Cara Whitham EC / HCBC Dressage Judges Clinic

Horse Council BC is very excited to announce a September 2022, HCBC/Equestrian Canada Dressage Judges Clinic with Equestrian Canada Senior Status and FEI5* Dressage Judge Cara Whitham.

Cara’s remarkable career in the equestrian industry has spanned everything from high performance dressage rider and certified coach to world-renowned judge, industry leader and volunteer. Through Cara’s celebrated career as a judge, she continues to be in high demand today, and mentors many judges in Canada and around the world. Cara has the top distinction of holding her FEI 5* judging credentials for Dressage.

Plus, she has held FEI status as a Dressage Technical Delegate, Eventing Steward, and Dressage Course Director. Recognized internationally for her knowledge and insight into equestrian sport, Cara was hired as a television commentator for the 2007 WEG, as well as the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.

Cara’s judging career has taken her around the world and to the very top of the sport. Her contributions to equestrian sport and industry are immeasurable, and we are so fortunate to have this opportunity to benefit from her dynamic and world-class talent, bottomless commitment and invaluable experience.

Piggy backing off of her judging assignment as Dressage Judge for the 55+ Games in Victoria, Cara will be staying on to share her expertise on the art of judging Dressage. This clinic is a must attend for all HCBC, EC Dressage Officials needing updating, any one wanting to become a Dressage Judge and wanting to start their education with one of the best or Dressage riders wanting to know what will earn you those top scores. Don’t miss out on the invaluable opportunity.

*Friday will be a shortened evening session and not a full day*

Dates: September 16-18 2022

Location: Saanich Fair Grounds – 1528 Stellys Cross Rd, Saanichton, BC V8M 1S8

Cost: $250+GST

Register here: https://hcbc.online/EventReg?State=Ticket&EventAlias=10194

Pleasure Driving Officials’ Clinic with Senior EC Judge and Technical Delegate Mary Cork – On Demand

Senior EC Judge and Technical Delegate Mary Cork examines and explains basic Judging for Pleasure Driving, including what to look for in a pleasure Driving Class and tips on scoring and judging. Mary will critique some  Pleasure  classes and lead us through understanding the reasoning behind how she would score the classes. This clinic was previously recorded, please register and then email [email protected] to receive the link.

Cost $10.00

Register: https://hcbc.online/EventReg?State=Ticket&EventAlias=10176

Officials Insurance Webinar *Informational only not for updating qualifications*
Horse Council BC  invited all past, present and future Horse Show Officials and Organizers to join us for an in-depth discussion on Official’s and Show Organizer’s Insurance coverage.
Equine Insurance Specialist Mike King from CapriCMW Insurance Services Ltd. was  available to answer  many questions and filled everyone in on who, what, where, when and how you are covered while officiating, volunteering or hosting a horse show.
Watch  this very informative webinar:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gF34kF4dtwc
Past Clinics:

Horse Council BC / Equestrian Canada Hunter Jumper Course Design Clinic

Dates: March 11,12,13, 2022

Location: Thunderbird Show Park

Spend some time with two of BCs ’renowned Hunter / Jumper Course Designers.

The Horse Council BC / Equestrian Canada Hunter Jumper Course Design Clinic

will be held in conjunction with Thunderbird Show Park’s March Gateway Finale. TBird’s world class facility and expertly designed rings lends itself perfectly to provide an excellent opportunity for hands on learning the “ins and outs” of Hunter and Jumper Course Design.

Enjoy expert instruction from clinician Peter Holmes, (FEI CD L3* JU, EC Senior Hunter Jumper Course Designer as well as additional mentorship from the Gateway Finale competitions’ assigned Course Designer Meghan Rawlins. Meghan is a FEI Level 2, EC ‘S’ Sr Course Designer ‘R” Course Designer Canada ‘r’ judge for Hunters and Jumpers and a USEF ‘R’ Hunter Judge. Meghan will be assisting with the clinic during off hours and at the completion of her competition day.

Whether you are a Provincially or Nationally Recorded Hunter / Jumper Course Designer needing updating, someone interested in becoming a Course Designer, someone just wanting to sharpen your eye and expand your knowledge, or a rider or parent wondering how and why the Course Designer does what they do, this is a clinic you won’t want to miss!

Dates: March 11,12,13

Location: Thunderbird Show Park

Pre-Registration is required:

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: $150.00

$75.00 per day

Both the new Applicant Fee ($25.00), and the Exam Fee ($75.00) will be waived for all registrants attending this clinic.

Please contact [email protected] for more information