Four-day cross-country design course offered

Canada's 2011 Equestrian of the Year, Jessica Phoenix, pictured on Pavarotti at the XVI Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Canadian 2011 Equestrian of the Year, eventer Jessica Phoenix, pictured on Pavarotti. © Cealy Tetley,

A comprehensive four-day cross-country design training course is to be held in Canada early next year.

The combined clinic and theory course run by the Canadian Eventing Officials Committee is in Surrey, BC, from February 21 to 24.

Course facilitators are renowned FEI (I) level Eventing Course Designer Jay Hambly of Guelph, Ontario, and EC Senior Level 2 Eventing Course Designer Laurie Rowan of Cherryville, BC (who was part of the team that built the cross country course at the 2008 Beijing Olympics).

The practical building portion of the training will take place February 21-22 from 9am to 6pm at the Campbell Valley Sunnyside Greenhouse in Surrey, BC. Participants will benefit from instruction on practical construction techniques, frangible pin technology and more. The theory course will follow on February 23 from 9am to 5pm and February 24 from 9am to 4pm, and will focus on the theoretical aspects of eventing course design.

Both the practical clinic and the theory course are integral components of the Equine Canada Eventing Course Designer Accreditation program, and successful completion of one or both parts of the training will be credited toward Equine Canada Eventing Course Designer licencing.

Pre-registration is available until February 8, 2013.


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