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Equestrian Canada (EC) would like to notify the community of operational changes undertaken in response to the financial impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

2008 Beijing Olympic show jumping champions Eric Lamaze and Hickstead will be inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, as part of the class of 2020/21. The announcement was made in Calgary, AB, on May 27, 2020.

COVID-19 Statement and Updates - We are all in this together. We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone, including HCBC members and the entire BC Equestrian Community.

Annual General Meeting Via Videoconference - The Annual General Meeting of any business or entity is the culmination of a year’s work, and given prominence in the annual calendar of business activity.

May 6, 2020 – Equestrian Canada (EC) would like to express its disappointment that the federal announcement on May 5, 2020, of $252M in funding for the agri-food sector, did not include desperately needed support for Canada’s working horses.

This decision is made with heavy hearts and an acute awareness of the significant ripple effects. Our flagship ‘Masters’ Tournament was scheduled to be a “best ever” edition in 2020. Highlights were to include the world’s best horses and riders competing at the biggest tournament in show jumping, wonderful shopping, exhibits and entertainment programs. These included the RCMP Musical Ride, Fire Fit, the World Blacksmith Championships, Friday’s ‘Evening of the Horse’, military colour and the wonderful voices of the Tenors, just to touch the surface.

In light of the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Equestrian Canada and Equestrian Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations (PTSOs) Canada-wide are warning the horse community to bunker down, cancel events, and rescind all equine-related activities. Those who choose to ignore these recommendations should do so with the knowledge of risks involved, from a social, ethical, and legal standpoint. “The NBEA [New Brunswick Equestrian Associaiton] strongly recommends that riding establishments and coaches confirm with their respective insurance companies to ensure compliance if you continue to offer programs and services during this period."

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