first_img SIGN UP 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. 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. Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* Have you heard about the exciting line up 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:DATE CLINIC CLINICIAN COSTApril 21, 2016 Hunter Judge Philip De Vita $150April 22, 2016 Jumper Judge Marjorie Dennis $150April 23, 2016 Steward Clinic Jan Stephens $75Hunter/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!CLINICIANSHunter Judge: Philip De VitaPhilip 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 DennisMarjorie 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 StephensAn 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. Tags: Equine Canada, Equine Canada Annual Convention, last_img read more