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The Sport Information Resource Centre

Ottawa, ON, Jan. 13, 2021 – Applications are open for individuals interested in volunteering on one of the Equestrian Canada (EC) operational committees that will have vacancies starting in 2021.

About EC Operational Committees

EC operational committees provide strategic guidance and counsel to EC management to develop specified areas of interest as they relate to EC’s vision, mission and core values. The operational committees work in close collaboration with each other and EC management to deliver their mandates.

Specific responsibilities of the committees include:

  • Advising management of annual operational priorities, strategies and performance targets.
  • Monitoring, analyzing and responding to key issues that affect the equestrian industry.
  • Providing input and feedback to management concerning policies, programs, rules, regulations and/or services related its development and advocacy functions.
  • Supporting management in dealing with emerging issues.
  • Providing strategic counsel to EC staff liaisons on matters concerning equine sport and industry, and EC’s related programs and services.
  • Nominating representatives to various EC committees as required.
  • The completion of required Safe Sport orientation and training.
  • Technological literacy and the ability to use, understand and access various online platforms for information access, communication and collaboration.

Operational committee members are appointed by the EC CEO based on recommendations from the relevant operational committee. Appointment consideration is given to diversity, including without limitation, national/international knowledge and experience in the equine industry, as well as gender, regional, technical and linguistic balance.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest highlighting relevant competencies to the EC staff person assigned to the committee of your interest as indicated below.

The application deadline is Jan. 31, 2021. The applicant’s full name, EC Sport Licence number and/or PTSO number must be included in the application.

The EC operational committees seeking to fill vacancies with terms starting April 1, 2021, are as follows:

Dressage: Three (3) Vacancies

  • EC Staff Person: Christine Peters, EC Senior Manager, Dressage Olympic/Paralympic Program (cpeters@equestrian.ca)
  • Skills Desired: High performance; development coaching; show organization experience (national and international); officials.

Driving: One (1) Vacancy

  • EC Staff Person: Anna Johnson, EC Manager, High Performance (ajohnson@equestrian.ca)
  • Skills Desired: Working knowledge of EC Rules for driving; high performance driver, coach/instructor and/or official; good communication and organization; para-driving experience or strong interest in developing para-driving programs.

Eventing: One (1) Vacancy

  • EC Staff Person: Fleur Tipton, EC Manager, Eventing (ftipton@equestrian.ca)
  • Skills Desired: Experience with athlete development pathways or coaching/coaching development.

Health & Welfare: Two (2) Vacancies

  • EC Staff Person: Kristy Laroche, EC Manager, Welfare and Industry (klaroche@equestrian.ca)
  • Skills Desired: Animal welfare scientist or researcher; trainer; equitation scientist; competition organizer; grassroots competitor; breeder.

Jumping: Two (2) Vacancies

  • EC Staff Person: Karen Hendry-Ouellette, Manager of Sport – Jumping (khendry-ouellette@equestrian.ca)
  • Skills Desired: Hunter/jumper industry experience; EC Rules knowledge; financial and business acumen; good collaboration, communication, critical thinking and execution; integrity; skill set diversity.

National Breed Sports: Two (2) Vacancies*

  • EC Staff Person: Kristy Laroche, EC Manager, Welfare and Industry (klaroche@equestrian.ca)
  • Skills Desired: Competitor, owner, breeder, trainer or competition organizer in Morgan Horse or Arabian/Half-Arabian breed sports.
  • *Must be a member of one of the following organizations: Canadian Morgan Horse Association; Canadian Arabian Horse Registry.

National Rules: Three (3) Vacancies

  • EC Staff Person: Rachel Huebert, EC Manager Technical Development (rhuebert@equestrian.ca)
  • Skills Desired: Technical sport rule knowledge; commitment to equity, diversity and inclusivity; equine welfare knowledge; familiarity with equestrian sport disciplines; competitions review/alignment experience.

National Stewards: One (1) Vacancy

  • EC Staff Person: Rachel Huebert, EC Manager Technical Development (rhuebert@equestrian.ca)
  • Skills Desired: Officials education, recruitment and long-term development; equine welfare knowledge.

Para-Dressage: Three (3) Vacancies

  • EC Staff Person: Christine Peters, EC Senior Manager, Dressage Olympic/Paralympic Program (cpeters@equestrian.ca)
  • Skills Desired: High performance; development coaching; show organization experience (national and international); officials; physiotherapy; impairment knowledge.

The application deadline is Jan. 31, 2021. Appointed committee members will commence their terms on April 1, 2021.

For further information on committee operational policy, including details on term length, please view the EC Operational Committee Manual.

For questions, please contact the EC staff person assigned to the committee of your interest.

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