Horseshoe Canada Association
Formed in July 14, 1979, the Horseshoe Canada Association is the governing body of the sport in Canada. The association organizes national championships annually. Horseshoe Canada is a product of a long evolution of governing bodies of the sport in Canada. According to Horseshoe Canada, there were indications that the sport has been around the country since the 18th century, while organizations at the local, provincial, and national levels were formed as early as the 1920s. In fact, the first Canadian horseshoe organization was formed in November 1929, under the name Dominion of Canada Horseshoe Pitchers Association. The organization’s name was then changed to Dominion Horseshoe Pitchers Association in 1949-1952; then to Canadian Horseshoe Pitchers Association in 1953; then to Canadian National Horseshoe Association in November 1966; and Canadian National Horseshoe Players Association in 1967. Finally, in 1979, a landmark meeting was held among the association officers which resulted in renaming the association to what it is known today – the Horseshoe Canada Association. The meeting also resulted in the adoption of an enduring Constitution and by-laws.