STATEMENT OF PRINCIPAL

The Western Canadian Breeders Championship Competition is a sanctioned competition member of Equine Canada and is governed by the Rules of EC.

STATEMENT OF PRINCIPAL

The Equine Canada Federation (EC), the national federation of Canada, supports adherence to humane treatment of horses in all competitions under its jurisdiction. The EC is committed to:
> Upholding the welfare of horses, regardless of value, as a primary consideration in all activities.
> Requiring that horses be treated with kindness, respect and the compassion that they deserve and that deserve, and that they never be subjected to mistreatment.
> Ensuring that owners, trainers, exhibitors and their agents use responsible care in the handling, treatment and transportation of their horses as well as horses placed in their care for any purpose.
> Providing for the continuous well being of horses by encouraging routine inspection and consultation with health care professionals and competition officials to achieve the highest possible standards of nutrition, health, comfort, sanitation, and safety as a matter of standard operating procedure.
> Continuing to support scientific studies on equine health and welfare.
> Increasing education in training and horsemanship practices.
> Requiring owners, trainers and exhibitors to know and follow their sanctioning organization’s rules and to work within industry regulations in all equestrian competitions.
> Reviewing, revising, and developing competition rules and regulations that protect the welfare of horses.
> The standard by which conduct or treatment will be measured is that which a reasonable person, informed and experienced in generally accepted equine training and exhibiting procedures, would determine to be cruel, abusive nor inhumane.

THE RULE BOOK

Exhibitors, Judges Show Officials are responsible for knowledge of the rules. Both a complete knowledge of, and compliance with, the rules are essential, and all participants must be fully cognizant of all rules as well as class specifications in the division in which they compete. Full details of Horse Show operation—EC (including FEI) rules—list of recognized Judges—other vital information is in the RULE BOOK copyright for exclusive use of recognized shows. See current EC Rules and amendments. Every individual is eligible to count points won at recognized EC Shows for Annual and Provincial Championship Awards. The current EC rules and Amendments are presently in effect and have been used to compile the Rules and Regulations for this prize list. Passports are NOT required in a recognized “Breed” competition. You are cordially invited to join Equine Canada.
Bronze License--$25.00 Silver License--$75.00 Gold License--$120.00 Platinum License--$200.00. Plus provincial membership and Amateur Status- if applicable.
Regional and National Breed Shows require a Silver license. WCB has the same status as a Regional show, therefore an EC Silver Sport License is required.
Amateur Competitors: All seniors competing in EC amateur classes must possess a current amateur card. This must be applied for at the same time as the “Competitive License”.
Membership to EC is now called a “Competitive License”. All exhibitors, owners, trainers, riders, drivers, handlers MUST join EC with a Competitive License to be able to compete in any EC sanctioned show.
Call EC at (613) 248-3433 or fax (613) 248-3484 with any questions or apply to Equine Canada—2685 Queensview Drive, Suite 100, Ottawa, ON K2B 8K2

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