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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

NEWS




LIEC Rule Change/lungeing ammendment

LIEC no longer has the 45 day membership rule. This was where you had to have been a member 45 days prior to qualify as a member for that particular show.
Show Rule Change:
LIEC still requires people to join prior to any show, but without the 45 days notice, and will now allow memberships to be sent in with entry forms.
Please see rule #19 in show rules - under upcoming events tab.

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.
If this lungeing ammendment does not suit your needs and you have already entered the June 4th show, you can withdraw without penalty, provided it is done by May 27th. Please email Sheryl Williams: luxesport@live.ca

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





April 23rd Show Results
High point Junior: Niki Hebb on Derringer - Training level test 2 60.769%

High Point Senior: Kelly Vassiliadis on Ferro - First level test 1 73.519%

High Point Open: Lorraine Bradbury on Barilouche - First level test 1 77.222%


April 23rd 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 http://www.lhequestrianmanagement.com There will be great prizes!

Thank you to our title sponsor Equinety Horse Products, the world's #1 horse supplement and the preferred horse supplement of Equine Canada!

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