The Canadian Eventing High Performance Committee, in conjunction with the Canadian Eventing Committee, is pleased to announce that Mr. Clayton Fredericks has been named as the next International Technical Advisor (ITA) for the Canadian Eventing Team. Mr. Fredericks will replace current ITA, David O’Connor, in January 2013. After many successful years with the Team, Mr. O’Connor has accepted another coaching opportunity.
Mr. Fredericks brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the position. In addition to coaching elite riders, Mr. Fredericks is an individual medalist at the World Equestrian Games and team medalist at the Olympic Games.
Mr. Fredericks has recently moved to his new training centre in Ocala, Florida, USA.
Graeme Thom, chef d’équipe and incoming chair of High Performance, stated, “We are all very excited that Clayton has accepted the position and cannot wait to get underway in 2013. His background and personality will be a great fit with our riders. The process was a full and complete one and we were extremely fortunate to have had many very qualified candidates to speak with. Needless to say, we cannot thank David O’Connor enough for his many years of commitment and look forward to an equally rewarding tenure with Clayton.”
Grit High, current Chair of High Performance, added, “I am grateful for the hard work and diligence that our search committee put into this hiring process and must thank everyone involved. We all welcome Clayton and look forward to future successes.”
The Canadian Eventing Committee is grateful to Own the Podium, Sport Canada, Canadian Olympic Committee and all of its sponsors, supporters, suppliers and friends for their continued support of the Canadian Eventing High Performance program in its quest for excellence.
About Canadian Eventing
Canadian Eventing is a committee of Equine Canada responsible for the sport of eventing in Canada from the domestic to the international level. The Canadian Eventing Committee is comprised of 11 members, including two rider representatives elected by the Elite Riders Association. Directed by the strategic plan for eventing, all eventing activities are administered by this committee via seven technical sub-committees with the support of eventing department staff based at the Equine Canada office in Ottawa. The national team athletes and program, led by International Technical Advisor monitored by the High Performance Committee. For more information about Canadian Eventing, visit www.equinecanada.ca/eventing.