ISSN 1923 8177
September 7, 2014
Fall Fairs are in full swing. This weekend the West
Niagara Fair is being held at the West Lincoln Arena &
Community Centre in Smithville. Next weekend is the Niagara
Regional Exhibition in Welland.
The Canadian Show Jumping Team has placed eighth in
the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. Our
story is at right.
The third annual Circle the Course for Cancer and
COPE was the best year yet! Read more at right.
Dressage Niagara is presenting a Two-Day Clinic
with Ute Busse on September 20-21 at Elite Equine Centre in Fenwick.
Anne Gage's column this issue is Horsemanship: Zen
Things Your Horse Wants You To Know.
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The Niagara Regional Exhibition runs from September
JOIN US AT THE NIAGARA REGIONAL
EXHIBITION SEPT. 11-14TH
English Show - Friday starting at 3pm -
Heavy Horse Show - Saturday starting at 9 am
Miniature Horse Show - Sunday morning at 9am
W.H.A.O. Horse Show - Sunday morning at 9am
Entries available here:
Lots to see and do this year.
Canadian Show Jumping Team Eighth at World Championships
Yann Candele and
Ward, Starting Gate Communications Inc.,
Caen, France, September 4, 2014
- The Canadian Show Jumping Team finished eighth at the Alltech
FEI World Equestrian Games Team Final held September 4 in Caen,
Candele, 43, of Caledon, ON, Tiffany Foster, 30, of Vancouver, BC, defending
Individual Bronze Medalist Eric Lamaze, 45, of Schomberg, ON, and Ian
Millar, 67, of Perth, ON, comprised Canada's team for the Alltech FEI
World Equestrian Games.
ranked sixth coming into the Team Final, which saw the top 10 nations
from an original starting field of 35 countries battling it out for
world supremacy. Following three consecutive days of
competition, Canada finished with a total of 31 points for eighth
place. The Netherlands claimed the gold medal with a total score
of 12.83, France took the silver with 14.08, and the United States
earned the bronze medal with 16.75.
was once again the lead-off rider for Canada, and faulted early on
course at fence two, the Land Rover oxer, riding Showgirl, a
14-year-old chestnut selle francais mare (Gold de Becourt x Elf III)
owned by The Watermark Group. The pair jumped the remainder of
the course in excellent form.
between distances and I had two choices and I made the wrong
one," said Candele candidly about having a rail at fence
two. "She did exactly what I asked her to do; it was a
rider mistake. She tried her heart out, but that's just the
sport. It's disappointing."
Yann Candele and Showgirl. Photo by Cealy
Foster was the next Canadian in the order with
Verdi III, a 12-year-old bay Dutch Warmblood gelding (Hors La Loi II
x Cantus) owned by Artisan Farms LLC. Fatigue caught up to the
pair, and with three fences down and a time fault, their 13-fault performance
would be Canada's discard score.
thought we started out really well but, by the last line, I think he
was just a little tired and kind of gave up a little bit," said
Foster, who is currently ranked the number eight female rider in the
world. "It's definitely hard jumping out there, and it's a
big exertion for the horses to jump like this over three days."
Of her World
Championship debut, Foster noted, "It was a cool experience;
they did a good job here. It's been really fun, and you always
have a good time being on Team Canada. Hopefully at the next
World Championships in Bromont (Canada), I can be a little bit more
days of strong performances, Millar and Dixson added eight faults to
Canada's bottom line in the Team Final.
Dressage Niagara News
is presenting a Two-Day Clinic with Ute Busse on September 20 and
Ute Busse is a
successful Canadian Grand Prix dressage competitor, trainer, judge
and coach. She was awarded the prestigious Coach of the Year Award by
the Ontario Equestrian Federation in 2011 and by Equine Canada in
Ute is a Level 3
dressage coach, an Equine Canada certified dressage judge and a 2011
Short Listed Rider.
