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EQUINE CANADA/NCCP NATIONAL COACHING AWARDS

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2014 Award Recipients:


2014 Equine Canada/NCCP Coach Developer Award for Program Development - Mary-Clare McLaren


About the award:


This award recognizes an outstanding contributor to the promotion, growth and development of Equine Canada’s NCCP programs.


About the recipient:

Equine Canada has recognized Mary-Clare McLaren for her outstanding dedication to the development of equestrian sport with the 2014 Equine Canada/NCCP Coach Developer Award for Program Development. McLaren, who has served as both President and Coaching Coordinator of the Nova Scotia Equestrian Federation, has an extensive history of supporting the equestrian community. She first began contributing to the development of Equine Canada’s NCCP programs over a decade ago, and was invaluable in the creation of the Instructor of Beginners program.

More recently McLaren has been involved in the creation and ongoing revision of the English Learn to Ride Level 1-10 program and has been heavily involved in working to develop an Advanced Instructor of Beginner program.


EC NCCP Coach Developer Award for Program Development 

2014 Recipient: Mary-Clare McLaren

2014 Equine Canada/NCCP Coach Developer Award for Program Delivery – Danielle Yaghijdan


About the award:


This award recognizes a Learning Facilitator, Evaluator, Master Learning Facilitator or Master Evaluator for their exceptional ability to mentor and develop certified coaches and instructors.


About the recipient:

Equine Canada has recognized Danielle Yaghijdan with the 2014 Equine Canada/NCCP Coach Developer Award for Program Delivery. With an extensive list of accomplishments, her contagious enthusiasm is passed on to coaches through her involvement as a Master Learning Facilitator and Evaluator. Yaghijdan is a mentor and ambassador of NCCP programs, captivating her audience and adapting to individual learning styles. Yaghijdan was also recognized with the 2014 Community NCCP Coach Developer Award.


EC NCCP Coach Developer Award 2014

2014 Recipient: Danielle Yaghijdan


2014 Equine Canada/NCCP Community Coach of the Year – Katelynn Marshall


About the award:


This award recognizes a current and active certified Equine Canada NCCP Instructor or Coach working with entry level athletes. They focus on the complete development of their athletes, are a positive role model, promote the Learn to Ride and Drive programs, has the ability to improve athlete performance and continually strives to improve through professional development opportunities.

About the recipient:

Equine Canada has named Katelynn Marshall the 2014 Equine Canada/NCCP Community Coach of the Year. Instructing 40 children weekly, Marshall also runs a special program for students who are unable to participate in regular school programming due to behavioural issues.

She actively promotes the Learn to Ride program and helps riders prepare for their evaluations while making time to attend updating clinics and professional development seminars available in her region.  Marshall’s support and encouragement ensures each student has a positive introduction to equestrian sport.




EC NCCP Community Coach of the Year
 
2014 Recipient: Katelynn Marshall

2014 Equine Canada/NCCP Competitive Coach of the Year – Roberta Byng-Morris


About the award:


This award recognizes a current and active certified Equine Canada NCCP Coach working with competitive athletes. They respect everyone involved in competition and demonstrate good sportsmanship, focus on the complete development of their athletes, are a positive role model, has the ability to improve athlete performance, shares knowledge with other coaches and continually strives to improve through professional development opportunities.


About the recipient:

Equine Canada has recognized Roberta Byng-Morris as the 2014 Equine Canada/NCCP Competitive Coach of the Year. A certified Competition Coach Specialist in Dressage, Byng-Morris brings her own substantial Canadian Equestrian Team experience to her students, helping them excel at all levels of the sport. With a gentle but firm approach she focuses on bringing out the best in both horse and rider.

As an advocate for professional development, Byng-Morris not only attends development initiatives to keep her skills current, but makes the time to organize opportunities for other coaches, helping ensure higher quality coaching is available to riders across the country.

 EC NCCP Competitice Coach of the Year 2014 

2014 Recipient: Roberta Byng-Morris