Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce a Para-Dressage Training Camp with FEI 5* Para-Dressage Judge, Sarah Rodger and EC Para-Dressage High Performance Technical Leader, Clive Milkins, has been set for May 13-15, 2018 in Almonte, ON.
The Para-Dressage Training Camp will provide an educational and interactive training program for National Para-Dressage Team athletes and coaches in advance of the CDI 3* / CPEDI 3* Ottawa Dressage Festival on May 17-20, 2018 in Ottawa, ON. The three day event will focus on test riding, with an emphasis on feedback from Rodger. In addition, the training camp will include one-on-one sessions with Rodger and Milkins, as well as team veterinarian, Dr. Alan Manning and members of the EC Integrated Support Team (IST) for the Canadian Equestrian Team.
What: Para-Dressage Training Camp
When: May 13-15, 2018
Where: Willaway Farm – 514 Ramsay Concession 12, Almonte, ON K0A 1A0
Who: Priority will be given to 2018 Para-Dressage National Team Program and 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games declared athletes with their personal coaches, but the training camp is open to all athletes, coaches, parents, judges and other officials.
Cost: Para-Dressage National Team Program Athletes – Fee waived*
Athletes with Personal Coaches – $250 per day or $500 for all three days
Auditors – $75 per day or $125 for all three days
*The training camp fee will be covered for athletes and personal coaches who are part of the 2018 Para-Dressage National Team Program (National Squad, Development Squad and Talent ID Squad). These athletes will be responsible for covering their own transportation, accommodations and stabling, and for arranging a borrowed horse, if necessary.
The fee includes full access to the clinic and lunch each day.
About Sarah Rodger
FEI 5* Para-Dressage Judge, Sarah Rodger (GBR) began riding as a child in Pony Club, and regularly hunted. While working for dressage legend, Ferdi Eilberg, she competed in eventing up to the advanced level until an injury in 1985 resulted in paraplegia.
Encouraged and inspired by world-renowned dressage judge, Stephen Clarke (GBR) to become involved in judging and coaching, Rodger became a British Dressage Judge in 1987. In 1993, she became an FEI International Para-Dressage Judge, and was promoted to the 5* level in 1996. During a judging career that has spanned three decades, she has been fortunate to judge at numerous major games, including three Paralympic Games and four World Equestrian Games.
Rodger has also coached all levels in a variety of disciplines, including eventing, show jumping, dressage and driving. She finds great satisfaction in watching her students enjoy improving their abilities and progressing with their horse beyond their initial expectations.
About Clive Milkins
Milkins, who was appointed as the EC Para-Dressage High Performance Technical Leader in March 2017, is a graduate of the United Kingdom (UK) Sport Elite Coaching Program, a Fellow of Riding for the Disabled, and a Level 3 UK Certified Coach. He also has a long list of qualifications in equine business management, horse management, and teaching, and has been involved in para-dressage for over 25 years, training horses and coaching athletes to the highest levels of success on the world stage.
For more information about this clinic, please contact Jamie-Ann Goodfellow, Para-Dressage Coordinator, at email@example.com or 1-866-282-8395 x 146.