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Second Class postage paid in Barrie, Ontario. Mailed under Canadian Publications Mail Product Sales Agreement #40051707. Serial Number 1209-3955 Address correction requested.


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MARCH/APRIL 2017 Vol. 47, Issue No. 7 ISSN: 1209-3955 Price $3.95 Can-Am Returns to Markham


Written by: Amelia Jaggard The Can-Am All Breeds


Equine Expo will return to the Markham Fairgrounds between March 31- April 2, 2017. This an- nual event brings together thou- sands of horse lovers and industry partners. This weekend-long event will feature clinicians from across the globe, family-fun entertain- ment and performances, equine breed showcases, and indoor shopping. The Can-Am Equine Expo


will feature a lineup of interna- tional clinicians. This event offers clinics from learning the basics of equestrianism, horse riding, horse training, how to fit tack and more. New clinicians for 2017 includes Mustang Makeover Winner Bobby Kerr, 2016 Rio Olympic Dressage rider Belinda Trussell, Pan-Am Gold Medalist Danny Foster, and Calgary Stampede’s 2014 “Cowboy Up Challenge” Champion Kateri Cowley. This year’s Evening Extrav-


Continued on page 2. Bobby Kerr is coming to the Can-Am All Breed Equine Expo


5 Experiences You Won’t Want to Miss at the 2017 EC Annual Convention


New Horse Rescue Guidelines - Page 6 INSIDE


The 2017 Equestrian Canada


Annual Convention is less than a month away! Taking place April 7-9, 2017 in Vancouver, BC, the Conven- tion features three packed days of ex- ceptional educational opportunities, panels with world-class speakers, community updates from the EC lead- ership, and exciting social and net- working events. Keep reading this list of 5 Expe-


riences You Won’t Want to Miss to learn about just a few of the high-


lights: 1. Building a Unified Canadian Equestrian Community


On April 7, Victor Rosansky,


President of LHR International, will provide delegates with insight and tan- gible opportunities to connect with the theme of the 2017 EC Convention – Building a Unified Canadian Eques- trian Community. Rosansky’s three-part series will begin with a Keynote Address to in-


troduce delegates to how he uses breakthrough advances from the neu- rosciences to provide fresh insights that are critical to making personal and organizational change, and how his approach can be applied to benefit EC and the entire Canadian equestrian community. During the Workshop session,


Rosansky will empower leaders in the industry to come together to define the


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RCMP Musical Ride ................3 EHM in Durham Region ..........4 Remembering ...........................4 The Way Of Horses ..................6 Horse Rescue Guiedlines .........6 Susan Dahl................................8 Pick N Ride Festival.................8 Holstein Rodeo.........................9 Ancaster Saddle Club.............10 New Helmet Rule...................10 OCHA.....................................11 System Fencing ......................12 Classy Lane Stables................12 Can-Am Program ...................13 ORHA News ..........................30 EIA .........................................31 OTRA News...........................32 ORCHA News........................33 OPHC News...........................33 AQHA Director’s Report........34 AQHA News..........................35 OQHA News..........................36 OQHA Novice Show..............37 EOQHA News........................22 QROOI News.........................23 Ian Millar................................41


Jumping Youth Bursary..........42 Eventing Committee...............43 The Mane Event .....................45 Life Is Good ...........................46 Great Lakes


Saddle Fit................................48 Fire Prevention .......................49 Lynn Palm ..............................50 Lindsay Grice .........................51 Fire Safety ..............................52 Horse Listening ......................53 Equine Wellness .....................54 Distance Riding......................54 Chill Out.................................55 Dressage Committee ..............55 Why Insurance?......................55 The Executive Committee......56 Love Horses, Learn Welfare...57 Biosecurity .............................58 Equi-Bow ...............................58 Classifieds, Directory Ads 59-63 Real Estate..............................64 Fitness For Riders...................66 Coming Events.......................67 Review: Unbridled .................67


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Carriage Classic.................47 2017


Can-Am Equine Expo Program


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Fire Safety - See Page 52


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