Monthly Archives: June 2015

Free expert consulting for club coaches

| In News

Hey Coaches! Back by popular demand, the Coaches Association of Ontario is re-launching the Experts Express Program  for 2015- 2016. Through the Quest for Gold fund program, Experts Express provides a coach or club access to provincially endorsed experts at no cost to the coach or club. This is YOUR opportunity to expand on your previous NCCP education, and to foster relationships with sport science experts. This year we have added a fifth specialized area to the list: Nutrition Leadership & Management Enhancing Mental Skills – Sport Psychology Coaching…
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New program rewards OEF members for referring new members

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The Ontario Equestrian Federation is excited to roll out a new referral program that rewards members for each person they refer who becomes a new member. Here’s how it works: Invite your friends, neighbours, clients, etc. who are involved with horses to join the OEF. Be sure to ask them to include your name in the referral box on the OEF application form. For each new member that includes your name, you will receive a $10 gift card to Greenhawk Harness & Equestrian Supplies. Plus,…
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Gayle Ecker Receives Prestigious 2015 Equine Industry Vision Award

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Today , Gayle Ecker, director of Equine Guelph, was named the recipient of the 14th annual Equine Industry Vision Award. Zoetis, in partnership with American Horse Publications (AHP), presented the award to Ecker at the AHP Seminar in San Antonio, Texas. The Equine Industry Vision Award is the first major award to showcase innovation across the equine industry. Established and sponsored by Zoetis, the prestigious award recognizes ingenuity and service, and it serves to inspire those qualities in others. “We are proud to recognize Gayle…
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Why Did I Get Certified?

| In It's A Coach's Life

I have been a Canadian certified equestrian coach for many years now. I was certified in 1992 when I was 21 years old. You can do the math; just don’t tell me the number you come up with because I still believe I’m in my 20s. After riding in weekly lessons growing up, progressing to owning our own family horse (Yep, we shared; my sister, mom, dad and I. There were fights. Poor Marty, he had to do EVERYTHING!), Pony Club, Hunter, “A” circuit Jumper,…
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Canadian Equestrian Team Nominated for TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games

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On Saturday, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Equine Canada (EC) announced the Canadian Equestrian Team (CET) athletes who have been nominated to represent Canada at the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games, taking place July 10-26, 2015 in Toronto, ON. The excitement of equestrian sport at the Pan Am Games will kick off with dressage, which runs on July 11, 12 and 15. Eventing will follow July 17-19, with jumping closing out the equestrian portion of the Games on July 21, 23, and 25. Dressage…
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Kathy Fremes wins Coach Development Camp Contest

| In News, OEF News

Kathy Fremes of Country Hill Farm is the winner of our Coach Development Camp Contest! Kathy is off to beautiful Muskoka this weekend for the second annual Coach Development Camp, hosted by the Coaches Association of Ontario. To enter the contest, certified coaches were asked to tell us why they decided to become a certified instructor or coach and why certification is important to them. Here’s what Kathy had to say in her submission: “Over 25 years ago I bought a rundown 30-acre horse farm…
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Equine Canada Reminds Members to Submit Feedback on the Biosecurity Standard and Equine Infectious Anemia Strategy

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All Equine Canada members are reminded to submit comments and feedback on both the Biosecurity Standard and Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) Strategy by June 12, 2015. As part of a larger consultation process, the draft Biosecurity Standard and Proposed Risk Management Strategy for EIA Control in Canada were posted on the Equine Canada website early this spring. All industry stakeholders are reminded to review both drafts and communicate their feedback or questions to Julie Cull, Equine Canada’s program manager, Equine Development and Participation. In both…
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Horse Day Rides Off Into the Sunset for Another Year

| In OEF News

Horse lovers of all ages came to the Horse Palace at Exhibition Place on Saturday for Toronto Horse Day, an annual event that brings the country to the city to celebrate all things equine. “Toronto Horse Day is always such a fun event,” says Dianne Graham, the executive director of the Ontario Equestrian Federation, which hosts Horse Day. “It’s a chance for people to meet horses and learn about riding in a fun environment. Our goal is to inspire them to give riding a try…
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Back-to-Back Wins for Megan Lane and Brittany Fraser at CDI 3* Ottawa Dressage Festival

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Megan Lane and Brittany Fraser both earned back-to-back wins at the CDI 3* Ottawa Dressage Festival, which took place May 28-31 at Wesley Clover Parks in Ottawa, Ont., and acted as the final TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games qualifier for the Canadian Dressage Team. Lane, who calls Loretto, Ont. home, opened the CDI big tour with a decisive win in the FEI Grand Prix on May 29. Riding her long-time partner and 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games mount, Caravella (Contango x Riverman), a 14-year-old…
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