Ottawa, ON—Dressage Canada is pleased to announce the rehiring of Robert Dover as Technical Coach/Advisor on an interim basis, for the period of January 1 — April 1, 2011.
Robert Dover’s prior contract with Dressage Canada expired October 15, 2010. During his tenure and under his guidance, the Canadian Dressage Team achieved its highest placing at a world championships (seventh at the 2010 World Equestrian Games), and earned a bronze medal in the Nations Cup at CDIO5* Rotterdam.
“I am committed 100% between now and April to helping our Canadian riders and horses achieve the greatest results as we head toward the Pan American Games and the London Olympics,” said Dover.
While Dressage Canada has recently posted a search for a new Technical Leader, it is imperative that our high performance athletes receive the additional support they need during this Pan-American Games year and leading up to the 2012 London Olympics. Should a new Technical Leader be found during the period of this temporary contract, Dover will assist in the transition until April 1, 2011.
Dressage Canada wishes to acknowledge and thank the Government of Canada’s Own the Podium program, which has provided funding for Dover’s interim contract.
About Dressage Canada
Dressage Canada, as a committee of Equine Canada, is the national governing body for dressage in Canada. Dressage Canada’s objective is to foster the growth of dressage and the pursuit of excellence in the sport at the local, national and international levels. Dressage Canada provides support and guidance to both amateur and professional through the following programs: coaching education and programs, officials’ education and programs, rules and qualifying criteria, sport development, and publications and awards. For more information about Dressage Canada, please visit the Dressage section of the Equine Canada site or connect with us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/dressagecanada or Facebook at http://tinyurl.com/lp8cnd.
About Equine Canada
Equine Canada is Canada’s national governing body for equestrianism. A member-driven, charitable institution, it is the executive branch of the Canadian Equestrian Team, and the national authority for equestrian competition; the national voice for recreational riders; and the national association for equine welfare, breeding, and industry. Equine Canada is recognised by the Government of Canada, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), and the Canadian Olympic Committee as the national organisation representing equestrian sport and equine interests. For more information about Equine Canada, please visit www.equinecanada.ca.
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