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EquiMania! at Can-Am, a Huge Success!April 2007

Thank you to our EquiMania! 2007 Sponsors!

Can-Am All Breeds Equine Emporium, London, Ontario, March 17, 2007… The crowd filled the arena at the Agriplex to watch Amanda Murdoch, for the second year in a row, win top score in her age category and also top overall score in the third annual Equimania! Quiz Challenge.

The EquiMania! Quiz Challenge was held at the Can-Am All Breeds Equine Equine Emporium, the largest education and trade show event in Ontario, and is part of Equine Guelph's youth education program that also includes an interactive website, and Education Centre. Questions about horse care and health tested the knowledge of the young horse enthusiasts and awards were given out for top marks in the four age categories.

Those visiting EquiMania!'s Education Centre know that learning about horse health and safety can be fun.

Children (and adults) of all ages had the opportunity to explore;



EquiMania! Quiz participant completing quiz question.
Finished the Quiz!
Ron Waples (Can-Am) congratulates 2nd place team, Equus 3-D.


Barry Smith, (Shurgain), with Joy Leiskau (Cassio) in background, congratulates 3rd place winner, Elyse Batista.


Karin Turnbull (Systems Fencing) congratulates 2nd place winner, Emily Lindsay.


Joanne Cummings (Equine Essentials) congratulates 1st place winner, Erin Whittier.


The winners of the Challenge:

Age 14 - 16
1st – Amanda Murdoch
2nd – Charlotte Lord
3rd – Amanda Thompson

Age 12 - 13
1st – Erin Whittier
2nd – Emily Lindsay
3rd - Elyse Batista

Age 10 - 11
1st –Tegan Taylor
2nd – Amy Westlund
3rd – Leah Baxter

Age 8 – 9
1st – Alexis Steinbach
2nd – Sunny Willert
3rd – Megan Zelaska

Overall Champion - Amanda Murdoch
Reserve - Charlotte Lord


EquiMania! Quiz Challenge winning team, The Barn Brats.
Dave Hachey (Anivac) congratulates Amanda Murdoch. (all photos: River Bend Designs)

The Team Challenge
1st - Barn Brats (Caleb Brown, Jocelyn McDonald, Kansas McNicol & Rashel Moriarty)
2nd - Equus 3-D (Robynne Smith, Joanne Smith, Taylor Debattista & Billie-Jo Spaans)
3rd - Equus 3-D (b) (Andrea Rosborough, Veronika Wiesner, Sebastian Ratz & Derek Ratz)

The EquiMania! Youth Education Program endeavours to encourage and empower young people to begin their own pathway of learning. Through its educational programs, Equine Guelph promotes horse health and well-being. Youth interested in learning more about horses and their proper care are encouraged to visit the EquiMania! website, often as new items are added on a regular basis. Other education programs in place for adults are the multi-award winning Equine Science Certificate Program and the Groom One Certificate Program.

Watch for the EquiMania! Education Centre at Woodbine Racetrack (weekends through July and August).

Thank you to our EquiMania! 2007 Sponsors!
Red Ribbon: Shurgain, System Fencing, Cassio Ribbons, Can-Am Equine Emporium and Anivac.

Blue Ribbon: Herbs for Horses, Inter City Insurance Services, ITSI, Ontario Harness Horse Association, Ontario Racing Commission and The Canadian Sportsman.

Green Ribbon: Blaze, Country Depot, Dodge Rodeo Tour, Equine Essentials, Equine Lifestyle Magazine, Fletcher’s Horse World, Georgian Down, GiftHorse Gallery, Grand River Raceway, Greenhawk, Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association of Ontario, Home Hardware, Horse Publications Group, Ontario Equestrian Federation, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs, Outset Media, Office of Open Learning, Purina, The Rider, Standardbred Canada, Western Fair, Western Horse Review, Farm Safety Association and Woodbine Entertainment Group.

For more information on the EquiMania! Program