EAY AGM Tuesday, March 14 posted February 2017 EAY is pleased to announce the upcoming AGM on Tuesday, March 14 at 5:15 pm in Sport Yukon Boardroom #1. Below is a link to the draft agenda for the meeting and a copy of the revised bylaws that EAY will be putting forward for adoption These revised bylaws will bring our organization in line with Yukon Government's 2015 Societies Regulation amendment.
Following the meeting, there will be a short informative presentation on concussions - current sport best practices. All members are welcomed and encouraged to attend.
EAY and Equine Guelph launch the Horse Portal posted January 2017 EAY is partnering with Equine Guelph on The Horse Portal to provide our members short, easily-accessible online training programs to stay up-to-date with the latest information on equine care and welfare. The inaugural short courses are ‘Equine Welfare – Canada’s Code’ and ‘Equine Biosecurity – Canada’s standard’. They will be offered March 6-24 and April 10-28, respectively. From Yukon to the eastern islands, horse federations across Canada have come together in partnership with Equine Guelph to offer their English-speaking members equine training and education through The Horse Portal.
The partnership with Equine Guelph enables EAY to offer continuing education and certification opportunities for its members – athletes, coaches, facilities, officials and horse caregivers – throughout the territory.
Each day, new scientific knowledge emerges on how to better care for horses and deal with emerging issues. It is everyone’s responsibility to stay current on best health and welfare practices and industry standards.
The Horse Portal was developed to provide short, practical training that horse caregivers can use on a daily basis. Not only will EAY members will be entitled to discounts on the short courses, but they will earn continuing education credits and certificates of completion from Equine Guelph – the horse owner’s Centre at the University of Guelph.
“Equine Guelph is pleased to partner with EAY to provide a gathering place for horse enthusiasts,” says Gayle Ecker, director of Equine Guelph. “The Horse Portal provides a platform for us to come together and learn as a community. I am looking forward to lively peer-to-peer chat forums with horse people from Province and all regions of our country!” For information on The Horse Portal, go to https://thehorseportal.ca/eay This project is funded in part through Growing Forward 2 (GF2), a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.
2017 Membership forms posted December 2016 Both page one and page two must be completed and submitted. The form must be signed on page two. Pages three to six contain information on the Capri insurance coverages – both the insurance that comes with membership, and additional insurances that are available for purchase. 2017 Membership Forms
New! I Love Horses Adult Colouring book posted December 2016 Relax - De-Stress - Explore Your Creative Side Perfect Gift for a Horse Lover, or Treat Yourself! From the publishers of Canadian Horse Journal Colouring books can be purchased here
Trail Planning, south Whitehorse posted October 2016 The horse riding community has been invited to participate in the neighbourhood trails task force, regarding planning for trail use in the area south of the south access. The City has recently initiated a planning process for the Whitehorse South area (basically Hamilton Boulevard/South Access to City limits) and assembled a Trails Task Force comprised of representatives from the many neighbourhoods (Mary Lake, Whitehorse Copper, etc.) as well as various user groups. Throughout October, there will be Tuesday night meetings at Golden Horn School from 6:30-8:30 pm. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. For more information please see the Terms of Reference PDF below. Terms of Reference Document
Coaching & Officials funding available posted September 2016 Part of EAY’s mandate as a sport governing body is to facilitate opportunities for members who are interested in training in equestrian-related activities. One such opportunity is working towards becoming an Equestrian Canada (EC) certified coach. The EC coaching program is designed to ensure that coaches: a) have been evaluated at a high level and meet NCCP standards for professionalism and competence as equestrian coaches or instructors; b) maintain their certification, and are therefore dedicated to lifelong learning and advancement through regular professional development; and c) have obtained relevant insurance to protect themselves and their students. Another opportunity is working towards becoming an “official”. From judges to stewards to course designers, officials are instrumental to competitions - ensuring participants can enjoy safe, fair and fun equestrian sporting events. EAY would like to encourage any members who may be interested in opportunities such as those listed above to please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and funding possibilities.
Free Gaitpost and Canadian Horse Magazines for EAY members posted August 2016 Canadian Horse Journal and Gaitpost magazine send complimentary issues to EAY on a regular basis. These magazines will be left in the Equine mailbox at Sport Yukon and are available to members on a first come, first served basis. Please stop by and pick up your free copy!
Indoor Arena punch cards for EAY members posted July 2016 As part of its commitments under its Yukon Sport For Life funding, EAY is sponsoring rural riders in Yukon through the purchase of punch cards for rides at the Indoor Riding Arena. To be eligible to use these EAY-sponsored punch cards, EAY members must live a minimum of 50 km away from the arena. There are still rides available on EAY’s punch cards - if you are eligible (live 50 km or more away from the arena, or your horse lives 50 km or more away from the arena) and you ride at the arena, you are welcome to use these punch cards. If you use a ride, please sign and date the punch card for each ride. Cards are located on the table just by the door to the stairs up to the mezzanine. The rides are available on a first come first serve basis, until they are all used up. Please note that all riders using the Indoor Riding Arena must have signed the appropriate waivers and provided current negative Coggins test papers. If there are any questions about paperwork necessary for riding at the arena, please contact the arena directly at email@example.com For questions regarding the EAY-sponsored punch cards, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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