Gwynne Rooke Nominated Canadian Dressage Chef d’équipe for WEG

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Equine Canada LogoOTTAWA, Ontario, Feb. 23–Gwynne Rooke has been nominated as chef d’équipe for Canada’s dressage team heading to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky in September.

Dressage Canada announced the nomination of Gwynne, who has been an Equine Canada official since 1983.

“Having the games on this continent is exciting,” Rooke said. “I know most of the athletes quite well. Their professional behavior under demanding situations is much valued. I look forward to the opportunity to work with them once again in the pursuit of the goal of delivering their best ever performances.”

In addition to being a Dressage Steward, Rooke was chair of the Canadian Equestrian Dressage Team from 1987 to 1992, and was the chef d’équipe for the bronze medal-winning dressage team at the 1988 Seoul Olympics in Korea, as well as the gold medal teams at the 1987 and 1991 Pan American Games. Rooke was also chef d’équipe for the 2004 Athens Olympic dressage team. A long-serving volunteer, she has been involved in the organization of competitions for many years and served a term as chair of Dressage Canada’s Senior High Performance Committee.