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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10 Tips To Lunge Like A Pro

| In It's A Coach's Life

Lunging is perhaps one of the most unfamiliar skills for many new equestrians. Coaches lunge for various reasons, including improving a horse’s way of going, starting or teaching a young horse new skills, detecting lameness, exercise and even reinforcing a student’s riding position. The skill needed to lunge a horse safely and effectively can be learned through the Equine Canada Learn to Ride Program (Rider Levels 5 to 8) and the Equine Canada Coaching Certification Program. In the coaching evaluations administered by provincial sport organizations…
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Renew Your Equine Canada Sport Licence by March 31 to Avoid the Late Fee

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If you require a 2016 EC Sport Licence, you must renew by March 31, 2016 at 12 a.m. ET in order to avoid the late fee. In addition, please note: your provincial membership must be renewed and valid prior to renewing your EC Sport Licence. If you have any issues with your provincial membership validation, please contact the OEF directly. For your convenience, online renewal is available for 2016 Equine Canada Sport Licences. Before you renew, we would like to provide you with an update to…
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REMINDER: Deadline for Equine Canada National Award Nominations is March 31

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Nominations for the 2015 EC National Awards will close on March 31, 2016 at 3 p.m. ET. The following 2015 EC National Awards are open for nominations from EC registered participants, sport licence holders and provincial sport association members: Lifetime Achievement Award Junior Equestrian of the Year – The Gillian Wilson Trophy Horse of the Year – The Hickstead Trophy Canadian Breeder of the Year Builder of the Year (NEW!) Boehringer Ingelheim Equine Canada Health & Welfare Award Equine Canada Media Award – The Susan…
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It’s Game ON at the OEF

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Remember seeing our riders standing proudly on the podium at the TORONTO 2015 Pan-Am Games representing Canada and Ontario? Ontario delivered the largest and most successful Pan Am/Parapan Am Games ever and, in the process, created a legacy for amateur athletes, including riders like you! The success of these games presented Ontario with an opportunity to position itself as a world leader in amateur sport development. Game ON – The Ontario Government’s Sport Plan was subsequently created to guide the province as it works towards…
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2016 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Ballot Announced

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The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2016 ballot. In this the 40th Anniversary of the CHRHF, a total of 30 horses and people comprised of 15 Standardbred racing candidates and 15 Thoroughbred racing candidates have been selected to appear on the voting ballot.  A 20-person Election Committee for each breed will determine the winners in their respective categories. Results will be announced Tuesday, April 5. The five categories selected by the nominating committee to appear on the Standardbred ballots…
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Do you know what’s in your whey protein?

| In Nutrition For The Equestrian Athlete

“I noticed that the cholesterol is high in my whey protein. Should I switch to something else if I’m watching my cholesterol?” – KM, Toronto An OEF member asked me a great question concerning a whey product. But before I answer the question, I would like to explain whey protein in detail, as well as, how to purchase the product and how to determine its purity. Whey Protein Powder Whey protein is an excellent addition to an equestrian athlete’s meal plan, especially for those who prefer…
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Equine Canada Welcomes Nominations for 2015 National Awards 

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Equine Canada (EC) would like to remind the equestrian community that nominations are currently being accepted for the 2015 EC National Awards and will remain open until March 31, 2016 at 3 p.m. ET.  In addition, please take note of the following update: Due to a high level of public interest, EC is pleased to announce that the 2015 Equine Canada Media Award – The Susan Jane Anstey Trophy has been opened to external nominations. Created in memory of the late Susan Jane Anstey (1946-2005),…
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Top Five Finish for Selena O’Hanlon at Red Hills International Horse Trials

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Veteran Canadian eventing team member, Selena O’Hanlon of Kingston, ON, earned a top-five finish in the CIC 3* at the Red Hills International Horse Trials, held March 10-13 in Tallahassee, FL. O’Hanlon took fourth place aboard Foxwood High, the 13-year-old Canadian Sport Horse gelding she partnered with at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, FRA, as well as the the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, MEX. Owned by John and Judy Rumble, and sired by Rio Bronco W, ‘Woody’ as he’s…
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Canadian Dressage Team Named for 2016 CDIO 3* Wellington Nations’ Cup

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Dressage Canada is pleased to announce the riders who will represent Canada in the Stillpoint Farm Nations’ Cup, taking place during the CDIO 3* Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) from March 29 through April 2, 2016 in Wellington, FL. The CDIO 3* Wellington represents week 12 of the prestigious AGDF, which takes place at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. It also represents an exciting opportunity for top competitors from around the world to compete as a team and represent their country on the world…
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