September 22-30, 2018 is National Coaches Week

National Coaches Week celebrates the positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by saying #ThanksCoach.

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Congratulations to New SHF Approved Provincial Primary Judges

Please join us in congratulating the following new Provincial Primary Judges.

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Submit Your Suggestions for the 2019 Heritage Circuit & Prairie Cup Handbook

The Saskatchewan Horse Federation would like to invite members, athletes, coaches and officials to submit proposed changes and suggested improvements to the 2019 SHF Heritage and Prairie Cup Handbook for consideration. These could include alteration to existing handbook content or the addition of new content. 

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Coaches Notice Regarding Respect in Sport

Equestrian Canada (EC) is proud to have officially taken the Responsible Coaching Movement Pledge as the next step in an ongoing commitment to protect the safety and welfare of all participants in equestrian sport.

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Polocrosse in the Province

If you are tired of making endless circles in an arena or frustrated at the expense and hassle of cattle, try polocrosse! Polocrosse is a team sport that anyone, on any horse, can play. The game promotes good sportsmanship but most of all, its a lot of fun. Come join us and you’ll see just what we mean when we say that polocrosse is the most fun that you can have on a horse.

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EC Equine Medication Control Update: Biophosphonates & Hemp Oil

Equestrian Canada (EC) wishes to inform stakeholders of important updates and reminders regarding the EC Equine Medication Control Program.

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Montreal Will Host Longines Global Champions Tour in 2019

In September 2019, Canada will host a leg in the LONGINES GLOBAL CHAMPIONS TOUR, the world’s premier equestrian sports series. The city of Montreal is thus becoming one of the twenty legs in this international series held in the world's largest cities.

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Doug Howe Inducted into Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame

SHF Board Member and Past President Doug Howe was inducted into the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame for 2018.

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CFIA Releases Proposed National Equine Infectious Anemia Disease Control Program

In response to a recent release from CFIA, the SHF encourages you to register your points of concern or support for the recently released proposal for a National EIA Disease Control Program.

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Hamilton selected as FEI official for Games

Dr. Don Hamilton, professor emeritus of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), is one of four Canadians who have been selected as officials for the 2018 Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestrian Games this fall.

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Changes to Use of Medically Important Antimicrobials

Health Canada, as of December 1, 2018, is making changes to the dispensing of all Medically Important Antimicrobials (MIAs). From that date onward, products containing antibiotics will require a prescription from a veterinarian, and can only be dispensed by a veterinarian, or licensed pharmacist. Health Canada is making these changes to aid in protecting human health by reducing the factors to the nationwide incidents of drug resistant organisms.

How does this affect horse owners and animal welfare?  Horse owners may have been in the habit of obtaining products containing antibiotics at feed stores or tack shops, rather than through their veterinarian.  They may also have imported products containing antibiotics for their own use from the US, or from online pharmacies in the past.  These options will no longer be available.  Those without a veterinarian, with whom they have a valid client-patient-relationship, will not be able to access products that contain antibiotics without a prescription.  Horse owners in remote areas may have greater difficulty obtaining products containing antibiotics.

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2017 SHF Volunteer Recognition Award presented to Dr. Keith Anstead and Pat Jacobson

The 2017 SHF Volunteer Recognition Award is presented to Dr. Keith Anstead and Pat Jacobson, celebrating their volunteer service to the horse world in Saskatchewan.

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2017 Equine Welfare Award for Young Steward of the Future presented to Norah Ridley

The Awards of Distinction for Equine Welfare is presented by Saskatchewan Horse Federation and Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan to recognize excellence in the recipients and serve as a reminder of the importance of providing exceptional care to animals  The 2017 Award for Young Steward of the Future is presented to Norah Ridley of Osler, Saskatchewan.

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$150,000.00 Will Be Distributed To Under 25 Athletes Across Canada!

Saskatchewan Horse Federation is pleased at this time to announce two new programs being introduced Nationwide, with the mandate to support Equestrian Athletes across the country under the age of 25. The programs are being designed to help identify those who have the potential in becoming Canada’s next High- Performance Athletes.

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