Elizabeth Quigg elected chair of Canadian Para-Equestrian Committee

Elizabeth Quigg of Stouffville, ON. has been elected as Chair of the Canadian Para-Equestrian Committee (CPEC) for the 2013-2014 term.

In fulfilling the roles of chef d’équipe of the Canadian Para-Equestrian Team and the chair of the Para-Equestrian Canada High Performance Committee since 2005, Quigg has a strong background in para-equestrian sport. In addition to her experience with para-dressage, Quigg was also the chef d’équipe of the Canadian Olympic Dressage Team in 1996 and Ontario’s Young Rider Dressage Team from 1997 to 2002.

“I am honoured to be voted in as Chair of ParaEquestrian Canada and trust I can provide leadership so that we continue to develop the sport, in Canada and with our team internationally,” said Quigg.  “I would like to thank Jane James, our past-chair, for all her efforts and support.”

Quigg takes over the CPEC Chair position from Jane James of Duncan, BC, who served as the committee’s chair for the past year.

“Elizabeth has been a prominent contributor to the advancement of Para-Equestrian sport in Canada,” said Amie O’Shaughnessy, Director of Para-Equestrian at Equine Canada. “The Canadian Para-Equestrian Committee will be well-served by Elizabeth’s expertise and leadership skills in the upcoming year.”

The CPEC would also like to acknowledge outgoing member, Gwynne Rooke of Stouffville, ON. for her long-term volunteer efforts on the committee over the past six years.

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