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For Immediate Release     May 3, 2006
Contact: Dave Thind    e-mail:
Media Relations and Communications, Equine Canada
Tel: (613) 248-3433 ext. 136

The Countdown to Horse Week 2006 Begins

Ottawa Ontario - In partnership with the provincial equestrian federations, Equine Canada (EC) looks forward to the arrival of Horse Week 2006, happening from May 29 to June 4 inclusive. Horse Week is a nationwide celebration of Canada's thriving equine industry created to encourage people of all ages to experience the horse.

“We are genuinely pleased to welcome Wyeth Animal Health and Oster Professional Products as returning sponsors who have chosen to support our fourth annual Horse Week initiative.” remarked Jack de Wit, Horse Week Committee Chair and Chair of EC’s Recreation Division. “The backing of such industry leaders as Wyeth Animal Health and Oster Professional Products is an endorsement of our primary objective - to raise awareness of this magnificent animal and the diversity of recreational activities it offers.”

During the week of May 29 through June 4, horse enthusiasts are invited to join in the events offered within their communities. Those who are interested are asked to visit and click on the Horse Week 2006 banner for a complete directory of events happening in each participating province. Last year’s campaign saw more than 10,000 people take part in over 100 activities that had been officially registered as Ride & Drive Day events.

Horse Week 2006 promises to be another success as events are being added to the directory on a daily basis. “As life gets busier, we are seeing a rise in the number of people who are interested in pursuing their passion for horses in their leisure,” stated Equine Canada President, Al Patterson. “Activities such as trail riding can contribute to a person’s physical health as well as to their mental well being. Horses offer a wonderful opportunity for people to ‘get out and enjoy the great outdoors’, together with friends or family.”

With the competitive show season in full swing, there will be many opportunities for spectators to enjoy everything from show jumping to breed classes to games and races.

A fun way for children to get involved with Horse Week is to enter the ‘Kids Contest’. Submissions can consist of drawings, poems or short stories, and prizes will be awarded to winning entries across a number of different categories. Complete contest information is available on EC’s website at

About Equine Canada

Equine Canada is a member-based association that represents, promotes and services Canada's equine community and industry. Its core areas of activity involve sport, equine health and welfare, education and safety, governance and marketing, representation and communication. Equine Canada is recognized by Sport Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Coaching Association of Canada as the national organization representing equestrian sport and equine interests in Canada. For more information about Equine Canada, please visit

Source : Dave Thind
Directeur, relations médias et communications
Canada Hippique
Tél. (613) 248-3433 poste 136
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