CPC - Wall of Fame And Alumni Achievement

Michael Gallagher

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MEMBER OF BRANCH OR BRANCHES: Credit Valley(now called Caledon)

REGION: Western Ontario

APPROXIMATE DATES OF MEMBERSHIP: FROM 1967 TO 1975

HIGHEST TESTING LEVEL ACHIEVED: B

IN WHAT DISCIPLINES DID YOU PARTICIPATE IN PONY CLUB:

D Rally, C Rally, A/B Rally, PPG, Quiz

ACHIEVEMENTS IN PONY CLUB IN ADULTHOOD:

I have conducted several clinics for Pony Club and officiated as Dressage Judge and Technical Delegate at several Rallies. I have also Coached Pony Club Rally Teams and Prince Phillip Games Teams

ACHIEVEMENTS AS AN ACCREDITED OFFICIAL

  • Level 3 EC Technical Delegate
  • EC Eventing Jumper Judge
  • Past Director of the New Brunswick Equestrian Association
  • Director of Horse Trials New Brunswick 1989 to 2007
  • Past Director of Horse Trials Canada
  • Past President of Horse Trials Canada
  • Past Chair of Canadian Eventing
  • Past Chair of Canadian Eventing High Performance
  • Chair of Equine Canada Sport Council 2004 to 2008
  • Canadian Olympic Committee Director for Equestrian 2004 to 2008
  • Equine Canada FEI Representative 2007 to 2008
  • Equine Canada Volunteer of the Year 2004
  • Team Leader Equestrian at the Athens Olympics 2004
  • Chef d'Equipe for Ian Millar at Athens 2004
  • Chef de Mission, Canada, World Equestrian Games, Aachen 2006
  • Team Leader Equestrian, Pan American Games, Rio de Janiero 2007
  • Team Leader Equestrian, Beijing Olympics 2008
  • Director Equine Canada
  • Equine Canada Volunteer of the Year 2008
  • President Equine Canada

ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE MAINSTREAM

My entire career path evolved from being involved with Pony Club. I decide on my university due to Equestrian interests. I met my wife through horses and most of my best friends. I am self employed businessman and have had business interests involving horses.

FAVOURITE MEMORIES YOU HAVE OF OF PONY CLUB

I have many great memories - being named as the youngest member of the Canadian Pony Club Team that competed in England in 1972 and being personally introduced to Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip and Princess Anne.

Coaching the Nova Scotia South Shore Pony Club in Prince Phillip Games while I was attending University and going all the way to win the National Championship at the CNE in Toronto.

Watching my daughter travel to Ontario and be the Reserve Champion B Team at the National Rally which I had done the exact same thing 25 years before.