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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New Guide Helps Coach Candidates Navigate Certification Process

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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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Congratulations to our Can-Am draw winners!

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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

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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 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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Nominate a deserving coach for an Equine Canada National Coaching Award

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Know an instructor or coach who deserves to be recognized for their hard work and contribution to the sport? Nominate them for an Equine Canada National Coaching Award! The Equine Canada/NCCP National Coaching Awards recognize coaches and instructors from all disciplines and contexts who exemplify the coaching and teaching practices of the National Coaching Certification Program. Nominees are recognized for their contribution to the sport as an instructor and coach, whether their students are active in competitive sport, or are recreational sport participants. To nominate…
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Hunter/Jumper Judging Clinic with Barb Mitchell

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The Ontario Equestrian Federation invites riders, coaches and prospective judges to take part in a Hunter/Jumper Judging Clinic with renowned clinician, judge and coach Barbara Mitchell on May 2-3 in Richmond Hill. Ever wonder what the judge is looking for? Barb Mitchell, an Equine Canada Senior and USEF ‘R’ Status Hunter, Jumper and Equitation Judge will give you the inside edge. As an added bonus, joining her for the Jumper portion of the clinic will be FEI 3* Jumper Judge John Taylor. Topics covered in…
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Six New Directors Elected to 2016 Equine Canada Board

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The Equine Canada (EC) Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the six (6) new Directors who have been elected to the 2016 EC Board. Per Bylaw 4.2 a) there were six (6) Director positions to be filled by election in 2016: Four (4) positions will be for a three-year term ending in 2019. Two (2) positions will be for a two-year term ending in 2018. The newly elected Directors are as follows: Dominique Chagnon – QC Lisa Lazarus – QC Ross Millar – ON Terrance…
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