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Carding / Athlete Assistance Program

Carding / Athlete Assistance Funding

The Athlete Assistance Program (AAP) of Sport Canada through its Policy and Guidelines provide all the general criteria and process with regards to carding eligibility. The relevant Team Management Discipline Committee establishes the sport-specific criteria.

Equine Canada is eligible for the equivalent of 16 cards at the senior level. Dressage Canada has been allocated four (4) Senior and two (2) Development cards. These numbers are subject to change by Sport Canada.

A first-time carded athlete meeting the Senior Card (SR/C1) National Team Criteria is awarded a C1 card, which is funded at $900.00 monthly. The Senior (SR) card is funded at $1,500.00 per month. Should an athlete decline the carding funds, the Dressage Canada High Performance Committee reserves the right to nominate either a SR/C1 or Development card.

The carding period for Equestrian is from January 1 to December 31. All carding recommendations must be based on results achieved in the preceding twelve months and as submitted to the Equine Canada Dressage Office by the athlete. Equine Canada provides the documented results and information pertinent to all carding recommendations. Eligible riders for carding consideration must be Short A or B Listed (or in the case of Development cards may also be Long Listed) in their respective disciplines. Scores submitted by an athlete for consideration under the Senior or Development card criteria must all be earned with the same horse per card.

2016 Criteria