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Equestrian Canada – Ottawa, ON, March 9, 2018 – Registration is now open for the Making Strides Workshop, set for May 18, 2018 at Wesley Clover Parks in Ottawa, ON, and featuring renowned Canadian dressage athletes, Jacqueline Brooks and Liz Steacie.

As part of Equestrian Canada (EC)’s Dressage for Youth Program, EC certified High Performance 1 Coach and two-time Olympian, Jacqueline Brooks, will guide Under 25 (U25) athletes through dressage tests, teaching tips and tricks to avoid common mistakes. This fun, interactive workshop will help youth understand the methodology behind each movement and develop strategies to assist with preparation for future tests.


Jacqueline Brooks, pictured competing at the 2012 London Olympics, will be teaching U25 athletes at the Making Strides Workshop on May 18, 2018 in Ottawa, ON.
Photo Credit: Cealy Tetley


Liz Steacie, a member of the EC Dressage Committee, will concurrently work with adult amateurs in an adjacent ring. With five decades’ worth of insight as a rider, trainer and competitor to offer, she is an invaluable high performance resource for athletes seeking to improve their performance in the ring.


Liz Steacie will provide her high performance acumen to the adult participants of the Making Strides Workshop.
Photo Credit: Alexandra Morgan


Important Event Information

Clinic: Making Strides Workshop
Clinicians: Jacqueline Brooks (for U25 athletes), Liz Steacie (for adult amateurs)
Date: Friday, May 18, 2018 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Wesley Clover Parks – Ottawa, ON Cost: $25 for participants, free for auditors Registration: The registration deadline is May 14, 2018. Spaces are limited and pre-registration is required. Register at

Registration is open to athletes at the walk-trot through advanced test levels. Preference will be given to riders competing in 2018 and participating in the Ottawa Dressage Festival.


Jacqueline Brooks highlights words to live by at the 2017 Ottawa Dressage Festival.
Photo Credit: Cealy Tetley


For more information, please contact:

Christine Peters
Senior Manager, Dressage Olympic/Paralympic Program
1-866-282-8395 x 138