Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce that the Emergency Planning and Action Plan for competitions is now available to download from the EC website.

The Plan, which is a guide for competition organizers, is an extremely valuable resource for first-time and veteran horse show managers alike. Covering topics like weather, communications, health and welfare of horses, and emergency planning, the guide has forms, check lists, resources and how-to instructions to facilitate the smooth execution of an EC sanctioned competition.

Created using the expertise of EC officials and veterinarians, the Plan is also an excellent resource for participants, parents and owners on what to do at a competition in the case of an unexpected or extreme situation—such as a dangerous thunder storm, lost child or a biosecurity concern, among other situations.

“This Plan will provide support for organizers and officials of all types and sizes of competitions, from the planning stage through to on-the-day operations,” said Anne Welch, EC Steward, FEI Dressage Steward, and co-author of the Plan. “It will continue to evolve as needs change, and we welcome your thoughts and suggestions as you use the tools, information and resources included in the Plan.”

Questions or comments about the Plan can be sent to rhuebert@equestrian.ca.