Nominations Open for 2015 Equine Canada National Awards

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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Equine Canada (EC) National Awards and will remain open until March 31, 2016 at 3 p.m. ET. It’s time to celebrate the impressive achievements of individuals, equines and organizations who have contributed to the growth and success of the equestrian community over the past year. EC registered participants, sport licence holders and provincial/territorial sport organizations (PTSO) members are welcome to submit nominations for the following awards: Lifetime Achievement Award Junior Equestrian of the Year – The Gillian…
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Belinda Trussell Earns Record-Breaking Scores at Adequan Global Dressage Festival

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Canadian Olympian Belinda Trussell of Stouffville, ON continued her winning streak in Wellington, FL, after securing two major wins that broke personal and Canadian records during week eight of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), held March 2-6, 2016. Trussell, who kicked off her 2016 season during AGDF 3 in February with strong wins in the CD-W FEI Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle, has only continued to prove she is a force to be reckoned with aboard her veteran partner, Anton (Antaeus x Shirley),…
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Canadian Junior Team Takes Sixth in Nations’ Cup at  CSIO 4* Winter Equestrian Festival

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The Canadian Junior Team took sixth place in the Hollow Creek Farm Junior Nations’ Cup, held March 5 during the CSIO 4* Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, FL. The Nations’ Cup was held as part of a series during WEF 8 that put the spotlight on the rising stars of show jumping. In addition to the Nations’ Cup, a Jumper Welcome and Grand Prix for Children, Junior and Young Riders were held, all sponsored by Hollow Creek Farm. Canada’s Junior Team earned their hard-fought…
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Five Simple Ways to Maximize Energy and Keep Muscles from Fatiguing

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Maximize your energy by starting your day with a boost in serotonin Serotonin is a neurotransmitter often referred to as the happiness hormone. It also reduces your appetite and gives your consistent long-term energy! In simple terms, serotonin is what some anti-depressants do to improve your mood. So, how can you raise serotonin naturally? The easiest way is to start your day with a lean protein breakfast with no sugar. This also helps your body burn fat. Throughout the night your body has been repairing…
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Canada Sixth in $150,000 FEI Nations’ Cup in Wellington, Florida

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The Canadian Show Jumping Team comprised of Kara Chad of Calgary, AB, Tiffany Foster of North Vancouver, BC, Elizabeth Gingras of Edmonton, AB, and Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, ON, finished sixth in the $150,000 FEI Nations’ Cup held Friday evening, March 4, at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL. A total of seven teams tackled the track set by course designers Steve Stephens and Ken Krome, both of the United States.  Canada was the first country into the International Arena, with lead-off rider Foster…
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Canadian Competitions Dominate Top Three Spots in NARG Top 25 Horse Shows of 2015

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Canadian Show Jumping competitions dominated the top three spots in the North American Riders Group (NARG) Top 25 Horse Shows of 2015. Since 2010, NARG has been evaluating horse shows in North America and rating them based on a variety of factors, including footing, stabling, courses, prize money, technical aspects, ceremonies, and more. Spruce Meadows in Calgary, AB, maintained its perfect track record, having held the number one spot every year since the initiative began. The NARG Top 25 of 2015 report contained the following…
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Congratulations To Our Most Recent Learn To Ride Achievers

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We would like to congratulate the following individuals on reaching a new Rider Level in the Learn to Ride program: First Last Discipline Level City Emma Lewis English 6 Parry Sound Meghan Waybrant English 6 Oshawa Ande Blakely English 2 Pickering Sydney Johnson English 4 Ajax Caitlin Barran English 3 Oshawa Eve Murphy-Beaudet English 4 Ajax Caroline Gray English 3 Brooklin Carly Lindley-O’Sullivan English 6 Markham Gabriella Cofini English 2 Newcastle Willa Easton English 2 Toronto Melody Maximos English 2 London Sophia Mokhtari English 4 Oakville…
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New horse campground offers discount for OEF members

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Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area, located north of Paisley, ON. will begin welcoming horses to its campsite this summer and OEF members will save 10% on bookings. In the works are 42 campsites for equestrians, which are spacious and treed and will offer corrals. Plans are also underway for a 100’x200’ event ring that will be available for clinics and workshops and for campers to warm up their horses before heading out on the trail. There are over 15 kilometres of riding trails in mature woodlands…
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Canadian Show Jumping Athletes Ready to Take On CSIO 4* Winter Equestrian Festival

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Equine Canada has announced the Canadian Show Jumping Team riders who will represent the maple leaf in the International Division at the prestigious CSIO 4* Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), taking place March 2-6, 2016 in Wellington, FL. The eighth week of fierce international competition, the CSIO 4* WEF is part of a 12-week series that takes place annually in Florida. The 2016 series marks the 37th anniversary, and with over $9 million offered in prize money, and 52 FEI World Ranking classes on the schedule,…
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The Fundamentals of Nutrition – Part Four: An Athlete’s Need For Fluids

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Did you know that losing as little as two percent of body weight through sweat can impair a rider’s ability to perform due to a low blood volume and less than optimal utilization of nutrients and oxygen? Water (fluids) comprises about 60 per cent of the body and is the most important nutrient. It is crucial for various chemical reactions in the body, which is why hydration is imperative for optimal performance for the equestrian athlete. Riders who stay hydrated have better recovery time and higher…
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