Monthly Archives: January 2016

Six tips to help fight fatigue

| In Nutrition For The Equestrian Athlete

Does your lesson end 15 minutes before it is scheduled to? Does tacking up your horse tire you out to the extent that by the time you get into the arena you’re exhausted? Running out of steam? Perhaps you’re fatigued! By optimizing what and how you eat you can increase the amount of energy you have so you can take your ride to the next level. Fatigue is your body’s way of making you aware that you have reached your limit. The following healthy lifestyle…
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Fuelling properly for cold weather riding

| In Nutrition For The Equestrian Athlete

Welcome to Nutrition For The Equestrian Athlete. Tired of dragging your feet? Do you find that your horse has more giddy-up-go than you do? Perhaps what you’re eating is affecting your performance. Just so you know, there will be no horsing around, I won’t make you jump over fences or go around in 20-metre circles and you certainly won’t have to go large to find all the information you need. This blog will offer you – the equestrian athlete – all the information needed to…
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Stay sane this winter with a little creativity

| In It's A Coach's Life

Before I get to the next blog, I have to pass on some very exciting news! The Transfer Update Clinic that all existing Coach 1, 2 and 3’s have to complete to transition to the new NCCP coaching system has been organized by Equine Canada. The clinic is being delivered online as a webinar. There are tons of dates and times available for you to register and complete the clinic ASAP. Click HERE to have a look and register so you can check this requirement…
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Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Call for 2016 Nominations  

| In News

2016 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. Since the inaugural class of people and horses were inducted in 1976, there are now over 500 honoured members in the CHRHF. The public is invited to participate in the nomination of horses and people who have made a significant contribution to Canadian horse racing, for induction to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2016. Nominations for the following will be considered: MALE HORSE: Stallions or geldings whose contribution to…
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Make fire safety a priority at your stable

| In News

The Ontario Equestrian Federation is deeply saddened by the two recent stable fires in this province. We offer our sincerest condolences to those whose lives have been touched by these tragedies. These recent events have left Ontario’s equine community reeling and wondering if more can be done to protect the animals in our care. In light of these recent events, we encourage all stable operators, including “back yard” horse owners, to have an emergency action plan in place for emergencies that may occur in your…
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Legendary Millar Brooke Farm gets boost from MAAAX™ LONGfibe™

| In News

MAAAX™ LONGfibe™ forage cubes can now be found in the feed room at Millar Brooke Farm, the legendary Show Jumping barn in Perth, ON. operated by 10-time Olympian Ian Millar, his daughter Amy Millar, and son Jonathon Millar. “Like all horse owners, I too have struggled with getting good quality hay for my horses, or enough of it,” says Ian Millar. “Although we have our own fields in Perth, some years are just not ideal. MAAAX™ LONGfibe™ has given Millar Brooke Farm the opportunity to…
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Transfer Update Webinar Series for EC Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Coaches

| In News

As announced in the fall of 2015, the time has come for all Equine Canada NCCP certified Level 1, 2 and 3 coaches to transfer their qualifications to the new competency based NCCP. In an effort to support coaches through the transfer of qualifications by making the process as simple and convenient as possible, Equine Canada is hosting a Transfer Update Webinar Series. Read more This series is free of charge and provides coaches certified in the old NCCP Levels program with the chance to meet the Transfer…
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Health Alert: Fox-variant Rabies case in Perth County

| In News

On Dec. 28, 2015, a calf exhibiting neurological signs in Ellice Ward, ON. (Perth County) was euthanized and tested for rabies. Test results were received on Dec. 30, and were positive for rabies (arctic fox variant). The last two cases of arctic fox-variant rabies in Southern Ontario (a skunk and a cat) were also found in this area. It is likely that the virus has continued to circulate in wildlife in the area at very low level, and that this case simply represents a spillover…
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In Memoriam: Mill Creek Raphael (1990-2015)

| In News

Former Canadian Show Jumping Team horse Mill Creek Raphael died on Dec. 27, 2015, at the age of 25. Owned by Phil Henning of Mill Creek Stables in Cambridge, ON, before being donated to Equine Canada in 2003, Mill Creek Raphael was a bay Hanoverian gelding (Raphael x Gluecksstern) born in Germany in 1990.  Bred by Anton Zimmermann Waghausel and discovered by Hans Holtzner, both of Germany, Mill Creek Raphael was purchased by Henning as an eight-year-old.  He originally showed under Thomas Schonig, also of…
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Important notice for Safari browser users trying to renew

| In News, OEF News

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