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Para-Equestrian Canada Launches 2008-2009 Video Competition Series | Print |
September 26, 2008 — Para-Equestrian Canada is pleased to announce the return of the Sea-to-Sea Para-Dressage Video Competition series with the addition of an entry-level series this year entitled the Coast-to-Coast Para-Equestrian Introductory Video Competition series.

The Coast-to-Coast Introductory Video Competition series is geared toward therapeutic riding centres that are planning to conduct shows at their facility. The top three riders in eligible classes at each of the centre’s show(s) can submit a video of their performance for further judging against other riders from across the country.

The Sea-to-Sea Para-Dressage Video Competition series is a video competition series for more advanced riders. As the number of participants for this series is reduced, it is not necessary to qualify the entry into the national competition. Riders can simply tape themselves at their stable or as part of a local horse club show that has agreed to include the FEI Dressage Test designated for their grade.

Greenhawk Harness Inc. will be co-sponsoring all first, second and third place prizes along with Para-Equestrian Canada for each of the competitions this year. The partnership with Greenhawk and their generous support has enabled Para-Equestrian Canada to expand the number of competitions to ensure that more riders will have an opportunity to experience competition conditions in the comfort of their home stable and on a familiar horse.

Submission deadlines

Sea-to-Sea Para-Dressage Series
  • Show Series 2 — October 15, 2008
  • Show Series 3 — November 15, 2008
  • Show Series 4 — December 15, 2008
  • Show Series 5 — January 15, 2009
  • Show Series 6 — February 15, 2009
  • Show Series 7 — March 15, 2009
Coast-to-Coast Introductory Series
  • Show Series 1 — October 15, 2008
  • Show Series 2 — November 15, 2008
  • Show Series 3 — December 15, 2008
  • Show Series 4 — February 15, 2009
  • Show Series 5 — March 15, 2009
All rules, information and forms can be found online at www.equinecanada.ca/para-equestrian/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&id=33&Itemid=475&lang=en-GB


About the Para-Equestrian Discipline

In Para-Equestrian, each rider is classified according to his or her functional ability. They are assessed by trained physiotherapists and doctors who evaluate either muscle strength, coordination, or a combination thereof throughout the athlete’s body. The rider is then given a functional profile that indicates the grade in which they can compete. There are five grades of competitions in dressage and two in driving, with Grade Ia representing the more severely impaired riders, and Grade IV representing the least severely impaired riders. The competition within each grade is judged on the functional skill of the rider, and not the level of disability.

About Para-Equestrian Canada

Para-Equestrian Canada is the discipline committee of Equine Canada that is responsible for developing and implementing programs on behalf of the Para-Equestrian community and administrating the high performance program for dressage riders with a disability. For additional information regarding Para Equestrian Canada please visit www.equinecanada.ca/para-equestrian.
 
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