Finishing our series on the FEI Awards nominees, we focus on FEI Solidarity.
The FEI Solidarity award honours the FEI Solidarity programme or equestrian development project, an individual or organisation that has demonstrated skill, dedication & energy in expanding the sport.
Nominees for the 2017 award represent a diverse range of individuals & organisations who all embody the FEI Solidarity ethos.
Liam Moggan (IRL)
Liam Moggan works at Coaching Ireland as a Coach Development officer. He was one of the “founding fathers” of the FEI Coach Education Programme and has been and remains in charge of the tutors delivering the course, educating all 32 of the tutors and more than 300 coaches through the level 3 workshop – he is a coaches’ coach.
His contribution has been invaluable since the programme’s inception in 2004, an expert in coach education and the soul of the programme.
He is involved both with generic coaching and also the delivery of the FEI coach’s workshop and seminars. On top of this work he has been helping the FEI Eventing and Veterinary Departments in the ongoing education of their course directors.
To vote for Liam, click HERE
Meadow Creek Vaulting Club (CAN)
Meadow Creek Vaulting Club gives Albertans the opportunity to experience equestrian vaulting in a professional and fun atmosphere.
Equestrian Vaulting is a very new sport to Canada. The Van Der Sluijs family who run the club have dedicated their lives to promoting, coaching and organizing the sport. They have been a driving factor in the Canadian Vaulting community with roles on the Vault Alberta committee as well as the Vault Canada Organisation making sure we have guidelines, rules and events to compete at.
Jeanine who coaches the club still actively competing and juggles her own training time between all the other club athletes. Through the years of dedication and love for the sport you see the impact it has made on their athletes and growing the sport within Alberta setting realistic goals Canada is making a slow and steady journey into the international world of Vaulting.
“If we were to win the FEI Solidarity award it would mean the world to us! It would help us to continue to grow the sport in Canada and further spread the word about vaulting.”
To vote for Meadow Creek Vaulting Club, click HERE