Monthly Archives: February 2015

Time to dig deep

| In Tears, laughter, joy – the life of an Eventer

“Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.” – author unknown. I’m not sure who that quote came from, but never has it been more important to me than over the past two months. January was an emotional curveball. You have to be emotionally tough to survive in this industry. But tough doesn’t mean cold or calloused or devoid of feelings. These big beautiful creatures give us so much love and joy. They creep into your heart and soul. We don’t…
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Horses Test Positive for Vesicular Stomatitis in Arizona, Invoking Import Restrictions

| In News

Horses have tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS) in the state of Arizona. Vesicular Stomatitis is a reportable disease as per the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), meaning that horse owners must immediately report the presence of any horse suspected of being affected by the disease. The disease causes blister-like lesions to be formed on the inside of the mouth, nose and hooves, alongside flu-like symptoms and anorexia. As a result of the outbreaks in Arizona, the CFIA has issued the following amendments to import…
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CHRHF – Last Call for Nominations

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Less than one week remains to submit nominations for 2015 Is there a horse or person that you think should be added to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2015? Someone who should join such racing icons as Northern Dancer, Somebeachsomewhere, John Campbell, or Sandy Hawley? You can have your say by submitting a nomination by 5:00 pm March 4th in any of the following categories: Nominations for the following will be considered: MALE HORSE: Stallions or geldings whose contribution to Canadian racing…
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The Tears

| In News, Tears, laughter, joy – the life of an Eventer

“The ones that love us never really leave us.” – Sirius Black from Harry Potter and the Prisoner from Azkaban. It has taken me time to finally write this next blog entry. But I couldn’t get on with telling the exciting parts without first addressing the sad parts. Within my first week of arriving in Aiken my world was turned upside down. I had to say goodbye to Stryder, my ever loyal, always-there-for-me, seen-me-through-so-much best friend. Stryder was my 13-old-lurcher dog. A lurcher is a…
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OEF Youth Bursaries Help Young Equestrians Pursue their Dreams

| In News, OEF News

The Ontario Equestrian Federation is pleased to present six juniors from across the province with $1,000 through the OEF Youth Bursary program to help them reach their equestrian goals. “Supporting riders at the grassroots level is essential to the health and development of our sport,” says Dianne Graham, executive director of the Ontario Equestrian Federation. “We are pleased to be able to help these young equestrians reach their goals. We know how hard they are working to pursue their love of riding, which is why…
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Canada’s Young Show Jumping Stars Set to Compete at CSIO4* Winter Equestrian Festival

| In News

Jump Canada has announced the Canadian Young Rider, Junior, and Children’s riders who will be competing during week eight of the CSIO4* Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, Fla. from Feb. 25 to March 1. Held annually in Wellington, Fla., the WEF series features 12 weeks of world-class show jumping competition that attracts riders from 33 countries to compete for over $8 million in prize money. Week eight is a highlight of the series, as it puts the spotlight on the up-and-coming young stars of…
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Health Alert: Confirmed Case of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo

| In News

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has been notified of a confirmed case of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), caused by equine herpes virus 1 (EHV-1), in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. Brain tissue from a horse with severe neurological signs tested positive for EHV-1 neuropathogenic strain. The horse owner voluntarily placed the premises under a self-imposed quarantine to reduce the risk of viral spread. To date, there have been no further reports of equine illness on the farm. In 2014, there…
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Learn to Care for Your Land and Water with CVC

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Find out how to make the most of your rural property with guidance from Credit Valley Conservation (CVC). CVC invites landowners to participate in its upcoming Caring for Your Land and Water workshop. The event takes place on Saturday, March 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Centre 2000, Erin. “This workshop is a great way for landowners to learn about rural property management,” said Mike Puddister, Director of Restoration and Stewardship at CVC. “We provide landowners with tools and information to make environmental…
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High Performance 1 Coaching Modules Heading to Florida

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Equine Canada will be visiting Wellington, Fla. from March 16­-18, 2015 to host training modules in an effort to make our High Performance 1 coaching program accessible to our busy coaches. All prospective coaches and athletes who are members of Equine Canada are welcome to attend. Current Equine Canada certified coaches or instructors, as well as prospective High Performance 1 coaches may use these sessions for professional development purposes. Sessions include: Developing Athletic Abilities Equine with Dr. Hilary Clayton Performance Planning and Advanced Practice Planning…
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Canadian Show Jumping Athletes Announced for CSIO4* Winter Equestrian Festival

| In News

Jump Canada is pleased to announce the Canadian Show Jumping Team riders who are set to compete in the International Division at the prestigious CSIO4* Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, Florida from Feb. 25 to March 1. The CSIO4* WEF is the eighth week of a 12-week series held annually in Wellington, Florida. This year’s series features riders from 33 countries competing for more than $8 million in prize money. Week eight of WEF is set to host the CSIO4* $100,000 FEI Nations’ Cup,…
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