The 2013 ProChaps/NCCP National Coaching Awards were presented at the Equine Canada Annual Awards Gala held on Feb.7 at the Radisson Hotel in Winnipeg, MB.
The ProChaps/NCCP Coaching Awards and the Coaching Excellence Awards were presented by Trish Mrakawa, Chair of the National Coaching Committee. The awards are presented to coaches and instructors from all disciplines and contexts who exemplify the coaching and teaching practices of the National Coaching Certification Program. Nominees were recognized for their contribution to the sport as an instructor and coach, whether their students are active in competitive sport, or are recreational sport participants.
The Coaching Awards presented during the gala included:
Coaching Excellence Awards
The Coaching Excellence Awards recognize the individuals who go above and beyond in their contributions to the development and promotion of our national education and development programs for coaches, instructors and riders. These recipients have not only dedicated hundreds of hours of their personal time, but have also been recognized and nominated by their peers for their contribution to our world class coaching and rider education programs.
Western Coaching Program – Wendy Johnston
English Coaching Program – Victoria Andrew
Western Evaluator – Barbara Newlands
English Evaluator – Kathy Playdon
Learning Facilitator – Lorraine Hill
Drive Coaching Program – Kathleen Winfield
Program Administration – Wendy Sewell
National Coaching Awards
The National Coaching awards were presented to coaches and instructors who exemplify the National Coaching Certification Program, and set an example promoting rider education through the national Learn to Ride and Learn to Drive programs. These individuals were instrumental to the success of our programs and their passion inspires other coaches around them.
Para-Equestrian and Therapeutic Riding
Chelsea Van Lierde
English Instructor of Beginners
Western Instructor of Beginners
English Level 1/Competition Coach
Western Level 1/Competition Coach
English Level 2/Competition Coach Specialist
Marie Helen Lessard
Olivia Van den Berg
Western Level 2
Level 3/High Performance