Monthly Archives: November 2013

Cara Whitham Appointed to Dressage High Performance Team of Experts

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Dressage Canada is pleased to announce that Cara Whitham of Stoney Creek, ON has accepted an invitation to join a carefully selected team of experts working to help Canada’s high performance dressage riders achieve success at the highest level of the sport. The creation of this team is being spearheaded by Desi Dillingham, MBE, Special Advisor to Dressage Canada. Dillingham is working closely with Dressage Canada to build a dynamic team of experts. Together, the team will work toward the goal of designing and implementing…
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Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame “Celebrating 50 Years of Northern Dancer” with 2014 Commemorative Calendar

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In 1964 a small bay colt took the racing world by storm to become the first Canadian born horse to win the Kentucky Derby.  50 years later his legacy continues to resonate as his progeny carry the Northern Dancer name in their pedigree and his championship speed to racing around the world. This beautiful, 8 ½ x 11 inch limited edition calendar produced by the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame features 12 black and white and colour photos of Northern Dancer by Michael Burns,…
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Hard-Working Horse Enthusiasts Recognized with People Make a Difference Awards

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The Ontario Equestrian Federation is pleased to announce the 2013 recipients of the People Make a Difference Awards, which are presented to individuals for their efforts behind the scenes within their breed or discipline association. Congratulations to this year’s recipients: Brenda McKibbin – American Saddlebred Horse Association of Ontario Paul Rutherford – Arabian Horse Association of Eastern Canada Judith Pineault – CADORA Ontario Association Inc. Teri Lindsay – Canadian Pony Club – Central Ontario Region Selena O’Hanlon – Canadian Pony Club – St. Lawrence/Ottawa Valley…
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Colic: Whose fault is it?

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By: Kalina Rutledge, BBRM Equine & Marc-Andre Blouin, B.Sc. Almost every horse owner has experienced it. You walk into the barn for night check, peer into a stall and find your horse sweating, kicking at his stomach and trying to lie down and roll. As a horse owner we know the drill, this now means a sleepless night of walking endless circles with a horse that just wants to collapse while you await your veterinarian’s return call. Colic is something that we as horse owners…
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OEF Award Recipients Honoured for Contributions to the Equine Community

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The Ontario Equestrian Federation would like to congratulate the 2013 OEF Award recipients who were recognized for their outstanding contribution to equestrian sport at a ceremony in their honour during the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Meagan Maloney of Stouffville, ON. was the recipient of the OEF Coach of the Year award, which is presented to the Equine Canada certified active coach whose dedication and skill has touched both human and equine athletes. Maloney is hailed by her clients as being a knowledgeable coach who is…
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Jordan MacPherson Makes Clean Sweep of Jump Canada National Talent Squad Series Final

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Jordan MacPherson of Toronto, ON was crowned the 2013 National Talent Squad Series Champion in front of a hometown crowd at the Royal Horse Show on Nov. 10. Riding Aanwinst, an eight-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare owned by JEM Stables Inc., MacPherson made a clean sweep of the Final, winning both phases to earn a total of 14 points. Her initial win came on Nov. 7 in the $8,000 Alfred Rogers National Talent Squad Series Championship – Phase 1. Renowned course designer (and 1976 Individual Show…
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American Leslie Howard captures the $75,000 Ricoh Big Ben Challenge at the Royal

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America’s Leslie Howard is a legend in the sport of show jumping and she handily won the $75,000 Ricoh Big Ben Challenge at the CSI4*-W Royal Horse Show in front of a standing-room only crowd of equine enthusiasts. Canadian Olympian Beth Underhill was runner-up again, following her reserve-champion finish in last weekend’s Greenhawk Canadian Cup. Underhill’s mount Viggo also received the “All Canadian Cup” this evening, awarded to the Leading Canadian Horse in the International Division. Of 23 to start the Royal’s marquee event, seven…
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Deborah Kinzinger-Miculinic Named 2013 Dressage Canada Owner of the Year

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Dressage Canada is pleased to announce that Deborah Kinzinger-Miculinic of Brampton, ON, has been named the 2013 Dressage Canada ‘Owner of the Year’. Having left the world of riding in her youth, Kinzinger-Miculinic decided to rejoin the equestrian community in 2010 on her 50th birthday. In her search for an instructor, she came across David Marcus of Campbellville, ON,  who now rides two of her well-known Grand Prix horses, Don Kontes her 13-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding by Don Schufro; first purchased by Marcus for Kinzinger-Miculinic…
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Nora Gray Wins 25th Anniversary Edition of Running Fox CET Medal Final at Royal Horse Show

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Nora Gray of Owen Sound, ON won the 25th edition of the Running Fox CET Medal Final on Nov. 7 at the Royal Horse Show in Toronto, ON. Gray, who is co-trained by her parents and brother (Jennifer, Jim, and Robert) was proclaimed the 2013 winner after receiving the highest total score over two phases and a final test. “(My mom) has been my trainer my whole life so I’ve always had lots of experience riding different horses,” said Gray. “She’s always been there for…
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Diane Creech earns her first $20,000 Royal Invitational Dressage Cup victory at Toronto’s Royal Horse Show

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Diane Creech of Caistor Centre, ON won the $20,000 Royal Invitational Dressage Cup at the Royal Horse Show tonight, dominating the Freestyle to Music with an outstanding score of 75.417 percent with partner Devon L. From the moment the pair stepped into the ring, it was clear they would be the ones to beat. “Diane’s horse was wonderful tonight,” said Elizabeth McMullen, judge at ‘C’ this evening. “Lots of power, lots of rhythm. Last night they had some trouble with the tempi changes but tonight it…
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