Ottawa, ON, Feb. 25, 2019 – Practice makes perfect, so why not prepare for your 2019 debut in the dressage ring with the Am I Ready Series, a free service offered to current EC Sport Licence Holders who have indicated dressage as their primary discipline.
The Series is a user-friendly, cost-effective and convenient development resource for Canadian dressage athletes from coast-to-coast – or anywhere in the world! A digital video recorder (or even simply a smartphone or tablet) and internet access is all that is needed to take advantage of the following benefits:
- Test Familiarization: There are new dressage tests for 2019, and this is an ideal opportunity to have your test evaluated by an EC certified judge before performing it for the first time in a competition setting.
- Real-World Feedback: Athletes and their personal coaches can review test feedback from EC certified dressage judges and identify areas for improvement.
- Competition Preparation: Those looking to enter EC sanctioned competitions for the first time, or advance to a higher level of competition, can get a leg-up on preparation by implementing judge feedback at home before entering the ring.
- Development Opportunities: Those who don’t have access to competitions in their geographic area can receive formal evaluations from EC certified dressage judges without leaving their stable.
The Series features an online portal that allows athletes to record their performances of EC dressage tests at their own stable, and upload the videos for review and evaluation from an EC certified dressage judge. Tests of all levels can be uploaded, from Introductory to FEI, and multiple videos may be submitted for the same test.
Don’t have a 20×60 ring? Not a problem, as the tests can be adapted to the size of your ring at home, as long as all required movements are shown.
In advance of submitting your video, contact Dressage Program Coordinator, Celine Hutchison Majerus at [email protected] to activate your test selection.
To learn more about the Am I Ready Series, download the Am I Ready Series Guide for Athletes or visit www.equestrian.ca/sport/dressage/programs