Monthly Archives: April 2014

Canadian Eventer Selena O’Hanlon Rides to Top Ten at the CCI4* Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event

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Selena O’Hanlon, Olympic and Pan American Team member from Kingston, ON, rode into the top ten at the prestigious 2014 CCI 4* Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event presented by Land Rover held April 23-27 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. Aboard John and Judy Rumble’s Foxwood High the, 11-year-old Canadian Sport Horse gelding, [Rio Bronco W – Evita II] O’Hanlon earned 56.8 penalties in the dressage test landing in 27th place. But it was the pair’s answers to the hard questions asked by Derek di Grazia’s 4* cross…
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Need an Equine Canada Passport ASAP? Apply Online Today!

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   Equine Canada reminds owners and riders that they apply for their horse passports for the 2014 competition season to avoid any additional rush delivery charges by using the easy online application system. The online step-by-step application guide will help you apply for a horse passport. Straightforward and easy to follow, this page walks you through each step of the process. Once the submission is complete, a temporary horse passport will be available to print and use until your passport is received in the mail…
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College of Veterinarians of Ontario revises exam

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The College of Veterinarians of Ontario is re-engineering its local knowledge exam to ensure new applicants are aware of the rules and regulations surrounding the practice of veterinary medicine in this province. “The local knowledge examination is high stakes for both the applicant and for the public. The successful completion of this exam means the applicant is able to practise veterinary medicine in Ontario and also demonstrates to the public that the applicant is knowledgeable of the legislation, regulations, standards and guidelines that govern the…
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Confirmed case of EHV-1 at Assiniboia Downs

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The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) notes that the Manitoba Horse Racing Commission has issued a release confirming a case of neurological Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) at Assiniboia Downs, a racetrack located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The ORC is closely monitoring the situation. While the quarantine at Assiniboia is in effect, trainers of horses that have been on the grounds of this track since April 15, and considering shipping horses to Woodbine or Fort Erie, must first contact the Official Vet at Woodbine or Ft. Erie.

Ontario SPCA launches province-wide, toll-free 24-hour phone number to report suspected animal cruelty: 310-SPCA

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The Ontario SPCA is pleased to announce the implementation of the new 310-SPCA 24-hour call centre. In October 2013 the provincial government announced its support for enhanced Animal Welfare services across the Province of Ontario. Thanks to this support the Ontario SPCA has implemented a number of initiatives, including: • Enhancing the responsiveness of investigators to animal welfare complaints from rural and northern communities. • Creating a major case management team of specially trained investigators whose responsibilities will include cracking down on puppy and kitten mills. •…
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MNR requests feedback on Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark protection plans

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The Ministry of Natural Resources has posted two notices to the Environmental Registry regarding Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark, two grassland birds that are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, 2007. The MNR is seeking your input on how the government should consider the recommendations provided by the Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark Round Table, an advisory group established by government to provide advice on the development of a protection and recovery approach, including the government response statement, for these two grassland birds in Ontario….
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Jump Canada Announces Team for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico

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  The Canadian Show Jumping Team is in the lead as they head to Xalapa, Mexico May 7-11, 2014 for the second qualifier of the North America, Central America and Caribbean League Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Series.The Canadian Team competing in the CSIO 4* $80,000 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ will be comprised of the following riders and horses: Kara Chad (Calgary, AB) will ride Alberto II, Stone Ridge Farms’s 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding Ian Millar (Perth, ON) will ride Star Power, Team Works’ 13-year-old Dutch…
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Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Legends

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The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2014 Legend inductees. Legends are people and horses whose accomplishments were achieved more than fifty years ago.  They made unique contributions to horse racing in Canada and our Hall is pleased to recognize the special roles they played. Standardbred Legend E. King Dodds In 1870, E. (Edmund) King Dodds founded The Canadian Sportsman, a horse racing magazine that would exist for the next 143 years.  During his 40 years as editor ending in…
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Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships to be held in Quebec

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Equine Canada and the Quebec Equestrian Federation are pleased to announce that the fourth Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships will be held in Quebec at the Blainville Equestrian Park, October 3rd to 5th, 2014. “The Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships is a significant event for Equine Canada and its Provincial / Territorial Sports Organizations and brings the next generation of Canadian champions together from all across Canada to test their skills development in a multi-discipline games environment,” said Al Peterson, President of Equine Canada. “I am very much…
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OFA welcomes one-year extension at Kemptville

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Today’s $2 million funding announcement by the Ontario government is welcome news to the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA). The new funds extend select skills training programs for one academic year, beginning September 2014, at the University of Guelph’s Kemptville campus. According to the government announcement, the funding will provide skills training in trades that support the agricultural sector in eastern Ontario, including agricultural equipment technician, heavy duty equipment technician, truck and coach technician, welder, horticultural technician and dairy herdsperson. “This is the first positive…
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