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Canadian dressage riders with Dressage Canada Technical/Coach Advisor Robert DoverMarch 17, 2010 — At the Palm Beach Dressage Derby, the Canadian Grand Prix riders all wore the traditional khaki trousers, white shirt and navy blazer, as Canadian riders always do for the official Horse Inspection.  But in addition, they sported the very first Dressage Canada silk ties and scarves, which Dressage Canada will release for sale during the Dressage Canada Hall of Fame Gala in April.
Gary Vander Ploeg, wearing the Dressage Canada tie, with his horse Cezanne at the Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI Horse Inspection.
Through the generosity of Joe and Louise Palmer of South Lane Farm, all the Canadian Grand Prix riders were gifted with a scarf or a tie.  “I am happy to support our dressage riders,” said Louise Palmer, who is a dressage rider and a well known breeder of sport horses for dressage and jumping.

The scarves and ties feature a specially designed logo, digitally printed on the finest silk twill.  The scarves are white with navy trim, and the ties are navy with red trim.  All the riders were very pleased to receive such lovely items.

“Thank you so much for the beautiful scarf!  It’s great to see the Canadian Team look like a team,” said Victoria Winter.

Liz Steacie, High Performance Marketing and Promotions leader was thrilled at the way the riders accepted the scarves and ties.  “They all looked so great, and lots of people noticed the scarves especially. I know these are going to be very popular, and our limited edition will sell out very fast I am sure!” said Steacie, who designed the logo and managed the production of the scarves and ties in conjunction with Monsoon Canada, of Montreal.

The ties and scarves will be available for sale at the Dressage Canada Hall of Fame Gala, April 25.  You may pre-order by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Canadian dressage riders with Dressage Canada Technical/Coach Advisor Robert Dover

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 at $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 seven 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