Three Alberta coaches were recipients of coaching awards presented by Equine Canada. The Equine Canada/National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) National Coaching Awards recognize coaches and instructors from all disciplines and contexts who exemplify the NCCP coaching and teaching practices.
The Alberta Equestrian Federation commented that nominees may come from all corners of the country, and recipients are recognized for their contribution to the sport as a teacher and coach, whether their students are active in competitive sport, or are recreational sport participants.
Congratulations go out to these three Alberta coaches:
- Carola Friesen, of Lethbridge, the recipient of the EC/NCCP coaching award in the category Level 1 Western Coach, Western Region.
- Archie Hurst, of Sherwood Park, the recipient of the EC/NCCP coaching award in the category of Saddle Seat Coach and Instructor.
- Trish Mrakawa, Coach 3 — Jump and provincial master evaluator, of DeWinton, the recipient of the Coaching Excellence Award for outstanding contribution to the development of the coaching programs, in the category Jump High Performance.