Ontario Racing’s Strategic Direction

Feb 15, 2017 Comments Off

Ontario Racing is pleased to share our board-approved strategic directional statements. Our vision, mission and objectives will guide our work as we continue to evolve to best represent and support the horse racing industry in Ontario.
For more information visit www.ontarioracing.com

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The Mane Event Springs into London, ON May 12 – 14, 2017

Feb 14, 2017 Comments Off

Come watch, ride and learn!
Equine owners, riders and enthusiasts will enjoy three days of everything horse when the Mane Event, Equine Education and Trade Fair comes to the Western Fair District Metroland Media Agriplex, in London, Ontario May 12 – 14, 2017. With over 85 hours of equine education in the form of [...]

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Frédéric Pierrestiger Departs Equestrian Canada Board

Feb 11, 2017 Comments Off

Ottawa, ON, Feb. 10, 2017 – On Feb. 10, 2017, Frédéric Pierrestiger announced his resignation as a member of the Equestrian Canada (EC) Board of Directors.
Frédéric joined the EC Board in April 2016, making valuable contributions to the Federation as a Board member and as Chair of the Audit Committee.
Bringing a fresh and insightful perspective [...]

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OSAS Adds Colourful Ambassador

Feb 09, 2017 Comments Off

The Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society, in partnership with Tara Hills Stud, has added a new, colourful ambassador to their line up. Hiltons Hot Stuff, a very unusually marked Standardbred, was unsuccessful as a racehorse but should do well in her new roles.
As an OSAS ambassador, Paris (as she’s known around the barn), will take part [...]

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Canadian Farm Builders Association Horse & Equine – Farm Building Industry Awards

Feb 08, 2017 Comments Off

On Friday, January 27th 2017, the members of the Canadian Farm Builders Association (CFBA) convened at the Arden Park – Best Western Hotel in Stratford for their Annual Conference, Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner.  The event culminated with the Awards ceremony and a number of awards were handed out for excellence in Equine and Horse [...]

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Statement from the Equestrian Canada Board Regarding EC Jumping Committee

Feb 07, 2017 Comments Off

Dear Members,
Over the past few weeks there has been active communication between Equestrian Canada (EC) and the EC Jumping Committee. EC responded to the Jumping Committee’s concerns on Jan. 27, 2017 via a letter that can be found as an attachment below.
Please be advised that we informed the Jumping Committee of our intent to publish [...]

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Rising Strong™ Cowboy Camp

Feb 05, 2017 Comments Off

Written by: Amelia Jaggard
Touch of Haven ~ Horses Healing Humans is an Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) certified program which partners an equine specialist with a registered mental health professional. Julie Erb President, Founder and Facilitator of Touch of Haven said, “We [Touch of Haven] feel this model best supports our clients needs [...]

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The Problem of Distracted Riding

Feb 02, 2017 Comments Off

Written by: Amelia Jaggard
Mobile phones have changed the world and it seems their influence is starting to change the horse industry for the worse.
I recently competed at the National Barrel Horse Association World Championship in Perry, Georgia. Over the course of this week long event, I witnessed a shocking amount of riders using their cell [...]

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Important Statement from the Equestrian Canada Board of Directors

Feb 01, 2017 Comments Off

Equestrian Canada News Release February 1, 2017
The Equestrian Canada (EC) Board held an emergency meeting on Jan. 31, 2017 to discuss concerns expressed by EC volunteers and some members of the equestrian community, and to determine the next steps in addressing these concerns. The Board also confirmed their total confidence in the current leadership of [...]

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Equi-Bow: A Holistic Modality That Influences More Than Just The Horse’s Life

Jan 30, 2017 Comments Off

After 46 yrs of enjoyment in the equine world, Lisa Byers, is turning her passion into compassion. Like many, Lisa found herself at a turning point in her career, after more than 25yrs in the Corporate IT Service Management world. Lisa decided to take her love for horses and move it forward as a business. [...]

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