COVID-19

Ottawa, ON - Equestrian Canada (EC) announced today that Yves Hamelin will step down from his position of Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on January 29, 2021, before the planned end of his term in November 2021. Hamelin has accepted the position of Vice-President, Performance Services, at l’Institut national du sport du Québec, which represents a wonderful opportunity at this point in his career.

First of its Kind to Try and Prevent Health & Welfare Crisis - Ontario Equestrian (OE) has announced information about funding being made available to Ontario equestrian facilities experiencing financial hardships affecting animal care.

Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce that the 2021 EC Rules are now available online at www.equestrian.ca/programs-services/rules.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alberta Equestrian Federation, along with leading industry partners, launched “Alberta Equine Partners for the Herd,” a fundraising initiative earlier this year to support the equestrian community in Alberta during these difficult and uncertain times.

Conquering COVID-19: One Hoof Print at a Time - Over the last eight months, the struggles of COVID-19 have affected our day-to-day lives. In the wake of the global pandemic, the theme of this year’s Equine Industry Symposium will be RESILIENCE: Rethinking, Restructuring, Revaluating due to COVID-19. The event will be hosted as a live webinar via a zoom platform from November 16th through November 20th, 2020 each evening from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST. This event is free upon advanced registration at the Eventbrite website.

Alberta Equine Partners for the Herd aims to raise $250,000 for Alberta Horses to help get through the winter. The COVID-19 pandemic is causing distressing financial effects on the equine industry in Alberta. The Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF) and other equine industry partners have teamed up to create Alberta Equine Partners for the Herd to raise money to assist with basic equine care over the 2020 – 2021 winter months. The goal is to raise $250,000 to ensure the health, safety, welfare and care of equines in Alberta. This relief will ensure the long-term effects of the pandemic do not cause strain on care for Alberta’s herd.

CQHA launches a virtual Book Club featuring Canadian authors of equine and equine related fiction, and nonfiction.

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