Rider Level Evaluation Clinic and Coaching Symposium

Mark your calendar for the weekend of April 27th and 28th. The NBEA is presenting a full weekend of coaching and rider level PD, including a rider level evaluation updating clinic on Saturday, and a coaching symposium all day on Sunday.



Saturday, April 27

Geary Hill Stables,

Geary, N.B.


English coaches and instructors who test Rider Levels must attend the update clinic being held at Geary Hill Stables. This is required training for Rider Level Evaluators, as well as current coaches/instructors who wish to become tester. Sessions will incorporate a focus on Rider Level Paperwork. Topics to be covered include:


  • EC & NBEA Rider Level Evaluator Protocol
  • Presentation of “Rider Levels 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 Challenge” Rubrics
  • Rider Level Stable Management Including: Temperature/Pulse/Respiration, Bandaging, Blanketing
  • Rider Levels on the Flat; Rider Level Lunging (5 + 6/8); and Rider Level Over Fences – Gymnastic & Course. 

This training is also valuable for candidates challenging Rider Levels and Instructors/Competition Coaches/Specialists who want to prepare or evaluate these candidates. It is also open to Instructors, Competition Coaches and also Competition Coach Specialists who are doing mentoring and training and Coaching Exam candidates. This workshop is also a great opportunity to bank some updating hours. 


Sunday, April 28th

Days Inn

60 Brayson Blvd 
Oromocto NB

Join us for the NBEA Coaching Symposium, to be held at the Days Inn, Oromocto. This day is for English or western instructors and coaches, anyone interested in becoming certified, current or lapsed coaches wishing to add to their knowledge base and earn PD points.

The day has a full agenda of educational topics and discussions. Come and ask all your questions. Each session earns 3 coaching Professional Development points, for a total of 12 for the full day There are sessions for everyone.

In the morning, we’ll look at all aspects of Professional Development and learn to navigate the NCCP Locker. 

In the afternoon, our panel discussion and rider fitness sessions will be conducted by Carol Mulholland. Carol is experienced in learning facilitation and coaching leadership, has served as a National team coach at Racquetball World Championships, and has been involved in sport leadership at the national level.

Participants who attend Saturday’s Rider Level clinic may attend Sunday’s symposium for free. If you’re coming for the Sunday only, registration is $50 for the day. 


The afternoon's panel discussion and Q&A will be facilitated by Carol Mulholland. She will stay on to conduct the Rider Fitness session, including LTED rider fitness baseline testing,  that will wrap up the day. 

Carol's list of accomplishments in sport and coaching are many:

  • Former National Team Coach with Racquetball Canada – Coached multiple World Champions and was a World Champion myself also.
  • Participated at Canada Games in all capacities – athlete, coach, Official and Mission Staff
  • Train High Performance athletes in Sport Fitness, Conditioning, Mental Preparation, Sport Nutrition and Seasonal Planning
  • Master Facilitator for Coach NB – train coaches at all levels on how to coach athletes. Work with both amateur level and Professional coaches
  • Train clubs on Sport Administration – how to run their sport business
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Multi-sport coach at various levels for over 50 years
  • Still compete as an athlete in tennis and golf
  • Still teach fitness and Aquafit classes to all age groups
  • NB Female Coach of the Year – twice
  • Racquetball Canada Coach of the Year – twice
  • Work with athletes in St Thomas Women’s Hockey Program for over 15 years
  • Trained Midget AAA Hockey Players for 10 yrs as Strength and Conditioning Coach (including current NHL goalie – Jake Allen)
  • Worked with Equestrian High Performance programs to help develop Riders and Coaches of all levels


Parents, students, and non-certified coaches

Please feel welcome to join us for the afternoon sessions free of charge. Of special interest will be the panel discussion on the safe sport movement.


LTED riders

The fitness training demo we are planning at the coaching symposium is going to be opened to all the riders signed up for the LTED regardless of discipline.4]

There will be another one later in May or June but LTED participants in eventing, dressage, and jumping are invited to come that day and time to get your testing done. If you can't make it, we will offer one more testing date later on.




Rider Level Evaluation Update Clinic - Saturday, April 27th - AGENDA


Coaching Symposium - Sunday, April 28th - AGENDA


Registration Form



Current instructors and coaches

You are invited to order NBEA Coach apparel as well. Proudly promote yourself and the coaching certification program. Styles and colours are outlined on the attached flier. The deadline for ordering will be the end of the day on Sunday, April 28th. We’ll try to have some size samples on hand for you to try.


Coach Clothing Options