Format and Schedule: Ute will be teaching private
lessons, approximately 45 minutes each, with a 30 minute lunch break
around noon. The location is the Elite Equine Centre, 120 Foss Road
in Fenwick, Ontario. Ride times will be distributed after the
registration deadline of Friday, September 12. Elite Equine will
offer a food booth for riders and auditors to purchase food and
information visit http://www.dressageniagara.com/ or
the Dressage Niagara Facebook page
Circle the Course Raises
a Record High
third consecutive season, Fort Erie Race Track hosted Circle the
Course for Cancer and COPE. The event is organized by a number of
volunteers made up of race track staff, members of the community and
first time in FELRC history, Circle the Course took place on Puss N
Boots day, a day which historically has one of the best attendance
records every season.
asked to make a cash donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or a non
perishable food donation to COPE (Fort Erie's local food bank). Those
people who made donations received a commemorative lapel pin and/or a
commemorative wristband and had the opportunity to walk the 1 mile
distance of the racetrack after the final race.
fun activities throughout the day for all ages including a 50/50
draw, pony rides, farmers market, a free concert by New Kid in Town,
and a 50 yard jockeys foot race in which local jockeys broke out of
the starting gate resulting in a big win for rider Bryce Alderson.
The Puss N
Boots Cup was won easily by Johnny La Rue for Colebrook Farms,
trained by Ashlee Brnjas and ridden to victory by Erika Smilovsky.
The gelding is now a perfect 3 for 3 at Fort Erie Race Track with
wins on the dirt and the turf. The traditional plunge into the
infield pond was bravely taken by Smilovsky and Assistant Trainer,
and former Fort Erie jock, Lisa Caddeau.
raised $6,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society, a record high and
filled a large horse trailer full of food for COPE, Fort Erie's local
event continues to grow in popularity and directly impacts two
important causes in our immediate area for food and for cancer
research," said Rick Cowan, Chief Operating Officer for the
FELRC. "It involves a significant number of volunteers who
donate their time to assist in the preparation and the implementation
of this promotion. It is probably the most rewarding function of our
race meeting from a community and personal perspective. The financial
results and the amount of food donated from such a small population
base is indicative of the tremendous support our local people provide
for such an important cause."
for both the Canadian Cancer Society and COPE will continue to be
accepted at the race track until the end of the live racing season on
information visit www.forterieracing.com
Photos courtesy of Michael Burns Photography.
Mark your calendars for the OEF Annual General Meeting
Richmond Hill, ON. - The Ontario
Equestrian Federation invites all members to attend its annual
general meeting, which will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m.
at the Caledon Estates Banquet Hall.
All adult members are eligible to vote and are
encouraged to exercise that right. Online polls are now open to vote
for directors at large and ballots can also be cast in person at the
AGM. Election results will be announced at the end of the event.
"It's essential that all members exercise
their right to vote to ensure we have a board that reflects our
membership," says Dianne Graham, executive director of the OEF.
"This is your chance to have your say and select the individual
you would like to represent you on the board."
The AGM is also an opportunity
for OEF members to meet fellow horse people, hear what the OEF has
been up to and learn about future developments and changes.
To cast your vote, or to view the meeting agenda,
visit the OEF website at www.horse.on.ca
Zen Things Your Horse Wants You To Know
By Anne Gage
1/ Do one thing at a time.
2/ Do it slowly and with
3/ Do it completely.
4/ Do less.
5/ Put space between your
6/ Create rituals.
7/ Devote time to just being
8/ Make grooming and walking a
9/ Think about what is
10/ Keep things simple
slow down and stay in the moment - consciously aware of how you are
feeling, how your horse is feeling and what is going on around you -
you are more calm and focused. Your horse is positively affected by
your mental and physical states as well as your energy.
these zen tips each and every time you are with your horse and you
will both enjoy the time you spend together.
Your Turn: Have you noticed how your horse
responds to your mental state? Share your experiences in the comments
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Upper Canada Equestrian Association News
Next Meeting - September 10th NRE grounds
September 12, 13, 14 - Welland Fair.
October 19th - Colour ride in Shorthills
November 9th - French Fry ride - we will play
it by ear based on weather
Horse Search Team for those times when your best friend goes missing:
The Upper Canada
Equestrian Association is always seeking new members to help keep our
equestrian community strong and their voice heard. Visit www.uppercanadaequestrian.com for membership details. All are welcome.
You can also post on the UCEA Facebook wall.
Niagara Trails Committee News
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