Announcing a new focus, a new structure and an exciting new future for the OEF

Announcing a new focus, a new structure and an exciting new future for the OEF

April 11, 2016

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Equestrian Federation (OEF) is announcing a new commitment to and focus on, the equestrian experience for 2016 and beyond. As part of this evolution we will be moving to enhance the riding experience of all Ontarians regardless of age or skill level. We will deliver relevant and meaningful programs through opportunities that we are planning strategically from the grass roots though to high performance. The OEF will deliver excellence through alignment with the Ontario Government and its GameON Sport Plan as well as the Canadian Sport for Life, Long Term Athlete Development Plan (LTAD), which outlines a rider’s development pathway.

This growth in support to you our members will be driven by our recently completed Lead Change Strategic Plan. This wide ranging and inclusive planning process has brought together a full picture of what is realistic and expected of our organisation. Providing development skills and education by drawing on the experience of our members, our affiliations with Equine Canada, Equine Provincial Service Organisations across the country, and our industry professionals; this plan will produce winning results for all who participate.

In concert with, and aligned to this new vision, we are announcing a streamlined OEF organizational structure as follows:
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How is this approach different from the past?

Moving forward the OEF will focus all resources on Rider development and on an increased connection with Equine Canada. Our Programming Staff will therefore have access to the resources they require to achieve our goals and realize the new vision of the OEF.

We are changing and we look forward to collaborating with our members, partners and stakeholders to implement our exciting new vision in the coming months and years. Look for more information on our #LEADCHANGE Strategic Plan in the days and weeks ahead.

Further details on staffing will be distributed within a week.
About the Ontario Equestrian Federation

The Ontario Equestrian Federation (OEF) is the not-for-profit Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) and Equine Canada (EC) as the sole governing body for amateur equestrian sports in Ontario.


To learn more about our new plan, please contact: Dominique Bosshart Executive Director OEF by email at or by phone at 905-709-6545 Ext. 19.

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