Don’t Miss Out: World-Class Officials Clinics Coming to 2016 EC Annual Convention

Have you heard about the exciting lineup of Officials Clinics being hosted at the 2016 EC Annual Convention, April 20-24 in Montreal, QC? Registration is closing soon, so don’t miss out – register today!

The clinics are open, not only to current and aspiring EC officials, but to any and all members of the equestrian community who enjoy continuous learning and personal development.

Among the many benefits of the clinics, they will provide prospective officials with an opportunity to take the first step on the path to becoming an EC official, as clinic participation can be listed as part of a future application. In addition, current EC licensed officials can use the clinics for updating or upgrading purposes, while EC certified instructors can claim professional development points (3 hours per clinic).

EC has lined up some of the most respected and experienced clinicians in North America to lead the following engaging and invaluable clinics:





April 21, 2016

Hunter Judge

Philip De Vita


April 22, 2016

Jumper Judge

Marjorie Dennis


April 23, 2016

Steward Clinic

Jan Stephens


Hunter/Jumper Judge Bundle

For those interested in both hunter and jumper judging, EC is pleased to offer a Hunter and Jumper Judge Clinic Bundle. Attend both clinics for the price of $275!


Hunter Judge: Philip De Vita

Philip De Vita’s long list of credentials includes United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) ‘R’ Hunter, Hunter Breeding, Equitation, and Jumper Judge, USEF ‘R’ Hunter and Jumper Course Designer, FEI Level 3 Jumper Judge and FEI Level 2 Course Designer. His impressive career highlights span everything from judging and designing courses for the ASPCA Maclay Finals at Madison Square Garden and the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL to joining the course designing team for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Jumper Judge: Marjorie Dennis

Marjorie Dennis is an exceedingly qualified Canadian judge who has held an EC National Senior Official Judge’s card in Hunter, Hunter Hack, Hunter Equitation and Jumper for 30 years, and an FEI ‘I’ card for Jumper for 15 years. She has officiated at such international events as the Washington International Horse Show and the FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) and assisted with the management of the 1999 Pan Am Games in Winnipeg, MB.

Steward Clinic: Jan Stephens

An EC Senior Steward, FEI Level 3 Jumping and Eventing Steward, and FEI Level 2 Reining Steward, Jan Stephens has been heavily involved in the education of Canadian Stewards and is a course director for FEI Level 1 and 2 Stewards. Her international experience includes World Equestrian Games, Pan Am Games, and Olympic Games, and she is currently the Canadian Steward General in the disciplines of jumping, eventing, and reining.

For more information on the officials clinics at the 2016 EC Annual Convention, click here.

About the 2016 EC Annual Convention

The 2016 EC Annual Convention is taking place from April 20-24 in the heart of downtown Montreal, QC at the Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel. As EC’s landmark event of the year, the 2016 convention will feature an unprecedented lineup of world-class speakers, workshops, clinics, and social events. In addition, the convention will host the 2016 EC Awards Gala, a black tie event where the equestrian community will come together to honour the national award recipients and witness a major milestone in the history of EC during the grand unveiling of the new EC Brand. For full details, visit

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