Monthly Archives: October 2013

Royal Horse Show and Breyer Horses to Honour Hometown Hero

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Breyer Animal Creations, makers of the world’s finest model horses, has partnered with its largest Canadian equine retailer, Greenhawk, to bring together representatives of its newest portrait models:  Trooper of the Toronto Police Service and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Horse to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, the largest combined indoor agricultural fair and international equestrian competition in the world. Breyer is also proud to welcome representatives of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride for a Meet & Greet on Sat., Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5…
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2014 Dressage Canada Election – High Performance Committee Chair Declared

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Dressage Canada is pleased to announce that nominee Gina Smith has been elected as the High Performance Committee Chair for a three year term.  Smith has been the volunteer Chair of High Performance since 2012 and she will continue in this role until the end of 2016 having received the highest number of votes in the recent election. Smith is one of Canada’s most accomplished dressage athletes with a list of impressive credentials spanning 30 years including; World Cup Finals, Pan Am Games (Team Gold-1991…
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Nominations Now Open for the 2013 Equine Canada National Awards

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With the competition season winding down, now is the perfect time to reflect on the tremendous achievements of the past year and recognize those who were outstanding in their field. Equine Canada’s national awards recognition program celebrates the impressive achievements of individuals, equines and organizations who have contributed to the growth and success of our community. This is the perfect opportunity for you to play a role in recognizing those you feel have made a significant impact in the Canadian equestrian community by nominating them…
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Standardbred Road Horses in the spotlight at 91st Royal Horse Show

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  One of the great traditions of the Royal Horse Show returns again this year with the Road Horse Division. Standardbred trotters hit the show ring to display their brilliance and speed as they compete to become Canadian Champions. After months of training followed by competitions at local and regional horse shows and fairs, exhibitors from across Ontario and Quebec will gather with over 30 Standardbreds to compete in a total of eight classes as part of this year’s Royal Horse Show at the 91st…
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Jump Canada Hall of Fame Induction at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

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The Jump Canada Hall of Fame and the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair have teamed up to present a very special evening, presented by BMO Financial Group, celebrating the first eight years of the Hall of Fame.  Events are planned in concert with the deciding round of the Canadian Show Jumping Championship on Saturday, November 2, promising an exciting and memorable evening. The Jump Canada Hall of Fame is dedicated to enshrining the heroes of hunter/jumper sport, as well as to inspiring current and future competitors….
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Royal Box Seats for Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2 have gone on sale to the public!

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Get up close to the action at the Greenhawk Canadian Cup Round 1 and the Horseware Eventing Challenge Round 1 on Friday, Nov. 1 and final Rounds of both events on the evening of Saturday, Nov. 2. With an impressive line-up of riders confirmed, including  local fan favourites Mac Cone and Ainsley Vince from Canada competing in the Greenhawk Canadian Cup and William Fox-Pitt and Oliver Townend from Great Britain competing in the Horseware Indoor Eventing Challenge, both nights are sure to be exciting.  Don’t…
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Exciting Entertainment and New Competitive Events Highlight 91st Royal Horse Show

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The excitement and time-honoured tradition of the CSI4*-W Royal Horse Show returns to the Ricoh Coliseum as part of the 91st  Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, November 1-10, 2013. Over 850 horses of all shapes and sizes are guaranteed to thrill and astound with their grace, power, beauty and athleticism. The Royal Horse Show is one of just a handful of the International Equestrian Federation’s (FEI) prestigious four-star shows in North America. A fantastic family event, this year’s Royal Horse Show will include feature performances by Sylvia Zerbini, formerly…
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Victory for King City Eventer at CC1* Hagyard Midsouth Three-Day Event

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Canadian Eventer Sophie Kalpin of King City, ON brought home the win in the CC1*-B Division, at the Hagyard Mid South Three-Day Event held at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington KY, USA. Standing in seventh place after dressage on a score of 53.7 penalties, Kalpin and Rolex, her 14-year-old Thoroughbred gelding by Polish Pro, added no cross country jump or time penalties which moved them into fifth place heading into Saturday’s show jumping round where the duo’s second double clear performance sealed the deal, by…
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‘Gloria the Good’ Named YWCA Woman of Distinction

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By Laurel Graham When Justice Gloria Epstein turned 50, she celebrated by trekking, alone, for 10 days around the Ring of Kerry in Ireland. Now, I’ve done the drive and it is a no man’s land of winding one-way roads, mountains, lakes and the usual four-seasons-in-a-day Irish weather. Gloria set out with just a compass and an orange. “I have a terrible sense of direction. I always think I’m facing north,” she admits with a slanted smile. “I wanted to test myself with no support…
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Canadian Eventers Impressive at CCI Fair Hill International

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Canadian eventing athletes converged south of the boarder to compete against a record number of competitors  at the 25th Anniversary edition of the Dutta Corporation Fair Hill International -Three Day Event, held October 16-20 in Elkton MD, USA . In their first trip to Fair Hill,  Colleen Loach of Dunham, QC piloted Freespirit, Peter and Susan Barry’s seven-year-old Canadian bred mare by Freedom Z, to a third place finish in the CCI 2 * competition. Sitting in twelfth place on a dressage score of 49.7 penalties,…
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