Ottawa, ON—Para-Equestrian Canada is delighted to announce the return of the 2010-2011 Video Competition Series. Both the “Coast-to-Coast” Video Competition Series and the “Sea-to-Sea” Para-Dressage Video Competition Series will resume with the following deadlines:
· Show Series 1 – July 15, 2010,
· Show Series 2 – August 15, 2010,
· Show Series 3 – September 15, 2010,
· Show Series 4 – October 15, 2010,
· Show Series 5 – November 15, 2010,
· Show Series 6 – February 15, 2011, and
· Show Series 7 – March 15, 2011.
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 a more competitive competition environment for Para-Dressage riders.
Various changes have been made to the Coast to Coast program this year. The series now works just like the Sea-to-Sea series — specifically the entry fees have been reduced to $5 per class, and Therapeutic Riding Centres do not need to host a competition to participate. Participants are asked to pay special attention to these changes.
Para-Equestrian Canada is looking forward to receiving your 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 recognized by the Government of Canada, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), and the Canadian Olympic Committee as the national organization representing equestrian sport and equine interests. For more information about Equine Canada, please visit www.equinecanada.ca.