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

| In News, OEF News, Surveys

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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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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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

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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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