Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Eastern Canadian Cutting Horse Association News

The ECCHA executive would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays and may 2011 bring you health, happiness, prosperity and a lot of fun rides!

Many thanks to all riders, supporters and sponsors for a great show season!  The number of shows has doubled from last year and with over 30 new members, the member base has increased as well.  With only 2 years behind us, the ECCHA is growing fast and we sincerely thank you for it!  The 2011 show, ranch cuttings and clinics schedule will be available soon.

CONGRATULATIONS to all 2010 winners :

Champion : A Very Special Choice, owned by Annie-Kim Decroix, shown by Rex Decroix
Reserve Champion : A Dash Of Heaven, owned and shown by Karine Bourdeau

Quebec Reining Association - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING…

All members of ‘Association Québécoise de Reining’ (Quebec Reining Association) are invited to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) being held on Saturday January 22, 2011 starting at 2:00 pm at Hotel & Suite Le Dauphin in Drummondville.  The agenda is posted on AQR’s website:


The 2010 Annual Champions Awards Banquet will be held on the same day and the reservation form for the Party can be downloaded in the same page than the agenda.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Endurance Canada - E-BULLETIN: 15th Dec, 2010

Endurance Canada Community; 
This is E-Bulletin #21, Keeping you up-to-date as best we can!  

Sunday, December 12, 2010

the Grand Prix Rolex FEI World Cup - Staut, Lamaze and Bengtsson

Eric Lamaze + Hickstead
 The last event of CHI-W Geneva 2010, the Grand Prix Rolex FEI World Cup (Table A against the clock with jump-off against the clock) was conquered by french Kevin Staut riding Silvana de Hus after 2 two rounds.

He is followed by Canada's rider Eric Lamaze who was riding Hickstead. Sweden's Rolf-Goran Bengtsson (SWE) on Quintero La Silla came third.

Friday, December 10, 2010


On October 19th, Bromont’s Mayor, Pauline Quinlan, hand delivered a letter addressed to FEI Secretary General Alexander McLin, in Lausanne Switzerland.  The letter expressed the city’s interest in hosting the 2018 WEG and requested that the FEI convey to the city the requirements and specifications related to such an endeavour. It would not be the first time Bromont played host to competitions of this calibre as the equestrian events were held here during the 1976 Summer Olympic Games.  International level competitions continue to be held in Bromont every year and the Bromont Olympic Horse Park is the only former Olympic equine venue that has retained its vocation and that is still active more than 30 years later.

The mayor’s letter included an information package describing recent upgrades to the facility, including improved drainage, electrical wiring, seating, water supply and state of the art footing.  These improvements were made in 2010 under the supervision of Leopoldo Palacios, the FEI’s current technical director.  The package also included plans for a new 86,000 sq.ft. building with 145 stalls and a 130’ X 330’ indoor arena capable of hosting reining and vaulting competitions.

The Bromont Olympic Horse Park is operated by a non-profit association, the Société d’agriculture du comté de Shefford (SACS), that shares ownership of the park with the city of Bromont. The association’s board includes Marcel Bundock as President and Roger Deslauriers as General Manager.  The park is located in a bucolic countryside setting featuring rolling hills and amidst parklands that are protected through conservation easements. Should the city find that the FEI’s requirements are compatible with the city’s vision and means, partners would be sought to help realize the event.  The province’s Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, Lyne Beauchamp, has already addressed a letter to Alexander McLin supporting the city in its quest. 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

2011 Equine Canada Convention: Jump Canada Hunter/Jumper Clinics

2011 Equine Canada Convention:
Jump Canada Hunter/Jumper Clinics

In conjunction with the 2011 Equine Canada convention, Jump Canada is proud to host the following clinics:
Jumper Judge's Clinic
Clinician: Marj Dennis, FEI "I" Jumper judge
Date: January 27, 2011

Hunter, Hack and Equitation Judge's Clinic
Clinician: Barbara Mitchell, EC Senior judge 
Date: January 28, 2011

Hunter/Jumper Course Design Clinic
Clinicians: Chris Brandt and Evie Frisque, EC Senior Course Designers
Date: January 29 & 30, 2011

Fees and registration forms can be found by clicking here or visiting the Jump Canada website at www.equinecanada.ca/jumpcanada (Programs> Officials> Seminars). Deadline for registrations is January 7th.

Held at the Lord Elgin in Ottawa, ON, Equine Canada has blocked a limited number of rooms at a special rate or $115 CAD per night. To get the discounted rate, you must mention you are under the Equine Canada block and reserve your room before January 7th.

Clinics that do not receive enough participants maybe cancelled. For questions please contact: