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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.


Your Horse Industry Newspaper since 1970


JUNE 2017 Vol. 47, Issue No. 9 ISSN: 1209-3955 Price $3.95


Ian Millar Claims $50,000 CSI2* Jumper Classic in Caledon


Starting Gate Communications


May 21, 2017 – Caledon, Ontario – Ten- time Canadian Olympian Ian Millar of Perth, ON, opened the Canadian interna- tional show jumping season with a win in the $50,000 CSI2* Jumper Classic, presented by Horseware, on Sunday, May 21, during the CSI2* Caledon Na- tional in Caledon, ON. The clear rounds just kept coming


for Millar and Dixson throughout the five-day CSI2* Caledon National tour- nament. Having jumped double-clear in Friday’s $35,000 CSI2* Open Welcome for a fifth-place finish, the pair turned up the heat in Sunday’s Jumper Classic. With the advantage of being the final challenger in an eight-horse jump-off, Millar knew exactly what he had to do to catch the leading time of 34.82 seconds set by Ireland’s Conor Swail and Flower, a new acquisition owned in partnership


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Race The Wild Coast See Page 14


The Rider has lost one of its own


Please See Page 4


Ten-time Canadian Olympian Ian Millar of Perth, ON, riding Dixson, owned by Susan and Ariel Grange, topped an eight-horse jump-off to win the $50,000 CSI2* Jumper Classic, presented by Horseware, on Sunday, May 21, at the Caledon Equestrian Park in Caledon, ON. Photo by Ben Radvanyi Photography


New “OEF Member Equine Research Fund”


The Ontario Equestrian Federa-


tion and Equine Guelph are pleased to announce yet another level of partner- ship in order to help address the needs of the horse industry. The “OEF Member Equine Research Fund” is a revolution in helping horses for life by funding ground-breaking research. The unique annual program brings members into the fold in a program that stands to further best practices in equine healthcare. $1.50 per OEF membership fee is being paid to Equine Guelph to fund research. It is less than a cup of coffee, but collec- tively the funding adds up and can re- ally make a difference in the lives of horses.


The Ontario Equestrian Federa-


tion is pleased to report over $23,000 has been raised so far in this new ini- tiative. “And that number should be approximately $33,000 by the end of the year, based on our membership tar- gets for 2017,” remarked Tracey McCague-McElrea, OEF Executive Director. “When we all work together


OEF executive director Tracey McCague-McElrea with Equine Guelph director Gayle Ecker. Photo Credit: Brandon Hall


and maximize the resources we have available, it is amazing what we can do as a community. I applaud our


members for embracing this initia- tive.” The OEF is committed to horse


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The Ontario Rodeo Association joins the IPRA


See Page 10 Obituaries:


• Tom Bishop • Walter Hellyer


See Page 4 INSIDE


Bromont....................................3 Obituary: Katherine Finn .........4 Obituary: Tom Bishop..............4 Obituary: Walter Hellyer ..........4 The Way Of Horses ..................6 Farms Forever ..........................6 Horses of Ontario .....................7 Susan Dahl................................8 Dungannon Rodeo....................9 OBRA.....................................10 ORA and IPRA.......................10 Norfolk Ram Rodeo ...............11 Mane Event Photos.................12 OCHA News ..........................13 UHA News.............................13 Race the Wild Coast ...............14 TLAER...................................15 Poor Performance Part 2 ........16 Sunset Ceremonies .................17 ORHA News ..........................18 Ram Rodeo Tour ....................19 OTRA News...........................20 ORCHA News........................21 OPHC News...........................21 AQHA Director’s Report........23 Grama’s Inheritance ...............23 OQHA News..........................24 Picov Maturity........................25 One Hot Krymsun ..................25


Ajax Downs............................25 EOQHA News........................26 QROOI News.........................27 Daniel Coyle...........................29 Pony Club...............................30 Saddle Fit................................31 Ottawa Dressage Festival.......33 National Horse Day................33 Brock’s Ride...........................33 Selena O’Hanlon ....................34 Biosecurity .............................35 Driving ...................................35 Lynn Palm ..............................36 Lindsay Grice .........................37 Audrey Kokesch.....................37 Horse Listening ......................38 Equine Wellness .....................39 Odysseo..................................38 Equine Wellness .....................39 The Executive Committee......40 Wind Dancer...........................40 AHAEC News........................41 Preparing for Show Season ....42 Life Is Good ...........................42 Classifieds, Directory Ads 43-47 Real Estate..............................48 Fitness For Riders...................49 Royal Winter Fair...................50 Coming Events.......................51


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