|Ottawa, Ont., March 28, 2015 — Equine 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.
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
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
For full information on the Coaching Award recipients, click here.
BREED SPORT AWARDS
Morgan Horse of the Year – HSH Smooth Operator
Arabian Horse of the Year – Sur Teddy’s Magna +++//
Half Arabian Horse of the Year – Sweet and Saucy
For full information on the Breed Sport Award recipients, click here.
About the Equine Canada Awards Program