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Ottawa, ON, March 31, 2021 – Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce that nominations are officially open for the 2021 EC Board of Directors.

EC is looking for dedicated individuals with the dynamic and relevant skills to take on a leadership role in the organization. Directors will have the opportunity to help EC effectively deliver on its mandate to represent, promote and advance equestrian sport and all related equine and equestrian interests in Canada.

EC Directors will also have the chance to work collaboratively toward the continued growth and development of the organization, while strengthening partnerships within Canada and abroad.

Prospective candidates interested in serving on the EC Board of Directors are encouraged to download the following package for full application eligibility information, instructions and timelines. The deadline for nominations is May 19, 2021, at 4 p.m. ET.

2021 Equestrian Canada Board of Director Election: Key Information

In 2021, there will be three (3) Directors elected.

As per Bylaw 4.2, d) Transition:

Commencing in 2019 and for every year thereafter unless changed in accordance with the By-laws and Act and subject to increase to fill any vacancies for the remainder of a term, the number of Directors to be elected shall be the number of Directors whose terms expire in the same year as the election.

  • Three (3) positions will be for a three (3) year term ending in 2024.

Term Limits: Per Bylaw Article 4.10
Directors shall be eligible for re-election, but no Director may serve for more than six (6) consecutive years. After serving six (6) consecutive years as a Director, an individual may be elected or appointed to serve another term after an absence of at least nine (9) months from the date he or she last served as a Director.

Key Information for Director Candidates

About EC

EC is the national governing body for equestrian sport and industry in Canada, with a mandate to represent, promote and advance all equine and equestrian interests. EC is a significant contributor to the social, physical, emotional and economic wellbeing of the equestrian industry across Canada.

Director candidates are encouraged to learn more about EC at Governance information, including EC’s By-laws, audited financial statements and Governance Policy Manual can be found at Relevant policies can be found at

Important Dates
The timeline for the 2021 Director Applications is as follows:

March 31, 2021 – Call for Nominations Opens
May 19, 2021 – Call for Nominations Closes at 4 p.m. ET
June 7-8, 2021 – Interviews for selected candidates via conference call
June 30, 2021 – List of candidates to run for election announced/published
July 26-30, 2021 – Members cast their ballots
Aug. 9, 2021 – Election results announced/published
**Aug. 9-13, 2021**In the event of a tie vote, Members cast a second ballot
**Aug. 23, 2021**Second ballot election results announced/published (if applicable)
Sept. 28, 2021 (date TBC) – Introduction of Board Members to the EC Membership at the EC Annual General Meeting (AGM)

About the EC Nominating Committee
The EC Nominating Committee is responsible for:

  • Presenting a slate of candidates for the position of EC Board Directors in accordance with EC’s Bylaws
  • Ensuring there is an election each year
  • Ensuring EC has a rigorous nomination system
  • Recruiting qualified individuals to stand for election as Directors

The 2021 Nominating Committee is as follows:

Mark Goldman (Chair)
Jill Barton – Odessa, ON
Iris Davies – Dewberry, AB
Tegwyn Harper – Black Creek, BC
Fran McAvity – Vancouver, BC
Frederic Pierrestiger – St. Eustache, QC
David Whitford – Milton, ON

The EC Nominating Committee looks forward to receiving applications and thanks all candidates in advance for their interest in joining the 2021 EC Board of Directors.

Questions, Comments?

If you have any questions or comments concerning the 2021 Director Application process, please contact:

Meg Krueger
Chief Executive Officer
Secretary General
Equestrian Canada