Ontario Seeks Riders and Coaches for 2013 CIEC
The date of the third-annual Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships has been set and the Ontario Equestrian Federation is currently recruiting riders to represent the province from Sept. 13-15 in Alberta.
Recognized as a pilot project, the Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships is a collaborative event between the national and provincial sport organizations governing equestrian competition. A multi-discipline competition represented by Jumping, Dressage and Reining, it is a key event in the development of the next generation of national, international and world champions.
Athlete declaration forms for the 2013 event are now being accepted for each of the discipline teams, which will have a maximum of two junior and two senior riders. Athlete declaration forms and qualifying class results must be submitted to the OEF by July 29.
The OEF is also looking for Equine Canada certified coaches. One coach for each of the three disciplines represented at the competition is needed to prepare the team before and during competition. As well, one of the discipline coaches will also be named Chef d’Equipe for Team Ontario. Application forms for coaches must be submitted to the OEF by May 17.
The 2013 CIEC will be hosted by the Alberta Equestrian Federation and concurrently run with the Rocky Mountain Show Jumping Medal Finals. The Dressage and Jumping events will take place at Rocky Mountain Show Jumping venue in Calgary, AB. and the Reining competition will be held indoors at the Okotoks Agricultural Society in Okotoks, AB.
This year’s event aims to build on the inaugural show in 2012, which saw nine provincial/territorial sport organizations represented, including Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
For more information, visit the official site of the Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships at www.cec-en.ca.
The OEF will be seeking product sponsors to support Team Ontario at the CIEC. If you are interesting in participating as a sponsor, please contact Melissa Monardo at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A Special Thanks to All 2013 Team Ontario Product Sponsors