|Nominations for Canadian Para-Equestrian Committee Underway||| Print ||
November 4, 2008 — Canadian Para-Equestrian Committee (CPEC) is now accepting nominations for committee candidates to fill three vacant positions on the Committee.
The positions on the committee are not specific in task, and each position is for a two-year term beginning February 2, 2009. The deadline for nominations is November 28, 2008.
Nomination forms are available on the Para-Equestrian Canada website at http://www.equinecanada.ca/para-equestrian/ . The deadline to submit nomination forms is November 28, 2008.
2009 Canadian Para-Equestrian Committee Election Criteria as determined by the Canadian Para-Equestrian Committee
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About the Para-Equestrian Discipline
In Para-Equestrian, each rider is classified according to his or her functional ability. They are assessed by trained physiotherapists and doctors who evaluate either muscle strength, coordination, or a combination thereof throughout the athlete’s body. The rider is then given a functional profile that indicates the grade in which they can compete. There are five grades of competitions in dressage, with Grade IA representing the more severely impaired riders, and Grade IV representing the least severely impaired riders. The competition within each grade is judged on the functional skill of the rider, and not the level of disability.
About Para-Equestrian Canada
Para-Equestrian Canada is the discipline committee of Equine Canada that is responsible for developing and implementing programs on behalf of the Para-Equestrian community and administrating the high performance program for dressage riders with a disability. For additional information regarding Para Equestrian Canada please visit www.equinecanada.ca/para-equestrian.
About Equine Canada
Equine Canada is a member-based association that represents, promotes and services Canada's equine community and industry. Its core areas of activity involve sport, equine health and welfare, education and safety, governance and marketing, representation and communication. Equine Canada is recognized by Sport Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Coaching Association of Canada as the national organization representing equestrian sport and equine interests in Canada. For more information about Equine Canada, please visit www.equinecanada.ca.