Exceptional clinics and development opportunities coming to 2018 EC Convention

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Exceptional clinics and development opportunities coming to 2018 EC Convention

Have you heard about the exceptional clinic offers and development opportunities for equestrians available at the 2018 Equestrian Canada (EC) Convention, coming up April 5-8, 2018 at the Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa, ON?!

Purchase a full convention pass & get unlimited clinic & workshop access!
The 2018 EC Convention will host a total of six EC officials’ clinics and two NCCP workshops. And, with the purchase of a Full Convention Pass ($250), you can score a huge deal by attending any or all of the offered clinics at no additional fee!

The clinics and workshops are open not only to current and aspiring EC officials and certified coaches but to all members of the equestrian community who enjoy continuous learning and personal development.

These sessions will offer additional advantages to current and prospective EC officials and certified coaches. Current officials can use the clinics for updating or upgrading purposes, while EC certified instructors can claim professional development points. Prospective officials can also list clinic participation as part of a future application to become an EC official.

Officials clinics
EC has lined up some of the most respected and experienced clinicians in North America to lead a wide range of engaging clinics:

  • Jumper Judge Clinic
    Clinician: Marjorie Dennis – Retired FEI 3* & EC Senior Jumper Judge
    Date: Friday, April 6
  • General & Dressage Steward Clinic
    Clinician: Shirley Pederson – FEI 2* Jumping Steward & EC Senior General and Dressage Steward
    Date: Saturday, April 7 & Sunday, April 8
  • Hunter Judge Clinic
    Clinician: Caroline Jones – EC Senior & USEF ‘R’ Hunter Judge
    Date: Saturday, April 7
  • Hunter/Jumper Course Design Clinic
    Clinician: Chris Brandt – FEI 2* Jumper Course Designer & EC Senior/USEF ‘R’ Hunter/Jumper Course Designer
    Date: Saturday, April 7 & Sunday, April 8
  • Eventing Course Design Clinic
    Clinicians: Jay Hambly – FEI 3/4* Eventing Course Designer
    Glenn McMechan – EC Level 2 Eventing Course Designer
    Date: Saturday, April 7 & Sunday, April 8
  • Driving Officials Clinic (Judges, Technical Delegates & Course Designers)
    Clinicians: Doug Orr – FEI 2* Driving Steward, EC Senior General and Dressage Steward and Combined Driving Technical Delegate
    Lorraine Hill – EC Senior Combined Driving Judge
    Date: Saturday, April 7



NCCP Workshops
Don’t miss out on the following National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Workshops:

Coaching HP1 Module: Analyze Performance – Presented by Henry Equestrian
Facilitator: Dr. Hilary Clayton, BVMS, PhD, Dipl ACVSMR, MRCVS
Date: Friday, April 6

Join renowned coach, clinician, veterinarian, researcher, and competitor Dr. Hilary Clayton for an official NCCP High Performance 1 (HP1) coaching module designed to help you identify, assess, and interpret athletic abilities that support performance in specific equestrian disciplines.

The Power of an Equestrian Sport Program: Theory & Live Demo @ Wesley Clover Parks
Join us off-site at the nearby Wesley Clover Parks, home of the Ottawa Equestrian Tournaments, for an exciting two-part learning opportunity that shows the power of a robust equestrian sport program for coaches and athletes.

Part 1: NCCP Manage an Equestrian Sport Program Module
Facilitator: Victoria Andrew – NCCP Master Coach Developer
Date: Sunday, April 8 – Morning Session

Start your day by attending the morning session with Victoria Andrew, NCCP Master Coach Developer, as she facilitates the NCCP Manage an Equestrian Sport Program Module. This interactive module provides practical education on how to develop a coaching philosophy, report on athlete progress and manage the administrative and logistical aspects of an equestrian program. All are welcome to attend, and NCCP Certified Coaches will be credited with (5) NCCP Professional Development (PD) points for completing this Module. All attendees will leave with a workbook to help implement learning outcomes.

Part 2: Live Rider Demo
Clinician: Chris Sorensen – NCCP High Performance 1 Coach, Canadian Equestrian Team Jumping Athletes and EC Board Member
Date: Sunday, April 8 – Afternoon Session

Stay for the afternoon and enjoy a rider demo led by NCCP High Performance 1 Coach, Canadian Equestrian Team athlete, and EC Board Member, Chris Sorensen. In this auditor-focused live demo, Chris will interact with the audience while leading three groups of demonstration riders (hunter, equitation and jumper) through core exercises he incorporates into his equestrian sport program to help riders progressively transition from hunter to equitation to jumper at the high performance level. Chris will educate the audience on his proven system of developing riders up through the national and international levels, while showing practical examples of his chosen exercises, approach to conditioning, and long- and short-term strategies. Please note that the afternoon portion is not NCCP-affiliated, but does qualify as a general PD points opportunity (up to 3 points) for NCCP Certified Coaches.

This full day of engaging education, as well as free transportation between the Brookstreet Hotel and Wesley Clover Parks is included with the purchase of a full EC Convention pass or a Sunday Day Pass.

Afternoon-only event tickets are also available for the Rider Demo with Chris Sorensen through the EC Convention Registration portal (transportation not included).

Don’t miss out on this incredible deal. Register for the 2018 EC Convention today.
Register Now!

Special Hotel Group Rate
After completing your 2018 EC Convention registration, book your Brookstreet hotel room at a special group rate by March 11, 2018. Book Hotel.

For more information on the 2018 EC Convention, including the full agenda, session descriptions, speaker bios and pricing details, click here.


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