|Dressage Canada Launches Search for Technical Advisor||| Print ||
July 15, 2009 — Dressage Canada and Equine Canada have launched a search for a dressage Technical Advisor.
This position is part of the new high performance program being developed to assist not only in identifying talented athletes (both human and equine), but also in creating a system to support and compliment their training and competitive goals. Dressage Canada and Equine Canada gratefully acknowledges the assistance of Own the Podium (OTP), a national sport technical initiative designed to help Canada’s summer and winter athletes achieve podium success at the Olympic Games.
The Dressage Canada Own the Podium (OTP) Task Force will review the applications and determine which applicants should be interviewed based on their fulfillment of the position requirements. Interviews will be scheduled after August 7th, 2009, and will be conducted jointly by the chair of the OTP Task Force; members of the OTP Task Force; Christine Peters, Manager Dressage; and EC staff members.
At the conclusion of the interview process the Dressage Canada Athlete Council will have an opportunity to comment and put forward their recommendations on the candidate interviewed. Compensation details will be discussed with applicants during the interview process. Compensation will be commensurate with an applicant’s experience and accomplishments.
“Dressage Canada has been fortunate to receive funding from the Own the Podium program to support this initiative,” said Victoria Winter, chair of the Dressage Canada Own the Podium Task Force. “We are looking forward to identifying a technical advisor who will work with our athletes, coaches and volunteers to develop a successful high performance plan for the future.”
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.