Monthly Archives: December 2012

Ontario NDP gives horse racing the recognition it deserves

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The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) is applauding NDP MPP Taras Natyshak for taking a strong stand on behalf of his party to express support for the horse racing industry. “Roughly 60,000 people in the province rely on the horse-racing industry as their means of employment,” Natyshak said. “With this singular decision [to end the Slots at Racetracks Program], it has led to a massive contraction of those jobs.” Natyshak definitively stated his party’s support for preserving the program, and argued in favor of…
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My Coach Video Contest & Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards

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My Coach Video Contest In the spirit giving, the Coaches Association of Ontario is calling all students, athletes, parents, to find the best coaches in the biggest province in Canada. On December, 17, 2012 you can says “Thanks Coach” by nominating them for an Ontario Coaching Excellence Award or entering the My Coach Video Contest where $800 is up for grabs. Ways To Participate: Do you know a Coach that has EVOLVED their game? Does HE stay positive under all circumstances? Does SHE make sure that…
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Para-Equestrian Canada Funds Competition Programs

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Para-Equestrian Canada is pleased to announce that they have once again partnered with Sport Canada to encourage the participation of riders with a disability in competition. As part of this project, therapeutic riding centres that offer new competitive opportunities, or increase their existing competition program to riders with a disability, will be eligible to receive a grant of up to $500. After the second series of the season came to a close, a total of four grants of $500 each were awarded to the following…
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OHRIA Applauds Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives Gaming Industry Consultations

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The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association is congratulating Ontario’s Progressive Conservative Party on their commitment to developing an integrated strategy for gaming in Ontario that involves a strong horse racing and breeding sector. Today the Ontario PCs announced their plans to lead consultations on the future of Ontario’s gaming industry and their intention to include Horse Racing as an integral part of the discussion. The horse racing and breeding industry is in crisis and has suffered repeated blows at the hands of the current government as they push forward…
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Draft Equine Code of Practice Released for Public Comment

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Equine Canada and the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) are pleased to announce the launch of the public comment period on the draft Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines. The draft Code can be viewed and submissions made at nfacc.ca/codes-of-practice/equine until February 14, 2013. All stakeholders are encouraged to provide input to ensure that this Code reflects a common understanding of equine care expectations and recommended practices in Canada. A Scientists’ Committee report summarizing research on priority welfare topics for equines can…
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Animal Health Experts Head to Panama for Sport Horse Talks

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Equine Canada will join over 60 government representatives and veterinary and horse sport experts from 23 countries in Panama City from the 11-13 of December for a summit on the international movement of horses. The talks have been convened by the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) and the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) at a time when participation in equestrian sport has reached a record high in South America, and with the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games on the horizon. They will centre on finding…
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Canadian Reining Committee Seeks Nominees for Election

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If you have a passion for reining and would like to be involved in the governance of the sport in Canada, the Canadian Reining Committee is calling for nominations to fill two positions on the Committee for 2013. In 2010 the Canadian Reining Committee (CRC) was established as an ad-hoc discipline committee of Equine Canada. At that time six members were appointed from the Canadian reining community. Their terms began Feb. 1, 2011. Starting in 2013 two CRC members are to be elected at large…
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