EC Insider!


February 2017

From the Desk of the CEO



Let’s Inspire Hope & Growth Together in 2017: Share Your Stories in the EC Insider!

February officially marks one full year since we revamped and relaunched Equestrian Canada’s monthly e-newsletter, the EC Insider. Our goal with the EC Insider is to create a direct line of communication with our stakeholders and the Canadian equestrian community at large in order to inform, engage and share content related to EC’s values of excellence, partnership, welfare, service and integrity.

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EC Exclusives




‘Captain Canada’ Ian Millar Earns High Performance Coach Certification

Equestrian Canada (EC) is proud to welcome ‘Captain Canada’ Ian Millar to the ranks of Canada’s High Performance 1 Certified coaches.

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2017 EC Convention: Registration Now Open!

Registration is officially open for the 2017 Equestrian Canada (EC) Convention, taking place April 7-9, 2017 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre in beautiful downtown Vancouver, BC.

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Awards Season is Here! Nominations Open for EC National, Coaching and Breed Sport Awards

It’s time to celebrate the impressive achievements of individuals, equines and organizations who have contributed to the growth and success of the equestrian community over the past year.

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Update on MyEC Access Issues for 2017 Sport Licence Renewals

Equestrian Canada (EC) would like to apologize to the community for any inconvenience experienced while using the EC website,, or the new MyEC portal for 2017 Sport Licence renewals. We also thank you for your patience as we work to address the technical issues related to the implementation of a brand new database system. Here is an update regarding common issues experienced since the launch of the new system.

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EC Calendar of Events



Equestrian Canada Calendar of Events

Mark your calendars with exclusive EC events and clinics taking place across Canada, as well as some of the top international events from around the world featuring Canadian athletes!

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The Winner’s Circle




The Winner’s Circle - February

Canadian athletes racked up wins at the FEI level over the past month at competitions around the world. Help us congratulate the winners!

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New & Notable




Honouring Anton: A New Chapter for Iconic Canadian Dressage Horse

Two-time Canadian Olympian, Belinda Trussell of Stouffville, ON, recently announced her decision to retire her long-time partner, Anton, from international competition.

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Equestrian Canada is Seeking Equine Medication Control Technicians

Are you a veterinary professional or intern who is interested in getting actively involved in the Canadian equestrian competition system? Do you want to help ensure Equestrian Canada (EC) sanctioned competitions adhere to the highest standards of fair play and horse welfare? If so, consider applying to become an EC Equine Medication Control Technician (EMCT).

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2017 Equestrian Canada Rules Now Available Online

Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce that the online edition of the 2017 EC Rules are now available.

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Horsin ' Around




Trivia for Tees - February

Would you like a limited edition Asmar Equestrian Team Canada polo commemorating the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games?

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Caught on Camera




Caught on Camera – February

Wondering what’s been happening in the Canadian equestrian community over the past month? Check out the Caught on Camera Photo Gallery to find out!

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Certified Coach Spotlight



Congratulations to Equestrian Canada Instructors, Coaches & Coach Developers Certified in December 2016

Equestrian Canada (EC) would like to recognize and congratulate the Instructors, Coaches and Coach Developers who successfully achieved EC Certification in December 2016.

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On the Rise




Third Time’s the Charm for Mackenzie Wray

Mackenzie Wray of Loretto, ON has certainly made a name for herself as one of Canada’s up-and-coming superstars. The 17-year-old was crowned the winner of the 2016 Jump Canada Medal Final, held Nov. 8, 2016 at the Royal Horse Show in Toronto, ON.

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Fit to Ride: Fitness for the Busy Equestrian




Squat Kickback for the Rider

This month I want to recommend a key lower body exercise for muscular endurance - tailored specifically to the equestrian athlete. It’s an exercise that you can do anywhere, anytime with no equipment.

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All Over the Map




All Over the Map- February

Check out news and updates from provincial and territorial sport organizations from all over the map!

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Eye on Industry



Positive Case of Equine Infectious Anemia Confirmed in Quebec

Equestrian Canada (EC) would like to inform the equestrian community that on Jan. 18, 2017, a positive case of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) was confirmed by the Direction de la santé animale du Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation (MAPAQ) in the Lanaudière region of Quebec.

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Equestrian Canada Joins Equine Guelph as National Training Partner of – Join the Herd

Equine Guelph has announced the official launch of The Horse Portal – a new portal for industry training in an easily-accessible online format for the equine industry.

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Calling All Equine Veterinarians: Sign Up for National News Alerts

Equestrian Canada (EC) invites you to sign up for news alerts about equine vet-related topics that may impact your clients, including EC Rule Modifications, Equine Medications Control Changes, Updates and news regarding horse health and well-being. Subscribe today to receive the latest updates and national news from EC!

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Help Protect Your Farm in an Emergency with Premises Identification (PID) Number Registration

Saskatchewan has become the most recent province in Canada to introduce mandatory premises identification (PID) for farms over the coming months.

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News Bits & Pieces



Dressage Levy Program Redesigned with Focus on Talent Identification and Personal Development

Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce a redesign of the Dressage Levy Program for the 2017 competition season.

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Equestrian Canada/NCCP Certified Coach Authors Best-Selling Equestrian Fitness Book

Heather Sansom from TOWN, ON has become a best-selling author after her new equestrian fitness book, Fit to Ride in 9 Weeks, was picked up by Amazon Canada, Chapters/Indigo and American equestrian publisher, Trafalgar Square.

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