Handicapping Brunch This Weekend at Ajax Downs!

Aug 18, 2011 Comments Off

August 18, 2011, Toronto, ON – There are still a few spots left for the Ontario Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program’s (QHRIDP) third Handicapping Brunch this weekend on Sunday, August 21st from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Ajax Downs.
The QHRIDP is sponsoring four of these brunches this year, to introduce new audiences to [...]

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Canadian Reiners Win Gold and Bronze Individual medals

Aug 18, 2011 Comments Off

At 2011 North American Junior and Young Rider Championships
Ottawa, ON—Shelbie Friesen, Lane Wilson and Emily Wilson earned top individuals honours in reining on July 30 at the 2011 Adequan FEI North American Junior Young Rider Championships. Presented by Gotham North, these Championships were held July 27–31 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.
Shelbie [...]

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Opening Ceremonies Celebrate Ag Leadership

Aug 17, 2011 Comments Off

Presidents Of Two International Agricultural Organizations To Open Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show
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Not one but two presidents of international agricultural organizations will officially open Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show (COFS) on Tuesday, September 13.
Aside from his duties at Canada’s largest agricultural trade show, COFS Vice President Doug Wagner is also the current President of the Farm Show [...]

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Sending Out the Round-Up Call: Don’t Miss Cedar Run Rodeo Weekend, August 27-28

Aug 16, 2011 Comments Off

Two-day Professional Rodeo Event Offers Extreme Sport Competitions, Kids’ Hour, Live Entertainment and More
Town of the Blue Mountains, ON August, 16, 2011 – Have a ‘hankering’ to do something different this summer? Take a step back into the Wild West at the Cedar Run Rodeo Weekend, August 27-28, where a weekend of professional rodeo competition, [...]

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Hall of Fame Auction List Loaded, Donors Don’t Disappoint

Aug 15, 2011 Comments Off

Toronto, ON (August 15, 2011) – While the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame gears up for its Induction Ceremony next Thursday, August 18 at the Mississauga Convention Centre, items for the silent auction fundraiser keep pouring in. Generous donors like Adena Springs, The Royal Horse Show, Seelster Farms, Windfields Farm and Woodbine Entertainment Group [...]

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Sarah Johnstone Goes Two for Two at National Capital Show Jumping Tournaments

Aug 15, 2011 Comments Off

Ottawa, Ontario – For the second day in a row, Sarah Johnstone and Leonidas were the big winners at the National Capital Show Jumping Tournaments.  The pair captured the $25,000 Hayes Co. Grand Prix on Sunday, August 14, at the Nepean National Equestrian Park in Ottawa, ON.
Hot off Saturday’s victory in the $10,000 Peel Maryborough [...]

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Sarah Johnstone Defends Her Title at National Capital Show Jumping Tournaments

Aug 14, 2011 Comments Off

Ottawa, Ontario – For the second year in a row, Sarah Johnstone and Leonidas stood in the winner’s circle following the $10,000 Modified Grand Prix held Saturday, August 13, at the National Capital Show Jumping Tournaments taking place at the Nepean National Equestrian Park in Ottawa, ON.
The $10,000 Peel Maryborough Mutual Insurance Company/Henry Equestrian Insurance [...]

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Quarter Horse Directive No. 1-2011 Enhanced Testing for Clenbuterol

Aug 14, 2011 Comments Off

WHEREAS the Ontario Racing Commission is committed to working with Industry stakeholders to expand the medication control program beyond existing pre-race, post-race testing and retention requirements;
AND WHEREAS concerns were brought forward by the Quarter Horse Racing Owners of Ontario Inc.  (QROOI) and other participants in the Quarter Horse Racing community regarding misuse of the therapeutic drug clenbuterol;
AND WHEREAS the Ontario [...]

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Jordan MacPherson Receives Warm Welcome in Ottawa

Aug 13, 2011 Comments Off

Ottawa, Ontario – The student beat the teacher as 21-year-old Jordan MacPherson of Toronto, ON, edged her coach, Jonathon Millar of Perth, ON, for the win in Friday’s $10,000 NationWide Open Welcome at the National Capital Show Jumping Tournaments taking place at the Nepean National Equestrian Park in Ottawa, ON.
MacPherson trains with nine-time Olympian Ian [...]

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Mikala Chesler Earns Personal Best Win

Aug 12, 2011 Comments Off

Is it hot or what was on the minds of all this past August 07 in southern Ontario who were busy consuming beverages by the gallon and looking for shade including Mikala Chesler of Orangeville, Ontario Canada who was awarded the Paul Scriver Memorial Trophy at the CSI** Summer Festival by the Equestrian Management Group [...]

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