Monthly Archives: April 2016

It’s That Time of Year, Show Season – Are You Nutritionally Ready!

| In Nutrition For The Equestrian Athlete

You have practiced hard all year. You’ve meticulously worked through every routine possible. You are one with your horse. But do you have the stamina and energy to make it through another show season. Raw talent and hard work may get you there but proper nutrition will keep you there! As the saying goes “You are what you eat”! Just a quick recap of the science behind what fuels an athlete, meal plan to follow. Carbohydrates – Provides energy for the body Carbohydrates are arguably…
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Announcing a new focus, a new structure and an exciting new future for the OEF

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#LEADCHANGE Announcing a new focus, a new structure and an exciting new future for the OEF April 11, 2016 Toronto, ON – The Ontario Equestrian Federation (OEF) is announcing a new commitment to and focus on, the equestrian experience for 2016 and beyond. As part of this evolution we will be moving to enhance the riding experience of all Ontarians regardless of age or skill level. We will deliver relevant and meaningful programs through opportunities that we are planning strategically from the grass roots though…
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New Guide Helps Coach Candidates Navigate Certification Process

| In OEF News

Becoming a certified coach just got a bit easier thanks to A Guide to Coach Certification, a new handbook launched by the Ontario Equestrian Federation (OEF). The new guide is designed to make the certification process easily understandable to coach candidates, helping them navigate the requirements to become certified. “We’re experiencing an increased interest in the coaching program,” says Pam Coburn, manager of the OEF’s coaching department. “This guide takes a relatively complex system and simplifies it so it’s not so daunting for people who…
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Don’t Miss Out: World-Class Officials Clinics Coming to 2016 EC Annual Convention

| In News

Have you heard about the exciting lineup of Officials Clinics being hosted at the 2016 EC Annual Convention, April 20-24 in Montreal, QC? Registration is closing soon, so don’t miss out – register today! The clinics are open, not only to current and aspiring EC officials, but to any and all members of the equestrian community who enjoy continuous learning and personal development. Among the many benefits of the clinics, they will provide prospective officials with an opportunity to take the first step on the…
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Stunning Performances from Ashley Holzer & Breaking Dawn during Final Week of Adequan Global Dressage Festival

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Veteran Canadian dressage athlete, Ashley Holzer, made a triumphant return to international competition with her 2012 London Olympic Games partner, Breaking Dawn,  during the final week of the prestigious CDIO 3* Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) in Wellington, FL. Breaking Dawn (Akribori x Eveline), a 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, spent the majority of the 2016 winter season competing with owner P.J. Rizvi, while Holzer, who currently resides in the US, campaigned several other mounts. However, it was with Holzer in the saddle that Breaking Dawn…
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Congratulations to our Can-Am draw winners!

| In OEF News

As our way of saying thank you to our loyal members, the Ontario Equestrian Federation had some fantastic prizes up for grabs at the 2016 Can-Am All Breeds Expo, which took place April 1-3 in Markham. Members received one ballot for the draw of their choice by showing proof of 2016 membership, or by joining or renewing at our booth. Congratulations to these lucky OEF members who are our Can-Am draw winners! Spirit Horse necklace, donated by Designs by Loriece – Emily Glionna, Pefferlaw 4 Tickets…
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Fan Favorite San Pail and Thoroughbred Trainer Mark Casse Headline CHRHF Class of 2016

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The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the 2016 inductees. A total of 10 horses and people have been elected to the Hall of Fame from an extremely strong list of finalists, in this the 40th Anniversary year of the CHRHF. Standardbred inductees include horses San Pail and Odies Fame and people John Ferguson Sr., Yves Filion and Bruce Johnston. The Thoroughbred inductees are Wise Dan, Dahlia, Mark Casse, Dr. Michael Colterjohn and Daryl Wells, Sr. San Pail, bred by co-owner…
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The Newest Health Craze – The Smoothie Bowl!

| In Nutrition For The Equestrian Athlete

Smoothie bowls! They’re delicious, satisfying and a nutritious twist on breakfast cereal. Smoothie bowls are great to have for breakfast, lunch or supper, as a pre or post-workout meal, or even for dessert, depending on what ingredients you use. So, what is a smoothie bowl? The short answer is that it’s a way to enjoy a smoothie with a spoon instead of drinking it with a straw. But there’s more to it than just a change in utensils. The smoothie bowl is thicker in consistency and…
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Congratulations To Our Most Recent Learn To Ride Achievers

| In OEF News

We would like to congratulate the following individuals on reaching a new Rider Level in the Learn to Ride program: First Name Last Name Level Discipline City Maeve Rowe 6 English Ottawa, ON Louise Emmerson 6 English Osgoode, ON Sarah Catt 8 English Kemptville, ON Jessica Graham 3 English Ottawa, ON Meghan Waybrant 6 English Oshawa, ON Ande Blakely 2 English Pickering, ON Sydney Johnson 4 English Ajax, ON Caitlin Barran 3 English Oshawa, ON Eve Murphy-Beaudet 4 English Ajax, ON Caroline Gray 3 English Brooklin,…
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