Monthly Archives: March 2016

Nominate a deserving coach for an Equine Canada National Coaching Award

| In News

Know an instructor or coach who deserves to be recognized for their hard work and contribution to the sport? Nominate them for an Equine Canada National Coaching Award! The Equine Canada/NCCP National Coaching Awards recognize coaches and instructors from all disciplines and contexts who exemplify the coaching and teaching practices of the National Coaching Certification Program. Nominees are recognized for their contribution to the sport as an instructor and coach, whether their students are active in competitive sport, or are recreational sport participants. To nominate…
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Hunter/Jumper Judging Clinic with Barb Mitchell

| In OEF News

The Ontario Equestrian Federation invites riders, coaches and prospective judges to take part in a Hunter/Jumper Judging Clinic with renowned clinician, judge and coach Barbara Mitchell on May 2-3 in Richmond Hill. Ever wonder what the judge is looking for? Barb Mitchell, an Equine Canada Senior and USEF ‘R’ Status Hunter, Jumper and Equitation Judge will give you the inside edge. As an added bonus, joining her for the Jumper portion of the clinic will be FEI 3* Jumper Judge John Taylor. Topics covered in…
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Canadian Dressage Team Kicks Off Day One of CDIO 3* Wellington Nations’ Cup in Second Place

| In News

The Canadian Dressage Team is holding down second place after day one of the CDIO 3* Stillpoint Farm Nations’ Cup in Wellington, FL. Held as part of the 12th and final week of the prestigious Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), running March 30 to April 2, the Nations’ Cup provides the opportunity for top international riders to compete as a team and represent their country on the world stage. The United States is currently leading, with Spain following Canada in third. The Canadian team took…
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Six New Directors Elected to 2016 Equine Canada Board

| In News

The Equine Canada (EC) Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the six (6) new Directors who have been elected to the 2016 EC Board. Per Bylaw 4.2 a) there were six (6) Director positions to be filled by election in 2016: Four (4) positions will be for a three-year term ending in 2019. Two (2) positions will be for a two-year term ending in 2018. The newly elected Directors are as follows: Dominique Chagnon – QC Lisa Lazarus – QC Ross Millar – ON Terrance…
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10 Tips To Lunge Like A Pro

| In It's A Coach's Life

Lunging is perhaps one of the most unfamiliar skills for many new equestrians. Coaches lunge for various reasons, including improving a horse’s way of going, starting or teaching a young horse new skills, detecting lameness, exercise and even reinforcing a student’s riding position. The skill needed to lunge a horse safely and effectively can be learned through the Equine Canada Learn to Ride Program (Rider Levels 5 to 8) and the Equine Canada Coaching Certification Program. In the coaching evaluations administered by provincial sport organizations…
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Renew Your Equine Canada Sport Licence by March 31 to Avoid the Late Fee

| In News

If you require a 2016 EC Sport Licence, you must renew by March 31, 2016 at 12 a.m. ET in order to avoid the late fee. In addition, please note: your provincial membership must be renewed and valid prior to renewing your EC Sport Licence. If you have any issues with your provincial membership validation, please contact the OEF directly. For your convenience, online renewal is available for 2016 Equine Canada Sport Licences. Before you renew, we would like to provide you with an update to…
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REMINDER: Deadline for Equine Canada National Award Nominations is March 31

| In News

Nominations for the 2015 EC National Awards will close on March 31, 2016 at 3 p.m. ET. The following 2015 EC National Awards are open for nominations from EC registered participants, sport licence holders and provincial sport association members: Lifetime Achievement Award Junior Equestrian of the Year – The Gillian Wilson Trophy Horse of the Year – The Hickstead Trophy Canadian Breeder of the Year Builder of the Year (NEW!) Boehringer Ingelheim Equine Canada Health & Welfare Award Equine Canada Media Award – The Susan…
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It’s Game ON at the OEF

| In OEF News

Remember seeing our riders standing proudly on the podium at the TORONTO 2015 Pan-Am Games representing Canada and Ontario? Ontario delivered the largest and most successful Pan Am/Parapan Am Games ever and, in the process, created a legacy for amateur athletes, including riders like you! The success of these games presented Ontario with an opportunity to position itself as a world leader in amateur sport development. Game ON – The Ontario Government’s Sport Plan was subsequently created to guide the province as it works towards…
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2016 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Ballot Announced

| In News

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2016 ballot. In this the 40th Anniversary of the CHRHF, a total of 30 horses and people comprised of 15 Standardbred racing candidates and 15 Thoroughbred racing candidates have been selected to appear on the voting ballot.  A 20-person Election Committee for each breed will determine the winners in their respective categories. Results will be announced Tuesday, April 5. The five categories selected by the nominating committee to appear on the Standardbred ballots…
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Do you know what’s in your whey protein?

| In Nutrition For The Equestrian Athlete

“I noticed that the cholesterol is high in my whey protein. Should I switch to something else if I’m watching my cholesterol?” – KM, Toronto An OEF member asked me a great question concerning a whey product. But before I answer the question, I would like to explain whey protein in detail, as well as, how to purchase the product and how to determine its purity. Whey Protein Powder Whey protein is an excellent addition to an equestrian athlete’s meal plan, especially for those who prefer…
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