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46/ MAY 2011 THE RIDER Jump Canada Young Horse Series Opens May 19th


Ottawa, Ontario – The 2011 Jump Canada Young Horse Series is set to open at the Bow Valley Classic II held from May 19-22 in Calgary, AB.


The Bow Valley Classic marks the first event in the West- ern region, while the Eastern region opens at Concours hip- pique de St. Lazare, QC, held May 25-29. The Summer Classic in Palgrave, ON, held June 15-19 is the first event of the Central region.


Following the conclusion of competition in each of the three regions, the top four scores for each horse will be added together to determine the Regional Cham-


pion in each age category. In addition, the top Canadian-bred horse in each age category in each region, as well as at the National Finals, will be recog- nized with a special cooler and ribbon.


September 1-4.


The schedule for the 2011 Jump Canada Young Horse Series is as fol- lows:


Eastern Qualifiers


The Jump Canada Young Horse Series, features age cate- gories for Four, Five, Six and Seven and Eight-Year-Olds, and is divided into three regions – Eastern, Central, and Western. The final competition in each of the three regions will count for double points to qualify for the National Finals, to be held this year at the Canadian Show Jump- ing Tournament from September


Concours hippique de St. Lazare, QC, May 25-29


Beaulieu’s Summer Classic II, QC, June 29 to July 3


Concours hippique du Parc Print- emps, QC – June 1-5


Jumping Internationale de Blainville- Week 1, QC, July 6-10


International Bromont Week 2, QC, July 27-31


Final Regional Qualifier - Le Con- cours Hippique de Parc Été, Blainville, QC, August 10-14 (This competition will count for dou- ble points)


Central Qualifiers Equine Veterinarians


13985 Ilderton Rd, Ilderton, ON N0M 2A0 Tel: 519-666-0911 Fax: 519-666-3997


website: ildertonequineservices.ca e-mail: ildertonequineservices@bellnet.ca


“Zimo, ridden by Alejandro Karolyi for owner Torrey Pines Stable, claimed the National Six-Year-Old Championship title in the 2010 Jump Canada Young Horse Series.” Photo Credit – ShootPhoto.ca


21-25 in Palgrave, ON.


Recognizing that many horse owners from the Western division will not be able to attend the National Finals in Ontario, a total of $20,000 in prize money will be offered during the final West- ern division event, the Rocky Mountain Classic III to be held at Anderson Ranch in Calgary, AB, from


Summer Classic, ON, June 15-19 CornerStone Horse Show, ON, June 22-26


Summerfest Show, ON, July 14-17 National Open, Ottawa, ON, August 10-14


MB, August 4-7


Thunderbird Show Park Summer Classic, BC, August 17-21 Rocky Mountain Classic II, AB, August 25-28


Final Regional Qualifier - Rocky Mountain Classic III, Calgary, AB, September 1-4


National Final


Canadian Show Jumping Tourna- ment, Palgrave, ON, September 21- 25 - (5, 6, and 7/ 8 year old classes only)


(This competition will count for dou- ble points)


Canadian Country Classic - Week 1, ON, August 24-28


Final Regional Qualifier – Canadian Country Classic - Week 3, Septem- ber 7-11


(This competition will count for dou- ble points)


Western Qualifiers


Bow Valley Classic II, AB, May 19- 22


Thunderbird Show Park Canadian Premiere, BC, May 25-29


The purpose of the Jump Canada Young Horse Series is to encourage the development of young show jumping talent and to give Canadian breeders additional incentives to breed superior show jumping prospects. Competing on a level playing field, the horses are divided according to age and jump at a level suited to their development. This careful development allows the hors- es to gain valuable experience and advance to the higher levels of show jumping competition with confi- dence. The Jump Canada Young Horse Series also gives prospective buyers for the hunter and jumper markets an opportunity to view a large group of prospects in a compe- tition setting.


Heart of the Continent Horse Show,


The Jump Canada Young Horse Series is now administered directly through Jump Canada and the Equine Canada offices. To register on-line, please visit: http://www.equiman.com/JumpCana- daYoungHorseSeries/


CTHS (Ontario Division) News By Barbara Sheridan


2011 TIP Worth Over $21 Million The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (CTHS) is pleased to advise that the 2011 Program Criteria Book for the Thoroughbred Improve- ment Program (TIP), which will see the distribution of over $21 million in incentives, awards and purses for Thoroughbred breeding and racing in Ontario, is now available.


A component of the Horse Improvement Program, the TIP was established to further develop the breeding and racing of Ontario-Bred horses in Ontario. Highlights include over $6.1 million to be won in Ontario-Bred bonuses, over $3.4 mil- lion available for breeder and stallion awards, and over $5.8 million in pro- gram incentives including purse sup- plements for Ontario-Bred stakes, added money or selected Graded Stakes races, and the Ontario Sires Stakes racing program.


New to the Thoroughbred Improvement Program:


• Fort Erie Ontario Sired Allowance Series: In 2011, Fort Erie Racetrack will host a series of Allowance races for Ontario Sired horses. This series of races has been added to the Pro- gram in order to offer entry-level rac- ing for progeny of Ontario Sires and support the purchase of Ontario Sired yearlings. Breeders Awards and the Fort Erie Owners Bonus program will apply to the Fort Erie Ontario Sired Allowance series.


• Two-Year Olds Sales Stakes: In 2011, the purses of two Sales Stakes races at Woodbine, the Muskoka Stakes (for two-year-old fillies) and Simcoe Stakes (for two-year-old colts and geldings) have been increased to $200,000 from $125,000 to further encourage and reward the buyers of Thoroughbreds at the CTHS Sales in Ontario.


tional 20% purse bonus for Ontario- Breds in eligible races this year. The TIP Criteria book, which provides specific details for the pro- gram and all the necessary applica- tion forms for 2011, has been mailed to all those who participated in the Program in 2010, as well as all mem- bers of the Ontario CTHS. Program criteria and all the required forms for 2011 can also be accessed on the CTHS website at www.cthsont.com. The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) is a non-profit organization representing breeders within Ontario by promot- ing Canadian-Bred/Ontario-Foaled Thoroughbreds, both nationally and around the world.


Come Celebrate With Us at the 29th Annual CTHS Awards The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (CTHS) is gearing up for its 29th Annual CTHS Awards set for Saturday, June 4th, which will provide members and friends with the opportunity to come together to honour its Ontario-Bred champions of 2010. The ceremony will be held at Copper Creek Golf Club with a cocktail reception beginning at 6:00 p.m., and the dinner and awards pre- sentations to start at 6:30 p.m. A silent auction featuring exceptional items donated by mem- bers and friends of the Thoroughbred community will also be included in the night’s festivities. All proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the LongRun Thoroughbred Retire- ment Society.


Tickets for the awards dinner are $75.00 (plus $9.75 HST) per per- son and may be obtained by contact- ing the CTHS office at 416-675- 3602.


As well, the Ontario-Bred Purse Bonus will continue to see an addi-


The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) is a non-profit organization representing breeders within Ontario by promot- ing Canadian-Bred/Ontario-Foaled Thoroughbreds, both nationally and around the world.


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