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For Immediate Release     May 12, 2006
Contact: Jessie Christie    e-mail:
Communications Coordinator, Equine Canada
Tel: (613) 248-3433 ext. 133

Equine Canada Announces the Resignation of Dave Thind

Ottawa Ontario - Equine Canada (EC) regretfully announces the departure of Dave Thind, Manager of Media Relations and Communications. Although Thind will continue to do some writing on the side, he has decided to once again concentrate on his passion for training horses and riders under the classical dressage system.

In just under one year, Thind’s management of the communications department led to a significant increase in the output of news releases and the creation of EC’s first official communications plan.

While managing HorseLife magazine and other communications tools, Thind designed a soon to be released e-newsletter and kick-started the process of developing a new revamped and user friendly EC website, which will also act as a portal for other related sites – watch for this exciting new development in the coming months.

“I will remain dedicated towards the advancement of Canada’s horse industry, but this time it will be on the other side of the fence,” commented Thind, who in addition to running his own training, breeding and sales operation, was recently appointed Resident Dressage Trainer at Rappenhof Trakehner Stud in St-Lazare, QC.

Thind devotes his training skills towards educating both horses and riders from various disciplines. He and his students have had great success in dressage - basic to international levels, as well as eventing and hunter, jumper and equitation, including National medal classes. His students have received several accolades, including national awards such as EC’s Gillian Wilson Award for Junior Equestrian of the Year. In addition, two students have successfully obtained their EC recognized coaching certification (levels I and II).

About Equine Canada

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