Month: October 2014

The 92nd Royal Horse Show Returns to Toronto

  The excitement and action of thrilling equestrian sport returns to the Ricoh Coliseum November 7-16, with the return of the Royal Horse Show, part of the 92nd Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Over 800 horses of all shapes and sizes will amaze and inspire with their grace, beauty and athleticism as they compete for over […]

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2015 Year of Sport

On October 16, the Harper Government proclaimed 2015 as the Year of Sport in Canada. This is an historic and wonderful announcement that underscores and celebrates the key role that sport plays in Canada. “Equine Canada joins the Canadian sport community in applauding yesterday’s announcement proclaiming 2015 the Year of Sport in Canada, ” stated […]

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Tickets Selling Quickly for Jump Canada Hall of Fame Gala

  Tickets are going fast for this year’s Jump Canada Hall of Fame Gala, presented by BMO Financial Group, to be held on Sunday, November 9, 2014, at the Liberty Grand in Toronto, ON. The Jump Canada Hall of Fame was created in 2006 to recognize outstanding contributions to hunter/jumper sport.  This year’s celebrated inductees […]

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Bird-friendly hay shows promising results after first year

The results are in – grassland birds benefit from Bird-Friendly Certified Hay. Credit Valley Conservation’s (CVC) hay certification program has been shown to significantly improve living conditions for at-risk grassland birds. This comes at the end of the first growing season for Bird-Friendly Certified Hay. The program, now with 14 registered participants, focuses on making […]

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Stay Safe And Make Friends On The Trail

Autumn is the perfect time to hit the trail for a relaxing ride, but keep in mind that cyclists, hikers and dog walkers are also out enjoying the fall colours and may not be familiar with horses. “I mentor a lot of beginners and there is a lot of stuff I tell them when we’re […]

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In Memoriam: Viva’s Salieri W (2001-2014)

The Ontario Equestrian Federation extends its heartfelt condolences to Tom and Ellen Dvorak, Augustin and Christine Walch, everyone at Friday Hill Dressage and W. Charlot Farms on the death of their Hanoverian stallion, Viva’s Salieri W. Tom and Elllen Dvorak took on Viva’s Salieri W as a four-year-old. Under Tom’s expert guidance, Viva’s Salieri W was […]

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Plan A Head

No matter what the riding discipline, wearing a helmet is one of the best ways to plan ahead to minimize the chance of a brain injury. Safety starts before a foot even goes into the stirrup as 20% of accidents which result in head injury happen while the person is on the ground. It is […]

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Dressage Canada Finalizes New Officials Committee Chair Position

Dressage Canada is pleased to announce that Karen Thompson-Harry has been ratified as the new Chair for the Officials Committee. Thompson-Harry will serve a three year term taking office January 1st, 2015. No candidates were nominated for the Officials Committee Chair position during the recent Dressage Canada Committee Election process; therefore, as per the Dressage […]

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