Amelia Jaggard

Journalist, Horsewoman

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Journalist and Horsewoman from southwestern Ontario.

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Rising strong cowboy camp

Touch of Haven- Horses Healing Humans is offering the first Rising Strong Cowboy Camp in Ontario. This one-day workshop will be held at their Dunnville location on March 4, 2017. Touch of Haven is an Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) certified program which partners an equine specialist with a registered mental health professional.

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Distracted riding

Written by: Amelia Jaggard Mobile phones have changed the world and it seems their influence is starting to change the horse industry for the worse.I recently competed at the National Barrel Horse Association World Championship in Perry, Georgia. Over the course of this week long event, I witnessed a shocking amount of riders using their cell phones in the warm up pens.

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Monique the Mountain Biker: M-Sport 6 Athletic Wear Review

Written by: Amelia JaggardI have received many compliments and a lot of interest in my M-Sport 6 athletic western show shirts. I wanted to write a review to share with you all about why these shirts are the best on the market!

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Purina horse with the most heart award

Written by: Amelia JaggardThis year Purina Canada partnered with the National Barrel Horse Association of Ontario to offer the Purina horse with the most heart award. Cindy Cook from Purina said this award idea is credited to NBHA member Caitlin Johnston.

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Queen of Thoroughbreds

Written by: Amelia JaggardLindsey Partridge of Pontypool, Ont. is the first equestrian ever to win two champion titles at the International Thoroughbred Makeover.Photo: Lindsey Partridge and Trivia TimeThe Thoroughbred Makeover is held at Kentucky Horse Park and took place Oct. 27-30 in Lexington, KY.

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Wearing a helmet

Written by: Amelia JaggardWe spend thousands of dollars on things that could kill us, like horses, motorcycles, snowmobiles and the list goes on. So it bewilders me that some people choose not to purchase and wear a piece of equipment that could save their life. I'm talking about helmets.

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The Rider Buckle

Written by: Amelia JaggardOklahoma man Jim Rider is changing the Western saddle industry with The Rider Buckle. In 2013, The Rider family founded High Tech Tack, LLC and have since developed and distributed the first ever self-locking stirrup adjustment buckle.Since the '80s Rider has been working to develop ideas and gadgets for safer riding.

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Sandy Edgar Memorial Bursary for local equestrians

Written by: Amelia JaggardThe Hamilton Hunt Club and Finn's Forever, the Edgar family's private farm, are offering the Sandy Edgar Memorial Bursary, a minimum of two $1,000 bursaries to amateur equestrians. Eligible recipients must be full-time students who have insufficient financial resources and/or personal hardship which prevents them from reaching their equestrian goals.

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