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JUly 2018


Vol. 49, Issue No. 1 ISSN: 1209-3955 Price $3.95


Inaugural Sandy Mitchell Para-Dressage Owner of the Year Award Announced


Ottawa, ON, June 21, 2018 – Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce the Sandy Mitchell Para-Dres- sage Owner of the Year Award, named after its inau- gural recipient for 2017, the late Alexander “Sandy” Mitchell of Port Perry, ON. Born with Cerebral


Palsy, Mitchell was a three- time Paralympian (2000 Sydney; 2004 Athens; 2008 Beijing), riding for his childhood


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Standardrama 2018 - See Page 36 Cowboy Mounted Shooting


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The late Alexander “Sandy” Mitchell of Port Perry, ON, provided several horses to high performance para-dressage athletes over the years, including DonnyMaskell (far right), who was donated to Ashley Gowanlock for the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games. L to R: Bonnie Brown, Eleonore Elstone, Sharon Burton, Karen Brain, Sandra Verda, Jennifer McKenzie, Andrea Taylor, Alice Beatty, Lauren Barwick, Sandy Mitchell, Ashley Gowanlock. Photo Credit: © EC


CPRA Profiles: Morgan Grant, 3-Time Canadian High-Point Champion


From Ontario gymkhanas to a Canadian champion.


By Katy Lucas CPRA photo by Mike Copeman Three-time Canadian high-point cham-


pion Morgan Grant didn’t get his start in Canada’s most rodeo-centric province, but the now 28-year-old quickly developed his skills as both a tie-down roper and steer wrestler to become a dual-event force to be reckoned with at Canadian Professional Rodeo Associ- ation rodeos. “I grew up riding horses,” Grant said.


“We used to go to barrel races and gymkhanas in northern Ontario and northern Quebec and


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Navan Fair Expansion ..............2 Lorie Duff.................................3 Bill Leggette.............................4 Remembering ...........................4 TheWay Of Horses ..................6 Jump Canada Hall Of Fame .....7 Equi-Bow.................................7 Susan Dahl................................8 Ram Rodeo...............................9 Summer School ......................11 NERCHA News .....................12 Cactus, Cattle & Cowboys .....12 OCHA.....................................13 ErnieWilson...........................13 OTRANews ...........................14 CRHRA News........................15 ORHANews...........................18 On The FarmWelfare Assessment Tools ..............19


OPHC News ...........................20 ORCHA News........................20 WildWest Comes To Ontario.........................21


Racing Hall Of Fame..............22 AQHADirector’s Report .......23 OQHA News ..........................24 EOQHAJune Classic .............25


Ontario Racing News .............25 EOQHA News........................26 QROOI News .........................27 Eric Lamaze............................29 Jessica Phoenix.......................30 Cedar Valley CDI 3* ..............31 Lynn Palm..............................32 Kelly Houtappels-Bruder .......33 National Coaches Committee.33 Horse Listening ......................34 Standardrama 2018.................36 Wood Chewing.......................37 Airways Disease.....................37 Caledon Equestrian Park ........37 EquineWellness .....................38 Parkwood Stables ...................38 Between The Ears...................39 Lindsay Grice.........................40 Kidszone.................................41 Saddle Fit................................42 Classifieds, DirectoryAds 43-47 Real Estate..............................48 Headwaters Cup .....................49 OFA Commentary ..................49 Rider Fitness...........................50 Coming Events .......................51 AHAEC News .......................51


Material for the August 2018 Issue must be in our office by July 24th, 2018. Copy arriving after that date will be used in the September 2018 Issue. Send to P.O. Box 378, Fonthill, ON L0S 1E0 or call us at (905) 387-1900


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