Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce that nominations are officially open for the 2023 EC Board of Directors.

EC is looking for dedicated individuals with diverse experiences, and the dynamic and relevant skills to take on a leadership role in the organization. Directors will have the opportunity to help EC effectively deliver on its mandate to represent, promote, and advance equestrian sport and all related equine and equestrian interests in Canada.

EC Directors will also have the chance to work collaboratively toward the continued growth and development of the organization, while strengthening partnerships within Canada and abroad.

Prospective candidates interested in serving on the EC Board of Directors are encouraged to download the following package for full application eligibility information, instructions, and timelines. The deadline for nominations is May 1, 2023, at 4 p.m. ET.

2023 EC Board of Directors: Application Package


2023 Equestrian Canada Board of Director Election: Key Information


In 2023, there are three (3) vacancies and there will be three (3) Directors elected.

Per Bylaw 4.2 c) Transition

Three (3) positions will be for a three (3) year term ending in 2026.

Term Limits: Per Bylaw Article 4.10

Directors shall be eligible for re-election, but no Director may serve for more than six (6) consecutive years. After serving six (6) consecutive years as a Director, an individual may be elected or appointed to serve another term after an absence of at least nine (9) months from the date he or she last served as a Director.

Key Information for Director Candidates

About EC

EC is the national governing body for equestrian sport and industry in Canada, with a mandate to represent, promote and advance all equine and equestrian interests. EC is a significant contributor to the social, physical, emotional, and economic wellbeing of the equestrian industry across Canada.

Director candidates are encouraged to learn more about EC at www.equestrian.ca. Governance information, including audited financial statements can be found at www.equestrian.ca/about/governance. EC’s By-laws, Goverance Policy Manual and relevant policies can be found at www.equestrian.ca/about/governance/policies.

Important Dates

The timeline for the 2023 Director Applications is as follows:

March 20, 2023 – Call for Nominations Opens
May 1, 2023 – Call for Nominations Closes at 4 p.m. ET
May 24 -25, 2023 – Interviews for selected candidates via conference call
June 19, 2023 – List of candidates to run for election announced/published
July 17 – 25, 2023 – Members cast their ballots
Aug. 14, 2023 – Election results announced/published
**July 31-Aug. 8, 2023 – **In the event of a tie vote, Members cast a second ballot
**Aug. 28, 2023 – **Second ballot election results announced/published (if applicable)
September 19, 2023 – Introduction of Board Members to the EC Membership at the EC Annual General Meeting (AGM)

About the EC Nominating Committee

The EC Nominating Committee is responsible for:

  • Presenting a slate of candidates for the position of EC Board Directors in accordance with EC’s Bylaws
  • Ensuring there is an election each year
  • Ensuring EC has a rigorous nomination system
  • Recruiting qualified individuals to stand for election as Directors

The 2023 Nominating Committee is as follows:

Wayne Burwash (Chair)
Kelly Gravelle (Observer)
Jill Barton – Odessa, ON
Dominique Chagnon – Calixa Lavallee , QC
Iris Davies – Dewberry, AB
Tegwyn Harper – Black Creek, BC
Laurie Haughton – Clarence Creek, ON
Anne Welch – Aurora, ON

The EC Nominating Committee looks forward to receiving applications and thanks all candidates in advance for their interest in joining the 2023 EC Board of Directors.

Questions, Comments?

If you have any questions or comments concerning the 2023 Director Application process, please contact:

Meg Krueger
Chief Executive Officer & Secretary General
Equestrian Canada