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Vol. 51, Issue No. 6 ISSN: 1209-3955 Price $3.95


Ontario Supporting Horse Businesses Impacted by COVID-19


Investment will help keep animals safe and cover maintenance costs


WOODSTOCK — The Government of Ontario is investing up to $3 million through the Equine Hard- ship Program to help horse experience businesses cover animal maintenance costs incurred from COVID-19 disruptions. During the pan- demic many horse experi-


ence activities, such as riding schools, trail ride operations, and horse camps have been unable to operate, which has put these businesses and their horses in jeopardy. “COVID-19 has disrupted many


of the activities offered by horse expe- rience operators making it challenging for some to care for their animals this winter,” said Ernie Hardeman, Minis- ter of Agriculture, Food and Rural Af- fairs. “Our investment of $3 million will allow these businesses to keep up with the costs of animal care so they


can maintain their horses and be ready for when activities can start up again.” The Equine Hardship Program,


launching on January 18, 2021, will provide individual businesses offering horse related experiences up to $2,500 per horse up to a maximum of $20,000 in financial support to help cover di- rect costs for feed, water, veterinary care and farrier services needed to maintain horses. “Ontario Equestrian would like


to thank Minister Hardeman, and the Ontario government for their dedica-


tion and support of the equine sector over the past months,” said Tracey McCague-McElrea, Executive Direc- tor of Ontario Equestrian. “This fund- ing announcement will certainly provide much needed relief to our business owners and equine farmers who have fought to maintain their herds since the beginning of the pan- demic and we look forward to on- going collaboration with the government to ensure sustainability and growth for the sector.”


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Equestrian Canada Moves Forward With New Leadership


Ottawa, ON, Jan. 21, 2021 – Eques- trian Canada (EC) announced today that Yves Hamelin will step down from his position of Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on Jan. 29, 2021, before the planned end of his term in November 2021. Hamelin has accepted the position of Vice- President, Performance Services, at l’Institut national du sport du Québec, which represents a wonder- ful opportunity at this point in his ca- reer.


who has a wealth of experience in the equestrian industry across North America, will step down as President and take on the leadership role as CEO. According to EC bylaws, Vice President Chris Sorensen will be- come President until the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in October 2021.


trian industry spans 20 years, during which she managed equestrian ven- ues and events, as well as developed programs from the grassroots to FEI level across several disciplines. Krueger helped pioneer the Cana- dian Jumper Development Series and was a member of the Canadian Breeds and Industry Council. She acted as the Chief Operating Officer of the Colorado Horse Park in Den-


Krueger’s career in the eques- EC President Meg Krueger,


ver, CO, and Vice President of Sales and Sponsorship for Equestrian Sport Productions in Wellington, FL. Krueger brings her passion for strengthening sport and industry in Canada, and fostering strong com- munity relationships and corporate partnerships, to the role. Since the EC Board began the


search for a CEO and engaged Hamelin in the interim position in October 2019, EC, like so many oth- ers, has endured enormous chal- lenges due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Under Krueger’s tireless leadership and in close collaboration with key stake- holders, we will continue to strengthen EC and equestrian organ- izations across the country without delay.


formance Director and part of the senior leadership team, has agreed to support Krueger’s transition and on- going strategic planning. “EC would like to recognize


the work Yves has contributed to the development of our national federa- tion over the past two years. We wish him the best of luck in his new role,” said Sorensen. Hamelin concluded, “I would


like to thank everyone I had the chance to work with in my role since


PHOTO - Equestrian Canada President, Meg Krueger, will step down from the Board of Directors and take on a new leadership role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) following the departure of Interim CEO, Yves Hamelin, on Jan. 29, 2021.


James Hood, EC High Per-


my arrival, including EC Board of Direc- tors for their trust. I would like to recog- nize the work of my colleagues and partners for their support and the work carried out during these difficult times. My departure is above all linked to an opportunity that fits perfectly into my personal and family plan. Thank you once again, and the best of luck.”


Winter Water Woes - See page 21


INSIDE


Rusty Jade Ranch 20th........................................2 Can-Am Postponed Until 2022 ...........................3 Peter Emick ..........................................................4 Remembering.......................................................4 CRHRA News.......................................................6 OBRA News..........................................................7 Susan Dahl............................................................8 Where Are They Now: Gary Ormerod............9 Pro and Non-Pro Reining Series...................10 Winter Management......................................11 OXC News......................................................12 ORCHA News................................................13 Doug Doner.....................................................13 OCHA News...................................................13 ORHA News ...................................................14 AQHA News ...................................................15 Horse Heroes ..................................................15 OQHA News...................................................16 EOQHA News.................................................17 CQHA News...................................................18 QROOI News .................................................19 Winter Water Woes........................................21 Anne Gage Column............................................22 Between The Ears ..........................................23 Sierra Acres ....................................................23 OTRA News....................................................24 Lynn Palm ......................................................25 Horse Listening..............................................26 Ontario Racing...............................................27 Fine Tuning Winter Feeding .........................27 Lindsay Grice.................................................28 Lauren Bode...................................................28 Classifieds, Directory Ads........................30-35 New Event Management System........................33 Equine Asthma...............................................34 USEF - WEC Statement................................34 Real Estate......................................................36 Land Rover Kentucky 3 Day Event .............36 Winter Forage ................................................38 Rider Fitness...................................................39


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Peter Emick Passes Away


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