40/ MAY 2021 THE RIDER 2021 Equestrian Canada Board Of Directors

Ottawa, ON, April 28, 2021 – Equestrian Canada (EC) would like to remind the community that nominations are officially open for the 2021 EC Board of Directors. EC is looking for dedi-

cated individuals with the dy- namic and relevant skills to take on a leadership role in the organization. Directors will have the opportunity to help EC effectively deliver on its

mandate to represent, promote and advance equestrian sport and all related equine and equestrian interests in Canada. EC Directors will also

have the chance to work col- laboratively toward the contin- ued growth and development of the organization, while strengthening


within Canada and abroad. Prospective candidates

interested in serving on the EC

Board of Directors are encour- aged to download the follow- ing

package for

application eligibility informa- tion, instructions and time- lines. The deadline for nominations is May 19, 2021, at 4 p.m. ET.

2021 Equestrian Canada Board of Director Election: Key Information


Vacancies In 2021, there will be three (3) Directors elected.

As per Bylaw 4.2, d) Transi- tion:

Commencing in 2019

and for every year thereafter unless changed in accordance with the By-laws and Act and subject to increase to fill any vacancies for the remainder of a term, the number of Direc-

tors to be elected shall be the number of Directors whose terms expire in the same year as the election.

Three (3) positions will be for a three (3) year term ending in 2024. Term Limits: Per Bylaw Ar- ticle 4.10 Directors shall be eli-

gible for re-election, but no Director may serve for more than six (6) consecu- tive years. After serving six (6) consecutive years as a Director, an individual may be elected or appointed to serve another term after an absence of at least nine (9) months from the date he or she last served as a Direc- tor.

Key Information for Di- rector Candidates

About EC EC is the national

governing body for eques- trian sport and industry in Canada, with a mandate to represent, promote and ad- vance all equine and eques- trian interests. EC is a significant contributor to the social, physical, emo- tional and economic well- being of the equestrian industry across Canada. Director candidates

are encouraged to learn more

about EC at Gover- nance information, includ- ing EC’s By-laws, audited financial statements and Governance Policy Manual can

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Important Dates The timeline for the 2021 Director Applications is as follows:

March 31, 2021 - Call for Nominations Opens May 19, 2021 - Call for Nominations Closes at 4 p.m. ET June 7-8, 2021 - Interviews for selected candidates via conference call June 30, 2021 - List of can- didates to run for election announced/published

July 26-30, 2021 - Mem- bers cast their ballots Aug. 9, 2021 - Election re- sults announced/published **Aug. 9-13, 2021 - **In the event of a tie vote, Members cast a second bal- lot **Aug. 23, 2021 - **Sec- ond ballot election results announced/published (if ap- plicable) Sept. 28, 2021 (date TBC) - Introduction of Board Members to the EC Mem- bership at the EC Annual General Meeting (AGM)

About the EC Nominating Committee The EC Nominating

Committee is responsible for: • Presenting a slate of can- didates for the position of EC Board Directors in ac- cordance with EC’s Bylaws • Ensuring there is an elec- tion each year • Ensuring EC has a rigor- ous nomination system • Recruiting qualified indi- viduals to stand for election as Directors

The 2021 Nominating Committee is as follows:

Mark Goldman (Chair) Jill Barton – Odessa, ON Iris Davies – Dewberry, AB Tegwyn Harper – Black Creek, BC Fran McAvity – Vancouver, BC Frederic Pierrestiger – St. Eustache, QC David Whitford – Milton, ON

The EC Nominating

Committee looks forward to receiving applications and thanks all candidates in advance for their interest in joining the 2021 EC Board of Directors.

Questions, Comments?

If you have any questions or comments concerning the 2021 Director Applica- tion process, please contact:

Meg Krueger Chief Executive Officer Secretary General Equestrian Canada

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