Wondering what’s been happening in the Canadian equestrian community over the past month? Check out the Caught on Camera Photo Gallery to find out!

Event: CCI 4*L Fair Hill International
Date: Oct. 16-20
Location: Elkton, MD
More Info: www.fairhillinternational.org
All Photo Credits: Shannon Brinkman

Caught on Camera – November 2019

A little rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of Langley, BC, native, Lisa Marie Fergusson, while jogging Honor Me, her 13-year-old Welsh Sport Horse gelding sired by Brynarian Brenin, on Oct. 16.

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Unwilling to compromise the tradition of eventing jog fashion, Waylon Roberts of West Grove, PA, sacrificed a rain jacket to show off his EC blazer and an excellent use of mixed patterns.

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Wallaroo W (sired by Staccatto), the 11-year-old Thoroughbred/Warmblood-cross gelding owned and ridden by Bradley Champagne of Guelph, ON, knew just where to look for the camera.

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The weather cleared up by cross-country day on Oct. 19, and Vermont (Van Helsing x Heraldik XX), Peter Barry’s seven-year-old Hanoverian gelding, was focused and ready to go with Canadian Olympian Colleen Loach of Dunham, QC, in the CCI 3*-L division.

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Despite retiring later on, Brooke Massie of Saint-Lazare, QC, looked in fine form fitting through the corner jump flags on the CCI 4*-L course aboard her 10-year-old Thoroughbred mare, Serendipity (Vibank x Naskra).

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Cross-country day always draws its fair share of onlookers!

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Waylon Roberts and Lancaster (Yavari x Indorado), a 12-year-old Canadian Sport Horse gelding owned by Michelle and John Koppin, were the last combination to tackle the difficult CCI 4*-L course and one of only four double-clears, putting them in the lead after the after cross-country. The pair ended in an impressive eighth place on 47.10 penalties after show jumping on Oct. 20.

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On Oct. 20, Bradley Champagne surveyed the CCI 3*-L show jumping course with a little help from American Olympian Boyd Martin, for whom he has worked since 2015.

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EWSZ Jalando (Daimler D’Adriers x Calando) showed off his scope with Melissa Boutin of Ascot Corner, QC, in the CCI 3*-L division.

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Melissa Boutin gave the 10-year-old Zweibrücker gelding a well-deserved pat after double-clear show jumping round landed them in 32nd place overall on a score of 50.70 penalties.

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Colleen Loach and Vermont tore through the show jumping phase to end on their dressage score of 28.90 penalty points, securing second in the CCI 3*-L division.

Event: 2019 EC Convention
Date: Nov. 1-3
Location: The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Toronto, ON
More Info: EC Website
All Photo Credits: Andree-Anne Brunet

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To kick off the 2019 Convention, EC President Meg Krueger provided an update on the 2018-2022 Strategic Initiatives Plan at the Welcome Social on Nov. 1.

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With two full days of Convention and two weeks of competition at the Royal ahead of them, EC Board members, Chris Sorensen and Craig Collins had a lot to talk about!

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On Nov. 2, Patricia Da Silva of Heels Down Media gave the audience tricks of the social media trade to help improve their equestrian brands.

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Presenter and EC Eventing Committee Chair, Ruth Allum, got the crowd moving at her session on creating yearly training plans.

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In the afternoon, participants discussed the new Coach Licence program.

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The parents of the late Élisabeth Brosda, Marie-France Maisonneuve and Sébastien Normand gave a moving speech about their daughter’s aspirations for the 2024 Olympic dressage team and the memorial fund they established in her name.

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Marlies (left) and Gavin (right) proudly showed off the Lima 2019 Pan American Games medals won by their mom, Tina Irwin of Stouffville, ON, who was the keynote speaker of the evening.

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Carole Masecar of Val Marie, SK, got a close-up look at the gold.

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What do you think Ruth Allum and EC High Performance Manager, Anna Johnson, are talking about?

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Lil’ Ben, the mascot of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, stole the show at the Red & White Fundraiser, along with the hearts of EC staff.
Back Row L to R: Rachel Huebert, Marilyn Korim, Jessie Christie, Anna Johnson, Erin Foster, Yves Hamelin
Front Row L to R: Helen Richardson, Lindsey Blakely, Shauna Curran-Cooper, Caroline Soble, Jamie-Ann Goodfellow, Kristy House

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We ‘caught a camera’ for Caught on Camera at the Rookie Riders session about physical literacy on Nov. 3.

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Canadian Olympic Gymnast Heather Ross McManus was also on hand to help explain the Rookie Riders program.

Community Corner

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Photo Credit: Chelsea Lowe

Nothing better than this: Chelsea Lowe of Uxbridge, ON, paused for a quiet moment with Don’t Blink (“Jules”).

Want to boast about your amazing horse or share your equestrian adventures with the Canadian equestrian community? Get in on the action and submit your photos by tagging Equestrian Canada or using the hashtag #ECCommunityCorner on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for the chance to be featured in the next month’s Caught on Camera.

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