Suspended for 2016, the Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships (CIEC) will undergo a review and revitalization for a relaunch in 2017.

Equine Canada (EC) and the Provincial and Territorial Sport Organizations (PTSOs) have made the joint decision to use 2016 to collaborate on the redevelopment of the CIEC in order to relaunch the competition in the future and ensure its place in the national competition structure.

EC and the PTSOs will meet Feb. 8-9, 2016 to explore several options to revamp the CIEC for 2017 to ensure its success in the future. EC and the PTSOs will endeavour to align on the objectives for the competition as well as where it best fits in the athlete and competition pathway.

“The CIEC is a unique, multi-discipline competition in Canada and as such it presents different opportunities and challenges on the hosting and participation side,” said EC Chief Executive Officer, Eva Havaris. “By working with the PTSOs to spearhead growth and positive change for the CIEC, we will have the opportunity to take the event to the next level together and relaunch the CIEC as a truly national calibre experience for competitors from across the country.”

About the CIEC

The CIEC is a multi-discipline competition that invites all provincial and territorial sport organizations (PTSOs) in Canada to field teams in the disciplines of dressage, jumping and reining. Since launching in 2012, the CIEC has provided riders from across the country with the valuable opportunity to compete for their province or territory in a team format.