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.