New Initiatives for Canadian Eventing
The Equestrian Canada Eventing Committee has implemented some new eventing initiatives for 2018, made possible through the Eventing Levy Program, whereby all EC sanctioned bronze, silver, gold and platinum competitions collect and remit a set fee per horse entered. Revenue generated through the levy (increased from $12 to $15 for 2018) is used to support eventing-specific programs. Horse Sport spoke with Ruth Allum, chair of the Eventing Committee, about what's new for the sport and where this money is being directed. Safety Improvement The Safety Improvement Program is a three-component drive to provide education to officials, organizers, athletes and coaches; provide financial assistance to increase the use of frangible technology and shatterproof flags on cross-country fences; and the development and modification of EC eventing rules to improve the safety of horses and riders. Allum explained about the fence safety funds. “What we’d like to do is get courses up to…
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