Dressage boss for Canada reappointed

Sarah Bradley
Sarah Bradley

Sarah Bradley has been reappointed as the Chair of the Dressage Canada Board.

Bradley, of Roberts Creek, British Columbia, has been named as Chair until January 1, 2014. Bradley was first appointed Interim Chair in April 2012. Options for filling the Chair position for 2014 and beyond will be discussed at the Dressage Canada Board meeting in November. Decisions related to this will be announced after this meeting.

In April, Bradley took over the reins from Michael Gallagher, Equine Canada president, and Kerri McGregor, Equine Canada Sport Council chair, who have been serving as Dressage Canada’s interim co-chairs.

“I am thrilled to be able to continue working with the keen, dedicated group of current DCB members,” said Bradley. “I am honoured to be asked to continue as Chair, and look forward to the next 16 months.”

Bradley brings a wealth of experience to the position. In recent years, she has served as a Director on the Equine Canada Board, President of Horse Council BC, President of Horse Trials BC and Chair of Equine Canada Provinces Council. She is currently Chair of Equine Canada’s Bylaws and Governance Committee, which is undertaking a review of Equine Canada’s bylaws.

As of January 2013, Dressage Canada will enact its new governance system, a transition that began in early 2011, and will result in the Dressage Canada Board being wholly populated by the chairs of its various committees.

2013 Dressage Canada Board

Wendy Christoff – Chair, Coaching Committee
Joanna Crilly – Chair, Rules Committee
MH Lessard – Chair, Competitions Committee
Joan Macartney – Chair, Officials Committee
Nancy MacLachlan- Athlete Council Representative
Chris Von Martels – Athlete Council Representative
Kristy Nahirniak – Chair, Development Committee
Gina Smith – Chair, High Performance Committee
Henna Hussain – Chair, Youth High Performance Committee
Michael Horgan – Chair, Finance and Fundraising Committee



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