Monthly Archives: May 2015

Devil Munchkin Gives Angelic Performance for Sable Giesler at Virginia Horse Trials

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Sable Giesler of Powassan, Ont. rode to a top five finish in the CIC 2* division at the Virginia Horse Trials, held May 21-24 in Lexington, Va. Riding her seven-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, Devil Munchkin (Casiro x No Ski), Giesler completed the dressage phase with a score of 51.40 penalty points to stand in 15th place after day one. A clear show jumping round brought the pair up to eighth place. Yet another faultless performance over FEI 4*-level course designer, John Williams’ 21 obstacle course…
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Casting Call for Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue

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The merits of attending Ontario’s first Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAER) Operations program became abundantly clear, just two seasons later, for horse owner Karen Dallimore of Orton, ON. “When my horse Cody became cast, the education I received allowed me to think clearly, put a plan into place and get Cody back on his feet without endangering myself,” said Karen who had already stocked her barn with safety equipment after the intensive hands-on seminar. She remembered the words of world renowned expert, Dr. Rebecca…
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CHRHF participates in Doors Open Toronto May 23 and 24

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Visit the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame and Woodbine Racetrack as they take part in Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf. This is your opportunity and to learn about the history and heritage of Canadian horse racing from historians and docents including Hall of Fame Founder/Director Emeritus, Lou Cauz; author and Hall of Fame Member Bill Galvin; and harness racing ambassador, owner and super fan, Sydney Weaver. See rare memorabilia and photos of iconic Canadian horses…
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Enter Horse Day Drawing Contest for Chance to Win Your Way to TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games

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Equine Canada’s Recreation Division and provincial partners are thrilled to announce an exciting development for Horse Day 2015, taking place June 6, 2015. Youth ages 3-16 are invited to enter the Horse Day 2015 National Drawing Contest for the chance to win a pair of tickets to a sold-out equestrian event at the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games, happening July 10-26 in Toronto, Ont. Everyone who submits an entry to the Horse Day Drawing Contest will be placed into a draw for two tickets to…
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Biosecurity update: Strangles in Ontario

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The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) continues to receive reports of cases of equine Strangles (S. equi sp. equi infection) circulating in Waterloo Region, Wellington and Middlesex Counties as well as other regions in Ontario. Strangles is not a reportable disease in the province of Ontario; however, it is highly contagious to horses and other equids, and outbreaks are a concern to the equine industry. Horse owners and caretakers, industry participants and especially Equine Event Managers for shows and competitions are…
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Canadian Dressage Riders Reign on Home Soil at  Spring into Dressage CDI3* Pan American Games Qualifier

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Top Canadian dressage combinations got the chance to test out the host facilities of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games, while also vying for Pan Am qualifying scores, during the Spring into Dressage CDI 3*, held May 8-10 at the OLG Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park in Palgrave, Ont. Belinda Trussell of Stouffville, Ont. emerged as a two-time winner in the Big Tour, earning a score of 71.000% in the FEI Grand Prix and 72.667% in the CDI Grand Prix Special aboard her long-time partner…
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Support the Canadian Dressage Team & Get a Sneak Peek of TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Freestyle Performances

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On June 30, 2015, Oakcrest Farm in Stouffville, Ont. will host a special fundraiser for the support personnel of the Canadian Dressage Team. The riders will perform their freestyles prepared especially for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games, and spend time giving interviews about their freestyle routines and overall preparation for the Games. Two levels of fundraiser tickets will be available: VIP $500 per seat, or $5,000 per table of 10. Sit-down dinner included. Bleachers $80 per seat. Boxed dinner included. Cash bar available.  All seats will provide…
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Province to Introduce Legislation to Improve Trails Network

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Ontario will introduce new legislation today to protect and improve thousands of kilometres of the province’s urban, suburban, rural and remote land and water trails network while encouraging its expansion. If passed, the Supporting Ontario’s Trails Act would: Provide the trails community with enhanced tools to effectively develop, operate and promote trails Remove barriers to help connect and expand trails across the province Increase trail awareness and promote local tourism by enabling the recognition of trails of distinction, supporting communities and jobs across Ontario Enable…
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Equine Foundation Donation to aid in Lameness Evaluation

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Equine Guelph and researcher Dr. Judith Koenig would like to thank the Equine Foundation of Canada, for their recent donation to support horse welfare. EFC has contributed $16,000, 80% of the purchase, of an Equinosis Lameness Locator® which will benefit both research projects and education by providing an objective method of determining equine limb lameness. This equipment is better than the naked eye, because it samples motion data transmitted by sensors and algorithms at a very high frequency (200x). The human eye is capable of…
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Colleen Loach & Waylon Roberts Ride into Top 10 at Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event

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Colleen Loach and Waylon Roberts put in impressive performances to earn top 10 results aboard multiple mounts at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event, held May 6-10 in Allentown, N.J. Both riders contested the CCI 2* division, which acted as a Canadian Eventing Team qualification trial for the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games. Loach, a veteran from Dunham, Que. who works for Canadian Olympian, Peter Barry, achieved her Pan Am qualification for team consideration in the CCI 2* division aboard Qorry Blue D’Argouges, Barry’s 11-year-old…
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