BC Equine Education Summit with Fantastic Friday Seminars!

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This event has been cancelled...

Please see March 12, 2020 Press Release from Horse Council BC


April 24-25-26,2020

Kick off your Summit weekend by attending one of these fantastic Friday seminars!

“Professional Day” is for anyone who wants to learn!

2020 Coaches Professional Day 

Equestrian Canada is launching a Coach License system that is going to affect all coaches and instructors. We have invited a panel of experts to present information on Coach Licensing and then we will open up for a Question and Answer session with these experts. 

On the panel will be:

Douglas Duncan (Equestrian Canada) — Douglas is the architect of the Coach Licensing system. He will be able to answer specific questions about the licenses, who needs them, what they are, and explain the benefits of becoming a Certified and Licensed Coach. 

Mike King (Capri Insurance) — Mike will be on hand to explain the Coach Insurance attached to Coach Licensing, as well as answer your coach insurance questions.

viaSport — SafeSport is a large part of the Coach Licensing and integral to its success. Equestrian Canada will be implementing a SafeSport Policy for Coaches and all Sport License holders. A representative from viaSport will be on the panel to talk about why we need these policies, some of the reasoning behind the adoption of SafeSport, and how we can all work within our sport to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all athletes.

After the open panel discussion, we will have a presentation from Stable Buzz, a new software management system built for coaches, barn managers, owners, and industry professionals.

Attention all Equestrian Canada Certified Coaches and Instructors! Participation at the Professional Day will give coaches 3 PD points, and attendance at the Summit will give a further 3 PD points. 

For more information please email coaching@hcbc.ca.

Dressage Officials’ Clinic 

This clinic is open to all officials and anyone interested in learning more about how dressage is judged. Clinician Joan Macartney, a FEI 4* and Senior National Dressage Judge from Ontario, is highly respected amongst her judge colleagues in the international dressage community. 

Joan currently is an active member of the Equestrian Canada Dressage High performance committee and served for many years.  The clinic will focus on the updated judging criteria for the 2019 National Dressage Tests and Freestyle Tests including Introductory through Fourth levels. The new national dressage tests will remain in effect for the next four-year cycle at all national competitions throughout North America. Topics will include the dressage training scale, test purpose, judging criteria, movements, scoring directives, changes, and rules for judging of the new tests will be covered. Video demonstrations with active discussions, scoring, and practice judging of all participants will be incorporated. Equestrian Canada and Horse Council BC dressage judges will receive updating credits and all participants will receive professional development credits.

Licensed dressage judges must attend an approved updating official’s clinic every three-year period to remain current licensed officials. The clinic is also open for coaches, riders, owners, and auditors to participate. The Dressage Officials Clinic is a mandatory requirement for all applicant officials, Learner, Recorded, Basic, and Medium dressage judges who require updating.  

For more information please email competition@hcbc.ca

Share the Trails Workshop

Horse Council BC founded the Share the Trails Workshops series in 2011. In 2012, the Outdoor Recreation Council of BC came on board as a presenting partner.

The original philosophy and purpose of the series has not changed: By coming together to discuss trail issues in an atmosphere of purpose, disparate user groups will find common ground and an incentive to work together to solve those issues.

Presented annually in a different community each year, the day-long workshop offers an agenda of qualified speakers on current topics, discussion, and idea sharing, and a chance for trail communities and groups to network with like-minded people.

Presenters range from representatives of government and land management to NGOs and tourism supporters, and attendees are invited from the broadest spectrum of users: equestrians, hikers, cyclists, off-road vehicle users, trail builders, and outdoors clubs.

The Share the Trails team is pleased to be part of the HCBC Equine Education Summit in 2020.

For more information please email recreation@hcbc.ca.


Open Forum panel discussion from 7:00-9:00 pm, cash bar

A vet, a farrier, and an equine nutritionist walk into a bar……

Bring your questions, concerns, and prepare for an informative open discussion on how you, your vet, farrier, and nutritionist can work together for the optimal well-being of your horse. Join us for this opportunity to engage in discussion with our panel of industry experts. This is a free evening of education, but please register at www.hcbc.ca.   

To register for any of these events or find out more about the weekend Summit, please visit www.hcbc.ca.  

If you need more information, email industry@hcbc.ca


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