Ottawa, ON, July 12, 2019 – Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce that Suzanne Wallace of Vernon, BC, has been chosen as the June 2019 recipient of the Dressage Volunteer of the Month Award.

Wallace has been integral to the development of dressage in her hometown. For many years, she tirelessly led the organization of the Vernon & District Riding Club’s Gold and Bronze level EC sanctioned dressage competition, held annually in early July. In May 2019, she organized a test riding clinic with EC Senior Dressage Judge, Doreen Horsey of Foothills, AB, which was a resounding success in the community.

Wallace shares her expertise beyond the borders of Vernon as an EC certified Competition Coach and Dressage Judge. She also worked with Canadian Dressage Owners and Riders Association (CADORA) Inc. for many years at both the local and national level, holding the positions of Director and Honourary Secretary. The countless hours Wallace has channeled in to the sport of dressage deserves much praise and recognition.

If you know of a volunteer who deserves recognition, nominations are quick and easy through the EC website. Nominations for the award are accepted until the 20th day of each month, making July 20th the next deadline to submit the name of a volunteer who has made a difference to the sport of dressage. Questions and comments on the Dressage Volunteer of the Month Award can be directed to Christine Peters at [email protected]