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Andrea Taylor Continues as National Team Coach for Para-Equestrian Canada | Print |
Andrea Taylor (Gerry Y. Blitstein Photo)May 26, 2009 — Para-Equestrian Canada is pleased to announce that Andrea Taylor, from Langley, BC, has extended her commitment as the national team coach for Para-Equestrian Canada until the 2010 World Equestrian Games.

 
Taylor, a certified Level 3 Dressage coach, has been the national team coach for the Canadian Para-Equestrian Team since 2007. 
Andrea Taylor (Gerry Y. Blitstein Photo)
Taylor has guided the team to results at the 2007 World Championships as well as the 2008 Paralympic Games, where rider Lauren Barwick, originally of Aldergrove, BC, secured individual gold and silver medals.  Taylor was awarded the Petro Canada Coaching Excellence Award in recognition of her coaching achievements at the 2008 Paralympic Games.

“Andrea has been an integral part of the Canadian Para-Equestrian Team for the past several years,” said Elizabeth Robinson, High Performance chair and chef d’équipe for Para-Equestrian Canada. “We are thrilled to have Andrea’s dedication and expertise leading into the 2010 World Equestrian Games.”

In addition to her extensive coaching background, Taylor is also a high performance athlete and has previously been designated as a short and long-listed rider with Dressage Canada.  In 1989, Taylor was a member of the gold medal team at the North American Young Riders Championships, and she finished fifth individually. 

In 2004, Taylor generously allowed Barwick to ride her Grand Prix mount, Dior at the Paralympic Games in Athens, which was Taylor’s first introduction to Para-Equestrian competition. 

 
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, 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.

About Equine Canada

Equine Canada is a member-based association that represents, promotes and services Canada's equine community and industry. Its core areas of activity involve sport, equine health and welfare, education and safety, governance and marketing, representation and communication. Equine Canada is recognized by Sport Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), the Canadian Olympic Committee and Coaching Association of Canada as the national organization representing equestrian sport and equine interests in Canada. For more information about Equine Canada, please visit www.equinecanada.ca


 
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