Monthly Archives: January 2014

2014 Canadian National Eventing Team Announced

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Canadian Eventing Committee is pleased to announce the 2014 Canadian National Eventing Team. The Canadian Eventing High Performance Committee approved the list which recognizes performance results achieved at 2, 3 and 4 star CCI competitions and CIC 3 star competitions from January 1, 2013 to November 4, 2013.Riders are listed in alphabetical order. SHORT LIST The 2014 Short List is comprised of horse/rider combinations which, have proven through their results at CCI/CCIO/CH 3 star and 4 star competitions within the time period designated under general…
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Continued Success for Canada’s Dressage Elite During 2014 Adequan Global Dressage Festival

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Canadian dressage riders were a frequent sight on the leaderboard at the CDI-W Adequan Global Dressage Festival (GDF) III, held from Jan. 23-26 in Wellington, FL, USA. Diane Creech of Caistor Centre, ON was the top Canadian contender in the competition’s most revered class, the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle, which took place on Jan. 24. Riding Devon L, a 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Louise and Doug Leatherdale, Creech took second place on a score of 73.175%. “He was super. I was really proud of…
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EquiMania! wins accolades for Minnesota State Fair exhibit

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The International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) awarded the Equine Guelph/Minnesota State Fair partnership with two prestigious Awards of Excellence at the IAFE Annual Convention in Las Vegas in December, 2013. Award categories included ‘Fair and Sponsor/Partner Joint Exhibit Program’ and ‘Special or Specific Agricultural Educational Event, Exhibit, or Program for the Fairgoing Public’ for fairs with an attendance of over 1,000,000. “Agriculture and education are at the very heart of the Minnesota State Fair,” says Michelle Butler, agriculture education manager of the Minnesota…
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Dressage Canada Announces 2013 Achievement Award and Dilanni Freestyle Award Recipients

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Dressage Canada is pleased to announce the 2013 Dressage Canada Achievement Award (horse, rider, and freestyle) recipients.2013 Lauren Dilanni Freestyle AwardDressage Canada is honoured to provide the Lauren Dilanni Freestyle Rider Award to riders who demonstrate freestyle excellence in competition by achieving at least three scores of 67% or more in freestyle classes at the Second level or higher. Recipients receive a cash award generously donated by the Board of the Lauren Dilanni Memorial Fund in memory of Dilanni, a passionate advocate of dressage who…
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Equine Welfare is Everyone’s Responsibility

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  The plight of the unwanted or neglected horse is a growing welfare issue in this country. Seldom does a week go by without a publicized horse welfare issue in some form of neglect, abuse, or abandonment. With an aim to provide a greater foundation of knowledge regarding the welfare of the horse, this year Equine Guelph has launched its latest awareness campaign, ‘Full-Circle-Responsibility.’ Through this educational initiative, Equine Guelph’s goal is to assist horse owners to develop the necessary tools and skills to make…
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Strong Start for Canadians During Week One of the 2014 Adequan Global Dressage Festival

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  A large contingent of Canadian dressage riders kicked off the winter season at the CDI-W/CDI-1* Adequan Global Dressage Festival 1, held Jan. 9-12 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL, USA. Canadian highlights of the week included Megan Lane of Loretto, ON winning the FEI Grand Prix Special with a score of 68.980% aboard her 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare, Caravella. “I feel it was an amazing start to the season. My coach Oded Shimoni and I feel there is still…
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Understanding liability coverage when part-boarding or leasing

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I have heard that if I charge a fee to part-board or lease my horse, it is considered “commercial” use and my OEF member liability coverage will not respond. Is this true? If I part-board or lease my horse, does my OEF member liability insurance protect me? It’s getting more and more expensive to keep a horse, and many owners simply do not have enough time to spend with their horse. A common solution nowadays is to part-board horses to share responsibilities and expenses. Other…
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Please be advised of changes to 2014 OEF membership cards

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In 2014, the OEF will not be issuing plastic membership cards. Instead, members will be mailed a letter with an image of their card, plus three membership tags. If you are a member of the OHTA or OHJA, you will continue to receive your traditional plastic membership card from these organizations. Although cost savings were a factor in our decision not to issue plastic membership cards in 2014, the new approach also came from feedback from members. We heard from some members that they preferred…
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Jump Canada Issues Friendly Challenge for WEG 2014 Fundraising

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Jump Canada fully supports the campaign by Equine Canada to raise funds for the 2014 World Equestrian Games set for Normandy, FRA next summer via the recently announced $20.14 for 2014 campaign. Here is a statement released by JT Taylor, Elizabeth Bordeaux, and Mark Samuel of the Jump Canada Board: Our team needs and deserves all of our support. In fact, we are so strongly in support that we, the current and past Chairs of Jump Canada, are issuing personal challenges to everyone else involved…
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Notice of Equine Canada 2014 Annual General Meeting

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Please be advised the Annual General Meeting of the Equine Canada Membership will be held Friday, February 7, 2014, at the Radisson Hotel Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB. This meeting will begin at 8:30 am CST. Attendance at this meeting is open to all members in good standing with Equine Canada. For additional details on the meeting and eligibility to vote, please visit   http://bit.ly/1cyXHtQ.