Monthly Archives: March 2014

Horse Racing Partnership Plan Out of the Gate

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Ontario is delivering on its commitment to implement the Horse Racing Partnership Plan, which comes into effect April 1. The province’s enhanced five-year plan will provide up to $500 million to support its world- class horse racing industry and includes: Increasing purses and race dates across the province Enhancing support for the province’s racehorse breeders Integrating horse racing into the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s modernization plan Encouraging the creation of an alliance of innovative, leading standardbred tracks Increasing operational support for regional track The plan…
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Dressage Canada Announces Recipients of the Travel Assistance Support Program

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Dressage Canada is pleased to announce the athletes selected as recipients of the Dressage Canada Travel Assistance Support Program. The Dressage Canada Travel Assistance Support Program was designed to help support both youth and senior High Performance athletes with their travel expenses representing Canada at the following competitions and development opportunities: International youth events FEI World Breeders’ Championships International senior events Development opportunities Dressage Canada has awarded travel support to the following recipients for expenses incurred in representing Canada at the 2013 North American Junior…
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David Marcus Wraps Up Winter Season in Wellington

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  Canadian Olympian David Marcus of Campbellville, ON, concluded his winter season in Wellington, FL, by competing in the CDI5* Adequan Global Dressage Festival Week 12 held March 25-30. Riding Chrevi’s Capital, a 14-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding (Chrevi’s Cavallo x Weinberg) owned by Deborah Kinzinger, Marcus contested the Grand Prix on Thursday to earn a score of 69.90% before performing his Grand Prix Freestyle in front of a packed house on Friday night.  Riding to music by Annie Lennox and The Eurythmics, Marcus was awarded…
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EHV-1 Update: restrictions on Woodbine Barn 10 lifted

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ORC Manager of Veterinary Services Dr. Adam Chambers announced that the training time restrictions placed on horses stabled in Woodbine’s Barn 10 are now removed, effective March 27, 2014. Horses from Barn 10 are now free to train during regular training hours. Horses temperatures should continue to be taken twice daily and monitored closely for clinical signs consistent with EHV-1 infection. Restrictions on the use of ponies remain. Increased biosecurity measures should still be in place at least until April 10. The infectious and serious…
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Canada’s Tiffany Foster Opens Final Week of WEF with a Win

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  Canadian Olympian Tiffany Foster of Vancouver, BC, opened the final week of competition at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL, with a win in the $34,000 Spy Coast Farm 1.45m Speed on Wednesday, March 26.Entering the final week of competition at the 12-week FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival, the $34,000 Spy Coast Farm 1.45m Speed attracted a starting field of 96 entries.  Anthony D’Ambrosio set a challenging speed track in the International Arena that saw the fastest clear round emerge as…
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Canadian Eventers Spring into Action Sweeping Top Three at the CIC3* Poplar Place Farm HT

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It may still be too cold to feel like spring in most parts of Canada, but Canadian eventers were hot in Hamilton, GA at the Poplar Farm  Horse Trials held March 21-23, taking the three top spots on the leaderboard in the CIC3* division. Jessica Phoenix, Canada’s 2012 Olympian from Cannington ON, and Kirk Hoppner’s 13-year-old Trakehner gelding Patras VR came out of the gates strong on the first day of competition taking the lead with 48.80 penalties in dressage, and never let it go. The…
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Eric Lamaze Eyes $500,000 CSI5* Grand Prix to Close out Winter Circuit

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  As the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL, draws to a close, Canadian Olympic Champion Eric Lamaze is gearing up for the final event of the 12-week circuit, the $500,000 FTI Consulting Grand Prix Finale on Saturday night, March 29. With a new string of horses competing at this year’s Winter Equestrian Festival, Lamaze had the opportunity to further each horse’s training as he got to know his mounts better in the competition arena.  With 11 weeks to reflect on, Lamaze has…
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Member Advisory – 2015 Equine Canada Rule Change Proposals are due May 31, 2014

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It is the right of every member of Equine Canada (EC) to propose amendments to the rules, subject to the current policies, procedures and schedules. EC members are invited to submit suggestions for 2015 rule changes. The 2015 Rule Change Proposal (RCP) submission form is available on the EC Website (EC Rule Change Proposals). All RCP’s will be reviewed by the National Rules Committee and the Discipline/Breed Rules Committees. RCP’s will then be posted on the Equine Canada website beginning Sept. 1, 2014 to allow for…
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To Great Britain and Back

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By Marguerite Old As a registered equine massage therapist, I have found that it is not always easy to find conferences that are geared specifically to what I do every day, which in my case is often treating the muscles of your horse’s back. When I learned that Horses Inside Out in Great Britain was hosting a conference based on the theme “The Back and Beyond,” it seemed like an opportunity to expand my knowledge that I couldn’t miss. So, for two days on Feb. 22-23,…
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Canadian Dressage Riders Continue Strong Performances at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival

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Canadian Dressage riders continued to earn top results at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) CDI-W/1*/U25/Y/J/P in Wellington, FL, USA, March 13-16. Belinda Trussell of Stouffville, ON finished the week as one of Canada’s top performers. Partnered with Robyn Eames’ 14-year-old German-bred gelding, Anton, Trussell achieved a score of 70.900% in the FEI Grand Prix to take fifth place. Later in the week, she earned an even higher score of 72.431% to win the FEI Grand Prix Special. “As the season is going on I…
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