick, Eleonore Elstone, Ashley Gowanlock, and Jody Schloss have been nominated to the Canadian Paralympic Committee to represent Canada at the 2012 Paralympic Games, August 29-September 9 in London, England. Barwick, Elstone, and Gowanlock are each returning Paralympians, while Schloss will be making her Paralympic debut in London, providing a combination of experience and new talent to the team. The Canadian Para-Equestrian team riders have had remarkable success over the past 12 months, achieving podium performances at…
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Equine Canada Announces Nominations for the 2012 London Olympic Games

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Equine Canada is pleased to announce the names of the rider/horse combinations who will be nominated to the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) for review and naming to the 2012 Canadian Olympic Team for the sports of Dressage, Eventing and Jumping. The riders and horses nominated have successfully completed the team selection process of their respective High Performance Committees. Nominated team entries will be submitted to the COC no later than July 4. The COC will officially name the Canadian Olympic Team for the sport of…
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Loss Of Slot Machine Revenue at Ontario’s Racetracks Threatens Economy

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Ontario has a breeding and racing program that has become one of the most successful and envied in the world, but it’s an industry on the verge of a crisis with the potential to affect every person who calls Ontario home. “It would be a fallacy to consider this an issue relegated solely to the backstretch of Ontario’s racetracks,” says Dianne Graham, the executive director of the Ontario Equestrian Federation. “The OLG Slots at the Racetrack Program has not been a subsidy program – a…
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My Ontario Includes Horse Racing…Does Yours?

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by Dianne Graham, OEF Executive Director There has been much written regarding the plight of the horse racing industry in Ontario since the Drummond report announcement, including the OEF response “Silence is Not an Option.” Every affected professional group, association and municipality has voiced its concern regarding the far reaching ramifications from the loss of slot machine revenue and its effects on the continued viability for racing in this province. You may be asking, “How does this possibly affect me? I have nothing to do…
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Fort Erie To Close Permanently At End Of This Year

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FORT ERIE, Ontario – Following its annual board meeting on Tuesday, the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium said that Fort Erie Race Track would close permanently on Dec. 31. The Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium board includes representation from Ontario’s Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, Fort Erie Race Track management, unions involved with racetrack operations, the town of Fort Erie; and the Fort Erie Economic Development and Tourist Corporation. “We have the responsibility to determine whether future operations at this track can continue,” said Jim…
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Horse Enthusiasts Celebrate All Things Equine at 4th Annual Toronto Horse Day

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Horse enthusiasts kicked up their heels on Saturday, June 2 at the fourth annual Toronto Horse Day, a free public event designed to educate people of all ages about riding and give them the opportunity to meet horses up close and personal. “Toronto Horse Day was bigger and better than ever this year,” says Allan Ehrlick, the president of the Ontario Equestrian Federation, which hosts the event in partnership with the Riding Academy at the Horse Palace, Toronto Police Service’s Mounted Unit and Greenhawk Harness…
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