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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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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

| In News

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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Causes and treatments of quarter cracks 

| In No Hoof, No Horse Blog

A horse’s hooves are one of his most vital structures when it comes to performance ability and all-around balance. This can become a really serious problem if a quarter crack develops. What is a quarter crack? Quarter cracks differ from other cracks because of their location, which can be the toe, quarter heel or bar. A quarter crack is also defined by its depth, which can be superficial or deep. The last characterization is the site of origin, which is either the ground surface or…
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