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FEBRUARY 2013 Vol. 43, Issue No. 7 ISSN: 1209-3955 Price $3.95


Canadians Win Top Honours at the Wellington Dressage CDI-W


Ottawa, Ontario, February 4, 2013-Canadian riders won four of the eight FEI classes offered at the Wellington Dressage CDI- W presented by The Dutta Corp at the 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. The CDI-W was held at the Stadium section of the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) show grounds January 31- February 3, 2013.


proved to be quite successful for Marcus on February 1, when he won the Grand Prix Freestyle with an impressive 74.450% from the inter- national panel of judges. The musical score was composed by legendary designer Joost Peters of The Nether- lands.


David Marcus of Campbellville, ON, kicked-off the winning streak with victories in both the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle riding Deborah Kinzinger Miculinic’s 13-year-old Danish Warmblood geld- ing Chrevi’s Capital (Chre- vi’s Cavallo x Weinberg), scoring 70.340% for first place in the Grand Prix test on January 31. Riding his new freestyle for the sec- ond time in competition


David Marcus and/et Chrevi’s Capital Photo by Cealy Tetley, www.tetleyphoto.com


“I am very excited by the results I have received with both of my Grand Prix horses so far this season,” says 2012 Olympian Marcus, who also competes Don Kontes very suc- cessfully at the Grand Prix level for owner Deborah Kinzinger Miculinic. “They are slowly and steadily pro- gressing into the international Grand Prix horses that I always knew they had the potential to be. This would not be possible without the wonder- ful support of my owner Deborah Kinzinger Miculinic, trainer Robert Dover and partner Nicholas Fyffe.” Other Canadians competing in the Grand Prix included Jaimey Irwin of Stouffville, ON riding Lindor’s Finest, a 16-year-old Canadian Warmblood gelding sired by Eastern Ruler and owned by Sylvia Carlton


Continued on Page 2 March promises clinicians aplenty By Andrea Cascone.


Ontario welcomes the very best of the equine industry for a jam- packed month of entertainment, edu- cation and equine mastery.


Equine industry professionals and horse-lovers of all ages have been looking forward to March which has surely become the month of the horse show! Ontario hosts some of the world’s top clinicians, veterinarians, product and service providers who will be presenting seminars and workshops at three major equine expos, helping increase the industry’s public awareness and broaden its accessibility.


Kicking off this busy month is the All Equine Show [www.western- fairdistrict.com] running March 15 through 17 at the Western Fair Dis- trict grounds in. One of the show’s pre-eminent guest speakers is Doug Mills, clinician and Founder of the Train Thru Trust program who has presented workshops in Canada, the US and across Europe.


Guy McLean


Other special guests include the internationally renowned clinician, coach, judge and much sought after mentor Kim Kirton will also be pre- senting Friday and Saturday work- shops. Event organizer and profes-


sional rodeo announcer Joe Scully has also announced professional equine massage therapist Tracy Mitchell, as well as veterinarians Dr. Bob Wright and Dr. Mike Pownall who will be holding educational clin- ics throughout the show. Kids can participate in the always-exiting High School Rodeo show on the Friday night as well as the Junior Rodeo Clinic which is run by National, Provincial and World rodeo champi-


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ons. Children from 8-18 will have the opportunity to learn from the very best and can participate in the rodeo for an entry fee of $30 that includes use of equipment, instruction and the stock.


The annual All About Pets Show [www. allaboutpetsshow.com] celebrates its twentieth year by pre- miering its all-equine event,


Continued on Page 3


OQHA 2012 Banquet See Page 27


Nepean Equestrian Park - See Pg 4


Equine Canada


Strategic Plan See Page 34


Buying Hay When Supplies Are Tight - Page 8


Liberals Admit Mistakes Page 4


INSIDE


Nepean Equestrian Park........4 Liberals Admit Mistakes .......4 Remembering..........................4 Fort Erie Race Track.............5 Queen’s Plate Date .................5 Susan Dahl Column................6 Trillium Morgans 40th...........7 Cowgirls & Angels..................8 Buying Hay..............................8 Junior Farmers.......................9 WHAO News.........................10 Colic Prevention ...................10 Ontario Finals Rodeo...........11 All Equine..............................11 ORHA News..........................12 Dan Fletcher..........................13 Coming Events......................14 OPHC News ..........................18 Hills Of Headwaters.............19 Northern Run Farms ...........20 AQR News.............................20 OTRA News..........................22 NBHAC News .......................23 AQHA Director’s Report.....25 Horse Health Flash...............25 OQHA News..........................26 OQHA Banquet ....................27 EOQHA News.......................29


AREA 3 News .......................29 AQHA Database...................29 QROOI News........................30 OLG News.............................30 Woodbine News ....................31 ORC mores to OMAFRA....31 Jump Canada SJ Team........33 Equine Canada Strategic Plan..34 Eventing Team......................35 Fitness....................................37 OnTRA News........................38 CARD....................................38 Horse Listening.....................39 Para Equestrian News..........39 Wayne Byrne ........................40 Meredith Manor...................41 Russ Krachum......................42 Lynn Palm.............................43 Pet Talk .................................43 Jump Canada Talent Squad43 Norman, the One Eyed Horse ..44 Equi-Bow...............................45 Playing Games ......................46 Anne Gage Column..............49 Classifieds, Directory......50-55 Real Estate ............................56 Can-Am Equine Emporium 58 Lameness Lab.......................58


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