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

Following the close of applications in the spring of 2017, the following individuals have been appointed to the EC National Coaching Committee:

Kalie McKenna (Chair) – ON
Ruth Allum – ON
Jill Barker – NS
Martha Corker – ON
Susan Fraser – NS
Erin Lundteign – AB
Betty-Ann McPhedran – MB
Marie-Claire Savard – QC
Wendy Sewell – BC
Danielle Yaghdjian – ON

“The National Coaching Committee will be working collaboratively to enhance EC’s National Coaching Certification Program and increase the number of certified coaches and instructors across the country,” said Kalie McKenna, EC National Coaching Committee Chair and Director, Technical Development. “The committee members bring many years of experience, from working as certified coaches and instructors to developing and delivering program content. I am excited to work with this group of individuals who bring diverse knowledge and expertise, from grassroots to high performance, in order to further enhance our national coaching certification program.”

The 2017 National Coaching Committee members were confirmed following a call for nominations from those interested in working collaboratively under EC’s new governance and committee structure in order to support, develop and grow the national coaching program in Canada. The members were appointed based on their experience and knowledge as an educator, coach or trainer in equestrian sport and understanding of the national coaching program, as well as their general strengths as collaborators and strategic thinkers.

The committee members will be responsible for providing program recommendations concerning new or amended National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) policies, procedures and programs, and to work collaboratively with EC staff to ensure the effectiveness and quality of the program.

The Committee shall also advise EC management on the annual program priorities and strategies relating to the National Coaching program in Canada, and will serve as a key conduit between the EC national office, the Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations (PTSOs), and other EC committees, taskforces, and working groups as required.

For more information on the EC National Coaching program, visit www.equestrian.ca/programs-services/coaches. Further information on EC governance can be found at www.equestrian.ca/about/governance.