COVID-19

We are working hard to provide the equine community with updates regarding COVID-19 as they become available.

Reopening Ontario – Step 3

Our government, in consultation with Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore, released the Roadmap to Reopen, a three-step plan to safely and cautiously reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures.  In response to continued improvements in public health and health system indicators, Ontario will move into Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 […]

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Return to Competition Sanctioning Requirements

June 10, 2021As we enter into Ontario’s Reopening Plan and competition organizers prepare to welcome you back to their venues, we would like to outline the criteria required for competitions to be sanctioned by Ontario Equestrian (OE), on behalf of Equestrian Canada (EC). As of today, June 10, 2021 Ontario Equestrian has not sanctioned any competitions. The authority […]

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Roadmap to Reopen

Friday May 21, 2021 After Premier Ford’s announcement yesterday, we share the following update. As the Government has stated, the Roadmap to Reopen is a cautious three-step plan that will guide a safe and gradual reopening of the province and the lifting of public health measures based on the province-wide vaccination rate and improvements in […]

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Declaration of Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order

Thursday April 8, 2021 Dear Members, Thank you for your patience and trust as we navigate new rules and restrictions related to the recent Declaration of Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order announced by the Province.  The Declaration of Emergency was made on April 7, 2021 regarding the whole Province of Ontario. The Stay-at-Home Order applies as of 12:01 a.m. on April 8, 2021 to every individual […]

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Ontario’s Stages of Reopening

Thursday February 18, 2021 Members of Ontario Equestrian,  As the Province begins to reopen into new stages and zones, we understand that there is a need for clarification around what is permitted within each health unit and stage as per the latest COVID-19 Response Framework.  Below is a break-down of Ontario’s zones, stages, and what is […]

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#StayHomeON Campaign from Minister Lisa MacLeod

Friday January 22, 2021 Dear Members, Over the past few days, the Government of Ontario has reached out to OE with growing concerns over the increase in COVID-19 cases being seen in hospitals across the province. The Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries is requesting that the #StayHomeON social campaign be shared by all Provincial Sport […]

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UPDATE: Provincial Emergency and Province-wide Stay-at-Home Order

Friday January 15, 2021 Dear Members, Thank you for your patience and trust as we navigate new rules and restrictions related to the recent Emergency Declaration and Stay-at-Home order announced by the Province.  The Stay-at-Home order is now in effect (as of Thursday, January 14 at 12:01 a.m.) and is anticipated to be in place until at least Thursday, February 11, 2021.  The Stay-at-Home order requires every individual to […]

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$3 Million COVID-Relief for Ontario Equines

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Contributes $3 Million to Continue Funding Support of At-Risk Equestrian Facilities RICHMOND HILL, ON., January 14, 2021 – Ontario Equestrian(OE) today announced information about funding being made available to Ontario equestrian facilities experiencing financial hardships affecting animal care. The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has […]

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Provincial Emergency and Province-wide Stay-at-Home Order

Wednesday January 13, 2021 Dear Members of Ontario Equestrian, As the situation in Ontario with the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve rapidly, we recognize this is a stressful and challenging time for our equestrian community.  Please be advised: the Ontario Government has declared a second provincial emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act in response to the growing number […]

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