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MARCH/APRIL 2013 Vol. 43, Issue No. 8 ISSN: 1209-3955 Price $3.95


Canada Finishes Second in Nations’ Cup in Wellington, Florida


Ottawa, Ontario, March 2, 2013 —- Canada finished in second place in the $75,000 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ pre- sented by G&C Farm, held Friday night, March 1, dur- ing the CSIO4* FTI Con- sulting Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL. The Canadian Team comprised of Mac Cone of King City, ON, Tiffany Foster of Schomberg, ON, Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, ON, and Ian Millar of Perth, ON, had a total score of five faults to place second among seven nations. The United States won with a final score of four faults, while Germany finished in third with a two round total of nine faults. Ireland was fourth with 11 faults.


At the end of the first round, Canada, Ireland and Germany were tied for sec- ond with five faults, fol-


The Canadian Team members from left to right: Mac Cone, Ian Millar, Eric Lamaze, Tiffany Foster, and chef d’équipe Mark Laskin Photo by Cealy Tetley, www.tetleyphoto.com


lowed by Venezuela with 12 faults. In the first round, Canada’s lead-off rider, Lamaze had four jumping faults and one time fault with Wang Chung M2S, a 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion owned by Morningside Stud and Torrey Pines Sta- ble. Foster riding Victor, owned by Torrey Pines Stable and Artisan Farms, was the first rider to con- quer the difficult course fault free, resulting in Canada’s first perfect score. Cone and Chadburn Holdings’ Amor van de Rostal, a 13-year-old Bel- gian Warmblood gelding, had a difficult round end- ing in elimination. Millar piloted his new mount Dix- son, Sue and Ariel Grange’s 10-year-old Bel- gian Warmblood gelding, to Canada’s second clear ride of the first round.


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OHRIA Encouraged by Major Policy Change to Horse Industry File


With less than a month remain- ing before the industry’s share of revenue from the Slots at Racetracks Program ends, OHRIA ‘s continuing efforts to engage the Premier and the government have resulted in a major policy change regarding the Horse Racing and Breeding Industry in Ontario.


In a press-conference earlier today, Premier Kathleen Wynne, speaking in her role of Minister of Agriculture and Food, announced that the Horse Racing and Breeding Industry will be integrated into the provincial gaming strategy to ensure future revenue streams for race tracks to continue to operate racing. In a press release from the Min- istry of Agriculture and Food, Minis- ter Wynne stated, “We continue to work with other tracks while we work with the sector on a new mar- ket-driven model that works for the industry and is good public policy.” Being integrated into the gam- ing strategy provides the industry with a chance to work with govern- ment to ensure a vibrant horse racing


and breeding industry.


as possible if we have any chance of future survival for the industry.” stressed Sue Leslie, stating that the OHRIA Board has conveyed the importance of action and not just words. “It is breeding season again and we must instill confidence for breeders and owners by proving that breeding and racing in Ontario is a secure investment.”


“There is still a long road ahead of us,” cautioned Sue Leslie, Presi- dent of OHRIA, “However we now have the opportunity to plan a more sustainable future for the horse rac- ing and breeding industry working in partnership with the government instead of competing against the Province’s other gaming products.” Minister Wynne stressed that consultation with the horse racing and breeding industry, represented by OHRIA, continue with the gov- ernment appointed Horse Racing Transition Panel. “We need the pro- cess of integration to begin as soon


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The OHRIA Board understands that the livelihoods of many in the industry will depend on the outcome of this latest development. “We are all hurting from the actions of this government,” commented Ms Leslie, “The lives of thousands of hard- working individuals and families have been turned upside down. With all that this industry has been through the past year, it is under- standably difficult to trust that these latest developments are going to yield the desired results. However we view this as an important and positive step and we must continue to work with our current government to achieve a more sustainable future for our industry.”


Can-Am Program Included. See section 3


Medieval Times - Page 24 A Tale of Tails - Page 23 2013 Horsepower - Page 18


Keeping Youth Involved - Page 5


INSIDE


Ruth Carlson.............................3 Northern Dancer.......................3 Slots At Racetracks ..................4 Remembering ...........................4 Keeping Youth Involved..........5 Susan Dahl Column..................6 Report on Research ..................7 Norman the One Eyed Horse ...8 Jean Dinsmore..........................9 WHAO News .........................10 OBRA.....................................11 ORHA News ..........................12 Coming Events.......................14 Riding for a Cure....................16 Underworld LARP .................17 Horsepower ............................18 Darby Mailhot ........................20 Pleasant Ridge Opening .........22 A Tail of Tails ........................23 Medieval Times......................24 OPHC News...........................26 OCHA News ..........................26 ORCHA News........................26 Hoofbeats ...............................29 OTRA News...........................30 Lindsay Grice .........................31 NBHAC News........................32 George Coverdale...................33 OQHA News ..........................34 OQHA Trainer’s Challenge...........................35


Shannon Burwash...................36 EOQHA News........................37 AREA 3 News........................37 QROOI News.........................38 Ajax Downs............................38 EHV-1 in Quebec...................39 Ontario Standarbred Adoption Society...............39 Young Riders in Wellington ..41 Fitness.....................................45 OnTRA News.........................46 Para Equestrian News.............46 Horse Listening ......................47 Caledon Equestrian Park ........48 EOPDS News.........................48 Meredith Manor......................49 Russ Krachum ........................50 Lynn Palm ..............................51 Jump Canada Distributes Venue Funds........................52 Dressage Canada News..........53 Equi-Bow ...............................54 Hyundai Equus.......................55 Bronte Creek


Equestrian Sport .................57 Equine Canada CEO...............58 Off Season Training ...............60 OEF Bursaries ........................61 Classifieds, Directory Ads 62-67 Real Estate..............................68 The Rider’s Reading List .......70


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