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DECEMBER 2013 Vol. 44, Issue No. 5 ISSN: 1209-3955 Price $3.95


captures the $75,000 Ricoh Big Ben Challenge


American Leslie Howard


Canadian Cup last week, finished second. Her


Beth Underhill, runner- up in the Greenhawk


horse Viggo was named Leading Canadian Horse.


Toronto, ON – Ameri- ca’s Leslie Howard is a legend in the sport of show jumping and she handily won the $75,000 Ricoh Big Ben Challenge November 9th at the CSI4*-W Royal Horse Show, Toronto, in front of a standing-room only crowd of equine enthusi- asts.


Beth Underhill was run- ner-up again, following her reserve-champion fin- ish in last weekend’s Greenhawk Canadian


Canadian Olympian


Cup. Underhill’s mount Viggo also received the “All Canadian Cup” this evening, awarded to the Leading Canadian Horse in the International Divi- sion.


court’s


Challenge in front of a sold-out crowd to cap the international division at the CSI4*- W Royal Horse Show, Toronto. Photo credit: Ben Radvanyi


American Olympian Leslie Howard and Utah took the $75,000 Ricoh Big Ben


course design once again forced the riders to take all the chances and turn the impossible turns. As a result, the clean rounds were very hard to come by. It came down to tal- ent, speed and more than a little bit of luck.


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After 143 years, The Canadian Sportsman to cease publishing in December


come from Ontario horse breeders. Since the Ontario Liberal gov- ernment under then Premier Dalton McGuinty announced in 2012 that it was scrapping the Slots At Racetrack Program (SARP) in just a matter of months, the breeders have suffered dramatic losses. The adverse financial circumstances visited on the breeders, and the industry at large, have been reflected in our advertising sales and subscription revenue which have plummeted to the point where, after nearly a century and a half, this magazine is no longer economically viable,” Foerster said. Dave Briggs, publisher and editor, expanded on those “unique


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dited by recent government policies in Ontario. “Our major source of advertising revenue has traditionally


Canadian Sportsman president Gary Foerster. “Print magazines face unprecedented challenges in the digital age and the demo- graphics served by the magazine pose their own unique chal- lenges.” There has also been a severe contraction of the industry expe-


cease publishing in December 2013. Dedicated to the sport of har- ness horse racing, The Canadian Sportsman produced its first edi- tion in 1870 and ran continuously for 143 years. “Several factors have led to this very difficult decision,” said


The Canadian Sportsman, Canada’s oldest magazine, will


start the Royal’s marquee event, seven were able to keep the jumps up to progress to a jump-off round. The crowd sensed they were in for some- thing special when the first three clean consisted of Team USA’s three- time Olympian McLain Ward, followed by ten- time Canadian Olympian Ian Millar, and then four- time Canadian Champion Yann Candele. Michel Vaillan- outstanding


Of twenty-three to


Royal Photos - Page 50 Photo by Heather Mitchell


Amazing Kelpie Sculptures - Page 48


An Underdog’s Story - Pg 44 INSIDE


Lamaze Engaged ....................3 William Koyle .........................4 Ed Jacques ..............................4 Clifford Haines .......................4 Remembering..........................4 Grey Bruce Horse Day...........9 WHAO News.........................10 Niagara Reiners ....................11 ORHA News..........................12 OBRA....................................14 Lisa Coulter ..........................15 All Equine Show...................15 NAPHA Shows......................16 ORCHA News.......................17 Frankie Chesler ....................18 Can-Am Equine Show..........18 Go and Play Stables..............19 OPHC NEWS........................20 NBHAC .................................22 AQHA Leveling ....................24 OTRA News ..........................25 Kelly Smith/ Katy Jo Zuidema.............25


A Christmas Carrot .............26 AQHA News..........................28 OQHA News..........................29 AREA 3 News .......................30 EOQHA News.......................30 QROOI News ........................31


McLain Ward .......................33 David Marcus........................34 Doug Henry...........................35 Elizabeth McMullen.............37 OnTRA News ........................38 WEG 2014.............................38 Horse Listening.....................39 Angelstone.............................39 Lynn Palm.............................40 WEG 2018.............................40 Russ Krachun .......................42 Meredith Manor ...................43 An Underdog’s Story ...........44 Fitness....................................45 Spruce Meadows...................46 OEF at The Royal.................47 People Make a Difference....47 The Amazing Kelpies!.....48-49 Royal Winter Fair Photos....50 Oktoberfest Equi-Cup..........51 Anne Gage.............................52 Dressage Canada Election ...52 What’s Up Doc?....................53 Equi-Bow...............................53 Classifieds, Directories ...54-59 Real Estate ............................60 OEF Awards .........................62 Northern Dancer ..................62


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