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About the CET

About the CET

In 1952, Canada fielded its first Olympic Equestrian Team in Helsinki. Since then, the sport has grown and international competition has been a regular occurrence, often with considerable results.


The Canadian Equestrian Team, a committee of Equine Canada, is responsible for developing, selecting and training all international teams in the eight equestrian disciplines recognized by the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI). These eight include the three Olympic disciplines of dressage, show jumping and three day eventing, as well as driving, endurance, para-equestrian, reining and vaulting.

Fundraising, marketing, public relations and other programs which benefit the Team are all managed by the CET. And, to ensure that Canada always has world-class equestrian athletes, the CET offers developmental support to the Young Riders program.

The CET sends Canadian riders across the globe to compete in individual and team categories at the Olympic Games, PAN American Games, World Equestrian Games, World Cups, North American championships, and Young Riders. 

Funding for the Canadian Equestrian Team, the eight National Equestrian Discipline Teams and the programs that support the development of these teams is acquired through the generous contributions of our government partners Own the Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee, Sport Canada and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, as well as the discipline committees of Equine Canada, the kind contributions of corporate sponsors and suppliers, plus individual donors and the athletes.  Funds that are raised through provincial and Equine Canada membership fees and sport and horse licenses do not fund the Canadian Equestrian Team.