Monthly Archives: November 2012

A Rider’s Moving Legacy Honoured – Nominations being accepted for the Kaylynn Malmberg Young/Junior Riders Reining Award

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In memory of a very special young rider, the Canadian Reining Committee has established the Kaylynn Malmberg Young/Junior Riders Reining Award. The award will be presented to a young member of the reining community that most exemplifies Kaylynn’s love of horses, willpower, bravery and inspiration. The award will be presented to the person who shows courage and determination to overcome the most difficult of obstacles and distress to accomplish their equestrian dream, who unselfishly provides support by helping wherever required, cheers and encourages for that…
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New Microchip Requirement for First Time FEI Registered Horses Begins January 1, 2013

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Owners are being informed that beginning January 1, 2013, all horses entering the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) system for the first time must be microchipped as per FEI regulations. This includes FEI Passports, FEI Recognition Cards and FEI Registrations. The microchip must be compatible with ISO 11784 and ISO 11785, and all microchip information must be entered in the horse’s Equine Canada or FEI passport and reported to Equine Canada.  This requirement does not apply to horses that are already in the FEI system. The…
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Canadian Mark Samuel New FEI Group IV Chair

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Equine Canada is pleased to announce that Mark Samuel, a founding member of our Jump Canada Committee and an accomplished equestrian and entrepreneur, has been elected as the new Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Group IV chair during the recent FEI General Assembly held in Istanbul, Turkey. He will be replacing outgoing chair Michael Cherry, of Bermuda, effective immediatly. In his role as chair, the Toronto resident will represent Group IV on the FEI Bureau, which is comprised of the countries of Canada, United States, Antigua, Barbados, Bermuda,…
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Equine Canada Invites Nominations for 2012 National Awards

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As the competition season draws to a close, Equine Canada would like to remind everyone of the nomination deadline for the Equine Canada National Awards and the importance of nominating those whom you feel are worthy of such distinguished, national recognition. There are eight annual, national awards recognizing individuals who have made a significant impact in the Canadian equestrian community. The Equestrian of the Year Award – The Doctor George Jacobsen Trophy-is given annually to the equestrian who has demonstrated superior sportsmanship, dedication and the…
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Jump Canada Announces Bursary Recipients for 2012

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Jump Canada is pleased to announce the young athletes who have been named recipients of the Jump Canada Bursary for 2012. 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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Ontario SPCA responds to concerns surrounding race horses

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The Ontario SPCA has been working in conjunction with various community members and Animal Welfare organizations across Ontario to develop protocols addressing the recent concerns for animal care in the horse racing industry. The Ontario SPCA Communities along with various organizations have been working together to develop plans to assist each affected community across the province. “Although there are rising concerns for the welfare of the horses from the racing industry, there are also concerns for the lack of feed existing due to our recent…
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Paralympic rider Judi Island honoured with Ribbons for Rides award

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Canadian Paralympic Dressage rider Judi Island has been awarded the highest honour in the Ribbons for Rides Program, an initiative by the Ontario Equestrian Federation and Ontario Therapeutic Riding Association that awards therapeutic riders with a ribbon for each FEI Para Dressage test completed. The award was presented yesterday to the 59-year-old Caledon resident at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair during the OEF Member Appreciation Party. “Achieving the champion rosette in the OEF Ribbons for Rides program was a fun challenge,” saysIsland. “I think the…
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OEF Members Come Together to Raise Close to $500 for Food Banks

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Equine enthusiasts raised close to $500 for the Ontario Association of Food Banks at the Ontario Equestrian Federation Member Appreciation Party held yesterday at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, marking the second year the two organizations have worked together to help those in need. “It’s terribly sad to think there are people in this province who don’t have enough to eat,” says Dianne Graham, the executive director of the Ontario Equestrian Federation. “The Ontario Equestrian Federation and its members wanted to do something to make…
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