The Association

Official breed management association

Created in 1895, the Canadian Horse Breeders Association (CHBA) is a federal association incorporated under the Animal Pedigree Act (APA). It has jurisdiction throughout Canada.

It is the only breed management association officially recognized by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

One Association for Everybody

Mission and mandates

With the aim of continuously improving the Canadian Horse breed, the Canadian Horse Breeders Association’s mission is to:

  • Register all animals belonging to the Canadian Horse breed.
  • Define, maintain and promote breed standards.
  • Provide services to breeders of Canadian Horses.

Beyond its mission, the Association’s purpose is to:

  •  Unite the breeders and owners of Canadian Horses around a shared interest and protect their interests through education and information sharing.
  • Serve as the central hub for all actors working to promote the breed.
  • Connect and coordinate local, regional and provincial Canadian Horse associations who express the desire for us to do so.
  • Support and promote any initiative to promote the breed.

 

2021 Board of Directors

The CHBA is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of nine volunteer directors on a three-year term.

 

Katy Harrouart
Katy Harrouart

President (term ends 2021)

Caroline Blouin
Caroline Blouin

Director of Quebec (term ends 2023)

Monique Boucher
Monique Boucher

Director of Ontario (term ends 2022)

Normand Litjens
Normand Litjens

Vice President (term ends 2023)

Lisa Tardif
Lisa Tardif

Director of Quebec (term ends 2022)

Deirdre Pickerell
Deirdre Pickerell

Director of the Maritimes (term ends 2021)

Claude Richer
Claude Richer

Secretary/Treasurer (term ends 2022)

Carole Grégoire
Carole Grégoire

Director of Quebec (term ends 2021)

Brian John Rodgers
Brian John Rodgers

Director of Western USA (term ends 2023)