Please join the Special Meeting of the Members on June 3, 2016 to Vote

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Please join the Special Meeting of the Members on June 3 to Vote on the Proposed New Bylaws or Proxy your vote following the Proxy process linked HERE Proxys must arrive at the OEF office no later than 4pm on June 1, 2016 #LEADCHANGE Highlights of Proposed New OEF Bylaws On June 3, 2016 at a Special Meeting for OEF Members, the Board of Directors will be presenting the new updated Ontario Equestrian Federation Bylaws aligned to the newly launched #LEADCHANGE Strategic Plan.  The proposed Bylaws shift the OEF to a Governance Board structure fully compliant with the Ontario Not-for-Profit…
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Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) – What is it?!

| In It's A Coach's Life

One of the hot terms being tossed around by coaches these days is Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD). If you are coaching and you’re not talking or thinking about it just yet, don’t panic – I’ll fill you in so you can talk like you personally came up with the idea! So what is LTAD? And why do we care?  I mean, my students come for lessons every week because of my super amazingness.  They’ll keep taking lessons with me for as long as I…
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It’s Show Season – What Are My Food Choices?

| In Nutrition For The Equestrian Athlete

No one wants to fall asleep in the saddle half way through an event, or get hurt because they could not focus. Brain fog or hitting the wall is common with poorly nourished athletes. It seams to be counter intuitive having junk food that is high in sodium, sugar and fat at an athletic event. Unfortunately, equestrian show facilities offer little to no choice when it comes to eating healthy. I have been to many shows and have yet to see a vendor that actually…
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2016 Census of Agriculture

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For Immediate Release 2016 Census of Agriculture Do you live on an acreage with your horses? Then you may qualify to complete the Census of Agriculture as an agricultural operation. An agricultural operation is defined as a farm, ranch or other operation that produces agricultural products for sale. The definition does include horse operations that do not sell agricultural products but offer boarding, riding or training services. The data collected from the census will greatly improve our governments understanding of the equine sectors needs and will empower our…
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Ontario Equestrian Federation – Optional Benefits for Horses

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Ontario Equestrian Federation Optional Benefits for Horses Unfortunately if you own a horse, one day you may experience an insurance claim. If you haven’t purchased the OEF Optional Insurance, you may want to consider it, as it is an inexpensive way to protect your horse. Option # 1 – Specified Perils Mortality Coverage ($12,000/member) This policy provides coverage if your horse suffers an insured loss including Fire, Lightning, Smoke, Collision or overturning of a vehicle, windstorm, hail, tornado, accidental injury while on board or loading/unloading…
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What causes hoof abscess and how are they treated?

| In No Hoof, No Horse Blog

What causes hoof abscess and how are they treated? An abscess by definition is a collection of pus anywhere in the body that causes swelling and inflammation around it. In this case it is the hoof. The pus is formed because the hoof is protecting itself by getting rid of the dead cells caused from trauma to the hoof. What causes for abscesses?  Many factors can cause a horse to get an abscess such as a foreign object entering the foot such as a pebble…
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Notice of a Special General Meeting of the Members

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  Notice of a Special General Meeting of the Members NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT a Special Meeting of the members of THE ONTARIO EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION will be held as follows: Date: Friday, June 3, 2016 Location: Caledon Equestrian Park 200 Pine Avenue, Caledon, ON  L7E 0M1 Time: 6:30 pm The purpose of the meeting is to approve the new Bylaws by a vote of the members. The new Bylaws are being put forward to the members by the Board of Directors to align them…
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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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