|Dressage Canada Announces 2008 â€œEIGHTâ€ Award Recipients, Sponsored by Dominion Regalia||| Print ||
January 19, 2009 — Dressage Canada is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2008 “EIGHT” Awards, sponsored by Dominion Regalia.
The EIGHT Award, sponsored by Dominion Regalia, is an awards program geared towards Silver and Gold dressage competitions.
Riders follow three simple steps to achieve their “EIGHT” Award:
1. Gather eight (8) dressage tests from which you achieved a score of eight (8) in the “Collective Mark” for "Rider's Position."
2. Fill out the online EIGHT Submission Form
3. Send the submission form along with a copy of your eight (8) tests to the Equine Canada Dressage Department by December 1, each year.
Upon review and approval of the submission, the rider will be awarded the EIGHT Pin which can be worn on their riding jacket lapel. Once a rider has earned their first EIGHT Award, they may continue to add bars to the original pin by submitting additional scores each season.
Submission deadline for the EIGHT Award is December 1st of each year. The only mark that counts towards this award is the "Rider's Position" in the “Collective Mark” section on all technical tests offered at Silver and Gold dressage competitions. Freestyle tests are not accepted.
The expected outcomes of this program are
* recognition of improved riding skills: position and seat, correctness and effect of the aids—therefore better riding;
* increased understanding of the judge’s collective marks; and
* increased entries at Silver and Gold competitions as competitors strive to collect their eights.
The EIGHT program, sponsored by Dominion Regalia, is open to all competitors at Gold and Silver Equine Canada sanctioned dressage competitions. There is no registration fee for this program.
For more information and how to register for the Dressage Canada The EIGHT Award program, sponsored by Dominion Regalia, please visit the Dressage section of the Equine Canada site.
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About Dressage Canada
Dressage Canada, as a committee of Equine Canada, is the National governing body for Dressage in Canada. Dressage Canada's objective is to foster the growth of Dressage and the pursuit of excellence in the sport at the local, national and international levels. Dressage Canada provides support and guidance to both amateur and professional through the following programs: coaching education and programs, officials’ education and programs, rules & qualifying criteria, sport development, publications & awards. For more information about Dressage Canada, please visit the Dressage section of the Equine Canada site.
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 Canadian Coaching Association of Canada as the national organization representing equestrian sport and equine interests in Canada. For more information about Equine Canada, please visit equinecanada.ca.