By James Crook

Para-Equestrian-LogoJanuary 30 - Para-Equestrian Canada have announced election results for positions on the Canadian Para-Equestrian Committtee (CPEC).

Victoria Andrew, Elizabeth Quigg and Sharon Buffitt have been elected to the CPEC for a two-year term, which begins in February this year.

Andrew currently works with Equine Canada as a Master Learning Facilitator and Master Evaluator for the coaching programme, and in 2009 joined the Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa Carleton (TROtt) Board before being elected chair in 2012.

Quigg has served as chef d'équipe of the Canadian Para-Equestrian team and chair of the Para-Equestrian Canada High Performance Committee since 2005, as well as the Chef d'équipe of the Canadian Olympic Dressage Team in 1996 and Ontario's Young Rider Dressage Team from 1997 to 2002.

Buffitt competed as a member of the Canadian team in Para-dressage at the 2010 World Equestrian Games, and has been re-elected for a second term as the Athlete Representative to the CPEC.

112826187Canada's Lauren Barwick competing in the para dressage individual team tests at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

"I would like to extend my appreciation to the outgoing CPEC members Jane James and Gwynne Rooke, who are both long-term, valued members of the CPEC and have made great contributions to the sport's growth and success," said director of Para-Equestrian at Equine Canada, Amie O'Shaughnessy.

"The CPEC is also very fortunate to be welcoming Victoria Andrew, Sharon Buffitt, and Elizabeth Quigg as the newly elected members, as we prepare for the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France."

The committee, also consisting of Lauren Barwick, Kendra Flynn Stronach, Elizabeth McMullen, and Jessica Rhinelander, will elect a chairperson from its members at the first meeting next month.

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