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February 20, 2009 — The Dressage Canada Officials Committee is pleased to present a series of “Develop Your Eye” clinics for 2009. Open to  dressage enthusiasts and judges alike, these clinics will also serve as mandatory updating clinics for judges.
This is the first time that these education clinics have been open to auditors. Don’t be left out—learn what the judges look for and what competitors should strive for in the ring.

“There are few opportunities for judges, coaches and riders to work together,” said Brenda Minor, Chair of the Dressage Canada Officials Committee. “The aim of these ‘Develop Your Eye’ clinics is to provide an opportunity for non-judges to get an in-depth view of what is involved in analyzing each and every movement of a test in an actual show situation. Auditors will be privy to everything discussed. Hopefully, these clinics will be an inspiration to those wishing to compete at a higher level or perhaps become an official in the future. ”

2009 Clinics and Locations

Develop Your Eye Updating/Learner/Auditing Clinic
June 6–7, 2009
Spring Into Dressage, Palgrave, ON
Clinicians: Joan Macartney—FEI I Dressage Judge & Brenda Minor—FEI “C” Dressage Judge
Updating Recorded to Medium Status judges and Upgrading to Medium status
Open to auditors

Develop Your Eye Updating/Auditing Clinic
June 26–27, 2009
Blainville CDI-W, Blainville Equestrian Park, Blainville, Quebec
Clinicians: Elizabeth McMullen—FEI O Dressage Judge & Lorraine MacDonald—FEI “I” Dressage Judge
Updating from Recorded to Senior Status Judges and upgrading to Medium and Senior status
Open to auditors

Develop Your Eye Updating/Auditing Clinic
August 28–29, 2009
Rising Stars Horse Show, Chilliwack, BC
Clinician: Lorraine MacDonald—FEI I
Updating / Upgrading Recorded to Medium status judges
Open to auditors

Learner Clinic
August 30
Rising Stars Horse Show, Chilliwack, BC
Clinician: Lorraine MacDonald—FEI I
Open to anyone interested in learning more about the officials program and judging certification.

Don’t sit on the sidelines — make 2009 the year to get involved and motivated. Mark your calendars and stay tuned to the Dressage Canada section of the Equine Canada website for more details.

About Dressage Canada

Dressage Canada is a committee of Equine Canada. As the national sport governing body, its objective is to foster the growth of dressage and the pursuit of excellence at the local, national and international levels. Dressage Canada provides support and guidance to both the amateur and professional through programs such as coaching, education and awards and is responsible for setting rules, team qualifying criteria and the education and licensing of officials. For more information about Dressage Canada, visit equinecanada.ca/dressage.

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.