One Week Left to Take Advantage of Registration Discounts for the Florida Fortnight

Don’t Miss This Opportunity – Register Today!
Ottawa, Ont., January 12, 2015 — Dressage Canada is offering great registration discounts for the Florida Fortnight, which are only available until January 19th.
The Fortnight is open to anyone. Bring your friends – there are educational and development opportunities for everyone at every level. All sessions will count towards coaches’ updating hours.

The Fortnight opens on January 25th with a screening of the emotional and touching documentary – THE POWER OF TWO. Follow the journey of our Canadian riders and horses as they prepared to represent Canada at the 2011 Pan American Games. This outstanding film was produced by Zap Productions, the 2014 Dressage Canada Media of Excellence Award recipients. Following this presentation, Equinity All Natural Horse Products will sponsor the official welcome reception at Romeo’s Italian Restaurant in Wellington.
Fortnight sessions will continue daily at the Wanderers Club in Wellington. See here for full schedule.
Our returning expert presenters, back by popular demand include:
Dirk Stroda, our trusted authority in the field of self-development and mental performance coaching. He is coaching Olympians, World Champions, Amateurs and Professionals in all sports as well the top entrepreneurs in Canada. An internationally renowned public speaker in the US, Europe, Australia and Canada, Stroda is author of several publications and scientific research papers. He has worked with athletes from manydifferent sports including five different National teams (Equestrian, Track & Field, Handball, Rowing and Golf) and accompaniedathletes and teams in several European Championships, five World Championships and countless National Championships.  
Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc., founded in 1992 byDr. Chang Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a leading manufacturer of supplements based on proven scientific research and testing, not popular fads and media/marketing manipulation. Currently Omega Alpha manufactures over 100 natural health products, many of which have been clinically evaluated by pharmacists and medical or naturopathic doctors. When buying nutraceuticals from Omega Alpha for yourself or your family, you can be sure that only the best all-natural ingredients are included in the natural health industry’s most intelligent formulations to help support and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Beth Mansfield, PhD, MSc, RD, is our Sport Nutrition Specialist, Registered Dietitian and Certified Exercise Physiologist with Peak Performance, based in Ottawa. Beth works with Canada’s national teams and athletes at the international, national, provincial, regional and professional levels to ensure that they are eating for peak health and performance. She also specializes in applying training principles developed for sport performance to business executives and workplace wellness programs in both governmental and NGO sectors
Dr. Geoff Vernon, our Team Veterinarian has been the official team veterinarian for both the United States and Canadian Equestrian Teams. He is a common figure at Olympic, Pan American and World Equestrian Games as well as at top international show jumping competitions. Team Veterinarian for the Canadian Dressage Team at the 2010 World Equestrian Games, 2012 Olympic Games, 2014 World Equestrian Games and 2014 Pan American Games.
Phelps Media Group, the nation’s leader in equestrian marketing, equestrian press and equestrian public relations. Based in Wellington, Florida, the company, founded by Olympian Mason Phelps Jr., caters to a wide variety of clients in the disciplines of Hunter, Jumper, Show Jumping, Dressage and more. The talented and well-rounded professional PR team at Phelps Media Group is ready to roll on any assignment, from specific horse shows and promotions anywhere in the United States and coverage of events and the promotion of clients and their customers around the world.
Liz Steacie, Current Dressage Canada listed High Performance Athlete and declared rider for the Pan American Games, Liz is also a certified dressage coach and the current Athlete representative on the Dressage Canada High Performance Committee.  Liz filled the position of Chef d’Equipe for the 2014 CDIO3* Wellington. Liz will present a segment on analyzing your performance. This session was one of the most popular sessions from the 2014 fortnight.
New faces for 2015 include:
Sandra Sokoloski, is our physiotherapist with over 20 years of experience, she owns and operates Summit Sport Physiotherapy in Okotoks, Alberta. Sandra’s equestrian rehabilitation practice focuses on analyzing movement patterns, correct posture, improving body awareness and enhancing performance through a variety of physiotherapy treatment techniques.
Jochen Schleese, certified as the youngest Master Saddler ever, in Europe in 1985. In 1986, he was asked to be the Official Saddler for the World Dressage Championships held just north of Toronto, Canada. He was an internationally ranked three-day event rider and qualified for the European Championships in 1984. This was the basis for much of Jochen’s research and innovations over the years.  He incorporates his personal experience as a rider into every product and service offered by the company, Schleese Saddlery.
Dr. Philip White MD., BS., CCFP.,LMCC. Cambridge and Harvard educated, Dr White is a practicing Canadian physician, best-selling author and authority in the world of anti-aging and sports medicine. He currently sits on the Ovarian Cancer Canada Board and The Society of General Practice and is on several National Medical Committees. Having a background in medical science and internal medicine, he created a series of 100% all natural, proprietary supplements for use in the fields of sports physiology, body repair and recovery and anti-aging medicine. He has a world -wide patented formula of amino acids, which are NSF Certified for sport and are used by professional athletes, celebrities and people from all walks of life around the world. This patented, one-of-a-kind proprietary formula, through medical science and love, has been now scientifically engineered for Horses and Pets.
Luke Proulx, an American Farriers Association (AFA) and Ontario Farriers Association (OFA) Certified Journeyman Farrier, (CJF), has been shoeing for over 30 years. His business, Luke Proulx Farrier Limited, provides farrier services to many of Canada’s top Olympic and grand-prix jumper and dressage horses. Mr. Proulx has shod many different types of horses over the years, including Thoroughbred and Standardbred racehorses, polo ponies, draft horses, hackneys, gaited horses, hunters, western pleasure horses and the elite of Canada’s performance horses in both dressage and jumpers.
Thomas Baur, FEI dressage committee member from Germany and a world renowned horse show organizer.
THE DUTTA CORPORATION was founded in 1988 by J. Tim Dutta. This exceptionally innovative 45 year old life-long horseman explores every transportation angle originating from his unique concept and one which forms the basis of the company: The horse first and foremost. The horse above all else because it is so much more than just freight or profit, it is a living, breathing, high performance animal that has needs and wants all of its own.
Dressage Canada is also delighted to announce new star attractions for the 2015 Florida Fortnight. Space will be limited for these sessions and registrations will be handled on a first come first served basis.


