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EC Announces Paralympic Gold & Silver Medalist Lauren Barwick as the Spokesperson for Horse Week '09 | Print |
Lauren Barwick (J.Prestwich/StockImageServices.com Photo)April 2, 2009 — Equine Canada’s Recreation Division and the provincial equestrian federations are thrilled to announce that Paralympic Gold and Silver Medalist Lauren Barwick is the official the Spokesperson for Horse Week 2009 , taking place May 30–June 7, 2009.
Lauren Barwick (J.Prestwich/StockImageServices.com Photo)
"I have come to realize that the partnership between a human and horse is multifaceted.  Whether from the saddle or by their side, these magnificent animals have given me more on an emotional, mental, and physical comfort in life then I ever thought imaginable or possible. I encourage people to take full advantage of horse week 2009, where they can embrace all that the equine has to offer."

Barwick, riding her horse Maile, a Dutch Warmblood mare, won the individual gold and individual silver medal at the 2008 Paralympic Games in para-dressage. A two-time Paralympian, Barwick was also named as the 2004 Equine Canada Equestrian of the Year based on her outstanding accomplishments at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, GRE.

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.

Equine Canada is pleased to announce our Horse Week 2009 sponsors. SSG Riding Gloves, the official glove of Equine Canada has, for the third year in a row, joined with Equine Canada as a Platinum Level sponsor. New for 2009, Equine Canada Members First in partnership with John Deere Canada have joined on as valued Gold Level sponsors.

From competitors and recreational riders, to coaches and breeders, horse lovers everywhere are invited to participate in Horse Week 2009 by creating, organizing and registering their own Horse Week event, or by keeping their eye on Equine Canada’s website, www.equinecanada.ca for a list of registered events in their area. Be sure to bring a camera along to the 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 2009 Photo Gallery.

If you would like to have your company marketed nationally as an Official Sponsor of 2009 Horse Week, please contact Equine Canada Marketing Coordinator, Cheryl Tataryn at 613-287-1515 x 111 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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 www.equinecanada.ca

About SSG Riding Gloves

Equine Canada is proud to announce SSG Gloves as the official glove of Equine Canada. With over 50 styles to choose from SSG Gloves can offer a quality solution to just about every type of equestrian need—from hunter/jumper and dressage to eventing and polo…from carriage driving and show, to racing, roping and pleasure riding. With both warm and cold weather styles and sizing from child's to adult, it is the most complete line on the market today. Visit www.ssgridinggloves.com for more information.

Equine Canada Members First

Equine Canada Members First offers substantial cost savings on products and services to Equine Canada members through group purchasing. The benefits of Equine Canada Members First are available to all Equine Canada members and numerous industry affiliates. Equine Canada membership is automatic once you have joined your provincial federation or nationally affiliated association. You Call. You Save. It's that simple. Visit the Equine Canada Members First section of the Equine Canada website for additional information.