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November 11, 2009 — Dressage Canada is pleased to announce a new structure to the High Performance Committee (HPC). The new HPC will combine senior high performance, formerly under the Senior High Performance Committee (SHPC), and youth high performance, formerly under Youth High Performance Committee (YHPC) together with Dressage Canada Own The Podium (DC OTP).
The new HPC will consist of an executive and the following working groups, each designed to focus on specified high performance matters: Criteria, High Performance Human Resources, Team Management and Logistics, Public Relations and Promotion, Development, and Youth High Performance. 

As per the new Dressage Canada Terms of Reference, the following individuals will form the new High Performance Committee Executive: John McPherson, Liz Steacie, John Harris, Pauline Bosman, Victoria Winter and Ali Buchanan. The Dressage Canada Board (DCB) will also choose one of its members to act as the ex-officio DCB representative on the HPC.

"The structure of the new High Performance Committee is designed to ensure increased input from various stakeholders,” said Pauline Bosman, a member of the new HPC executive.  “John Harris and I look forward to working with all the new members in providing a responsive, transparent and effective High Performance Committee.”

“We are very pleased with the new structure of the High Performance Committee,” said Sue Rothgeb, the chair of Dressage Canada. “The new Terms of Reference will enable us to go forward into the future with more purpose. We will be able to grow and respond to the changes that OTP has brought about.”

The new HPC Terms of Reference are available on the Dressage Canada section of the Equine Canada website at equinecanada.ca/dressage.

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 and qualifying criteria, sport development, and publications and awards. For more information about Dressage Canada, please visit the Dressage section of the Equine Canada site.

About Equine Canada

Equine Canada is Canada’s national governing body for equestrianism.  A member-driven, charitable institution, it is the executive branch of the Canadian Equestrian Team, and the national authority for equestrian competition; the national voice for recreational riders; and the national association for equine welfare, breeding, and industry.  Equine Canada is recognised by the Government of Canada, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), and the Canadian Olympic Committee as the national organisation representing equestrian sport and equine interests. For more information about Equine Canada, please visit equinecanada.ca