JULY 2018 THE RIDER /33 Kelly Houtappels-Bruder and Flip Secure Second Career Win at CAI 3*-H1 Saumur

Ottawa, ON, June 13, 2018 – Kelly Houtappels- Bruder, an Ontario native currently residing in Steensel, NED, established herself as one to watch at the upcoming 2018 FEI World Driving Championships for Singles after earning her sec- ond career win at the CAI 3* Saumur, held June 6-10, 2018 in Saumur, FRA. Houtappels-Bruder piloted H. Hoogers’ 10-

year-old Oldenburg gelding, Flip (Fidertanz x Caprilli) to superb scores in all three phases of the single horse division, battling through a field of 13 tough and talented entries for the top prize. She started off strong with back-to-back

third-place finishes, scoring 49.45 penalties in the dressage phase on June 8, and 99.24 in the marathon the following day. On June 10, Houtap- pels-Bruder navigated a faultless round through a challenging, technical cones course within the time allowed, bumping her up to first place on a final score of 148.69 penalties. The score repre- sented a new Saumur record for Houtappels- Bruder and Flip, who took first place in 2016 on a score of 176.29 penalties. “Saumur is always a special show,” said Houtappels-Bruder. “It is extremely challenging,

but at the same time there is a wonderful atmosphere there. This year, with all of the rainfall, it was even heavier going for the horses than normal. We drove a conservative dressage test, a smooth and steady marathon, and double-clear cones. Improvements can definitely be made in the dressage and marathon, but in the work up to the World Championships in August we are right on track.” Houtappels-Bruder continued, “I was so incred-

ibly proud of Flip and how he worked for me. That horse has so much heart. Winning was nice, espe- cially in this field of drivers, but the real reward is getting to drive a horse like Flip every day.

PHOTO AT RIGHT – Canadian Kelly Houtappels- Burder, who resides in Steensel, NED, displayed im- mense skill with her first-place finish in the single horse division of the Saumur CAI 3*, held June 6-10, 2018 in Saumur, FRA.

PHOTO CREDIT – Valérie Charrieau-Khalili/3V Prod. from the upcoming film “L’Attelage et ses Valeurs”

Equestrian Canada Announces National Coaching Technical Committee

Ottawa, ON, June 28, 2018 – Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce the mem- bers of the new National Coaching Technical Committee (NCTC). Following the close of applications in

May 2018, the following individuals have been appointed to the Committee:

Committee Member / Hometown / Primary Discipline Ruth Allum / Ashton, ON / Eventing Laura Balisky / Langley, BC / Jumping Stella French / Victoria, BC / Vaulting Lorraine Hill / Lethbridge, AB / Driving John McAssey / Milton Station, PEI / Western Clive Milkins / London, GBR / Para-Dressage Armand Valkenborg / Hudson, QC / Dressage Kim Woolley / Finch, ON / Endurance Danielle Yaghdjian / Pickering, ON / Hunter & Equitation The committee members were ap-

pointed to the NCTC based on their strong background in coaching and athlete devel- opment, and discipline-specific competen- cies and expertise. The members bring National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and/or NCCP Equestrian Master Coach Developer credentials and skills, as well as their knowledge of the EC NCCP Coaching Programs and EC Equestrian De- velopment Programs. In addition, the new NCTC Committee contains broad represen- tation in terms of both primary discipline and geographic location. The committee members will work

collaboratively with EC, the Provincial and Territorial Sport Organizations (PTSOs), and the EC National Coaching Operations Committee (NCOC). The NCTC will be in- volved in reviewing and further developing coaching certification and athlete develop- ment pathways for each equestrian disci- pline, from the grassroots through to the high performance level.

EC welcomes the new NCTC mem-

bers and thanks them for their dedication to ad- vancing equestrian coaching and education in Canada.

About the EC Coaching Committees The National Coaching Technical

Committee (NCTC) and National Coaching Operations Committee (NCOC) are the com- mittees of Equestrian Canada (EC) responsible for leading the strategy on the development of programs, and the delivery of services for ath- lete development, and coach training and certi- fication in Canada. For more information on EC coaching and education programs visit

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