What is LTED?
The LTED model is a blueprint for building the best sport system possible. It respects the developmental needs of all equestrians, addressing those who are able-bodied and those who have a disability. It also addresses both early and late developers.
Who benefits from LTED?
- Beneficial to all levels of athletes, from high performance to recreational.
- Recognizes the essential roles played by parents, coaches, sponsors, breeders, officials, competition organizers, stable owners, horse owners, administrators, sport scientists, and other stakeholders.
- The model is based on stages of development rather than age or years of experience, allowing anyone to join the pathway at any time, regardless of age, ability or experience.
- Allows athletes, coaches, parents and stakeholders to work together toward a common pathway and goal.
- Encourages equestrians to stay involved throughout their lives.
- Designed to address and overcome the current shortcomings of equestrian sport - and the resulting consequences and impact.
Who was LTED developed for?
- Shows athletes the different programs available to them as they develop and learn.
- Provides an educational tool to help become familiar with the stages of development and support coaches who act in the best interest of the developing athlete.
- Validates best practices and orients coaches to what is appropriate for skill building at each stage of athlete development, and what competitions are appropriate for each stage of development.
- By understanding the optimum development of athletes in equestrian sport, officials are in a better position to suggest equipment and rule changes that are stage-of-development appropriate.
- Helps guide developmentally appropriate competition structure and rules, enabling athletes to progress optimally.
5 Developmental Pathways of LTED
COACH – Check out the Coaching tab at www.saskhorse.ca where you will find information on:
This tab also has links to a variety of Coaching programs.
OFFICIALS – Check out the Competitions tab at www.saskhorse.ca where you will find information on:
ATHLETES – SHF offers a vast array of support to our athletes, from those who enjoy recreational events to those who strive for FEI competition. Check the following tabs on www.saskhorse.ca for information on:
- Memberships - Grants & funding
- Competitions – Event Calendar, Year End Awards, Heritage Circuit & Provincial Finals, Prairie Cup & High Performance Symposium
- Welfare – Horse Care, Ask The Vet, Biosecurity, Health & Welfare Recognition Award
- Programs – Equine Assisted Learning, Scholarship, The Horse Portal
- Recreation – Trail Information, Miles in Motion
- Industry – Industry Reports, Breeder Profiles
COMPETITIONS – Check out the Competitions tab at www.saskhorse.ca where you will find information on:
HORSE - Check out the following tabs at www.saskhorse.ca where you will find information on:
Further information on the National LTED program can be found at Equestrian Canada.