Monthly Archives: November 2014

Congratulations to the winners of the OEF Member Draws at the Royal Winter Fair

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Congratulations to the winners of our membership draws at the Royal Winter Fair! Just Rewards Spa Package – Heidi Dillon, Ayr, ON BFL CANADA and Chubb Insurance – dress sheet – Courtney Massey, Saintfield, ON BFL CANDA and Chubb Insurance – quarter sheet and saddle pad – Brianna Walcott, Belleville, ON OFA – $100 gift card to Mark’s Work Warehouse – Margaret Dahmer, Ridgeway, ON OFA – $100 gift card to Mark’s Work Warehouse – Laura Billings, Bellwood, ON OFA – iPad Mini – Mary…
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Eighth Jump Canada Hall of Fame Gala a Resounding Success

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The eighth edition of the Jump Canada Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala, presented by BMO Financial Group, was held on Sunday, November 9, 2014, in Toronto, ON. Over 200 guests gathered in the elegant Governor’s Ballroom at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex to welcome this year’s distinguished inductees into the Jump Canada Hall of Fame. Sandra Sillcox was posthumously inducted in the category of Official; Killer Tom, owned by Sam Son Farms, was inducted as Hunter Horse; the Bassin family was inducted in…
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The Watermark Group Named 2014 Jump Canada Owner of the Year

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The Watermark Group, the owner of Showgirl ridden by Yann Candele, has been named the Jump Canada Owner of the Year for 2014. In the fall of 2013, Albro Creek Farm, Artisan Farms LLC, John Edwards, Eric Lamaze and Uplands Farm joined forces to buy Showgirl, a 14-year-old chestnut selle francais mare (Gold de Becourt x Vedette Normande – Elf III), from Attaché Stables of Calgary, AB. Lamaze orchestrated the purchase of Showgirl in support of Candele’s Canadian Show Jumping Team bid for the 2014…
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Karen Pavicic and Don Daiquiri Delight Crowd during $20,000 Royal Invitational

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  Riding her 2014 World Equestrian Games partner, Don Daiquiri, a 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding sired by Don Cardinale, Karen Pavicic of Surrey, B.C., handily won the Grand Prix test at the Royal Invitational, presented by Butternut Ridge, at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, on November 12, 2014. The pair received a score of 70.067% for their Grand Prix test, which demonstrated Don Daiquiri’s great gaits. “Don Daiquiri was a little spicier today than I thought he was going to be, but overall I was really…
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Equestrians honoured for their contributions to the horse community

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Hundreds gathered in the Royal Ballroom during an OEF member appreciation event to recognize the recipients of the prestigious OEF Awards, sponsored by BFL CANADA, which are presented annually. “BFL CANADA is pleased and proud to support the Ontario Equestrian Federation in recognizing the generous contributions of its members,” says Sara Runnalls, vice president and associate at BFL, the official insurance provider of the OEF. “Congratulations, and thank you, to all the 2014 OEF award recipients. Your involvement and influence in this fantastic industry have…
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Haley Stradling Captures Jump Canada Medal Final

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Haley Stradling of Aldergrove, B.C., won the Jump Canada Medal Final on November 11, 2014, during the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, ON. Following the completion of the four Jump Canada Medal Regional Finals, the top finishers from across Canada were invited to contest the Jump Canada Medal Final Championship at the Royal Horse Show. The Jump Canada Medal Final Championship course, set at a height of 3’6″, rode forward while incorporating three broken lines,  two tight rollback options and two two-stride combinations. Stradling,…
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Jan Stephens Named Jump Canada Official of the Year for 2014

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Jan Stephens was named the recipient of Jump Canada’s Official of the Year Award for 2014. Stephens, a native of Oakbank, Man., has been a member of Equine Canada since 1974. After completing high school a year early and with university still more than 12 months away, her dad gave her the option of going to England to ride — an opportunity that she gladly took. This experience solidified Stephens’ lifelong passion for horses. Stephens’ career in officiating started in the mid-1970s with local stewarding…
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CP named as Jump Canada Sponsor of the Year

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Canadian Pacific (CP) has been named the Jump Canada Sponsor of the Year for 2014 in recognition of the railroad’s renewed commitment to the sport of show jumping in Canada. In 2014 CP took the reins at Spruce Meadows in Calgary, securing title sponsorship of both the Grand Prix at the ‘Continental’ and the $1.5 million CP International, which is part of the prestigious CSIO5* Masters tournament for a period of three years. The $1.5 million CP International in September presented the largest prize money…
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France “Fran” McAvity Named Jump Canada Volunteer of the Year

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France “Fran” McAvity of Vancouver, B.C., was honoured as the Jump Canada Volunteer of the Year for 2014 in recognition of her loyal support and dedication to the furtherance of the hunter and jumper sport in Canada. McAvity first joined Equine Canada in 1963 and is a well-respected national judge and steward. She is also an FEI steward in jumping and eventing. A competitor since the age of eight, McAvity was a very well-rounded rider who showed in Amateur Owner hunters, equitation classes, Intermediate level…
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