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How To Take The Perfect Horse Selfie

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How to Take the Perfect Horse Selfie!

Taking a good selfie is hard. It’s even harder when you’re trying to include your 1000 pound partner with a mind of their own! Here are some tips and tricks to master that perfect picture to post on social media.

Lighting

There’s a reason some of the best selfies are taken in the car  – natural, unfiltered light, no backlighting (can make you look washed out if not done quite right), main light source coming from front. “Walls” of the car shadow either side of face adding depth to the lighting. Because it is nearly impossible to fit a horse in a car, you can get a similar effect in a door entrance or barn aisle. (more…)

December 20, 2016 |

The Importance of Coaching

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Coaching was the topic of discussion at the Ontario Equestrian Federation member appreciation night at the 2016 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Bill Windsor was presented with the 2016 OEF Coach of the Year award by Ian Millar and OEF President Mark Nelson and Ian discuss the importance of good coaching in the equine industry. Check out the following videos:  (more…)

December 8, 2016 |

2016 Thoroughbred Makeover – A Young Rider’s Experience

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My name is Chloe Duffy, I am 15 years old and have been riding since I was 3/4 years old. My Grandpa Bert bought me my first pony and I was hooked!

thoroughbred

This 2016 year has been amazing! I have had lots of learning opportunities with a great little off-the-track thoroughbred Carless Cousin. We call him Eddie and he is the cutest little 4 year old dark bay gelding who has such a great heart for humans and sport. Our family adopted him from LongRun Retirement Thoroughbred Society on December 31, 2015. I say we adopted him but he actually adopted us! (more…)

November 30, 2016 |

Equine Industry Symposium

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On Saturday November 19, the University of Guelph and Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management – Equine students hosted the inaugural Equine Industry Symposium. Delegates from many different facets of the equine industry were invited to participate in a panel and roundtable discussions to bring to light issues within the equine industry, such as education and training, employment, bringing new people into the industry, and attracting youth, and how to potentially solve these.

The university will be publishing a summary of the proceedings and decisions flowing from the Symposium in the following weeks.

The day culminated with an open to the public talk with Canadian Olympian Ian Millar, who discussed his views on the state of the Canadian equine industry, as well as stories and lessons learned. You can listen below to hear the full discussion with Ian Millar and former CEO of Equine Canada, Akaash Maharaj.

 

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November 25, 2016 |

Black Friday and Holiday Shopping

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Skip the crowds and do your Black Friday and holiday shopping online and support local athletes at the same time! In August 2017, the Eat Sleep Ride Repeat team will be competing in the 250 mile (400km) Shore to Shore race with their horses. The race is run over 5 days starting at the shore of Lake Huron and ending at the shore of Lake Michigan. We are fundraising to help offset the costs for preparing and participating in the race.

You do not have to do anything extra and it will not cost you anything more than what you spend. Every time you shop online using this link: https://www.flipgive.com/f/167720, Flipgive will give them a percentage of your purchase to go towards their goal. The link will give you access to big name retailers such as Indigo, Apple, Lowes, Under Armour, Bass Pro, Hudson’s Bay, Groupon, and many more.

Please feel free to share this with family and friends and they thank you in advance for your support.

Eat Sleep Ride Repeat is a team of endurance riders from Ontario that blog about their adventures with horses, both at home and abroad. Check out their website https://eatsleepriderepeat.com/ for more information.

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November 21, 2016 |

Royal Winter Fair Results – November 11, 2016

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Horse show results from Day 8 of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. If you are looking for results for other classes, let us know!

 

result entry horse / owner rider prize
1 759 Catherine Hepburn
Dr. Rosemary Fitzgerald
Dr. Rosemary Fitzgerald
2 751 Chardonnay DGL
Strawberry Banks Farm
Brian Murch
3 758 Kreme Dela Kreme
Kathy D’Auria
Kathy D’Auria
4 753 Ames Inspiration
Cedar Ridge Arabians
Lara Ames
5 760 McLuvin
Wendy Zehnder
Kim Munro
6 754 Rohara American Legend
Hadley Ames
Hadley Ames
7 752 Noble Reward
Conway Arabians
Lori Conway
8 755 Tempting Tango
Janet Wojcik
Janet Wojcik
9 750 Shake It Up
Tara Porter
Tara Porter
10 756 ROL Shades of Red
Julie Kealey
Ruth Webster

