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Boehringer Ingelheim-Equine Canada Horse Health and Welfare Award is Open for Nominations

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Do you know of an individual or organization that has for an extended period of time, contributed directly to the improvement of the health and welfare of horses? Nominate them for the annual Boehringer Ingelheim-Equine Canada Horse Health and Welfare Award.

Award criteria

  • Horse health and welfare will encompass but not be limited to, population management, development of welfare guidelines, injury reduction, retraining, retirement, general safety, adoption, welfare in processing, disease prevention and enforcement of horse welfare rules and regulations.
  • Nominations may be submitted by organizations and individual members of the equine community.
  • The award will be given based on the merit of nominations received and might not necessarily be presented each year.  The recipient (or a representative) must be available and willing to attend the Equine Canada Awards Gala recognition ceremony. The recipient must be willing to participate in other recognition activities as required, such as interviews with the media. In addition, a news release will be distributed to media across the country and information will be posted to the Equine Canada website and its other communication materials and social media networks.

“We are very pleased to be able to sponsor this award to honor those individuals or organizations who have added so much to the health and wellbeing of horses and ponies in Canada,” Jelle Bergmans, Boehringer-Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. Product Manager Bovine/Equine. “These fields have expanded so rapidly in the past few years that Boehringer Ingelheim thought it appropriate to be able to recognize those who have made outstanding contributions in these areas.  Thank you to Equine Canada for graciously agreeing to undertake the task of seeking nominations and selecting the recipient.”

The award will incorporate a recognition plaque to belong to the recipient, inclusion of the recipient’s biography in Equine Canada Annual Awards Gala booklet, a complimentary trip to Equine Canada Annual Awards Gala, and a $1000 donation to an equine charity of their choice. This award is jointly supported by Equine Canada and a donation from Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd.

Submission Deadline: February 23rd, 2015.

Visit the Health & Welfare section of the Equine Canada website for more details and the nomination form —http://bit.ly/1ysw55J.

About Boehringer Ingelheim
The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, it operates globally with 145 affiliates and more than 44,000 employees. Since it was founded in 1885, the family-owned company has been committed to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing novel medications of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine.

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Author: Alberta Equestrian Federation

The Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF) was established in 1978 as a non-profit organization to support equestrian sport and recreational activities within the province of Alberta. AEF programs and services cover a wide range of equestrian activities for beginners to experts in a multitude of disciplines. Services range from the provision of reasonable cost insurance for all members to services in the areas of recreation, sport, education, breeds and industry. The federation provides provincial support and administration for the National English, Western, and Driving Coach Certification Programs and the English and Western Rider Development programs. It established and supports the Wild Rose competitions program across the province. It is dedicated to the well-being of equines. We are the only equestrian body recognized by Alberta Sport Connection (formerly known as Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation), thereby providing us with a voice within the Alberta Government.

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