International & National

The 2019 CanTRA Awards - Congratulations to our award winners!

By Bren Pickel, CanTRA

CanTRA Outstanding Therapy Horse Award

Sponsor: CanTRA

RUDYMount View Special Riding Association (MVSRA), Olds, AB

who loves jumping and competing in eventing. But in August 2019, Equestrian Canada (EC) revoked Barrett’s use of compensating aids that were approved on EC’s own master list, essentially barring her from being able to compete.

Ottawa, ON, August 23, 2019 – Equestrian Canada (EC) would like to advise the community of the rules regarding equine use of cannabis, CBD, THC and hemp products.

The Equestrian Canada (EC) Convention is a landmark event, giving the equestrian community an opportunity to network with peers from across the country, pursue personal development and education through clinics, attend presentations and innovation sessions led by world-class speakers, and enjoy engaging social events.

Ottawa, ON, August 22, 2019 – Effective immediately on July 30, 2019, Dominique Chagnon of Calixa Lavallée, QC tendered her resignation from the Equestrian Canada (EC) Board of Directors. An active volunteer within EC for over 16 years, Chagnon has generously contributed her time, energy and expertise to a variety of committees and initiatives. She first served as a member of the UNCART Committee in 2002, which was responsible for developing a new national competition system.

Team members, Erynn Ballard of Tottenham, ON; Lisa Carlsen of Okotoks, AB; Mario Deslauriers of Bromont, QC; and Nicole Walker of Aurora, ON reached their goal of Tokyo qualification on a team total of 30.21 after two days and three rounds of competition. Brazil won a decisive team gold on a score of 12.39. Mexico made a strong move up from their fourth place standing on day one to take team silver with 22.97, while the United States lost their leading foothold to land in the bronze medal position with 23.09.

August 4, 2019, Lima, PER – After a foot-perfect performance in the final jumping phase, Canadian Eventing Team members, Dana Cooke, Colleen Loach, Jessica Phoenix and Karl Slezak claimed the bronze medal at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games in Peru on August 4. Following a challenging cross-country day, the Canadian Eventing Team moved from their dressage standing of second down to the bronze medal position on a team total of 183.7. This would prove to be their final score and placing after three consecutive clear rides over the jumping course, which featured 11 obstacles and 16 jumping efforts set by FEI 4* Course Designer, Guilherme Jorge of Brazil.

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