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Equestrian Canada – Ottawa, ON, Dec. 11, 2018 – Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce two Para-Equestrian Classification Hubs, to be held in Quebec and Ontario in early 2019.

Quebec Para-Equestrian Classification Hub
When: Jan. 19, 2019
Where: Cheval Québec – 4545 avenue Pierre-De Coubertin, Montreal, QC, H1V 0B2
Cost: $150
Registration Deadline: Jan. 7, 2019

Ontario Para-Equestrian Classification Hub
When: Feb. 2, 2019
Where: Ontario Equestrian – 201-1 West Pearce St., Richmond Hill, ON, L4B 3K3
Cost: $150
Registration Deadline: Jan. 7, 2019

Classification is available to athletes who are actively competing at the EC Bronze level and are ready to progress to Silver and Gold. Athletes must have a recognized medical condition resulting in an impairment that can be measured objectively.

Please note, not all athletes who have an impairment are eligible for classification. For example, a symptom such as lax ligaments, general pain, or an impairment that changes from day-to-day is not classifiable. In addition, riders must have more than a 15% loss of power, range or coordination in any limb or the trunk to be eligible for classification.

Athletes are responsible for their own travel costs, and must bring one person with them into the classification session. It is strongly recommended that they bring their coach if they are available, so any compensating aids can be discussed with the classifier.

Those interested in participating in the Classification Hub are encouraged to request a classification package. The package must be completed by the athlete, as well as their coach and medical doctor, and returned to EC no later than Jan. 7, 2019. To request a package, contact:

Jamie-Ann Goodfellow
Coordinator, Para-Dressage
jgoodfellow@equestrian.ca
1-866-282-8395 x 146

The Classification Advisory Group will review the documentation and the athlete will be notified if they are eligible for classification.

Opportunities for athletes to receive classification in British Columbia and Alberta will be announced shortly.

For more information on para-equestrian classification, visit www.equestrian.ca/sport/para-dressage/programs.