Ruth Ratcliffe Western Clinic

Western Style Dressage Association Yukon
Dates: Sept. 14-16
Contact: Linda Dixon
Email: lindadixon33@icloud.com


New Speaker Added to the Community Talks Travelling Road Show Nelson!

Horse Council BC is bringing a day of education with expert speakers to Smithers on Sept. 14 and we hope to see you there!

We are happy to announce our new speaker: Dr. Nora Chavarria, who is a member of the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre’s Equine Field Service, will be presenting on Emergency Veterinary Care/First Aid. Admission is by donation to the HCBC Animal Disaster Relief Fund at the door and this event is open to members and non-members.

More information, speaker bios and pre-registration can be found here: www.hcbc.ca/index.php/news-events-2/community-talks-travelling-road-show/second-stop-smithers.


Save the Date: Manitoba Multi-Discipline Team Challenge

Sept. 20-22, 2019: MHC Equestrian Facility, Birds Hill Park. Teams will comprise dressage, western style dressage, hunter/jumper, driving, endurance, competitive trail, eventing and polo. Prize List is available here.

When you’ve read the Prize List, you can enter using this form: MDTC Entry Form. If you have queries about the competition or entries, please email Val Crowe at pvcrowe@mymts.net.

2019 Coaching Camp – Thanksgiving Weekend, Oct. 11-14, 2019

Prepare for your Instructor, Competition Coach or Competition Coach Specialist evaluation by attending camp to learn what is required to meet and exceed expectations in your evaluation.

Registration deadline is Oct. 4. Date and location depends on the courses you select. Register here.

2019 Western Rider Coach Evaluation – Oct. 25, 2019

Please call 204-925-5718 or email mhc.admin@sportmanitoba.ca for more details and to have your name placed on a notification list.


Va donc jouer | Campaign to promote sports and outdoor federations

All Over the Map – August 2019

Photo Credit: Pierre Paradis

An initiative of the Government of Quebec, the “Va donc jouer!” campaign is being deployed throughout the province, led by spokesperson Pierre-Yves Lord. It aims to promote the pleasure of being active and the immediate benefits of practicing a sport or an outdoor activity, while directing citizens to refer to the 70 sports and outdoor federations to which Cheval Québec belongs.

Various advertisements have been put in place and event activations are being held until Feb. 15, 2020. Cheval Québec is participating until Oct. 4, 2019, in the “First Fridays” event on the Plaza of Montreal’s Olympic Stadium, with its mascot P’tit Trot and an experimental area with the Rookie Rider program. A family activity of choice, this is an opportunity to direct clients to Équi-Qualité certified centres and raise awareness of the importance of dealing with National Coaching Certification Program certified professionals.

A portal bringing together all the sports and outdoor federations is now online at www.vadoncjouer.ca.

Horse breeding | Renewed programming | Futurités 2019 

All Over the Map – August 2019

Organized by Cheval Québec, Futurités 2019, the horse breeding event in the province of Quebec, will take place at the Bécancour Equestrian Complex as a two-part event over two weekends.

On Sept. 14-15, 2019, foals and fillies of eight breeds (Appaloosa, Arabian, Belgian, Canadian Sport Horse, Clydesdale, Miniature Horse, Percheron, Welsh Pony) will be judged through conformation and performance tests. New in 2019, Paint Horse and Quarter Horse breeders will present their horses at barrel racing, reining and western performance demonstrations.

In addition, warmblood breeds are making their debut in the program and for the occasion, Les Futurités 2019 has joined forces with the Equimania event, which will be held on Oct. 25-27, 2019 at the Bécancour Equestrian Complex. Breeders will have the opportunity to present their three- and four-year-old subjects in a model and pace event.

A unique event in Quebec, Les Futurités 2019 showcases the quality of the work of breeders and the horses they present on the market. To learn more about the program and schedule, visit http://cheval.quebec/Futurites-Accueil.

September 27-29, 2019: Caballista, host of the 24th edition of the Quebec Equestrian Games | Bécancour Equestrian Complex 

All Over the Map – August 2019

Photo Credit: Northern Heaven

Caballista, host of the Quebec Equestrian Games organized and administered by Cheval Québec, closes the competitive season in hunting, horseback riding, dressage, combined events and show jumping. This interregional final brings together nine regions and nearly 350 riders. Each association affiliated with Cheval Québec selects its best riders on its circuit to be represented by a delegation that competes as a team to win the trophy of the Champion Region.

Free admission. For more information http://cheval.quebec/Caballista-Accueil

Cheval Québec meets the public

Sept. 6, 2019: First Fridays | Esplanade at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium | 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sept. 8, 2019: Open House at Quebec Farms | The Plaza at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Oct. 26-27, 2019: EquiMania | Bécancour Equestrian Complex


Nominations now open using Google Forms. Please RSVP by Oct. 12 using the Google Form.

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