March 25, 2010 — With the next two Equine Canada Export Preparedness
Seminars scheduled for March 27 in Guelph, ON, and March 28 in
Kemptville, ON, participants are encouraged to attend without the
previous requirement of pre-registration. Participants can register and
pay at the door on the day of each event.
On Saturday, March 27,
2010, an equine export preparedness seminar will be held at the Gencor
Head Office, Fire Route # 5653, HWY # 6, Guelph, ON, N1H 6J2, from 9:00
a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
On Sunday, March 28, 2010, the third export
preparedness seminar in the series will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00
p.m. at the Kemptville College Campus in the A.M. Barr Arena classroom,
830 Prescott Street, Kemptville, ON, K0G 1J0.
Additional seminars will be held across Canada throughout the year.
seminars will explore topics such as an overview of the challenges and
opportunities in new and traditional target markets, equine import and
export history in these markets and Canada’s relationship with them,
what the Semex Alliance can do for Canadian horse breeders, Sea Air
International Forwarders and Canadian Food Inspection Agency procedures
and case studies for shipping horses and genetics to other countries,
Export Development Canada’s (EDC) innovative financing, insurance and
risk management solutions, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s “Canada
Brand” and its value proposition, and the Equine Canada Breeds &
Industry Division as an export marketing partner for trade shows and
The seminars are open to everyone. The cost for
each seminar is $55 per person and includes lunch and the seminar
booklet. In addition, participants will be reimbursed 50% of their
travel costs to attend the seminar through a cost-sharing program under
the Equine Canada Export Market Development Strategy that is funded, in
part, by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s AgriMarketing Program.
For more information or to enroll, contact seminar organisers:
Barbara Daley at
or (905) 726-2057
Susan Stewart at
or (613) 286-9394
initiative is partially funded by the Agri-Marketing Program of
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and is in support of Canada Brand for
food and agriculture.
About Equine Canada Breeds & Industry Division
Canada Breeds & Industry Division provides a structure for breed
organizations and industry partners operating in Canada to unite as a
coalition under the national federation of Equine Canada. It provides a
forum from which to seek and exchange information between Equine
Canada, Canadian stakeholders, the Government of Canada and foreign
entities. The Breeds & Industry Division works to promote and
assist a vibrant equine industry and to affect policy in Canada. Breed
organizations and industry partners share resources and expertise with
unity of purpose to increase the long-term profitability of Canada’s
equine sector and to ensure its future viability.
About Equine Canada
Canada is Canada’s national governing body for equestrianism. A
member-driven, charitable institution, it is the executive branch of
the Canadian Equestrian Team, and the national authority for equestrian
competition; the national voice for recreational riders; and the
national association for equine welfare, breeding, and industry.
Equine Canada is recognized by the Government of Canada, the
International Equestrian Federation (FEI), and the Canadian Olympic
Committee as the national organization representing equestrian sport
and equine interests. For more information about Equine Canada, please