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OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2017 Vol. 48, Issue No. 4 ISSN: 1209-3955 Price $3.95


Hugh Graham and Knock Out 3E big winners in Fall Finale Grand Prix at Caledon Equestrian Park


By Graeme Frisque. The final week of


show jumping action on the 2017 schedule at Caledon Equestrian didn’t disap- point, with King City’s Hugh Graham and his Kingridge


Stables-bred


Knock Out 3E claiming top prize in the final Grand Prix of the season. The $25,000 Fall Fi-


nale Grand Prix ran Sunday (Oct. 1) in the park’s indoor ring, with a starting field of 21 entries. Five horse-rider combos would make it through to the jump-off, in- cluding Saint-Eustache, Quebec’s Francois Lamon- tange with two entries. Lamontange would


lead things off in the jump- off with Chanel du Calvaire, followed by Kassidy Keith and Crackerjack, before Graham and Knock Out 3E


went to work in the second round. The pair would post a time neither


runner’s up Hyde Moffatt riding Stormin’, nor Lamontange and his second jump-off entry Vigo Massuere, would top. Lamon- tagne would finish the day in fourth and fifth spots on Chanel du Cal- vaire and Vigo Massuere, respectively.


Keith and Crackerjack were third to round out the top five. The indoor ring also featured the


Rider’s Habit series on Saturday, starting with Ellah Dubeau-Kielty and Kingsland winning the first leg in the Rider’s Habit


Continued on page 2


Hugh Graham of King City and Knockout 3E


Photo above:


negotiating the course for the class win. Photo Credit: Ben Radvanyi Photography.


Chief Executive Officer of Equestrian Canada


|Ottawa, ON, Sept. 25, 2017 – Eques- trian Canada (EC) regrets to an- nounce that Eva Havaris has resigned from her role as EC Chief Executive Officer, effective Sept. 28, 2017. Following a long period of re-


flection and transitional discussions with the EC Board of Directors, Havaris made the decision to move on from EC, stating, “I joined EC readily accepting the challenge given to me by the EC Board of Directors to execute major organizational trans- formation at the governance and op- erational levels. There was never any doubt in my mind that there would be both exciting and difficult moments along the way. Creating change


within an organization deeply rooted in history and tradition is never easy, but there was widespread recognition that changes had to be made. Each moment taught me so much and the experience has deepened my personal conviction and resolve to build a bet- ter and more integral Canadian sport system.” “We have achieved a tremen-


dous amount in the last three and a half years,” Havaris continued. “With the emergence of a new Board on the immediate horizon, it is an opportune time for me to move on to my next challenge and allow new leadership to put in place the actions and plans


Continued on page 2 Eva Havaris Resigns as


2017 Horse Country Ex- cellence Awards- See Page 26


See Page 17 Susan


Grange passes


away at 63. - See Page 4


INSIDE


CRHRA News .........................2 Longines FEI Nations’ Cup...3 Obituaries................................4 The Way Of Horses ................6 Horse Country Awards ..........7 Before You Blanket.................7 Susan Dahl ..............................8 Ram Rodeo News....................9 Canadian Reining Classic....10 Standarbred Purse ...............10 Dental Check Up...................11 McGinty and Duncan...........12 Large Animal Rescue ...........13 Equine Health Adsvisory .....15 Ontario Saddle Club News ..16 Royal Winter Fair.................17 Lynette Brodoway ................17 ORCHA News.......................18 World Champ Driving .........19 Mid-West Horse Show .........19 Preserving Riding Trails ......19 OTRA News ..........................20 ORHA News..........................21 Obit: Marc-André Blouin....22 OCHA News..........................23 Ontario Racing Survey ........24 AQHA Director’s Report .....25 OQHA News..........................26 CQHA News ..........................26


QROOI News ........................27 Dressage at Devon ................29 Selena O’Hanlon...................31 Capri & Intercity Insurance31 Shelley Peterson Novel .........32 Equestrian Canada Funding..32 Eq. Canada Governance......33 Jump Canada Hall Of Fame..34 Equi-Bow...............................35 Land Rover Three Day Event35 Lynn Palm.............................36 Carl Hester Clinic.................37 Horse Listening.....................38 American Horse Council ....39 Education in Racing Industry39 Holiday Gift Barn.................39 Central Ontario Pony Club.40 Equine Guelph Short Courses ..41 Obit: Terry Alfred Wilkes....41 AHAEC News .......................42 Equine Wellness....................43 Lindsay Grice........................44 Saddle Fit ..............................45 Classifieds, Directory Ads...46-51 Real Estate ............................52 Standardbred Improvement ..53 Fitness For Riders ................54 Mounted Games....................54 Christmas Gift Books...........55


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