2017 Equestrian Canada Rules Now Available Online

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Ottawa, ON, Jan. 16, 2017 – Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce that the online edition of the 2017 EC Rules are now available at www.equestrian.ca/programs- services/rules.

2017 EC Rules

The 2017 EC Rules are available free of charge in a clean digital version, as well as a version with changes from 2016 visible.

Direct links to clean version PDFs are as follows:

Section A: General Regulations

Section B: Breeds

Section C: Driving

Section D: Eventing

Section E: Dressage

Section F: General Performance

Section G: Hunter, Jumper, Equitation and Hack

Section J: Endurance

Section K: Reining

Section L: Vaulting

Section M: Para-Equestrian
Printed versions of the 2017 EC Rules will also be available for purchase soon on the EC e-Store.

Please note: French versions of the 2017 EC Rules will be available online and in print soon. EC will publish an additional announcement when the French versions are published.

Rule Change Suggestions Now Being Accepted

It is the right of every EC Sport Licence Holder to suggest amendments to the rules, subject to the current policies, procedures and schedules.

Therefore, along with publishing the 2017 EC Rules, the Online Rule Change Suggestion Portal is now open, and rule change suggestions will be accepted until May 31, 2017.

The submission of Rule Change Suggestions is the first step in an annual process that provides the equestrian community with the opportunity to get engaged in the rules process and join the effort to ensure EC rules continue to protect safety, welfare and fair play at EC sanctioned competitions.

All EC Sport Licence Holders are invited to submit suggestions for rule changes. At the close of the suggestion period on May 31, 2017, all submissions will be reviewed by discipline experts and the EC National Rules Committee in order to create 2018 Rule Change Proposals (RCPs).

The RCPs will then posted to the EC website for a 30-day review and comment period. During this time, all competitors, officials and coaches are encouraged to read the proposals and offer comment. Next, EC reviews all pertinent comments for consideration in modifying, correcting, or withdrawing any RCPs prior to publication of the 2018 rules.

For more information on the Rule Change process, visit www.equestrian.ca/programs- services/rules.

Questions? Comments?

For questions and comments regarding EC Rules, please contact Emilie Church at rules@equestrian.ca.

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