Congratulations to Christine Ross, Equestrian Canada Para-Dressage Development Coach of the Year!

The title of 2019 Para-Dressage Development Coach of the Year was awarded to Christine Ross of Sanca, BC, in recognition of her dedication to safe and fun sport for all.

In 2008, Christine joined the Creston and District Society for Community Living (CDSCL) Therapeutic Riding Program in Creston, BC, where she now acts as head instructor. Qualified as an EC certified Competition Coach, Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA) Coach and EC Level 8 Rider, Christine is an exemplary role model and guide for her students. Her support of their technical skill development is equalled only by her care for the overall wellbeing of her students and passion for teaching.

For many years, Christine has volunteered her time and expertise in service of para-dressage beyond the walls of CDSCL as a CanTRA Zone Representative. She also serves as CanTRA’s 1st Vice President. Furthermore, Christine’s sense of compassion extends into her professional career as an accomplished architect, where she works on projects that provide adaptive and supportive housing for many communities.

Christine Ross (left) and Luanne Armstrong (right)
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Michelle Whiteaway