Equestrian Canada (EC) would like to thank Canadian Heritage (Sport Canada) for its ongoing support of equestrian sport in Canada through $1,017,150 in funding for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.
“The Government of Canada is proud to support Equestrian Canada as it delivers services to athletes and coaches throughout the country,” said the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage. “This organization’s work ensures that athletes and coaches have the resources to reach their goals, compete at a world class level and continue to inspire Canadians.”
Sport Canada has provided EC – and, subsequently, equestrians nationwide – with this crucial funding annually for over 25 years through the Sport Support Program. The funds are enjoyed by participants of different disciplines, levels of competition and geographic area through initiatives such as young rider programming, officials development, education, development camps and support to the Canadian Equestrian Team and major games.
“More than ever, EC appreciates Sport Canada’s continued commitment to equestrian sport,” said Meg Krueger, EC CEO. “We at EC value their confidence in our ability to expand quality participation, as well as support an athlete pathway that can bring Canadians from pony classes all the way up to the Olympic or Paralympic podium.”
Sport Canada further fuels the Canadian equestrian landscape through key programs such as the Athlete Assistance Program and International Single Sport Event – Hosting Program. EC is grateful for these additional opportunities that Sport Canada provides for facilities, athletes and coaches to access financial support.
For more information regarding EC financials, view EC’s annual audited financial statements here. For information about how you can support EC programs and services, visit www.equestrian.ca/donate.