Monthly Archives: September 2012

Equine Canada bylaws to be reconsidered

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Members of Equine Canada (EC) from across Canada recently had an opportunity to vote on draft revisions to the national sports federation’s Bylaws. Although a general meeting to accommodate in-person voting on the bylaws during the Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships in Bromont, QC. on Sept. 22, saw the revisions accepted almost unanimously, an advanced online voting served to defeat the revisions. “We have heard from many members from all parts of Canada,” reports EC President Mike Gallagher, “that they were unaware we had embarked upon…
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Ontario’s Helen Chambers wins speed class at Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships

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 Ottawa, ON, September 23, 2012-During the second day of competition at the Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships (CIEC), a sanctioned Equine Canada competition happening September 21-23, held in Bromont and Blainville, QC, junior and senior riders continued to compete in the disciplines dressage, jumping and reining. During day two of dressage competition in Bromont, QC, in the Level 1 Test 3 and Abbey MacLellan of Pownal, PEI, riding Encore, won the class with a score of 71.129%. Riding Slip N Slide, second place was awarded to…
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Ontario rider takes 3rd in Jumping on opening day of the Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships

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Ottawa, ON, September 22, 2012 – Under sunny skies, the first day of competition at the Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships (CIEC), a sanctioned Equine Canada competition happening September 21-23, was held in Bromont and Blainville, QC. Senior and junior riders competed for top honours in the disciplines dressage, jumping and reining. At the lovely Parc Equestre de Bromont in Bromont, QC, the dressage competition started with 25 participants riding the level 1 test 2. The class was won by Tiffany Hamilton of Saint John, NB,…
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Equine Canada General Meeting

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Equine Canada General Meeting Notice is hereby given to all Equine Canada members that a General Meeting of its Members has been called for this coming Saturday. When: September 22, 2012 at 4 pm EDST Where: 450 chemin de Gaspé, Bromont Equestrian Park, Quebec – Hospitality Tent, Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships  Why:  For the purpose of voting on recommended changes to the official ByLaws of Equine Canada The Agenda is available online for review.  For more information please visit Equine Canada’s website.

Mounted Unit officers become certified riding instructors

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Toronto’s Mounted Unit takes riding skills to new levels with certification program Richmond Hill, ON – Toronto Police Service’s Mounted Unit entered a new era in its 130-year history on Monday when four of its officers became nationally certified riding instructors, an initiative that will translate into more effective crowd control. “There is no requirement under law, or rules or regulations from the Ontario government that we have to have training in certain areas, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t embrace it,” says Training Sgt….
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Important Survey for Equestrian Competition/Event Organizers and Managers

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In order to assist the Canadian Food Inspection Agency with its effort to eradicate Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) – once commonly referred to as Swamp Fever – and its crippling impact on the Canadian herd, Equine Canada’s Competitions Committee supports show organizers requesting proof of a negative EIA test as a condition of entry. Together with the EC Horse Health and Welfare Committee, an EIA fact sheet was developed and circulated this spring to competition organizers recommending this as a best practice going forward. Equine…
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OVC vets lead information night on Potomac Horse Fever

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Horse owners are invited to attend an information session about Potomoc Horse Fever on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Sandford Community Centre, located at 433 Sandford Rd. near Uxbridge. Speakers include Dr. John Baird and Dr. Luis Arroyo from the Ontario Veterinary College. You are asked to RSVP through one of the following host veterinary clinics: Ballantrae Plaza Equine Veterinary Services at 289-380-6424 Brelmar Veterinary Clinic at 705-357-3184 Caledon Equine Hospital at 855-838-0961 Cannington Veterinary Services at 705-432-3392 Port Perry Veterinary Services at 905-982-1243 About Potomac Horse…
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Team Ontario selected for Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships

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The Ontario Equestrian Federation is pleased to announce the riders who will represent the province at the upcoming Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships, taking place in Bromont, Que. from Sept. 21-23. The Jumping team, coached by Grant Field, who is also the chef d’equipe, is comprised of two junior and two senior riders. The junior riders include Helen Chambers of akvilleon Utopia Belles and Dillon Sambasivam of Toronto on Tradition. Benjamin Eyles of Mississauga on Luczio and Denis Sweeney of Peterborough on Foxworthy are the senior…
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Disease Advisory: West Nile Virus

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West Nile Virus (WNV) is endemic in Ontario and cases occur in the horse population at varying levels each year. There is the potential for a significant increase in the number of equine WNV cases in Ontario in 2012. Public Health Ontario has reported the highest number of WNV-positive mosquito pools since 2002, which is the first year that human and equine cases were identified in Ontario. As of August 22, 2012, there have been 49 confirmed or probable cases of human WNV in the…
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Canada’s largest indoor farm show adds Horse Depot

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The Canadian International Farm Show is pleased to announce the creation of Horse Depot, a new facet presented by the Ontario Equestrian Federation that will showcase products and services for horse owners. “We are pleased to launch this section of the Canadian International Farm Show in 2013,” says show manager Rob Etmanski. “This type of section will blend well with the current exhibitor base that we have for farm equipment, products and services.” The new equestrian exhibit will include equipment, feed, tack, clothing, grooming supplies,…
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