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Equine Canada Annual Awards Gala

By Jessie Christie

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quine Canada (EC) was pleased to honour some of Canada’s best and brightest equestrians and supporters at the prestigious EC Annual Awards Gala at the Crowne Plaza Gatineau-Ottawa in Gatineau, Que. on Friday, March 27. Held in conjunction with the EC Annual Convention, March 25-29, the national awards gala celebrates outstanding achievements within the equestrian community. “We’re delighted to be able to recognize this phenomenal group of individuals, organizations and horses,” said EC President, Al Patterson. “This year’s recipients are true ambassadors of the sport, both here at home and abroad. Congratulations to all of the 2014 winners and thank you for your service and dedication.” The following award recipients were recognized for their outstanding dedication, talent and enthusiasm in support of equestrianism in Canada.

NATIONAL AWARDS

Volunteer of the Year - Dr. Mary Bell Lifetime Achievement Award - Mary Anne Laframboise Equestrian of the Year - Lauren Barwick Junior Equestrian of the Year - Natalie Alves Canadian Breeder of the Year - Charlotte Schickedanz Canadian Bred Horse of the Year - Intimidate Boeringer Ingleheim Equine Canada Health and Welfare Award - Galahad-Association Quebecoise de protection des chevaux

Canadian Bred Horse of the Year - Intimidate. (Photo by Lisa)

COACHING AWARDS

Equine Canada/NCCP Competitive Coach of the Year - Roberta Byng-Morris Equine Canada/NCCP Community Coach of the Year - Katelynn Marshall Equine Canada/NCCP Coach Developer Award for Program Delivery - Danielle Yaghijdan Equine Canada/NCCP Coach Developer Award for Program Development - Mary-Clare McLaren

BREED AWARDS

Morgan Horse of the Year - HSH Smooth Operator (Photo courtesy of Emily Gaynor)

Arabian Horse of the Year - Sur Teddy’s Magna (Photo courtesy of Lorraine Prowse)

Half Arabian Horse of the Year - Sweet and Saucy (Photo courtesy of Wanda Leubner)

Welsh Pony of the Year - Barkway Topaz (Photo courtesy of Kirsten Brunner)

Junior Equestrian of the Year - Natalie Alves presented by Peggy Hambly. (Photo courtesy of Cealy Tetley) 42 • Saddle Up • May 2015

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