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DECEMBER 2012 Vol. 43, Issue No. 5 ISSN: 1209-3955 Price $3.95


Inaugural Hickstead FEI World Cup Grand Prix Goes to Canada at the 90th Royal Horse Show


Toronto, ON – It was a class, and a course, befit- ting a champion. Befitting the legacy of Hickstead. The inaugural $100,000 Hickstead FEI World CupTM Grand Prix tested each horse and rider every step of the way, and in the end, it was veteran Canadian Olympian Jill Henselwood (Oxford Mills, ON) with her young horse George, who rode away victorious.


The biggest Grand Prix class of the Royal Horse Show was renamed during last year’s event, in honour of Hickstead, Eric Lamaze’s Olympic cham- pion mount from the 2008 games, who passed away unexpectedly last year. Henselwood bested a star- studded field of 22 starters, including World, Olympic, Pan-Am and National


champions to come out on top.


“This was a VERY good course tonight,” said Henselwood, of the test designed by 1976 Olympic sil- ver medalist Michel Vaillancourt. “It was very difficult. You did a trick and then turned and did another trick and then turned and on it went. There was no reprieve at any obstacle, yet no one obstacle was immense. Michel truly did a world class job.”


Of those 22 starters, just six were able to advance to the jump-off over a shorter course with larger obsta- cles.


Belgium’s Olivier Philippaerts set the tone for the jump-off, taking all the inside turns and jumping at angles one would think nearly impossible. Henselwood had the luxury of riding last in the ring, so she watched and planned exactly how and where she could try to leave out strides in order to shave off the seconds. Reigning Pan-American individual gold medalist, Christine McCrea (Windsor, CT), was not able to leave the strides out that Henselwood was, and had to settle for the runner-up spot. Ireland’s Richie Moloney opted for the outside turns in the jump-off, but applied the pres- sure and produced a blazing time. But tonight it was the last to go who got it done.


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Left: Canada’s Jill Henselwood took top honours with her mount George tonight in the inaugural $100,000 Hickstead FEI World Cup™ Grand Prix at the 90th Royal Horse Show. The class was renamed in honour of Hickstead, the horse who carried Canadian Eric Lamaze to individual gold in show jumping at the 2008 Olympic games. Image © BenRadvanyi.com


OEF Honours Equestrians Who Have Made a Difference


Richmond Hill, ON. – Equine enthu- siasts came together during the annu- al OEF Awards Party in Mississauga on Friday, Nov. 23 to celebrate recip- ients of the OEF Awards and People Make a Difference Awards.


“We would like to congratulate all of our nominees and award recipi- ents for their contributions to the horse industry,” says Dianne Gra- ham, executive director of the OEF. “It was such an honour to bring them together under one roof to say thank you for making Ontario a better place for horse enthusiasts of all disci- plines.”


The OEF Awards honour mem- bers of the equine community who have made an outstanding contribu- tion to the sport in several different awards categories.


See Our Royal Fair


Photos


Pages 22, 52 & 53


Read our


Amber Marshall Interview - Pg 65


Miracle at Whispering Hearts


Amber Marshall, photo by David Reid


See Page 24!


Barnmice Joins The Rider Family - Pg 4 INSIDE


Can-Am Equine 2013.............3 The Rider buys Barnmice......4 Remembering..........................4 Susan Dahl Column................6 Canadian Cowgirls.................7 Road Horse News ...................7 Peruvians at The Royal..........8 Dawn Civiero ..........................9 WHAO News.........................10 OBRA News ..........................11 ORHA News..........................12 Judy Island............................13 Code Of Practise Draft ........13 OPHC News ..........................14 hoofbeats! (radio +)..............14 Fitness....................................15 Royal Rodeo..........................15 OTRA News..........................16 New Years’ Rodeo................16 Equine Studies Course.........17 African Adventure ..........18-19 Mind At Ease ........................20 Grey Bruce Farmers’s Week23 Whispering Hearts ...............24 Touch Of Class .....................26 Ontario’s Mane Event..........26 Junior Royal Reporter.........27 Hoofbeat Outriders ..............28 Sport Pony News...................28 NBHAC News .......................29


Joan Clark of Schomberg, ON. was the recipient of the Yvonne Col- lard Award, which is presented to an adult member of the OEF who has made an outstanding contribution of time and effort to Ontario equestrian


Olympic Dressage Rider Jacqueline Brooks received some special awards at the OEF Awards Night. Photo by The Rider.


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Western Rider Section Page 9


ACTHA News .......................30 AQHA Director’s Report.....31 OQHA News..........................32 EOQHA News.......................33 AREA 3 News .......................33 QROOI News........................34 Brian Gingras .......................37 Ashlee Steffens......................38 Lamaze and Asselin..............38 Mark Samuel ........................39 Eventing News ......................39 Big Ben Challenge ................41 OnTRA News........................42 Sidesaddle News....................42 Horse Listening.....................43 Dapple Gray..........................44 Equine Insurance..................44 Meredith Manor...................45 Lynn Palm.............................46 FEI Pictographs....................47 Pet Talk: Strangles...............48 Arthur Kottas Clinic............49 Captain Canada....................50 Western Dressage.................50 OEF Photos...........................54 Anne Gage Column..............57 Classifieds, Directories ...58-64 Teri Davidson Column.........64 Amber Marshall Interview..65 Russ Krachum......................66


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