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June 10, 2009 - Dressage Canada is pleased to announce the selection criteria for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG). The criteria can be found on the Equine Canada website.
 
The qualification period runs from July 1, 2009 to July 31, 2010.  During this time, athletes must achieve four Grand Prix scores of 65% or higher at four different CDI3* or higher competitions. The sum of these four scores when averaged together must equal 66% or greater. All scores must be achieved from a full panel of five FEI judges, and each judging panel must be non-identical. Only one of the scores submitted may be from the period of July 1 –December 31, 2009.

The top four ranked rider/horse combinations that meet the criteria in all respects will be selected in descending order based on their qualifying average scores. The team to represent Canada at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games will be chosen on or before August 6, 2010.

All riders wishing to be considered for selection to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games must declare their interest to the Equine Canada Dressage Office by March 12, 2010, in accordance with the selection criteria.

The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games is comprised of the world championships for eight equestrian sports, and will be held from September 25 to October 10, 2010 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. The Dressage Competition will take place from September 27–October 1, 2010.

 
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

About the World Equestrian Games

The Alltech FEI 2010 World Equestrian Games are the world championships of eight equestrian disciplines of dressage, eventing, driving, jumping, vaulting, reining, endurance and para-equestrian recognized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). The FEI World Equestrian Games are held every four years, two years prior to the Olympic Games, and are governed by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). Held at the Kentucky Horse Park from September 25 to October 10, 2010, this will be the first time that the event will be held outside of Europe.