|Gina Smith named as the Assistant Chef dâ€™Ã©quipe for Canadian Dressage Team||| Print ||
March 12, 2010 — Dressage Canada is pleased to announce that they have named Gina Smith, of Brockville, ON, as the assistant Chef d’équipe for Canada’s dressage team heading to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. The games will run from September 25–October 10, 2010.
Smith was named to the Canadian Equestrian Team in 1984, and was the reserve rider for the 1984 Canadian Olympic Dressage Team in Los Angeles. In 1988, she was a member of the bronze medal winning dressage team aboard Malte at the Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea. At the 1991 Pan-American Games in Cuba, she was a member of the gold medal winning team riding Dutch Treat. Smith is also a level three certified dressage coach with Equine Canada, and is head trainer at Frankland Farms in Brockville, ON.
“I am looking forward to assisting Gwynne Rooke as assistant chef d’équipe at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky this year,” said Smith. “Canada has a lot of great combinations vying for a place on the team and I hope to help them reach their goals this fall. Gwynne and I will work on keeping everything running smoothly so the riders can concentrate on their horses and themselves.”
In addition to being one of Canada's top elite riders, Smith is also one of the rider representatives on the Dressage Canada Board, the vice-chair of the Dressage Canada Athletes Committee and holds positions on the Dressage Canada Coaching Committee and the High Performance Criteria Working Group.
Support Canadian Riders’ WEG Dreams
There are still a number of WEG ticket packages available. Each package contains tickets directly behind “C” for four dressage events and are $875 (CDN) each. Dressage Canada also has a few select hotel rooms available at the official Canadian hotel — the Griffen Gate Resort and Spa in Lexington, KY. This is the same hotel where all the Canadian athletes will be staying. The room rate is $329/night plus taxes and the hotel rooms are booked for arrival on Sept 26th for 7 nights.
For more information, visit the Dressage Canada website (equinecanada.ca/dressage) and click on the “WEG 2010 Ticket Package Special” advertisement.
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 amateurs and professionals 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 or connect with us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/dressagecanada or Facebook at http://tinyurl.com/lp8cnd.
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.