Registration is officially open for the 2018 Equestrian Canada (EC) Convention, taking place April 5-8, 2018 at the Brookstreet Hotel in Canada’s distinguished National Capital Region!
EC is thrilled to provide the Canadian equestrian community with four days of exceptional educational opportunities, panels with renowned speakers and athletes, community updates from EC leadership, and exciting social and networking events – revolving around the theme, Personal Excellence from #PonyToPodium.
Special Hotel Group Rate
After completing your 2018 EC Convention registration, book your hotel room at the Brookstreet by March 4, 2018 to receive a special group rate.
From start to finish, you won’t want to miss a minute! Highlights include:
Elite Speakers & Presenters
- Claire Smith – Canadian Eventing Olympian & Author
- Carolyn Trono – Sport for Life Director of Long-Term Athlete Development
- Clive Milkins, EC Para-Equestrian High Performance Technical Leader
Eight EC officials’ clinics with top clinicians, including:
- Jumper Judge Clinic with Marjorie Dennis, Retired FEI 3* & Senior EC Jumper Judge
- Hunter/Jumper Course Design Clinic with Chris Brandt, FEI 2* Jumping Course Designer
- Eventing Course Design Clinic with Jay Hambly, FEI 3/4* Eventing Course Designer
Innovative Education, Workshops & Info Sessions
- Facebook Livestream: Rise & Shine Welcome Breakfast – Official EC update from senior leadership
- Coaching HP1 Module: Analyze Performance with Dr. Hilary Clayton, BVMS, PhD, Dipl ACVSMR, MRCVS
- What Can Long-Term Equestrian Development 2.0 Do for Us? with Carolyn Trono, Sport for Life Director of Long-Term Athlete Development and Anne Welch, FEI Level 2 Steward and EC LTED Working Group Chair
- Canada’s NextGen Athletes – Engage in a panel discussion with up-and-coming Canadian equestrian athletes and NextGen experts
Exciting Social Events
- Doors Open EC – Equestrian Canada Open House: Kick off Convention by touring the EC office, meeting and interacting with EC staff and enjoying refreshments! (Free transportation to and from Brookstreet Hotel provided).
- EC Awards Reception – Celebrate the impressive achievements of individuals, equines and organizations!
Whether you want to fully immerse yourself and attend all four days, choose the days you attend “à la carte,” or buy tickets solely for the EC Awards Reception, a variety of registration packages are available to fit all preferences.
Exclusive U25 Offer
New for 2018, athletes and delegates under the age of 25 are encouraged to take advantage of the exclusive U25 Saturday Pass, providing discounted access to the full day of sessions and clinics on Saturday, Feb. 7, VIP seating for Canada’s NextGen Athlete Panel and a ticket to the EC Awards Reception!