Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email* The 2012 Dressage Canada Standing Committee Chair Election is soon to get underway. The following positions are up for election for 2012 by the Dressage Canada membership: Coaching Standing Committee chair position, Officials Standing Committee chair position, and Rules Standing Committee chair position.Nominees must have a minimum of 12 months experience on a Dressage Canada standing committee or appropriate experience before being considered for election to the chair position of a standing committee. Each successful nominee will be elected for a three year term, commencing January 1, 2012, and represent the standing committee on the Dressage Canada Board for the term of their office.Election Timeline for DC Standing Committees• 1st Friday of July — Call for nominations; • 4th Friday of July — Close of nominations. Nominees must submit a biography with their completed nomination form, and may include a photo. Nominees must also include details which outline if they have a minimum of 12 months experience on a DC standing committee, or appropriate experience for the role;• 3rd Friday of August — Online biographies and ballot packages will be posted to the Dressage Canada website and all Dressage Canada affiliates listed as of the call for nominations date will be notified by e-mail;• 4th Friday of October — Deadline for casting online votes. In order to be eligible to vote, an individual must be a current DC Senior Affiliate as of the call for nominations date (Friday, July 1st, 2011);• November — Announcement of election results; and• January 1st — New DC standing committee chairs take office on the DCB.For additional details and nomination form, please visit the Election 2012 section on the Dressage Canada website at www.equinecanada.ca/dressage. Tags: Dressage Canada, Dressage Canada Standing Committee, SIGN UP More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.