Ottawa, ON, April 25, 2016 – Equine Canada (EC) honoured some of Canada’s outstanding equestrians and supporters during the 2016 EC Annual Awards Gala, presented by Boehringer Ingelheim, held Friday, April 22, 2016 in Montreal, QC.
Held in conjunction with the EC Annual Convention, April 20-24, the Gala took place at the iconic Dalhousie Station, home of Cirque Éloize, and celebrated the national award recipients for 2015, and their impressive achievements within the equestrian community.
“We’re thrilled to recognize this outstanding group of individuals, organizations, and horses,” said 2015 EC President, Al Patterson, who presented National Awards during the Gala. “The 2015 recipients represent some of the most dedicated ambassadors of equestrian sport and industry. Congratulations to all the deserving winners.”
The following 2015 award recipients were recognized for their equestrian-related achievements. For further information, simply click on the name of the recipient:
Gold Medal Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
Volunteer of the Year, Presented by Henry Equestrian Insurance Brokers Ltd.
Builder of the Year
Equestrian of the Year – The Dr. George Jacobson Trophy
Junior Equestrian of the Year – The Gillian Wilson Trophy, Presented by Asmar Equestrian
Owner of the Year, Presented by the Equine Canada Owners Club
Sponsor of the Year
Canadian Bred Horse of the Year
Breeder: Jill Irving
Owners: Megan and Cathy Lane
Canadian Breeder of the Year, Presented by Equinety
Boehringer Ingelheim Equine Canada Health & Welfare Award
Equine Canada Media Award – The Susan Jane Anstey Trophy
Jump Canada Recognition Awards
Dressage Canada MH Lessard Volunteer of the Year
Dressage Canada Horse of the Year
Owner: Robyn Eames
Dressage Canada Athlete of the Year
Ron Janzen Memorial Trophy
BREED SPORT AWARDS
Welsh Pony of the Year
Owners: Marie Howran & Geneviève Dumais
Morgan Horse of the Year
Owner: Emilie Wendland
Saddlebred Horse of the Year
Owner: Stephanie Brown
Half Arabian Horse of the Year
Owner: Lana Weatherdon
Arabian Horse of the Year
Owner: Lorraine Prowse
Saddle Seat Rider of the Year
In addition to recognizing the 2015 award winners, the 2016 EC Awards Gala hosted the grand unveiling of the new EC brand, to be launched in June. Attendees also enjoyed a keynote address from FEI President Ingmar De Vos, as well as unique and exciting entertainment from Cirque Éloize performers.
About the Equine Canada Awards Program
EC’s national awards recognition program celebrates the impressive achievements of individuals, equines and organizations who have contributed to the growth and success of our community. For a list of past recipients, click here.
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PHOTO – FEI President, Ingmar De Vos provided the Keynote Address during the 2016 EC Awards Gala on April 22, 2016 in Montreal, QC.
PHOTO – Attendees of the 2016 EC Annual Awards Gala were treated to exciting performances by Montreal’s Cirque Éloize.
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