Canadian News–Coaching from the Stars Auction, Canadian Fortnight in Florida

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Dressage Canada has launched its Auction of Promises by opening bidding on a package of two lessons from some of Canada’s top dressage riders.

Proceeds from the auction will go toward the Dressage Canada High Performance Program to provide development opportunities to Canadian athletes vying to qualify for the 2014 World Equestrian Games, 2015 Pan American Games and 2016 Olympic Games.

Riders donating coaching time include:

Diane Creech, a member of the silver medal team at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro and alternate for the Canadian dressage team at the 2012 London Olympics.;


Ashley Holzer, a four-time Olympian, including the 1988 bronze medal team, World Equestrian Games and Pan American Games teams, and

David Marcus, born in Omaha, Nebraska, he became a Canadian citizen in 2011 and was a member of his country’s Olympic team at London a year later.

Bids can be placed here until Dec. 24.

Canadian Fortnight Tentative Schedule

Dressage Canada has announced a schedule for the inaugural Canadian Fortnight to be held in Wellington, Florida Jan. 19 to Feb. 2 during the Adequan Global Dressage Festival.

This event will provide recognition, development and support to Canadian dressage athletes, while also give dressage enthusiasts, owners, officials and sponsors the chance to network and share in education-related opportunities.

Topics include: equine and human nutrition; veterinary care; judging; media and self-marketing and sport psychology.

Many sessions will be open to the public for a nominal fee, and package rates will be available. Organizers are also working to line up exciting opportunities for the public, including guided tours of prestigious stables in Wellington, headset commentary by expert riders, trainers and judges during live CDI-level competition and meet and greet sessions with top Canadian dressage athletes, both human and equine.

The tentative schedule is available here.