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May 11, 2007 -  Equine Canada and the Provincial Equestrian Federations are pleased to announce that Equine Canada’s Breeds & Industry division has stepped up to the plate to support Horse Week 2007 as a Platinum Sponsor.

"The horse industry is one of the largest and fastest growing industries in Canada employing more than 700,000 people and generating products and services worth more than $15 billion each year," stated Dean Leifso, Breeds & Industry Chair. "Horse Week, in a very short time, has become a significant celebration of horses in Canada and the Breeds & Industry Division of Equine Canada is thrilled to be one of the sponsors of this event."

To the more than 40 breed organizations operating in Canada , Equine Canada’s Breeds & Industry Division provides a structure for its affiliate members and industry partners and a national forum from which to seek and exchange information between Equine Canada, Canadian stakeholders, the Government of Canada including Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada as well as foreign entities. With more than 60,000 Canadian breed organization members’ interests at stake, the Breeds & Industry Division works to promote and assist a vibrant equine industry in Canada and to affect policy in the areas of equine health, export/import, taxation and industry developments. Breed organizations and industry partners share resources and expertise with unity of purpose to increase the long-term profitability of Canada ’s equine sector.

In celebration of Horse Week 2007, taking place June 2-10, member associations will be pursuing activities to present their respective breeds in the equine marketplace.

If you have an event taking place, and would like to register it to be an official part of Horse Week 2007, visit equinecanada.ca and click on the Horse Week banner to find out how to register your event. Visit the 2007 Events page to find great events in your area. Participants across the country are encouraged to bring a camera along to Horse Week events, snap pictures and send to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for inclusion in the Horse Week 2007 Photo Gallery.

Held annually to promote and celebrate Canada ’s thriving horse industry, Horse Week appeals to both horse enthusiasts and the public alike. Featuring a wide range of activities held across the country, including trail rides, equine showcases, charity events, RCMP musical rides and competitions of all kinds, Horse Week has been growing steadily since its inception in 2002.

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 equinecanada.ca.

Source: Equine Canada / Canada Hippique
Location Ottawa, Ontario
Release Date: Friday, May 11, 2007
Contact Name: Jessie Christie, Media Relations,Equine Canada
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Contact Telephone: (613) 287-1515 Ext. 133