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The Rider is the Official Voice of the following Associations

Printed on Recycled Paper Provincial and Territorial Equestrian Sport

Federations join Equine Canada in a quest to give Canada a new and revised sport model

Ottawa, Ontario—On March 10 and 11, representa- tives from Equine Canada and representatives from all 10 Provincial Equestrian Associations and the Yukon Territory met in Toronto. The session was mediated by Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada mediator Allan Stitt.

Following two days of very positive discus- sions, all of the parties have unanimously agreed to engage in further discussions with the goal of reach- ing an agreement that will result in six provincial equestrian associations re-joining Equine Canada. The parties have agreed to form a Joint Steer- ing Committee which will consist of two representa- tives of the six non member provinces, two from

Central Ontario Pleasure Driving Association

Equine Canada and two from the current member Provinces-Territories, all of whom are volunteers. The Joint Steering Committee will be responsi- ble for conducting a governance review based on the principles of a competency-based Board and an optimal participation of the Provincial/Territory Associations (PTA) in the governance structure. They will also clarify the roles and responsibilities of Equine Canada and PTAs. A financial business model will be created on the principle that the PTAs agree to support Equine Canada in some fashion. A professional expert in governance shall assist the Joint Steering Committee.

A significant agreement is that the decisions of

The First University-Accredited Equine- Assisted Development Program in Canada

Leadership through Equine Assisted Personal Discovery is rewarding on many levels. Awareness is the key. Participants in the L.E.A.D. Program will become more fluent in the language of the horse as they are taught how to communicate with horses, recognizing that horses are prey animals. Through many Practical/Fundamental Ground Work Exercis- es with Horses participants will learn to establish proper skills necessary to work with horses and peo- ple.

impulsion through the horse from back to front, making sure this is all done in keeping with the diagonal timing of the horse’ movements. Success in the L.E.A.D. Program is measured by the ability to consistently multitask proactively in an empathet- ic manner.

Leadership ability determines a person’s level of effectiveness. By mastering self-awareness, horse relationship awareness, and having a keen sense of the environment, one will be able to establish being “the better horse”. By learning to move appropriate- ly, and more importantly learning to visualize the body language of the horse, we can establish proper boundaries with contact and proper timing. Balance is achieved when students are able to focus on improving their ability to create alignment in rela- tion to the shape of the horse. The goal is to create

As participants of the L.E.A.D. Program become proficient in the fundamental groundwork exercises with the horses, we will then explore the direct, indirect, metaphorical and literal applica- tions. Participants will also gain an

• Therapeutic Riding • Psychotherapy

understanding of how the self- discovery and self- realization of developing an empathetic position of leadership with horses can apply to all relationships with people. Equine assisted learning is a valuable tool that will benefit many areas of interest:

• At Risk Counselling • Family Counselling

• Corporate /Leadership & Team Building • Women’s/Men’s Workshops

From Our Founder

Remembering April 1977

Canada Post are threatening a Postal Strike by the end of May. It’s as if they don’t understand that they have lost a ton of business to the Internet and the package couriers, although they own Purolator and a lot of pack- ages that they handle to obscure places are transferred to Canada Post. Is the Union that stupid that they don’t know a strike will erode whatever business they have left. At the end of the day all Canada Post will have left is junk mail.


The New Rider came through our first format change, the magazine for- mat was introduced at Quarterama ‘77

Ontario Combined Driving Association

Our April ‘77 issue was our Trai-

lering Canada edition.The cover was purchased by Wrangler Trailers of Brantford, Ontario which featured their Supreme 2 horse.

Al’s Tack Shop announced their Open House on April 22/23/24. Offer- ing 10% off on Billy Royal Show Equipment and 20% off on most other items.

Over the past few months we have been subjected to rants from provincial trail users that horses pose a threat to humans and they should be banned. General Wayne O. Kester DVM Executive Director of The American Association of Equine Prac- titioners referenced a study way back in 1976 and stated “ As a companion animal in the human environment, the horse has many characteristics in his favour and essentially none that dis- tract’ furthermore “ no equine diseases exists ti this country that can pose a threat to human occupants.

Heritage Trail ‘77 issued a state- ment that they are receiving a lot of inquiries as to how to become involved in trail riding and that they wanted information on equipment.

In 1977 Royle Horse trailers cele- brated their 20th year. Today that makes them 54 years in the business.

Twelve race horses, pacers and trotters died in a barn fire near Mount Hope, Ontario The result of careless welding.

Lindsay Horsemen’ s Association were proud of their Rosanne Sutton who entered the Miss Quarterama Contest and they said so in The Rider.

The new Rider had trailering tips and editorial about the various adver- tisers trailers being offered in this edi- tion. Some are still around and most have disappeared. The advertisers were: Wrangler, Crown Trailers, Cherokee, Trans Continental Coach,

Cavallo, Murray Hamilton Trailers, Rice, Royle.

I have received Autographed copies of the two books written and published by George Hewitt, so far I have had a very intriguing overview of a very talented horseman from Rodeo to a Wild West show in England to a riding stable to a harness racer to the Open Roads TV show... George has had a colourful career... he is a cleaver writer, he leaves a lot of unanswered stories. When I complete reading the third book we will see it my questions are answered. Anyway contact George Hewitt (519) 924-3131 or email:

For the ride of your life.

Aidan W. Finn CD President For canine cancer support

The L.E.A.D. Lecturer, Ruth Heney ~ a Double Gold Certified Chris Irwin Coach and Equine- Assisted Personal Development Facilitator ~ will teach how to create appropriate relationships built on respect, earned by trust with horses. Ruth’s expertise with horses is complemented by qualified mental health professionals to lead discussion throughout the workshop.

If you are interested in learning more about the L.E.A.D. Program, please view the brochure

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Ontario Reined Cow Horse Association

the Joint Steering Committee, if unanimous, shall be binding upon all parties. If the Joint Steering Com- mittee unanimously agrees on the governance struc- ture, the roles and responsibilities and the financial business model, the non member provinces agree to become members of Equine Canada.

The Parties have agreed to finalize negotiations prior to August 1st, 2011.

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