Monthly Archives: September 2015

Newest Chief Ready For Training with Toronto Mounted Unit

| In News

By Sara Faruqi, Toronto Police Service Chief Blair is five years old, about 1,500 pounds, 16.2 hands in height and ready for training. The Percheron/Friesian Cross was donated to the Toronto Police Mounted Unit on Friday, September 25, by the Toronto Blue Jays. President of the Blue Jays, Paul Beeston, said the horse was a gift to the Service for the work they do in the city and the name was to honour former Chief of Police William Blair. “From my point of view, it was…
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Ontario medals at Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships

| In News, OEF News

  Ontario riders made their province proud at the Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships in Ottawa this past weekend, bringing home medals in several equestrian disciplines. Ontario took home second place in the overall standings and finished with team gold in Dressage and a team silver in Show Jumping. Ontario also received the “Most Improved Province Award.” Ontario took home second place in the overall standings and finished with team gold in Dressage and a team silver in Show Jumping. Ontario also received the “Most Improved…
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Jump Canada Hall of Fame Inductees Announced for 2015

| In News

The 2015 inductees to the Jump Canada Hall of Fame have been announced.  The Jump Canada Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala, presented by BMO Financial Group, will be held on Sunday, November 8, 2015, at the Liberty Grand in Toronto, ON. The Jump Canada Hall of Fame was created in 2006 to recognize outstanding contributions to hunter/jumper sport.  To date, 49 champions have been welcomed into the Hall of Fame, including 18 horses and ponies, 22 humans, five organizations, and four teams. This…
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Competition Coach Specialist – Are you special enough?

| In It's A Coach's Life, OEF News

Okay, so maybe Instructor of Beginners, with their love of FUNdamentals, or Competition Coach, introducing young (and not so young) equestrians to the world of competition are not your cup of tea. Perhaps your skills are better suited in the Equine Canada gold show warm-up rings? Rather than entering shows as they pop up in the calendar, do you sit down with your students and come up with a plan for the year? Have you competed at the gold level yourself – and survived? Have you coached…
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Equine Canada Launches NCCP Transfer of Qualifications as part of the 2015 National Coaches Week

| In News

The Equine Canada National Coaching Certification Program’s (NCCP) Transfer of Qualifications will be launched Sept. 21, 2015 to kick off the 2015 National Coaches Week. National Coaches Week is a week to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. National Coaches Week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach. Equine Canada is saying #ThanksCoach to all of our excellent equestrian coaches and instructors by giving all Equine Canada NCCP certified…
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Introducing the new OEF Board of Directors

| In OEF News

The Ontario Equestrian Federation is pleased to welcome its new board of directors following the annual general meeting and election, which took place last evening at Mohawk Raceway in Campbellville. Executive Committee: Mark Nelson – President Marc Nicols – 1st Vice President Kimberley Blease – 2nd Vice President Valerie Shipp – Treasurer Tracey Evans – Secretary Directors:   Peter Chiddy Natasha Skupsky Jean Szkotnicki Claudia Wagner-Wilson Sabine Schleese Dagmar Teubner Sheila Wright Associations Council Chair – Allan Ehrlick Associations Council Vice-Chair – Kimberley Blease Competitions…
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Catalogue now available for the RCMP Foundation Horse Auction

| In News

The sales catalogue is now available for the 10th RCMP Horse Auction, which takes place on Oct. 3 at the RCMP Riding School in Ottawa and will feature horses that for one reason or another aren’t suitable for the RCMP’s Musical Ride or breeding program. Often, they’re simply the wrong colour for the Musical Ride, which requires black horses. The horses available for purchase in this year’s auction include broodmares and riding horses that range from yearlings to seven-year-olds. For a fee, prospective buyers will be able…
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Proposed 2016 Equine Canada Rule Changes Now Available for Review and Comment

| In News

It is the right of every member of Equine Canada (EC) to propose amendments to the rules, subject to the current policies, procedures and schedules. Earlier this year EC members were invited to submit suggestions for 2016 rule changes. These were reviewed by the respective rules committees. The 2016 Rule Change Proposals (RCPs) are now posted for public comment. RCPs will be posted on the Equine Canada website beginning September 1st to allow for a 30-day member review.  During this time members are encouraged to read the…
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Spread the Word Not the Germs – Infection Control Blitz is on!

| In News

Since launching last month, the word has been spread far and wide about newly available infection control resources from Equine Guelph.  4,000 USB sticks packed with information on how to prevent horses from getting sick have been distributed by  Ontario Racing Commission personnel and racetrack officials to racehorse caregivers in all 10 Ontario race tracks paddocks and race offices as well as 20 major training centres. Not only is this information invaluable to trainers and grooms in the racing industry, but to any horse caregiver. Contents of the…
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