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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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JULY 2017 Vol. 48, Issue No. 1 ISSN: 1209-3955 Price $3.95


Para-Dressage Clinic Provides World-Class Opportunities


Ottawa, ON, June 27, 2017 – Over 50 participants from the Canadian Para- Dressage community had the opportunity to take part in two days of interactive education from world- class clinicians on June 19 and 20 at Dunraven Farm in Uxbridge, ON. As the highlight of


the clinic, Equestrian Canada (EC) was hon- oured to host FEI 5* Para- Dressage Judge, Carlos Lopes of Portugal. A total of 11 athletes had the op- portunity to ride a test for Lopes. With the help of scribe and Canadian FEI 3* Para-Dressage Judge, Birgit Valkenborg, Lopes


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Participants in the EC Para-Dressage Clinic had the opportunity to meet athletes, coaches and supporters from coast-to-coast in order to build a true team culture. Photo Credit – Nathalie Lawson


Equine Guelph Launches First-Ever Online Equine Course for Youth


Story by: Henrietta Coole


Guelph, Ontario - Equine Guelph has announced its new Horse Safety & Be- haviour course, marking its first online training offer- ing available to youth in the Canadian equine indus- try. The three-week online short course will run from October 2-22, 2017 and bring together young horse enthusiasts from across Canada and beyond. The course will be de-


livered on The Horse Portal - Equine Guelph’s new e- training platform designed to provide a practical, com- mon sense community ap- proach to learning for horse enthusiasts of all ages. Interacting with horses


poses a high risk of injury


to people of all ages. In Canada, horses are the #1 cause of animal-related in- juries; 67% of animal-re- lated injuries (requiring hospitalization) are caused by horses. All too often, in- juries occur due to lack of education or understanding of equine behavior and proper handling practices. In fact, a current study shows that half of equine- related injury patients be- lieve their injuries were preventable and due to human error. “We are proud that our


first online course for youth will deliver safety training to this grassroots segment of our industry,” says Gayle Ecker, director of Equine Guelph. “The


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The Canadian Cowgirls win Best Mounted Entry at the 2017 Calgary Stampede!


Canadian Horse


Racing Celebrates 250th Anniversary


from Coast to Coast See Page 7


INSIDE


HollyFest .......................................3 Remembering ...............................4 The Way Of Horses ......................6 Racing 250th.................................7 Susan Dahl ....................................8 Ram Rodeo News .........................9 Orangeville Rodeo......................10 PBR Rodeo..................................11 Nature Reigns in Iceland ...........12 OCHA News................................13 Importance of Hydration...........14 Lindsay Grice Column...............15 Russ Krachun.............................16 Saddle Fit Column .....................17 ORHA News................................18 RCMP Musical Ride ..................19 OTRA News ................................20 ORCHA News.............................21 OPHC News ................................21 AQHA Director’s Report...........23 CQHA News................................23 OQHA News ...............................24 AQHA Youth World Cup ..........25


Equine Guelph’s first online course


for youth will deliver horse behaviour and safety training.


Lynn Palm Column....................36 Holly Smith.................................37 Horse Listening Column............38 Equine Wellness Column...........39 Art of Endurance Riding...........40 AHAEC News .............................41 Pick N’ Ride Festival..................42 Classifieds, Directory Ads ....43-47 Real Estate ..................................48 Fitness For Riders ......................49 Road to Enlightenment ..............50 Coming Events............................51 Blue: Brave, Bold, Blind............51


EOQHA News.............................26 QROOI News..............................27 Caledon Summer Classic...........29 EAP: Treating PTSD..................31 Angelstone Tournaments ...........32 Colleen Loach.............................33 Equestrian Canada News ..........34 Dressage Awards.........................35 Equestrian Canada Board of Directors ............................35


Material for the August 2017 Issue must be in our office by July 28, 2017. Copy arriving after that date will be used in the September 2017 Issue.


Send to P.O. Box 10072, Ancaster, ON L9K 1P2 or call us at (905) 387-1900


HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA!


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