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Caledon Equestrian Park Named Host Venue for 2015 Pan American Games


Palgrave, Ontario - Cale- don Equestrian Park in Pal- grave, Ontario, was the first sport venue to be named for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Ameri- can Games in a special groundbreaking ceremony held May 18. TO2015, the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Organiz- ing Committee, the Gov- ernment of Canada, the Province of Ontario and the Town of Caledon joined together to announce Caledon Eques- trian Park as the official venue for equestrian sport, while also unveiling plans for facility improvements and community legacy. Held during the Cale- don National show jump- ing tournament, competi- tion was halted to allow athletes and their families and friends to gather for the groundbreaking cere- mony. Canadian Equestri- an Team members Yann


Equestrian Park. “To make the announcement in front of hundreds of our com- petitors, whether they are children on ponies or junior riders with international aspirations, really under- lines the legacy that host- ing the Pan Am events will create for the future of our sport. I am sure many of these young riders will remember gathering together on the hill for this momentous announcement, and possibly start dreaming of one day standing on the podium to claim a medal for our country.”


From left to fight: Craig Collins, Equestrian Management Group; MPP Sylvia Jones (Dufferin-Caledon); Charles Sousa, Ontario Minister responsible for the Pan/Parapan American Games; Ian Troop, Chief Executive Officer for TO2015; Bal Gosal, Minis- ter of State (Sport); MP David Tilson (Dufferin-Caledon); Regional Councillor Richard Whitehead of Town of Caledon; and Mike Gallagher, President of Equine Canada. Photo Credits – ShootPhoto.ca


Candele of Caledon, ON, and 2008 Olympic Team Silver medalist Jill Hensel- wood participated in the on-site announcement. “After years of prepa- ration and planning, we are


honoured not only to have Caledon Equestrian Park named as the official host of equestrian sport for the 2015 Pan/Parapan Ameri- can Games, but to also be selected as the very first


sport venue announced by the TO2015 Organizing Committee,” said Craig Collins of Equestrian Man- agement Group (EMG), a funding partner and the operating group of Caledon


Mike Gallagher, Pres- ident of Equine Canada, echoed those sentiments, recognizing the impact hosting the Pan/Parapan American Games will have on equestrian sport both locally and nationwide. “This investment ensures that Caledon Equestrian Park will pro- vide an accessible public legacy for the region to develop and train elite ath- letes and recreational riders


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World Class Event Horse VDL Ulando H Dies In Tragic Trailer Roll Over


By Kelly Bowers


Tragedy struck Pol- lard’s Eventing team of Dalton, Georgia on Fri. May 25th. At about 7 am, as their truck and horse trailer made it’s way down Hwy $225, a vehicle pulled out from a stop sign right in front of them, causing the trailer to roll into the ditch and onto it’s left side. Driver, Natalie Hummel and passenger, Alison Wal- laby, both Pollard grooms had driven only five miles after leaving the Pollard training center on their way to a routine vet visit in Kentucky with six mem- bers of Michael and Nathalie Pollard’s eventing team. Thankfully Natalie and Alison were not hurt but “It just felt like some- body picked up the trailer and just threw us on our side,” recalls Wallaby.


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Ruth Armstrong and VDL Ulando H


Tragically, three of the six horse’s lives were lost as a result of the accident. According to police at the scene, “there was noth- ing that could have been done to avoid the oncom-


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ing vehicle. The other driv- er is a 29 year-old male who was arrested and charged with failure to yield and driving with an expired license. He is out on bond awaiting his court


date.”


Katie Thornton, origi- nally from Hawkestone, Ontario is assistant train- er/barn manager for Pollard


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JourneyAmerica .......................2 Vesicular Stomatitis .................4 Remembering ...........................4 Susan Dahl Column..................6 Way of Horses..........................8 Coyaote Attacks .......................9 Pinto News ...............................9 WHAO News .........................10 ORHA News ..........................12 OBRA News...........................13 OPHC News...........................14 VDL Ulando H.......................14 Fitness.....................................15 OTRA News...........................16 Reliable Barrel Horses ...........18 Rock N Rodeo........................19 NBHAC News........................20 GFHC News...........................21 ORCHA..................................22 Toronto Horse Day.................22 Kleio Horse Hair Jewellery....23 Stacy Westfall Clinic..............24 Cavalia’s Odysseo..................24 AQHA Director’s Report .......25 Straight Talk...........................25 OQHA News..........................26 April Souwand........................27 Terry Dunk.............................28 AREA 3 News........................28


EOQHA News........................29 Finding The Good ..................29 QROOI News.........................30 OHRIA News.........................30 Ashley Cook...........................30 Angela Covert-Lawrence .......33 Cornerstone’s New Venue .....33 Horses For Heroes..................37 OnTRA News.........................38 Para-Dressage News...............39 New OEF Website..................40 Lynn Palm ..............................41 Meredith Manor......................42 Rolex ......................................43 Divine Diva ............................43 Encore Trick Riders ...............43 Pet Talk ..................................44 Grand River Pony Club..........45 LongRun Fashion Show.........45 Appasionata............................46 Young Riders..........................47 Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue.....................50 Lindsay Grice .........................50 Coming Events.......................51 Saddlefit 4 Life.......................53 Hickstead Portrait...................53 Classifieds, Directory Ads 54-59 Real Estate..............................60


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