 

result entry horse / owner rider prize
1 159 Calista
Gotham Enterprizes LLC
David Will
2 113 Malou
McLain Ward
McLain Ward
3 123 Tiger Lily
Stone Hill Farm
Jessica Springsteen
4 81 Dixson
Susan & Ariel Grange
Ian Millar
5 134 Cassini Z
Southern Ways
Darragh Kenny
6 79 Winslow High
Vanessa Mannix
Vanessa Mannix
7 82 Bonzay
Isotropic Networks
Jonathon Millar
8 90 Granturo
Western Sales & Development
Hyde Moffatt
9 148 Corrada
Copernicus Stables LLC
Harrie Smolders
10 156 Big Star
Oliver Robertson & Gary & Beverley Widdowson
Nick Skelton
11 127 Donna Speciale
Peter Howard & Laure Sudreau
Leslie Howard
12 141 COBOLT
The Blue Buckle Group & Shane Sweetnam
Shane Sweetnam
13 118 Nouvelle
Evita Group
Laura Kraut
14 150 Balloon
Axel Verlooy- Eurohorse BVBA
Jos Verlooy
15 142 Barnetta
Sky Group
Sharn Wordley
16 112 Willow
Amalaya Investments
Kent Farrington
17 100 Brighton
Artisan Farms
Tiffany Foster
18 136 CITIZENGUARD CADJANINE Z
Alain Van Campenhoudt & Rodrigo Pessoa
Rodrigo Pessoa
19 154 Thalys Z
The Thalys Group
Erynn Ballard
20 101 Corette
Diamante Atelier, Javier Salvador & Angelstone Farms
Keean White
21 119 Lady Davos
Meredith Mateo
Lauren Hough
November 14, 2016 |

Royal Winter Fair Results – November 10, 2016

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Horse show results from Day 7 of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. If you are looking for results for other classes, let us know!

 

result entry horse / owner rider prize
1 133 Charly Brown
Martina Jelinkova
Darragh Kenny
2 123 Tiger Lily
Stone Hill Farm
Jessica Springsteen
3 113 Malou
McLain Ward
McLain Ward
4 79 Winslow High
Vanessa Mannix
Vanessa Mannix
5 127 Donna Speciale
Peter Howard & Laure Sudreau
Leslie Howard
6 143 Caiman des Sequoias
Sky Group & Sharn Wordley
Sharn Wordley
7 107 Baranus
The Baranus Group
Ian Millar
8 100 Brighton
Artisan Farms
Tiffany Foster
9 109 Calvin Klein
Millar Brooke Farm
Jonathon Millar
10 119 Lady Davos
Meredith Mateo
Lauren Hough
11 78 For Freedom Z
Angelstone Partners
Keean White
12 118 Nouvelle
Evita Group
Laura Kraut
13 148 Corrada
Copernicus Stables LLC
Harrie Smolders
14 159 Calista
Gotham Enterprizes LLC
David Will
15 152 Caleno 3
Gotham Enterprizes LLC
Georgina Bloomberg
16 151 Gaston Van T Steentje
Axel Verlooy- Eurohorse BVBA
Jos Verlooy
17 138 FERRO CHIN VH LINDENHOF
Vanam Int’l Hamleoot & Rodrigo Pessoa
Rodrigo Pessoa
18 153 Zinius
Axel Verlooy- Eurohorse BVBA
Audrey Coulter
19 112 Willow
Amalaya Investments
Kent Farrington
20 140 MAIN ROAD
Seabrook LLC & Sweet Oak Farm
Shane Sweetnam
21 154 Thalys Z
The Thalys Group
Erynn Ballard
22 158 Quidam’s Rubinia
Alan Manning
Hyde Moffatt

 

result entry horse / owner rider prize
1 421 High Gait Remarkable
Emalee Bodimeade
Emalee Bodimeade
2 418 Crystal Creek’s Stormy Night
Kathryn J. Nichols
Carl R. Nichols
3 447 Four Point O
Maureen Quackenbush
Maureen Quackenbush
4 448 The Fresh Prince
Carol S Wesson
Carol S Wesson
5 430 MH Jokers Wild
Jodi Fisk
Joan Fisk
6 432 Tequila Mockingbird
Earl Bacher & Family
Debbie Dykstra
7 436 Showtime’s So Tuff
Jeff & Adele McCormick
Adele McCormick

 

result entry horse / owner rider prize
1 15 Caravella
Megan Lane
Megan Lane
2 16 All In
Brittany Fraser-Beauieu
Brittany Fraser-Beauieu
3 14 D Niro
Brookhaven Dressage Inc
Jacqueline Brooks
4 13 Drentano
Deborah Miculinic
Christilot Boylen

