Monthly Archives: December 2013

Equine Canada Coaches – Important Notification of Changes Effective Jan. 1, 2014

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Effective Jan. 1, 2014, the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) will be tracking professional development for all coaches in all sports. Professional Development will show up in the Locker database on the coach’s transcript. The National Coaching Committee has worked hard to not only ensure that policies and procedures are updated to align with the policies of the CAC, but that they will be in the best interest of all coaches and instructors involved. Some of the key changes include a five year cycle to…
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Weather cancellations and closures

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Due to the freezing rain warning in affect for Richmond Hill and most of the GTA, the OEF offices will be closed at noon on Friday, Dec. 20. The office is expected to re-open at 8 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 23. Clinic cancellation notice The Athlete Preparation Training Workshop For Eventing Coaches & Riders that was to be held on Saturday, Dec. 21 at the OEF office has been cancelled due to the inclement weather that has been forecasted for the weekend. The OEF apologizes…
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OEF Holiday Hours

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              The OEF office holiday hours are as follows: Monday December 23, 2013: 8:00am – 4:00pm Tuesday December 24, 2013 – January 1, 2014: OFFICE CLOSED Thursday January 2, 2014: Office re-opens at 8:00am

Renew Your 2014 OEF Membership to Win a $250 Greenhawk Gift Card

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Peace of mind is just one of the many benefits of being an OEF member. Renew today to enjoy discounts and savings offered exclusively to OEF members, participate in riding and driving programs, stay updated on equine events and news and much more! And, if you renew by midnight on Dec. 31, 2013, your name will be entered in a draw to win a $250 Greenhawk gift certificate. CLICK HERE to renew online or CLICK HERE to download a membership application.

Registration Now Open for Dressage Canada’s ‘Florida Fortnight’ Events

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  Dressage Canada is pleased to announce that online registration is now open for the Florida Fortnight, scheduled for Jan. 19 to Feb. 2, 2014 in Wellington, FL, USA. This event was created to give dressage athletes, sponsors, owners, officials, and enthusiasts the opportunity to take part in a variety of educational, networking, and entertainment-related activities. Those interested in attending the Florida Fortnight are invited to fill out the online registration form. A tentative schedule, pricing details, and presenter biographies are also now available online….
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Feeding in the off season

| In The Scoop On Nutrition Blog

By: Kalina Rutledge, BBRM Equine, Marc-Andre Blouin, B.Sc. & Josée Lalonde, B.Sc. For many Canadians, the end of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, along with the beginning of the first falling snowflakes, marks the end of horse show season. Some riders head south with their mounts, but for those of us who aren’t snow birds, we do our best to keep our horses relatively fit over the winter months despite the frigid temperatures and fuzzy hair coats. Depending on your level of competition during the…
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Making Connections With Your Horse By Studying Equine Behaviour

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We live in a technologically driven information age where there is an app for almost anything, but when it comes to horses, there is no substitute for knowledge and education.  Learn to better understand horses through their own eyes and how to care for their physical and behavioural needs with Equine Guelph’s online course, Equine Behaviour. “The primary focus in this class is not to explore what horses can do for humans, but to teach humans what they can do for horses, to facilitate willing…
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llen Rumball-Dvorak and Leslie Steele Honoured as 2013 Dressage Canada ‘Volunteers of the Year’

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  Dressage Canada is pleased to announce that Ellen Rumball-Dvorak of Hillsburgh, ON and Leslie Steele of Pitt Meadows, BC were named Dressage Canada’s 2013 ‘Volunteers of the Year’. Rumball-Dvorak and Steele served as the Chefs d’Equipe for the 2013 North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) held in Lexington, KY this past summer, and both have acted in this role for a number of years for the dressage program. They were honoured because of their ongoing contribution and commitment to the sport of…
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Canadian Fortnight to Provide One-of-a-Kind Experience to Dressage Athletes and Enthusiasts

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  Dressage Canada is pleased to invite dressage athletes, officials, sponsors, owners, and enthusiasts to participate in the inaugural Canadian Fortnight event, scheduled to take place from Jan. 19 to Feb. 2, 2014 in Wellington, FL, USA. This event, which coincides with the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGD) winter competition series, will provide recognition, development, and support to Canadian dressage athletes, while also giving dressage enthusiasts, owners, officials, and sponsors the chance to benefit from networking and education-related opportunities. The Canadian Fortnight will present information…
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In Memoriam: Margaret Murdoch (1923-2013)

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Margaret “Maggie” Murdoch, respected Equine Canada Judge and FEI level 3 Steward, passed away on December 3, 2013 in her hometown of Orangeville, ON in her 90th year. Ms. Murdoch first became a member of Equine Canada in 1952. By 1989, had become a certified Equine Canada jumping judge working events in Ontario, and by 1992 was a qualified steward in jumping and dressage; serving as the FEI General Stewart for dressage for many years. Over the past 24 years she has represented Canada at…
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