Monday, October 5, 2009

Para-Equestrian Canada Video Competitions have Returned



Para-Equestrian Canada is pleased to announce the return of the 2009–2010 Video Competition Series.


After taking a break to enjoy the summer sun, both the “Coast-to-Coast” Introductory Video Competition Series and the “Sea-to-Sea” Para-Dressage Video Competition Series will resume with the following deadlines:
November 15, 2009,
December 15, 2009,
January 15, 2010,
February 15, 2010, and
March 15, 2010.
These series provide riders with an opportunity to experience competition conditions in the comfort of their home stable and on a familiar horse.

The “Coast-to-Coast” series provides entry level riders with the opportunity to compete in a variety of disciplines, while the “Sea-to-Sea” series offers Para-Dressage riders with a more competitive competition environment.

For those riders new to the video competition series, all you have to do is tape yourself performing the designated test and submit with a registration form and minimal fee to Equine Canada.

For more information about each series please visit the Para-Equestrian Canada website www.equinecanada.ca/para-equestrian or feel free to contact us via e-mail para-equestrian@equinecanada.ca.

Para-Equestrian Canada is looking forward to receiving the entries.



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About Para-Equestrian Canada

Para-Equestrian Canada is the Equine Canada committee responsible for developing programs for athletes with a physical disability, and implementing the Para-Dressage high performance program. Para-Equestrian is one of Canada’s most successful international disciplines, achieving an individual gold medal and an individual silver medal at the 2008 Paralympic Games, as well as two individual bronze medals at the 2004 Paralympic Games.

About Para-Equestrian Sport

Para-Equestrian sport provides riders with a physical disability the opportunity to compete against other riders with similar abilities. Riders are given a “Grade” based on their functional ability, and are judged on their riding skill against other athletes of the same Grade.  There are five grades of competitions in dressage, with Grade IA representing the more severely impaired riders, and Grade IV representing the least severely impaired riders. Many Para-Equestrian athletes also compete alongside able-bodied competitors in Equine Canada competitions. At the grass roots level, Para-Equestrian encompasses a number of different disciplines, while the international stream focuses only on Para-Dressage.  For more information, please visit www.equinecanada.ca/para-equestrian.

About Equine Canada

Equine Canada is Canada’s national governing body for equestrianism.  A member-driven, charitable institution, it is the executive branch of the Canadian Equestrian Team, and the national authority for equestrian competition; the national voice for recreational riders; and the national association for equine welfare, breeding, and industry.  Equine Canada is recognised by the Government of Canada, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), and the Canadian Olympic Committee as the national organisation representing equestrian sport and equine interests. For more information about Equine Canada, please visit www.equinecanada.ca.
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