The Ontario Equestrian Federation is pleased to announce it has selected three coaches who will guide the province’s riders in the disciplines of Jumping, Reining and Dressage at the Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships, which will be held Sept. 13-15 in Alberta.
Guiding the Jumping team will be Danny Foster of Milton, ON., a Level 3 Hunter/Jumper coach with 40 years coaching experience. Foster was also selected as the chef d’equipe for Ontario at this year’s Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships (CIEC). He brings with him a wealth of experience gleaned from serving as the chef d’equipe of the Canadian International Show Jumping Team from 2000-2004.
Returning as the coach of the Dressage team is Simone Williams, a Level 3 Dressage coach fr
om Navan, ON., who has over 20 years experience coaching up to the Grand Prix level. Brenda Robson was selected as the Reining coach and brings to the team over a decade of coaching experience as a Level 1 Western coach.
“We would like to thank everyone who submitted an application to coach at this year’s event. We had some very talented people apply,” says Grant Field, President of the Ontario Equestrian Federation (OEF). “We are very excited to be working with the selected coaches and look forward to watching them shape the up-and-coming riders who will be representing the province at this prestigious show.”
Recognized as a pilot project, the Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships is a collaborative event between the national and provincial sport organizations governing equestrian competition. A multi-discipline competition represented by Jumping, Dressage and Reining, it is a key event in the development of the next generation of national, international and world champions.
Athlete declaration forms for the 2013 event are now being accepted for each of the discipline teams, which will have a maximum of two junior and two senior riders. Athlete declaration forms and qualifying class results must be submitted to the OEF by July 29. Visit www.horse.on.ca for more information about the CIEC or to download athlete declaration forms.