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2021 Youth Bursary Recipients

As an on-going commitment to Ontario Equestrian youth, five, $1,000 bursaries are awarded annually to members between the ages of 14-17. The selection process is based on the individuals 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 […]

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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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UPDATE: Provincewide Lockdown

Wednesday December 23, 2020 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: Provincewide shutdown: Effective 12:01 AM on Saturday, December 26, 2020, the entire Province of Ontario will be moved to […]

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UPDATE: Revised COVID-19 Framework – York Region & Windsor-Essex

Friday December 11, 2020 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 aware that effective 12:01 AM on Monday December 14, 2020, York Region and Windsor-Essex will be moved to the Grey […]

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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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