Call for Nominations: Regional Directors & Directors at Large

All Over the Map – October 2019

Horse Council BC (HCBC), in accordance with the organization’s by-laws, is seeking candidates for one position for each of six HCBC Regions, each for two-year terms, as well as seeking candidates for two positions of Directors at Large, each for two-year terms.

Nominations and elections for regional directors are being held for: the East Kootenays, Thompson Shuswap, Peace River, Vancouver Island North, Vancouver Sunshine Coast and Fraser Valley East Regions, electing representatives for a two year term. Click here to view the Regional Map.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Nominations close at 4 p.m., Oct. 23, 2019.

Prospective candidates interesting in serving on the Board of Directors are encouraged to review the roles and responsibilities, eligibility information, timelines and instructions, and submit a completed the Nomination Form by the deadline.

Ideal candidates include dedicated individuals with the dynamic and relevant skills to take on a leadership role in the governance of the organization. Directors will have the opportunity to help HCBC effectively deliver on the mission and vision of the organization.

Click here to view the Director at Large Nomination Package
Click here to view the Regional Director Nomination Package
Click here for more information


AEF Dressage Clinic featuring Belinda Trussell – Call for Auditors

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn from Olympic dressage athlete Belinda Trussell! Registration for auditors has been extended until Oct. 15, 2019 – apply today! (Pre-registration required.)

Register Here

Upcoming English Competition Coach Specialist Evaluations for Dressage and Jumping – Nov. 5-6, 2019
This event is for those individuals wishing to test for their Competition Coach Specialist certification in either jumping or dressage.

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Upcoming English Instructor/Competition Coach Evaluations – Nov. 15-16, 2019
This event is for those individuals wishing to test for their Instructor or Competition Coach certification in the English disciplines. IMPORTANT: This is a private event for registrants only.

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Saskatchewan Horse Federation Opens Nominations for Newly Launched ‘Sask Horse Hall of Fame’

All Over the Map – October 2019

The Saskatchewan Horse Federation (SHF) is excited to announce the launch of the SHF Hall of Fame established to honour and celebrate Saskatchewan residents who significantly contributed to the growth and awareness of the role horses have played in the province’s culture, agriculture, industry and sport.

Nominations for The SHF Hall of Fame are now being invited for individuals, couples or families and, unique to the Hall of Fame, nominations for Saskatchewan’s horses to acknowledge their role in the province’s history. Inductees may be nominated to recognize contributions to industry growth or animal welfare, accomplishments in breeding or equestrian sports, impact on early provincial agricultural development, or to recognize the significance to First Nations Culture.

Eligibility criteria and Nomination Forms are found at Nominations close at midnight on Dec. 31, 2019.

The 2019 selected nominees will be inducted at a celebration during the Federation’s 2020 Annual General Meeting next March in Regina.

Further information: Pres. Elect, Jim Sawatsky, 306-231-7959

Join us for the 2019 Saskatchewan Horse Federation Coaching Symposium

November 9-10
Moose Jaw, SK

Whether you are a certified Coach or not, we want to welcome you to join us for this educational weekend aimed at providing relevant industry information and professional development. The cost for the weekend is only $150 for certified Coaches or $225 for non-certified Coaches. Single-day registrations are also available, and all options include catered meals.

Presentations will be delivered in three key areas:

All About Business
Get the tools and knowledge to step up your business game. Develop a plan to stand out!

All About the Horse
Horses are an integral part of our sport. Ensure that your equine athletes are receiving the best possible care!

All About the Athlete
Assurance of a safe environment and a knowledgeable coach is highly regarded. Learn strategies to improve your riders and athletes.

Registration Form for Certified Coaches
Registration Form for Non-Certified Coaches and Others

For More Information Contact:
Laurel Golemba – SHF Technical Director


Unique opportunity | Internship with Michel Vaillancourt
Cheval Québec is organizing two days of training at Josée Turcotte Stables on Nov. 18 and 19, 2019, with Michel Vaillancourt, FEI-4 Course Designer.

It is a unique opportunity to learn from a master! This training is eligible for professional development hours for Instructors and Coaches certified under the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and Officials.
Register now!

EC Equestrian Theory Course in Montreal
The EC Equestrian Theory course, open to all, provides educational tools for people who wish to pursue a career in equestrian education or who are already certified.

Cheval Québec has organized a one-day training session on Oct. 19, 2019, in Montreal. This activity is also eligible for professional development hours.
Learn More and Register


Coach Training Opportunities
The NSEF is excited to be offering Rookie Riders training in various regions of Nova Scotia in the upcoming months. Watch our Calendar of Events for date and location details: For more information, contact Sheila Currie at or 902-425-5450 ext 337.

BMO® Equestrian Canada Mastercard®*All Over the Map – October 2019

No matter what province you call home, use the BMO® Equestrian Canada Mastercard®* to stay connected to the equestrian community across Canada. In addition to earning double Air Miles and 1% back on all credit card purchases, your purchases will directly benefit the Horsepower Foundation. Learn more about the card’s features and apply today at

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