Alberta High Performance Eventing Program
The AHTA is very proud to announce that it is beginning the seventh year of the High Performance Eventing Program. This program is funded jointly through a generous grant from Alberta Sport and Recreation, and the AHTA; in association with the Alberta Equestrian Federation.
The High Performance (HP) Eventing Program is aimed at identifying and developing our riders, horses and our coaches. Riders on the High Performance List are invited to participate in the program for the following season.
As far as we are aware, this is the only such program for eventers in Canada. The purpose of the program is to help to support and develop the top Alberta eventers through regular clinics with top clinicians. This year, our clinicians will include Leslie Law, Claudia Cojocar, and Lynda Ramsay . Additional support is received from:
• Dr. Karen Nyrop DVM, who has discussed topics such as long distance horse hauling, equine fitness, conformation and common injuries.
• Sandra Sokoloski,MCIScPT, FCAMPT, CGIMS. The focus of Sandra’s practice is to analyze rider movement patterns, correct posture, and improve body awareness.
The Event at Rebecca Farm, held in Montana in July is our targeted FEI competition in which we strive for participation. Each year we provide a performance enhancement team for the HPs including a competition coach, veterinarian, human physiotherapist, equine therapist and mental skills coach.
CRITERIA FOR ACTIVE HIGH PERFORMANCE MEMBERS
For 2013, selection will be based on the following criteria:
• Member in good standing of AHTA and 1 of the following;
• Successful completion of 1 or more Advanced or Intermediate FEI CCI or CIC competitions in the last 3 years
• Successful completion of 1 or more Advanced or Intermediate National Horse Trials in the past 3 years
• Successful completion of 1 or more Preliminary FEI CCI or CIC competitions in the past 3 years
• Successful completion of 3 or more Preliminary Horse Trials, each with FEI qualifying scores in the past 2 years
• Jr or YR: successful completion of any of the above or 4 or more Training level Horse Trials with National Qualifying scores**
• Special Circumstances: In special cases, an extension of one year will be considered for HP membership by the committee. Any member may apply, but a letter of explanation and justification should be delivered by December 30th by email to the HP Chair (Kathleen Ziegler email email@example.com)
**A letter of declaration of interest must be submitted to the HP Chair, Kathleen Ziegler, no later than December 15, 2012. A letter of support from the rider’s coach will also be required.
CRITERIA FOR ALUMNI HIGH PERFORMANCE MEMBERS
• Previous Canadian Team Members
• Previous HP members who meet the following:
o Active EC coach
o Active EC Official
This is a rider list, not a horse/rider combination list.
All riders who wish to be considered for the HP program must submit their qualifications to the HP Chair by December 30, 2012. Please complete the HP Membership Application (located on the AHTA website), a Training Plan for 2013 plus a cheque for $150 payable to AHTA. See the Application Form for the contact info.
CLINIC AND COMPETITION COACHING PARTICIPATION CRITERIA
• 1ST PRIORITY “Active” HP members on HP horses
• 2nd PRIORITY “Active” HP members on young horses
• Then, HP Alumni members
Clinic Participants are accepted on a “first paid-first in” basis.
All riders who wish to be considered for the 2013 HP program must submit their Qualifications, Training Plan and cheque to the HP committee by December 30, 2012.
2013 Application Available here . . .
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The 2013 High Preformance Riders are: