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May 7, 2010 — Dressage Canada and the Domestic Development Committee (DDC) are pleased to announce that the Dressage Canada Levy Program distributed funds to five riders under the Travel Assistance Support.

The 2010 Dressage Canada Travel Assistance Support recipients are

•    Lindsay Seidel Wassenaar of Bluffton, AB (Young Rider),
•    Megan Lane of Collingwood, ON (Young Rider),
•    Amy Jager of Waterloo, ON (Young Riders),
•    Jaimie Holland of Caledon, ON (Young Riders), and
•    Monica Houweling of Delta, BC (Junior).

These five dressage riders are promising juniors and young riders, who have demonstrated all the requirements along with impressive competition results. They have competed in international dressage competitions and trained with international trainers and coaches, in an effort to succeed in competition. The 2010 competition season brings great potential for these riders.

“The Dressage Canada Domestic Committee is thrilled to be able to support our young athletes as they pursue the experiences they need to become tomorrow’s top athletes in our sport.  We are glad that this program makes it possible to alleviate some of their financial burden as they represent Canada in International competition.” said Kristy Nahirniak, Chair of the DDC

The Dressage Canada Travel Assistance Support program was created in recognition of the difficulty rider’s face as they strive to continue their dressage education while competing at high levels of equestrian sport. Dressage Canada has developed the Bursary program for competitors in the Federation Equestre International (FEI) dressage divisions—Children, Pony, Junior, Young Rider, Advanced and Grand Prix.

These five Dressage Riders have demonstrated all of the requirements including their equestrian experience, their commitment and dedication to the sport, their goals within the equestrian industry and their financial need. These riders are a positive image within the sport and have achieved notable competition results.

Commenced in 2008, all Equine Canada sanctioned Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Dressage competitions collect and remit $7.00 per horse entered in the competition to Dressage Canada. The revenues generated from this levy program are used to support a number of domestic, provincial and national programs all of which will be designed to foster the development of dressage riders, coaches, officials, owners and the industry at large.

For more information on the Levy program and how to apply for Levy money, please visit the Dressage Canada Levy Program section of Equine Canada website.

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 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.