Growing Together or Diminishing Apart
Akaash Maharaj is CEO of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption and a former CEO of Equestrian Canada. He was asked to give the opening address at the University of Guelph’s Equine Industry Symposium “Joining Forces on Youth Engagement” in February. Here is an excerpt: Guelph has called us together from across Canada and from every corner of the equine industry. This is no mean feat; our sector is utterly vast and fiendishly complex. But we are bound together by a single article of faith: our shared passion for the horse. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given my background, I feel that equestrianism is the most noble of all sports: a partnership between two beings who must, without words, learn trust and sympathy for one another; a partnership between one who literally holds the reins, and one who can not defend his own interests; and therefore, a partnership that calls to our…
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