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MARCH/APRIL 2010 Vol. 1, Issue No. 6

Top Show Jumping Returns to St. Lazare, Quebec

St. Lazare, Quebec – Some of North America’s best riders will meet in St. Lazare, QC, for two weeks of show jumping competition with the 36th Annual Pépinière and St. Lazare Horse Shows taking place from May 19 to 23 and May 26 to 30, 2010. As an added attraction this year, the RCMP Musical Ride will perform on Saturday, May 29.

The first week of competition, the Concours Hippique de Pépinière, runs May 19 to 23 and will feature the Canadian Young Horse Develop- ment Series, a 1.20m Hit and Hurry on Saturday, May 22, and the $10,000 Modified Grand Prix on Sunday, May 23.

in attendance including Jay Hayes, Beth Underhill, and 2008 Team Sil- ver Medalists Ian Millar and Jill Henselwood. Many other top Cana- dian show jumping riders will be battling it out for victory including Yann Candele, Paul Halpern, Jonathon Millar, and previous Grand Prix winners Laurie Bucci of Carig- nan, QC, Myra Simard of Montreal, QC, and last year’s winner, St. Lazare’s own Angela Covert- Lawrence.

Pet Talk Column

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The second week of competi- tion, the Concours Hippique de St- Lazare held May 26 to 30, will fea- ture the $25,000 Grand Prix of St. Lazare on Saturday, May 29. Imme- diately following the $25,000 Grand Prix, the heart warming Cedars ‘Jump for Hope’ Breast Cancer Sur- vivors Ride will take place on the Grand Prix field featuring women who have emerged from breast can- cer and are living their dream of horseback riding.

The majestic RCMP Musical Ride will then perform for its legions of fans, thrilling spectators with the uniquely Canadian spectacle of red- coated Mounties and black horses executing intricately choreographed pat- terns to music. Also on Saturday evening, the Fifth Annual Black Tie and Blue Jeans Gala will be held to benefit the Cedar’s Breast Cancer Clinic.

The two-week competition will con- clude on Sunday, May 30, with the Val Wagner Memorial Speed Derby, which

“Angela Covert-Lawrence of St. Lazare, QC, scored a hometown victory by winning the $25,000 Grand Prix of St. Lazare at the 2009 Pépinière and St. Lazare Horse Shows.” Photo credit – Cealy Tetley, www.tetleyphoto.com

makes use of the natural obstacles on the grass grand prix field and is always a pop- ular spectator event. Course designers for this year’s horse show include Anthony D’Ambrosio and Quebec’s own Olympic Silver Medalist Michel Vaillancourt, both FEI ‘I’ course designers.

Last year, numerous Olympians were

“Footing is a primary considera- tion for competitors and we are very fortunate to have fantastic natural footing for our event,” said Mike Lawrence, President of Competition Eastwood Equine which manages the Pépinière and St. Lazare Horse Shows. “We are committed to pro- ducing a high quality show jumping tournament and are constantly work- ing to upgrade our event for the comfort, safety and well-being of all our exhibitors. This year in particu- lar, we have made a substantial investment in the grass footing. We are very pleased with the results, and hope our competitors are, too.” A JustWorld Horseless Horse Show will also be held with children of all ages invited to participate.

The Pépinière and St. Lazare Horse Shows run daily from May 19 to 23 and May 26 to 30 at Eastwood Equine, 4170 Chemin Ste. Angelique in St. Lazare. For more information, please visit www.pepinierehorseshow.com.

Horse Week 2010 - Start Planning Your Events!

Ottawa, ON—Equine Canada is pleased to announce that Horse Week 2010 will begin Saturday May 29, 2010 and run until Sunday June 6, 2010.

Horse Week is held annually to promote and celebrate Canada’s thriving horse industry. A wide range of activities are held across the country, including trail rides, horse shows, chari- ty events and open houses to allow horse enthusiasts and the public alike to celebrate horses! Everyone is encour- aged to participate.

All events, regardless of size, taking place between May 29 and June 6 can apply for Horse Week status and be promoted through the provinces and Equine Canada.

The 2010 Horse Week committee has lots in store for event organizers and participants this year. So, if you have a unique idea for creating an event, go for it! Check the Horse Week section of the Equine Canada website regularly in the coming months for details of how to register your event and to receive

information and support in the lead up to Horse Week 2010. We look forward to hearing about your plans for making Horse Week 2010 the best yet!

About Equine Canada

For more information about Equine Canada, please visit www.equinecanada.ca.

One of the main attractions for riders to compete in St. Lazare is its rare natural grass footing, heralded as one of the best grass grand prix arenas in Canada.

Jump Canada Young Horse Series

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“The Canadian-bred Fifth Estate 3E, ridden by Hugh Graham for owner and breeder KingRidge Stables, won the Seven and Eight-Year-Old National Finals in 2009.” Photo Credit – Onsite Digital Photography

CEM

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INSIDE

Rolex Kentucky..............................................................2 WEG Impact...................................................................2 AHA Seizes Horses in Buffalo.......................................3 Canadian Racing Hall Of Fame......................................3 Dressage Canada Hall Of Fame .....................................4 Courtney King-Dye ........................................................4 Yvonne Losos de Muñiz.................................................5 Jordan Larson Clinic.......................................................5 Way of Horses................................................................6 Horse Of Course.............................................................6 Laminitis.........................................................................7 Angelstone Farm Announces Show Jumping.................8 Dale Wilkinson...............................................................8 USET Young Rider Fund...............................................9 Jump Canada Competition Tack Force ..........................9 Lynn Palm at Quarterfest................................................9 Equi-Challenge...............................................................9 Pet Talk.........................................................................10 Dressage Riders at WEG..............................................10 REACH Large Animal Rescue.....................................11 Animal Awareness........................................................11 Contagious Equine Metritis Restrictions......................12 Nancy Picken................................................................13 Equine Photography Workshops..................................13 Para-Equestrians...........................................................14 Hits Saugerties..............................................................15 Lake Placid ...................................................................16 Vermont Summer Festival............................................17 Jill Henselwood ............................................................18 Ontario Traceability Pilot Project.................................19 Jump Canada Young Horse Series ...............................20 JustWorld......................................................................21 FEI WEG......................................................................23 Quarter Racing News ...................................................23 Fort Erie Dates..............................................................26 Everything Equine........................................................28 System Fence Opens New Tack Shop..........................28

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