After an intensive selection process, the board of directors of the Ontario Equestrian Federation (OEF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dominique Bosshart to the position of Executive Director, effective immediately.
Bosshart brings an extensive background in sport to the OEF. Her strong sport leadership skills will assist the OEF in achieving its sport mandate in partnership with Equine Canada and, as the recognized provincial sport organization for equestrian, aligning with the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport’s new vision for sport as described in Game ON – The Ontario Government’s Sport Plan.
Born in Morges, Switzerland, Bosshart grew up in Manitoba after her family moved to Canada when she was three years old. It was on her family’s dairy farm where Bosshart acquired her first horse and was exposed to the equine industry. Although equestrian sport wasn’t in her cards, Bosshart found her calling in Taekwondo at the age of 13 and went on to represent Canada at two Olympic Games. She was ranked in the world’s top 10 heading into the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, where she brought home a bronze medal. During her career as a high performance athlete, she spent 15 consecutive years on the Canadian National Taekwondo Team and was inducted into Taekwondo Canada’s Hall of Fame.
Before joining the OEF, Bosshart was the sport development manager for Taekwondo Canada and served on its High Performance Committee. In addition to bringing her experience as an athlete to the position of executive director, Bosshart has extensive experience in program development in the area of the Canadian Long Term Athlete Development model, and the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). Bosshart also has a coaching background, she is an NCCP certified coach and is currently working on her NCCP Performance Coach Certification.