Call for Applications: 2018 Equestrian Canada Dressage Committee

Oct 02, 2017 Comments Off

Ottawa, ON, Oct. 2, 2017 – Equestrian Canada (EC) is now accepting applications from individuals interested in volunteering on EC’s Dressage Committee in 2018.
As an operational committee of EC, the Dressage Committee is responsible for providing strategic guidance and counsel to EC management to support the development of dressage in Canada. The Committee works in [...]

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Canadian Show Jumping Team Faultless in Nations’ Cup Final

Sep 28, 2017 Comments Off

Barcelona, Spain – The Canadian Show Jumping Team, comprised of Yann Candele, Tiffany Foster, Eric Lamaze, and Chris Pratt, was the only country to produce a faultless effort in the opening round of the Longines FEI Nations’ Cup Final held Thursday, September 28, in Barcelona, Spain.
From the 15 countries contesting the fifth annual FEI Nations’ [...]

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Standardbred Stranded Purse Distribution Begins October 1st

Sep 28, 2017 Comments Off

As part of the plan to distribute $2.5 million in stranded Standardbred purse funds, Ontario Racing (OR) is pleased to announce that the 8.9 percent increase over 12 months to all Ontario Signature – as well as Rideau-Carleton – Standardbred race cards will commence on October 1st. This will enhance race card purses by an [...]

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Lansdowne Horse Festival: an Equine Extravaganza

Sep 25, 2017 Comments Off

Come to the Lansdowne Horse Festival: an Equine Extravaganza, to learn more about a variety of horse breeds: Morgans, Canadians, Draft, Mini, Spotted Mountain Horse, Gypsy Vanner mare and her baby, ponies, Arabian, Paso Fino and many more. Watch them demonstrate their versatility in gaming, driving, jumping, and distinct gaits. They also have a special [...]

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Eva Havaris Resigns as Chief Executive Officer of Equestrian Canada

Sep 25, 2017 Comments Off

Ottawa, ON, Sept. 25, 2017 – Equestrian Canada (EC) regrets to announce that Eva Havaris has resigned from her role as EC Chief Executive Officer, effective Sept. 28, 2017.
Following a long period of reflection and transitional discussions with the EC Board of Directors, Havaris made the decision to move on from EC, stating, “I joined [...]

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How to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Aug 29, 2017 Comments Off

Equine organizations offer disaster relief funds
(Washington, DC)- In the wake of one of the worst tropical natural disasters to hit the United States, the residents and animals of Texas need your help. A record 49 inches of rain has fallen in the Houston area, and even more is expected. So what can you do?
There are [...]

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Join NATDA In Providing Support for Hurricane Harvey Victims

Aug 29, 2017 Comments Off

St. Petersburg, FL (August 29, 2017) – While Hurricane Harvey has devastated much of the areas surrounding Houston and San Antonio, Texas, the North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) is supporting disaster victims by donating to the American Red Cross and urging its members to do so as well.
Much of the Houston area has been [...]

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Ontario SPCA launches contest to name foal in its care

Aug 24, 2017 Comments Off

Stouffville, ON (August 23, 2017) – The Ontario SPCA has launched a contest asking members of the public to trot out their best horse names to help name a foal that was born in its care.
A Quarter Horse-cross, now named “Dee,” came into the care of the Ontario SPCA Muskoka Animal Centre in March through [...]

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Equestrian Canada Board Candidate Election Results

Aug 24, 2017 Comments Off

Eight New Directors Elected to 2017 Equestrian Canada Board
Ottawa, ON, Aug. 24, 2017 – The Equestrian Canada (EC) Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the board candidate election results and the eight (8) new Directors who have been elected to the 2017 EC Board.
The full results of the board candidate election are as follows:

Name/ Hometown/ [...]

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The PBR Rides Into Ontario

Aug 23, 2017 Comments Off

By Samantha Houston
The PBR (Professional Bull Riders Inc.) returned to Ontario this year with two stops in Ottawa (June 9th) and Toronto (June 24th). This was the PBR’s second year in Ottawa and first ever appearance in Toronto.  The 2017 draw placed several of our provinces riders alongside both Canadian Cup Champions and invitees from [...]

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