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June 7, 2010 — The Canadian Eventing High Performance Committee will be conducting a search for the role of International Technical Advisor (ITA) for its national eventing team immediately following the 2012 Olympics. The current ITA, David O’Connor, will be relinquishing his duties effective December 31, 2012. The new ITA role will begin January 1, 2013. Out of respect to David O’Connor, the riders, owners and support group, the committee feels that an undistracted commitment to the current program and its goals is the priority.

The High Performance Committee, through Equine Canada, will announce details of the job description and application process either prior to or immediately following the 2012 Olympic Games.  The application and interview process will be treated confidentially and the successful candidate will be announced in the autumn of 2012.

A search committee will be co-chaired by Canadian Eventing Team chef d’équipe, Graeme Thom, and Canadian Eventing Committee member and High Performance Committee chair, Grit High. The balance of the committee will be made up of members of the High Performance Committee and the group will be advised by Equine Canada’s manager of eventing, Fleur Tipton. Ratification of the search committee’s recommendation will be by the Eventing High Performance Committee at large.

About Canadian Eventing

Canadian Eventing is the committee of Equine Canada responsible for the sport of eventing in Canada from the grassroots to the international level. The Canadian Eventing Committee is comprised of 12 members, including two rider representatives elected by the Elite Riders Association. Directed by the Strategic Plan for Eventing, all Eventing activities are administered by this committee via six sub-committees with the support of an eventing manager based at the Equine Canada office in Ottawa. For more information about Canadian Eventing, visit www.equinecanada.ca/eventing.

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 www.equinecanada.ca.