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Driving Officials Course – Equestrian Canada

March 26, 2022 @ 11:00 am March 27, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

This training is open to any Canadian sport license holder, and will cover the theory component for maintaining or updating your credentials, or for becoming a learner TD or Judge.  You will be eligible to apply for your credentials, and take the on-line exam, after completion.  The practical shadowing experience may then be completed at events in your own area.

INSTRUCTORS: Doug Orr, Senior TD, and Francois Bergeron, Senior and FEI 2* Judge. 

FORMAT:  approximately 8 hours of instruction, conducted virtually (ZOOM platform), split into four blocks (no more than 2 hours in front of the screen per session):

·         Saturday, March 26, 11:00am – 1:00pm Eastern time, and 6:00pm – 8:00pm Eastern time

·         Dressage:  set up, judging for singles and multiples, scoring issues with video sessions, emphasis on the gaits, etc.

·         Cones:  course design & measurement, set up & calculation of allowed times, running the competition, rules & scoring, volunteer briefing.

·         Sunday, March 27, 11:00am – 1:00pm Eastern time, and 6:00pm – 8:00pm Eastern time

·         Preparing the Marathon Course:  design issues & parameters, set up & measurement, rules, potential issues you may encounter that may impact approval of a course,  modification options. 

·         Judging and Running the Marathon:  competitor & volunteer briefing, practical &safety issues, scoring & ways to assist the scorer to increase efficiency and minimize error.

Equestrian Canada – Hilary MacDonald Co-ordinator, Officials & Competition Services


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