 

result entry horse / owner rider prize
1 137 CENTO DU ROUET
Centin Gungor
David Will
2 141 COBOLT
The Blue Buckle Group & Shane Sweetnam
Shane Sweetnam
3 155 Caruso 472
Axel Verlooy- Eurohorse BVBA
Jos Verlooy
4 144 Chesney
Artisan Farms
Tiffany Foster
5 104 Chemas
Vanessa Mannix
Vanessa Mannix
6 145 Alex
Copernicus Stables LLC
Audrey Coulter
7 114 Tina La Boheme
Arthur Hawkins & McLain Ward
McLain Ward
8 149 Cicero II
Axel Verlooy- Eurohorse BVBA
Harrie Smolders
9 157 Stormin’
Kathleen Spencer
Hyde Moffatt
10 106 Carimba B
Looking Back Farm
Erynn Ballard
11 107 Baranus
The Baranus Group
Ian Millar
12 132 H-Cassino
Signature Farm
Darragh Kenny
13 110 Caprice
Peter Edgar
Jonathon Millar
14 128 Moondoggie
Peter & Leslie Howard
Leslie Howard
15 125 Manodie II H
Gotham Enterprizes LLC
Georgina Bloomberg
16 116 Bialda
St. Bride’s Farm
Laura Kraut
November 14, 2016 |

Missing/Stolen Saddles from Ionsons Saddlery

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Stolen/Missing Saddle from Ionsons Saddlery

UPDATE: So here we go again. With all of your help this couple reached out to Roy and promised to pay for the saddle. Weeks have gone by now and we cannot get ahold of them. They even asked for us to take down the postings on FB and in good faith we did.
Now they have blocked us from their FB page to try and contact them. Just wanted to share with you all that if you know these people, please let us know there address and phone number so we can contact the authorities. At this point we would be just happy to get the saddle back.
Thank you for reading.. Regards, Bruce Ionson

 

Ionsons Saddlery in Chesley is looking for Pat and Trish Kieley, who took a saddle on trial last year and have not returned it.  Any attempts at communication have been blocked.  If you know these people, please advise them to return the saddle to the store. If you have any information on the whereabouts of these people or any information, please contact Roy Ionson. They can be reached at 519-363-5598 or by email at  royionson@sympatico.ca.

 

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Please keep an eye out at consignment stores, Facebook groups, Kijiji, etc.

Once we have more information on the type/make of saddle missing, we will post more information here.

http://www.ionsonssaddlery.com/

 

 

November 14, 2016 |

Royal Winter Fair Results – November 5, 2016

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result entry # horse / owner rider prize
1 10 Cruising Guy
Shawn Ferguson
Michael Jung
2 3 Irish Rhythm
Rachel McDonough
Rachel McDonough
3 8 Abbey GS
Charlotte Schickedanz
Jessica Phoenix
4 7 Manny
Diana Burnett & Aaron McDonald
Diana Burnett
5 5 RF D’Orbalia
RF D’Orbalia Syndicate
Kendal Lehari
6 1 Uptown Girl
Linnea Given
Selena O’Hanlon
7 6 Autorytet
Dasha Ivandaeva
Dasha Ivandaeva
8 4 More Inspiration
Holly Jacks
Holly Jacks
8 2 Fernhill Wishes
Kirk Hoppner & Karl Slezak
Karl Slezak
8 9 Kennystown Frankie
Lindsay Beer
Lindsay Beer

 

result entry # horse / owner rider prize
1 81 Dixson
Susan & Ariel Grange
Ian Millar
2 88 Gasper Van Den Doorn
Chadburn Holdings, Inc.
Mac Cone
3 90 Granturo
Western Sales & Development
Hyde Moffatt
4 82 Bonzay
Isotropic Networks
Jonathon Millar
5 83 Heros
AMMO Investments
Amy Millar
6 84 Count Me In
Sandy Lupton
Beth Underhill
7 78 For Freedom Z
Angelstone Partners
Keean White
8 70 Zindiloma
Foxridge Farms
Sean Jobin
9 87 Aldine
Sved Stables: 541601 Ltd
Jordan MacPherson
10 68 Calgary 56
Quincy Hayes
Quincy Hayes
11 103 Grand Cru VD Vijf Eiken
Vanessa Mannix
Vanessa Mannix
12 98 Canberra PJ
Sarah Jane Franklin
Sarah Jane Franklin
13 94 Airborne
Julie Firestone
Hugh Graham
14 106 Carimba B
Looking Back Farm
Erynn Ballard
15 89 Lillyfee
Kingsfield Farm
Susan Horn
result entry # horse / owner rider
1 518 Girl Crush
Jim McKague
Jim McKague
2 509 X Lerator
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
3 511 Bust ‘N Loose
Clare Hayes
Clare Hayes
4 504 Nordic Agreement
Yannick LaFlamme
Yannick LaFlamme
5 505 Powerline Flash
Yannick LaFlamme
Melanie Parenteau
6 521 Wide Open
Glen Downey
Glen Downey
7 513 Designated Driver
Howard Salisbury
Dale Salisbury
8 524 Promising Rescue
Sebastien Hebert
Sebastien Hebert
result entry # horse / owner rider prize
1 601 Hitch-Brand AAA Cattle Co
Robert Brander
Pat Stokes
2 868 Hitch-Lynden Manor
John Borer & Lynden Manor
Dan Barron
3 626 Hitch-Gregglea & Alamar Clydes
Steve & Beth Gregg
Jason Gregg
4 652 Hitch-McKeown Frams
McKeown Farms
Trevor McKeown
5 865 Hitch-Grier Family Percherons
Todd Grier
Todd Grier

