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Returning to Equestrian Facilities

May 15, 2020 Dear Members,  On May 14, 2020, following Premier Ford’s address from Queen’s Park, the Province of Ontario issued its Detailed List of Stage 1 Openings – A Framework for Reopening Our Province.  There are three issues in this release which affect our Members: Regarding Boarders; Resumption of Outdoor Recreational Sports Activities; and Resumption of […]

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Ontario’s riding lesson horses are at risk.

You can help. “Helping the Schoolies” is our current initiative during this pandemic and OE will be launching a provincial fundraising initiative on Friday to raise awareness for this cause.  Ontario’s riding lesson horses are at risk, as public riding stables have been classified as non-essential services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lesson horses, or “schoolies” […]

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Coach and Facility Financial Aid Packages Released by the Government – Webinar Review

Thank you to everyone who tuned-in on Wednesday April 15th and Thursday April 16th as we navigated the different financial aid packages released by the government. Both the Coach and Facility Owner webinars were recorded and the links to watch them are below. Many thanks to Lawyers, John Wilkinson and Daniel Wong from WeirFoulds LLP for their […]

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2020 Youth Bursary Recipients

Each year, Ontario Equestrian awards five, $1,000 bursaries to youth based on their involvement with horses, their future goals, as well as letters of recommendation from their coaches – family resources and academic achievements are also considered. The bursaries are to be used towards riding lessons, clinics, competition fees, continuing education and other learning opportunities […]

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Government Financial Assistance for Ontario Farmers

Sunday April 5, 2020 Members of Ontario Equestrian,  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, both the Canadian and Ontario government have announced financial assistance measures for individuals and businesses, including farm businesses. Attached below is a complete summary of existing programs and new financial assistance measures that may be relevant to Ontario farm businesses.   We […]

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Notice regarding Recent Government and Other Communications Relevant to Members of Ontario Equestrian

Tuesday March 24, 2020 To all members of Ontario Equestrian: The following sets out recent Government and other communications which are relevant to Ontario’s Equestrian community.  On March 17, 2020, the Ontario Government enacted a Declaration of Emergency to Protect the Public to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public. As a […]

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COVID-19 and Equestrian Facility Operations

Friday March 20, 2020 In an effort to minimize the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19), Equestrian Canada (EC) and the Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations (PTSOs) recommend the following as best practices concerning equestrian facility operations, consistent with the recommendations of applicable health authorities. Due to federal, provincial/territorial and local government recommendations on the movement of individuals, as […]

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Ontario Equestrian Facility Closures

Tuesday March 17, 2020 To all members of the Equestrian Community in Ontario: Since we issued our notice yesterday stating that we are suspending all Ontario Equestrian (OE) and Equestrian Canada (EC) Sanctioned competitions, clinics etc., The Ontario Government has enacted a Declaration of Emergency to Protect the Public.  Among other things, this declaration mandates that “All facilities […]

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