Michael Gallagher

Equine Canada Announces 2014 Board of Directors

Equine Canada announced its 2014 Board of Directors at the federation’s Annual General Meeting during its national convention held February 5 – 9, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The 2014 Board slate is comprised of: Al Patterson – President Kerri McGregor – Secretary of the Board, Director-at-Large Cheryl Denault – Treasurer Peggy Hambly – Sport Representative Isabel […]

Equine Canada Seeks New Chief Executive Officer

Equine Canada is the leading national sport and equine organization in the country. It fulfills a broad range of governance, advocacy and development functions, all of which focus, in one way or another, on the horse and draw on the enthusiasm it arouses. As a result of its efforts, Equine Canada is recognized by Sport […]

Canada is Still in the Running to Host 2018 WEG

The FEI has re-opened the bidding process for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 following Monday’s Bureau meeting at FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI), but has specifically asked the Canadian bid from Bromont/Montreal to remain a part of that process. There had been an expectation that the FEI Bureau would allocate the 2018 Games to […]

Equine Canada 2013 Board of Directors

Equine Canada announced its 2013 Board of Directors at the federation’s Annual General Meeting during its national convention. The 2013 Board slate is comprised of: Michael Gallagher – President Tony La Giorgia – Secretary of the Board, Director-at-Large Cheryl Denault – Treasurer Peggy Hambly – Sport Representative Jan Stephens – Sport Representative Al Patterson – […]

Equine Canada Bylaws to be Reconsidered

Members of Equine Canada (EC) from across Canada recently had an opportunity to vote on draft revisions to the national sports federation’s Bylaws. Although a general meeting to accommodate in-person voting on the Bylaws during the Canadian Interprovincial Championships in Bromont, Quebec on September 22, saw the revisions accepted almost unanimously, an advanced on-line voting […]

Equine Canada Creates Task Force on FEI Hypersensitivity Protocol

Equine Canada (EC) today announced it has requested its Sport Council to strike a Hypersensitivity Protocol Task Force. The objective of the Task Force will be to review the International Equestrian Federation’s Protocol for Thermography and Clinical Examination (Hypersensitivity of legs) to ascertain, from the perspective of Canada’s equestrian sport community, if the protocol and […]

Equine Canada Issues Clarified Statement Regarding Victor’s Disqualification

Equine Canada has issued the following further statements regarding the International Equestrian Federation’s (FEI) hypersensitivity testing protocol. “Equine Canada agrees that the FEI’s hypersensitivity protocol is in place to protect the welfare of the horse and the fairness of our sport,” states Mr. Gallagher. “Victor sustained a superficial cut on the front of the left […]

Statement from Equine Canada Regarding the Disqualification of Victor

Michael Gallagher, President of Equine Canada, has issued the following statement regarding the International Equestrian Federation’s (FEI) hypersensitivity testing protocol. “We fully support the FEI in its hypersensitivity testing protocol. This is an important testing procedure for the fairness of our sport and for the welfare of the horse which must always be paramount. Victor, […]

Update on Hawley Bennett-Awad’s Condition

The Canadian Olympic Committee released the following statement regarding the condition of Hawley Bennett-Awad, who was thrown from her horse during the Eventing cross-country event on Monday. “Hawley suffered a concussion, which is improving significantly. She also suffered a stable sacral fracture, and was transported to hospital by ambulance and admitted for observation and pain […]
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