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"Committed to providing an educational & fun sporting environment to all participants"

Without volunteers we would not be able to function for the benefit of all involved. Any offer of help is appreciated – big or small.

Thank you,
Gill Davies
Past President, LIEC


Fall News
Thank you to everyone who came out to our last and very full show of the season. Also, a HUGE thank you to all the volunteers and members who make these shows possible. We hope to see you all at the year end awards banquet and AGM. Please save the date - Fri, Nov 17th at Glen Meadows Golf course. Registration for the banquet and travel fund forms will be available soon.

Upcoming clinic Oct 21-22 "Build a Better Dressage Horse" with Stephen Clarke. Organised by Victoria Saanich Cadora and hosted by Fairlawn Equestrian.

Stephen Clarke Poster

Please note: LIEC has decided that year end awards will be based on scores from 2 shows (with different judges) due to the reduced number of shows held for 2017. Previously, members needed 3 scores from different judges to qualify for year end awards.

HCBC will be hosting a one day education event in Courtney October 1st which is part of the Community Talks Travelling Road Show. Admission is by donation at the door to Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association. For more information please click on the link below

To all LIEC members:
There has been a change in the lungeing protocol at LIEC schooling shows. In the past, riders who needed to lunge their horses at the show would lunge in the grass field or the indoor arena if it was not being used. The Fairgrounds Board have recently started to stringently enforce rental agreements at the grounds. We have been advised that we are not to allow horses at our shows to enter any areas that have not been specifically rented by our group for the day, and that there is to be no lunging whatsoever on the large hunter jumper grass field adjacent to the sand ring. In response to the new Fairground policy, the LIEC Board has introduced new arrangements to accommodate riders who wish to lunge their horses at a schooling show.

In addition to the sand competition/warmup ring LIEC will rent the indoor arena on show days to be used as a designated lungeing area. A maximum of two horses may lunge in the arena at one time and a time limit of 20 minutes per horse will be enforced if there is a queue for lungeing. To help offset the additional costs the club will incur by renting the arena a lunging fee of $40 per entry will be charged to people wishing to lunge their horse. This fee must be pre-paid before taking your horse to the indoor arena. The lungeing area will be monitored and unauthorized lungeing (i.e. fee not paid) will result in elimination from the show and a forfeit of your entry fees. The option of adding the lungeing fee to your entries will be included on the entry form.

Schooling Show Entry Form

Show Season - April 2 (cancelled) April 23rd- Sept 10th, 2017

Fall lecture - Date TBD
Swiftsure Equine Veterinary will be presenting a lecture on different lamenesses and therapies available.

Year End Awards Banquet and AGM - Date TBD

Sept 10th Show Results
High Point Senior: Cheryl Morgan on Faberge LS - Training level test 1 70.652%

High Point Open: Ann Woelfle Bater on Raphael - Second level test 3 67.195%

Sep 10th Results

Vancouver Island Dressage Series

The Equinety Vancouver Island Dressage Series is a year-end awards program created to encourage attendance at local dressage shows in order to support local clubs and volunteers. As well, the Series provides Island riders at all levels with attainable goals that will hold distinction in the Island sport community without having the requirement and high expense of leaving the Island.

All that is required from the riders is that they attend three shows across the Island with two of the shows located in different regions (north Island, mid Island and south Island). Eligible shows are Horse Council BC recognised shows and Equine Canada bronze and gold shows. All of the details are listed on LHEM's website There will be great prizes!

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