Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce upcoming clinics and workshops opportunities for Canadian para-equestrian riders and their coaches with internationally renowned Para-Dressage Coach, Mary Longden.

About Longden

Longden is an internationally sought-after Equestrian Australia Level 3 coach, educator and assessor. She is also an international Level 3 coach and British Horse Society Instructor (B.H.S.I.)

in para-dressage, jumping and eventing.  She has judged at the Para Equestrian World Championships in Denmark in 1999 and the 2000 Paralympics in Sydney. Longden coached the Australian Para Team in 1996 and 2008 and the Canadian Para-Dressage Team in 2004 to 2012.

Longden has been an integral part of the Canadian Para-Equestrian High Performance Coaching Team for more than five years. Highlights include coaching Canadian riders to achieve world-class performances at the 2010 World Equestrian Games, 2012 Paralympic Games, 2014 World Equestrian Games and 2015 North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC). She runs FEI and national para training clinics, training coaches and riders in many countries around the world. Longden is a life member of RDA Australia and Honorary Director of CanTRA.

BC Clinics

Athlete Development Clinic and Bridging the Gap from Therapy to Para-Sport Instructor Training Workshop

Date: Oct. 29 – Oct. 30, 2016

Location: Riverbend Equestrian Center- 3042 Wycliffe Store Rd, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 7C5

Registration Deadline: October 24, 2016


Athlete Development Clinic and Athlete and Personal Coach Theory Session

Date: Oct. 29 – Oct. 30, 2016

Location: Vancouver Island – Location to be confirmed

Registration Deadline: October 24, 2016


Athlete and Personal Coach Theory Session

Date: Nov. 1, 2016, Evening Session, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Pacific Riding for Developing Abilities (PRDA) – Langley, Lower Mainland

Registration Deadline: Oct. 24, 2016