Friday, November 6, 2009

Simone Williams Announced as Assistant Team Coach for Para-Equestrian Canada

Para-Equestrian Canada is pleased to announce that Simone Williams from Navan, ON, has been hired by Para-Equestrian Canada as an Assistant Team Coach.  Williams will be working closely with Andrea Taylor, Para-Equestrian Canada’s National Team Coach, with key responsibilities in coaching short-listed riders in Eastern Canada.

“I am excited about the opportunity of working with our talented athletes and their coaches in preparation for the World Equestrian Games and other international events,” said Williams.

A certified Level 3 Dressage coach, Williams, has been successfully training horses and riders of all ages from the beginning of their competitive careers through to the Olympic level of Grand Prix. As a testament to her coaching abilities, Williams was named the Coach of the Year by Equine Canada in 1989 when she was only 21 years of age.

Williams’ personal career highlights have included completing at the North American Young Riders’ Championships, the North American Dressage Championships, and representing her country in international competition at the 1999 Pan American Games where she enjoyed a top 10 finish individually riding her Hanoverian gelding, Einstein.

Currently, Williams is competing at the Grand Prix level aboard the talented Wunder Ein, a horse she imported from Germany as a two-year-old. The pair has enjoyed great success campaigning in the United States on the very competitive Florida circuit during the winter months before returning to Canada to compete with great results at several CDI competitions close to home.