In my day job, I work with big businesses across North America, across all levels, mainly senior level management. I train them in understanding their own behaviour, personality, emotional intelligence, and cognition. The purpose of this is to help them become more self-aware; so they can answer questions such as: ‘What’s it like to be around me at work?’ or ‘Am I helpful or harmful to others on my team?’ and ‘What are my personal strengths?’ I also guide them to consider any challenges they...
Author Shelley Peterson has written eight previous beautifully crafted novels targeting the young adult readership and focuses on horse-lovers and adventures with their 4-legged best friends. With this latest book, Shelley hopes she will soon be able to meet-n-greet her fans as the province opens up after 16 months of Covid lockdown. We’ll let you know when Shelley appears for readings and book-signings at a bookshop or tack shop near you. The Rider asked Shelley a few questions about her bo...
Equestrian Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee have announced Canada’s equestrian team nominated to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The six athletes qualified for Team Canada based on performances that met Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) Minimum Eligibility Requirements from Jan. 1, 2019, to June 21, 2021.
Ontario recording star & military veteran shares his message of hope and understanding with new single, “PTSD”
GRAHAM TRUDE is an award-winning Ontario-based singer/songwriter who recently released his new single titled “PTSD”. The song focuses on his struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder (or PTSD) which is a mental disorder that can develop after exposure to a traumatic event such as warfare (which was the case for Graham), traffic collisions, sexual assault, child abuse, or other threats on a person’s life. Yes, this is an important issue that the artist treats with honesty and compassion.....
The opportunity to compete on Wesley Clover Parks’ renowned grass grand prix field has attracted competitors from around the region for the sold-out event. Course designer Mike Pegg of Uxbridge, ON, will set the show jumping tracks during the first week of competition.
"But as the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 continues to create havoc around the world, it became clear that we weren’t going to be able to host The Royal in a traditional way,”
“The past 14 months have been extremely difficult for the horse racing industry and the thousands of hardworking and dedicated people whose livelihood depends on live racing,” said John Hayes, Independent Chair, Ontario Racing.
Live horse racing is included in Step One phase of the plan, which is estimated to begin on Monday, June 14.