Monthly Archives: December 2015

It’s time to renew your 2017 memberships!

| In OEF News

The OEF office will close for the holidays on Dec. 23 and will reopen at 8 a.m. on Jan. 3.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding your membership renewal, we strongly advise that you call or email the office prior to Dec. 23 in order to receive immediate assistance.  Here are some tips to keep in mind when renewing: 2016 Memberships Expire As Of Dec. 31, 2016 All 2016 memberships and insurance benefits expire as of 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31. To avoid a…
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Membership Requirements for Competition

| In OEF News

  The 2016 show season is upon us, which means it’s time to make sure you have any necessary memberships before heading out to your first competition. Here are a few important reminders: If you require an OHJA or OHTA membership and did not purchase it with your OEF membership, you must download an application form. Online transactions are only accepted for these memberships if they are purchased at the time you join/renew your OEF membership. THJA memberships can only be purchased directly through the…
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In Memoriam: Doug Leatherdale (1936-2015)

| In News

The Ontario Equestrian Federation extends deepest sympathies to the friends and family of the late Doug Leatherdale, who passed away peacefully on his birthday, Dec. 6, surrounded by loved ones. He had just turned 79. He was an integral part of the Canadian Dressage scene, well-respected as both a breeder of high quality horses, and as an owner of numerous grand prix mounts. Along with his wife Louise, the couple operated Leatherdale Farms in Long Lake, Minnesota, for nearly 35 years, earning a reputation for producing…
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Don’t fret about NCCP coach transfer of qualifications

| In It's A Coach's Life

NCCP coach transfer of qualifications. Those words have many of us swearing like a pirate who has run out of grog. You may have seen the press release from Equine Canada in September announcing that the Canadian Equestrian Coaching program is being transitioned from older levels of recognition (English / Western Level 1, 2, 3, etc.) to the new National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) model of Instructors, Competition Coaches, Competition Coach Specialists and High Performance Coaches. If you were certified as a coach prior to…
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What does the OEF AD&D policy cover?

| In Ask BFL Blog

I recently heard about a situation in B.C. where an association member was in an accident, but no benefit was paid under the AD&D policy. What does the OEF AD&D policy cover? Is it everything I need? Your membership with the Ontario Equestrian Federation automatically includes Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance as a benefit*. AD&D insurance is a useful tool within every horseperson’s insurance portfolio, but it is limited in the protection it provides. The OEF AD&D policy is intended to provide some financial…
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Photographer Dave Landry to sign “So God Made a Racehorse” Calendar

| In News

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame’s celebrates their 40th anniversary in 2016, with a calendar based on “So God Made a Racehorse”, an editorial penned by TROT Magazine Editor Darryl Kaplan as a tribute to the racing industry’s tremendous equine athletes, and originally inspired by Paul Harvey’s “So God Made a Farmer.” Accompanying the poignant ode to racehorses are images of Standardbred and Thoroughbred Hall of Fame members, captured by award winning photographer Dave Landry. Horses featured include Somebeachsomewhere, Jambalaya, Dance Smartly, Bettors Delight,…
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2015 OEF Office Holiday Hours

| In News

Please note that the OEF office will close for the Christmas holidays at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24 and will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 4. We wish you a safe and enjoyable holiday season and a happy new year! Don’t forget to renew your 2016 membership before Dec. 31, 2015. All 2015 memberships and insurance benefits expire as of 11:59pm on Dec. 31. To avoid a lapse in your membership benefits please renew prior to the deadline. All 2016 membership applications…
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Equestrians honoured with People Make a Difference Awards

| In News, OEF News

The Ontario Equestrian Federation is pleased to announce the 2015 recipients of its People Make a Difference Awards, which are presented annually to equestrians who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes in support of Ontario’s equine community. Congratulations to our 2015 recipients: Peter Cameron – Arabian Horse Association of Eastern Canada Nancy Codlin – Canadian Pony Club – Central Ontario Region Richard Roy – Central Canada Paso Fino Horse Association Inc. Wendy Huckabone – Eastern Ontario Pleasure Driving Association Marion Hawley – Ontario Carriage Driving…
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