 

 

November 9, 2016 |

Royal Winter Fair Results – November 4, 2016

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result entry # horse / owner rider
1 2 Fernhill Wishes
Kirk Hoppner & Karl Slezak
Karl Slezak
2 10 Cruising Guy
Shawn Ferguson
Michael Jung
3 5 RF D’Orbalia
RF D’Orbalia Syndicate
Kendal Lehari
4 3 Irish Rhythm
Rachel McDonough
Rachel McDonough
5 1 Uptown Girl
Linnea Given
Selena O’Hanlon
6 8 Abbey GS
Charlotte Schickedanz
Jessica Phoenix
7 7 Manny
Diana Burnett & Aaron McDonald
Diana Burnett
8 6 Autorytet
Dasha Ivandaeva
Dasha Ivandaeva

 

result entry # horse / owner rider prize
1 81 Dixson
Susan & Ariel Grange
Ian Millar
2 83 Heros
AMMO Investments
Amy Millar
3 82 Bonzay
Isotropic Networks
Jonathon Millar
4 78 For Freedom Z
Angelstone Partners
Keean White
5 88 Gasper Van Den Doorn
Chadburn Holdings, Inc.
Mac Cone
6 106 Carimba B
Looking Back Farm
Erynn Ballard
7 87 Aldine
Sved Stables: 541601 Ltd
Jordan MacPherson
8 68 Calgary 56
Quincy Hayes
Quincy Hayes
9 90 Granturo
Western Sales & Development
Hyde Moffatt
10 103 Grand Cru VD Vijf Eiken
Vanessa Mannix
Vanessa Mannix
11 98 Canberra PJ
Sarah Jane Franklin
Sarah Jane Franklin
12 94 Airborne
Julie Firestone
Hugh Graham
13 84 Count Me In
Sandy Lupton
Beth Underhill
14 70 Zindiloma
Foxridge Farms
Sean Jobin
15 96 Braque de Villa D’Arto
Anne Sophie Milette
Anne Sophie Milette
result entry # horse / owner rider prize
1 51 Williamstown Guidam
Bronte Gray-Rochon
Bronte Gray-Rochon
2 56 Qrishna Van De Smiss Z
Jennifer Buchan
Jennifer Buchan
3 46 Caliana
Knightwood Stables
Jeff Brandmaier
4 60 Egano Van Het Slogenhof
Kingsfield Farm
Susan Horn
5 47 Heat Wave 3E
Sierra Mark
Sierra Mark
6 52 Alaska K
Ashley MacDougall
Ashley MacDougall
7 65 Raphaella M
Jennifer Macpherson
Alex Jamael
8 64 Chacco Prime
Coraline Thibault
Alexanne Thibault
9 54 Cardoso
Valhalla Equestrian
Christine Carlsen
10 49 Cassano Z
Jerome David
Jerome David
11 48 Quidam’s Caprice M
AEI Corp
Veronica Bot
12 50 Carlisco
Wolfstone Stables & Sales Inc
Lexi Ray

 

result entry # horse / owner rider prize
1 601 Hitch-Brand AAA Cattle Co
Robert Brander
Pat Stokes
2 868 Hitch-Lynden Manor
John Borer & Lynden Manor
Dan Barron
3 692 Hitch-Westwind Farm
Kim Smith
Don Lowes
4 800 Hitch-Stocrest Percherons
William Stokes
Mike Stokes
5 626 Hitch-Gregglea & Alamar Clydes
Steve & Beth Gregg
Jason Gregg
6 652 Hitch-McKeown Frams
McKeown Farms
Trevor McKeown
7 809 Hitch-Ryanday Farms
Robert Black
Robert Black
8 865 Hitch-Grier Family Percherons
Todd Grier
Todd Grier
9 558 Hitch-Peak and Valley Farm
David Zister
David Zister
result entry # horse / owner rider prize
1 508 Storm Trooper
Lloyd Nugent
Carolyn Nugent
2 526 De Facto
Denis Robert
Lucie Croteau
3 501 Out Of Trouble
Helen Thomas
Helen Thomas
4 518 Girl Crush
Jim McKague
Jan McKague-Weishar
5 525 Rachel Lauren
Sebastien Hebert
Evelyne Binette
6 519 Checkmate
Penny McKee
Penny McKee
7 522 Road Tour
Glen Downey
Brittney Downey
8 506 Postmaster Mike
Yannick LaFlamme
Melanie Parenteau

 

 

 

November 9, 2016 |
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