Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce the members of the 2017 Dressage Committee.

The following individuals have been appointed following the close of applications in December 2016:

Victoria Winter (Chair) – Toronto, ON
Mary Brooks – Cedar Valley, ON
Jean Duckering – Red Deer, AB
Susan Fraser – Port Williams, NS
Joan Macartney – Manotick, ON
Sheila Skene – Victoria, BC
Elizabeth (Liz) Steacie – Brockville, ON
William (Lee) Tubman – Wellington, FL
Birgit Valkenborg – Sainte-Marthe, QC

The members of the 2017 EC Dressage Committee were appointed based on their discipline-specific expertise and competencies, as well as overall strengths in areas such as collaboration and strategic thinking. The current committee contains an ideal balance of experience from the perspective of high performance athletes, certified coaches, EC and FEI officials, competition organizers, owners and sponsors, as well as the grassroots.

New to the committee in 2017 is Lee Tubman, a Canadian currently living in Wellington, FL. With over 30 years of experience as a competitor, certified coach and official, Tubman recently earned FEI 4* level credentials as a Dressage Judge and can be found in the judges’ box at national and international dressage competitions.

Additionally, Susan Fraser from Port Williams, NS – who originally joined the Committee last year – extended her term and was welcomed for 2017. Fraser brings forward volunteer experience that includes involvement in EC high performance, officials and competition committees. She has also competed up to the FEI level and is both an EC Certified Coach and a Medium Dressage Judge.

The Dressage Committee also extends sincere gratitude to outgoing committee member, Christilot Boylen. A seven-time Olympian, Boylen has been an active participant in the sport of dressage for more than five decades, and has made a name for herself as one of Canada’s most respected athletes and coaches.

“I want to thank the Committee members for accepting these positions and for their continued support and commitment to the sport of dressage in Canada,” said Victoria Winter, EC Dressage Committee Chair. “I would also like to recognize outgoing member Christilot Boylen for her invaluable insight, experience and contributions.”