Month: November 2012

A Rider’s Moving Legacy Honoured – Nominations being accepted for the Kaylynn Malmberg Young/Junior Riders Reining Award

In memory of a very special young rider, the Canadian Reining Committee has established the Kaylynn Malmberg Young/Junior Riders Reining Award. The award will be presented to a young member of the reining community that most exemplifies Kaylynn’s love of horses, willpower, bravery and inspiration. The award will be presented to the person who shows […]

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New Microchip Requirement for First Time FEI Registered Horses Begins January 1, 2013

Owners are being informed that beginning January 1, 2013, all horses entering the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) system for the first time must be microchipped as per FEI regulations. This includes FEI Passports, FEI Recognition Cards and FEI Registrations. The microchip must be compatible with ISO 11784 and ISO 11785, and all microchip information must […]

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Canadian Mark Samuel New FEI Group IV Chair

Equine Canada is pleased to announce that Mark Samuel, a founding member of our Jump Canada Committee and an accomplished equestrian and entrepreneur, has been elected as the new Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Group IV chair during the recent FEI General Assembly held in Istanbul, Turkey. He will be replacing outgoing chair Michael Cherry, of […]

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Equine Canada Invites Nominations for 2012 National Awards

As the competition season draws to a close, Equine Canada would like to remind everyone of the nomination deadline for the Equine Canada National Awards and the importance of nominating those whom you feel are worthy of such distinguished, national recognition. There are eight annual, national awards recognizing individuals who have made a significant impact […]

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Jump Canada Announces Bursary Recipients for 2012

Jump Canada is pleased to announce the young athletes who have been named recipients of the Jump Canada Bursary for 2012. In recognition of the difficulty that young riders face as they strive to continue their education while also competing at high levels of equestrian sport, Jump Canada developed the Bursary program for athletes aged […]

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Ontario SPCA responds to concerns surrounding race horses

The Ontario SPCA has been working in conjunction with various community members and Animal Welfare organizations across Ontario to develop protocols addressing the recent concerns for animal care in the horse racing industry. The Ontario SPCA Communities along with various organizations have been working together to develop plans to assist each affected community across the […]

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OEF Members Come Together to Raise Close to $500 for Food Banks

Equine enthusiasts raised close to $500 for the Ontario Association of Food Banks at the Ontario Equestrian Federation Member Appreciation Party held yesterday at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, marking the second year the two organizations have worked together to help those in need. “It’s terribly sad to think there are people in this province […]

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Paralympic rider Judi Island honoured with Ribbons for Rides award

Canadian Paralympic Dressage rider Judi Island has been awarded the highest honour in the Ribbons for Rides Program, an initiative by the Ontario Equestrian Federation and Ontario Therapeutic Riding Association that awards therapeutic riders with a ribbon for each FEI Para Dressage test completed. The award was presented yesterday to the 59-year-old Caledon resident at […]

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