Christilot is the most experienced Olympic dressage rider Canada has ever had, having competed in 7 Olympic Games. Christilot has lived in Germany for the last 20 + years, but will be returning to Canada to live. At this point Christilot has four absolutely top young horses and it is our hope that she will represent us internationally in the near future.

Come and listen to Christilot explain her training system and why it has made her so successful. The lecture and demonstration will be held at Stillpoint Farm. The address and times will be given out when tickets are distributed.

SPEND A MORNING WITH ASHLEY HOLZER (Wednesday, January 28th, 2015)

Ashley Holzer needs no introduction – she is a world phenomenon in Dressage and Canada’s most successful dressage rider. Ashley is also a multiple Olympian for Canada and she is one of today’s top trainers – molding the minds and skills of many of our top young riders. Ashley will discuss her training methods and what has made her so successful.


Gather personal insight on the sport from one of the most experienced dressage judges in the World. Dr. Moritz, has judged at National, European, World Equestrian Games, World Cups and the Olympic Games, he is truly a sport icon.
Dr. Moritz the Canadian dressage Technical Advisor will spend one on one time with everyone in the clinic to educate, develop and answer any questions you have. Special guests during this clinic will include Christilot Boylen, Megan Lane and Belinda Trussell.
Attendance at this Judges and Trainers Clinic will count towards coaches’ updating hours and will also count toward auditing requirements for officials looking for national promotion of certification status.
Finally back by popular demand this year is the Headset Commentary – sit and watch some of the top athletes in the world compete at the CDI5* Wellington (February 4th – 8th, 2015) in a relaxed setting while listening to some of the sport’s top FEI Judges, trainers, riders and supporters.
Click here to register.
Don’t forget registration discounts available until January 19th, 2015! Don’t miss out on these great discounts.

  • Automatic 50% discount on all group session registration fees for PAG Declared and U25 riders.
  • Listed riders register for free by contacting the Dressage Department at the Equine Canada office.
  • Dressage Canada members receive automatic $15 off all individual group sessions or $50 off the group package which include all 10 group session.  
  • Additional discounts apply to the general public – up to $10 off all group sessions.

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