Dressage Levy Symposium Coming to B.C.

first_imgEquestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce that the 2018 Dressage Levy Performance Advantage Symposium, offered at no cost to 2018 Dressage Levy contributors, will take place Nov. 17-18, 2018, at the High Point Equestrian Centre in Langley, BC.Register Today!The Dressage Levy Performance Advantage Symposium is back by popular demand to provide a free, two-day learning experience with dressage experts after a successful inaugural year in 2017.“It was an incredible opportunity to get coaching and feedback from two of Canada’s top judges and one of Canada’s top trainers, all at the same time,” said Laurel Adams, a demo rider at the 2017 Symposium. “It was wonderful to work with and watch so much talent in one day.”The 2018 Symposium will provide the same exclusive access to top dressage athletes, coaches and officials at no cost to participants who contributed to the 2018 Dressage Levy. The event will focus on improving performance and addressing common mistakes at all levels, with emphasis on perfecting the second- and fourth-level tests. Attendance hours will also count towards EC coaching certification maintenance.2017 Symposium participant, Daisy Kosa, commented, “The symposium offered an opportunity to update knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are important to coaches, riders, trainers, judges, sponsors, and supporters.”The 2018 Symposium features two full days of educational opportunities with an exciting lineup of workshops:Rising Stars Equitation PilotMassage Therapy (Human and Equine)Perfecting Test RidingPerformance AnalysisWalk-a-Test WorkshopYouth DevelopmentYoung Horse DevelopmentThe lineup of world-class symposium speakers will include:Cara Whitham – EC Senior Dressage/Eventing/Jumper Judge, retired FEI 5* Dressage Judge and Eventing JudgeLeslie Reid – 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympic athlete, EC certified High Performance 1 CoachLorraine MacDonald – EC & USEF Senior Dressage Judge, retired FEI 4* Dressage JudgeJaimey Irwin – 2013 Gothenburg FEI World Cup Dressage competitor, EC certified High Performance 1 CoachTina Irwin – 2011 Guadalajara Pan American Games dressage silver medallist, EC certified High Performance 1 CoachLiz Steacie – High Performance Dressage Athlete & Member of the EC Dressage CommitteeCaroline Archambault – Canadian Equestrian Team Massage TherapistA Town Hall discussion with the EC Dressage Committee will also be held. A full symposium schedule and details will be released shortly.Symposium Pricing & RegistrationDressage competitors who contribute to the Dressage Levy program in 2018 will receive a full access weekend pass for the Symposium at no cost. Non-competitors who purchase 2018 EC Dressage Affiliate status will receive a discount of $25 in recognition of their support. Education Weekend Pass (2018 Dressage Levy Contributors) – FREEEducation Weekend Pass (Dressage Affiliates) – $75Education Weekend Pass (General Public) – $100Education One-Day Pass (Dressage Affiliates) – $40Education One-Day Pass (General Public) – $50Lunch is provided daily with registration.Pre-Registration is required for the Dressage Levy Performance Advantage Symposium. To register, please visit the online Symposium registration portal. Please note that space is limited and this event will fill up quickly! Tags: Dressage Levy Performance Advantage Symposium, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Horse Sport Enewslast_img read more