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Who is Equestrian Canada’s new Chief Executive Officer?

  Equestrian Canada (EC) has announced that Richard Mongeau has been appointed EC Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2018. “The EC Board entered the search for a new CEO with the intention of hiring for an interim position,” explained Meg Krueger, EC President. “However, we were fortunate to have Richard as a candidate, bringing 30 years of experience at Cheval Québec, proven strategic and leadership success, and a history of collaboration with EC. We are very excited and enthusiastic that Richard has accepted a permanent, full-time position, and thrilled to welcome him as the next EC CEO.” Krueger continued,…

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Which air vest do you use? Which air vest do you want? Check out last week’s poll results

  Last week, we polled riders from around the equestrian world on their air vest choices. Over 3,600 people responded to the poll, which is a significant sampling since election predictions are based on just surveying 1,000 people. As we all know, equestrians tend to have different personal preferences, especially when safety is involved. Check out the poll results below to see how the horsey world chooses their air vests and more… Are you part of the majority or minority?          

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Nominate your trainer for the 2018 Equestrian Canada National Coaching Awards

  Nominations have officially opened for Equestrian Canada (EC) National Coaching Awards, and will remain open until Feb. 28, 2018. The EC National Coaching Awards recognize coaches and instructors from all disciplines and contexts who exemplify the coaching and teaching practices of the National Coaching Certification Program. The Canadian equestrian community is encouraged to submit nominees to their respective Provincial/Territorial Sport Organization (PTSO), outlining the coach’s contribution to equestrian sport, whether their students are active in competitive sport or recreation. Nominations are welcomed for the following awards: Coach Developer of the Year: recognizing an outstanding Coach Developer for their promotion,…

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EC Eventing Committee announces new Eventing levy programs and initiatives for 2018

  The Equestrian Canada (EC) Eventing Committee is pleased to announce the following new Eventing initiatives for 2018, made possible through the Eventing Levy Program. Through the Eventing Levy Program, all EC sanctioned Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum eventing competitions collect and remit a set fee per horse entered in the competition. Revenue generated through the Levy is remitted to EC and used to support eventing-specific programs and initiatives. The EC Eventing Committee increased the Eventing Levy Fee from $12 to $15 for 2018 in order to fully fund the following programs that will shape the safety of the sport…

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My three biggest takeaways from the Andrew Nicholson clinic

  Yesterday, I attended the second and final day of the Andrew Nicholson clinic held at Fredericks Equestrian International in Anthony, FL. This will sound corny but it was honestly a dream come true for me to audit a clinic taught by this Eventing master. Andrew has a seemingly endless list of accomplishments touting Olympic medals, World Equestrian Games medals, CCI4* wins and so much more. Andrew does not teach clinics on a regular basis so riding and auditing this particular clinic was a rare opportunity for North American eventers. Fortunately for me, I was one of the lucky people…

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Andrew Nicholson clinic report – Day one: Bending lines and lots of leg

  Yesterday, I attended day one of two of the Andrew Nicholson clinic held at Clayton Frederick’s facility, Fredericks Equestrian International in Anthony, FL. If you are not familiar with Andrew Nicholson then you must live in a cave. He is one of the biggest Eventing legends to grace planet Earth. He has represented New Zealand at six Olympic games (winning three medals), ridden at seven World Equestrian Games (also winning three medals), won numerous CCI4* titles and countless FEI and national events. Most recently, he won the 2017 Badminton CCI4* title aboard Nereo. I have been graced with possibly…

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Check out the Event Rider Masters Series (ERM) 2018 calendar

  The Event Rider Masters Series (ERM) confirms its’ 2018 calendar of six legs, which builds on the International expansion into mainland Europe and includes a new leg in Belgium. In 2018 the World’s leading Event riders will be competing for ERM series prize money fund totalling £350,000, which once again establishes the series as the most valuable in the sport of Eventing. The prize fund for each ERM leg in the UK is £50,000. The prize fund for each European ERM leg is €57,000. The riders also compete for an additional £50,000 prize fund for the 2018 Series Championship…

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A new show jumping schooling series you need to attend

  Attention all Florida-based riders, there is a new show jumping schooling series in the area that you need to mark down on your calendars. Mardanza Farms (Micanopy, FL) and Fredericks Equestrian (Anthony, FL) have partnered together to create a series of schooling show jumping shows. So far there has been one show held at Mardanza Farms and one at Fredericks Equestrian but there are still five more dates that you can take advantage of. Yesterday, I attended the first show at Fredericks Equestrian with my Training level horse and I had a blast. The show atmosphere was relaxed but…

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How YOU can improve Eventing by voicing your opinion

  Have you ever attended an event and thought to yourself, “Wow, the course design here is confusing,” or “I wish the bathrooms were cleaner?” Do you wish someone was listening to your concerns? What can you do? Guess what, you’re in luck!  For every event in which you participate in the US and Ontario, as a rider, owner, volunteer, or spectator, you can fill out an online Event Evaluation Form.  The form allows for specific feedback regarding every aspect of the event; warm-up rings, footing, course construction, etc. As well as general niceties like on-time scheduling, coordination, restroom facilities, and…

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Nominate your deserving parents for the 2017 Eventing Mom or Dad of the Year

  Eventing parents are an amazing lot. They selflessly support their children’s all-consuming, expensive and somewhat strange and dangerous passion. Some kids come from Eventing families but many have been known to drag their parents into the horse world kicking and screaming. At every event, you will see countless parents performing numerous roles to help their children from cheerleader, to chauffer, to groom, to owner, or just a shoulder to cry on. Most eventers owe more to their parents than they will ever be able to pay back. But Eventing parents don’t expect nor want anything in return for their…

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