Covid-19 Statements, Announcement, and Resources



 Province of New Brunswick Recovery Plan 

 Current Recovery Stage - Details



 Competition and Event Organizers:

NBEA Covid-19 Operational Guidelines for Non-Competitive Activities

  Covid-19 Risk Assessment for Sport

Sample Self-Declaration Form

It is the responsibility of the event organizer(s) and the facility owner(s) and managers to ensure that all NB Authority and Work Safe NB directives are followed and enforced.  It is understood and agreed that sanctioning and approval of an NBEA event relates to program requirements.  In addition to the approved program outline, it is understood that the host and event organizer has a written Covid-19 operational plan which follows the guidelines and rules of the NB Health Authority.Each clinic or event host must have their operational plan, for which they are solely responsible, available for review upon request by a government official.



NBEA Insurance Provider CapriCMW has updated their FAQ document relating to insurance coverage during the Covid-19 pandemic:


"The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and as some restrictions are starting to ease in some jurisdictions, we have updated our responses to some of the common questions we have been receiving from Canada's equine community."

 ► Updated CapriCMW Covid-19 FAQs

Updated May 28, 2020



Click to download the printable NBEA Biosecurity Protocol for Reopening Stables






EC Return to Competition Guidelines for Sport Horses

 Following a Break in Training due to Covid-19

 May 21, 2020


Attention – Equestrian Business Owners!

May 1, 2020


At the end of April, the NBEA lobbied Premier Blaine Higgs and other government officials to include equestrian businesses in New Brunswick’s Stage 1 reopening plan. We included requirements that riding schools would need to meet in order to resume business.


We received the following reply:




  If a business wants to open up they must follow the Business Checklist developed by the Chief Medical Officer of Health.  See Guidance Document of General Public Health Measures During COVID-19 Recovery, page 12

Guidance Document of General Public Health Measures During COVID-19 RecoverySection 2 presents guidance for businesses, service providers, and organizations who have been permitted to open in Phase 1 of Recovery. The public health measures outlined in this section must be implemented in order to ensure that facilities are managed safely as they slowly reopen for business.


If a business is not one of the few that is prohibited from operating or prohibited from admitting patrons, they are free to continue operating, as long as they follow the requirements of the Order that are necessary for public health and safety.


The intent of the Order is to limit social contact and the spread of COVID-19.  For most businesses, this can be accomplished by ensuring patrons and employees maintain separation by at least 2 metres and that measures are in place to ensure the business does not promote social gathering.  Businesses that cannot put measures in place to ensure proper physical distancing cannot continue to operate while the current Order is in place.  


Please check the web page frequently to ensure you are working from the most recent version


Renewed and revised mandatory order. 


 Please contact the WorkSafeNB officer responsible for your workplace to gain assistance in defining reasonable steps as each workplace may be different. WorkSafeNB is doing everything virtually but may already be familiar with the workplace and can help you problem-solve. If you don’t know who the officer is, please email or call 1-800-999-9775 for advice. 


Protect yourself and others 


Please keep in mind, as New Brunswick is currently in a state of emergency and information is constantly evolving, we recommend you visit our website at, or follow us on Facebook @GovNB or Twitter @Gov_NB for the most recent updates.

Thank you,

HelpAide Government of New Brunswick




The NBEA Requirements and the provincial government document, as well as links to posters and other resources, may all be found below.

Riding stables and boarding facilities should understand that reopening means your property and procedures may be subject to inspection by government officials checking for compliance.

Anyone who feels unable to meet the requirements at this time should wait to reopen his/her business at a later Recovery Stage. 


Any questions should be directed to the Office of the Minister of Public Safety.


  ► Governemnt of New Brunswick Guidance of General Public Health Measures During COVID-19 Recovery

  ► Government of New Brunswick Recovery Plan

  ► NBEA Guidelines for Resumption of Riding Lessons

  ► NBEA Guidelines for Boarding Stables

  ► Equestrian Canada Return to Business Framework

  ► EC Sample Self-Declaration Form




 May 8, 2020:




Statements and Resources


Equestrian Canada Return to Business Operations Framework

Sample Self-Declaration Form

Equestrian Canada

Response to Covid-19 for Canada's Active Equines 

Summary Report






Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan (CERP): Support for Canadians and Businesses

Government of Canada Emergency Response Benefits for Individuals and Families

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Employment and Social Development Canada

Equestrian Canada COVID-19 Support and Resources for Equine Farms and Facilities

Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines

Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada COVID-19 and Vaccination Updates



 ► Updated CapriCMW Covid-19 FAQs

Updated May 28, 2020

Equestrian Canada - Weekly Updates on Covid-19 Actions


Equestrian Canada Statement - Suspension of Sanctioned Competitions to June 1


Equestrian Canada Statement on Equestrian Facility Operations

The Maritime Quarter Horse Association's EQUINE REVIEW 2020 has been cancelled. It was scheduled for May 2nd and 3rd at the PLP in Sussex. 


Equestrian Canada 

National Equine Disease and Welfare Surveillance call


Information for everyone on Covid-19; guidelines for equine facility owners; suggestions for coaches. 


Wednesday, March 25, 2020


 List of Resources and Websites for Good Information

Compiled by the Government of New Brunswick

Equestrian Canada - Support and Resources for Equine Farms and Equestrian Facilities

March 24, 2020


Statement from Equestrian Canada - COVID-19 Position

Including Recommendations for Equestrian Facility Operations

March 20, 2020 11:00 am


CapriCMW Insurance Services

 ► Statement regarding Covid-19 outbreak

March 17, 2020


 ► CapriCMW Covid-19 FAQs

Updated April 23rd, 2020

NBEA Statement regarding Covid-19 outbreak

March 16, 2020

Equestrian Canada - Statement regarding Covid - 19 outbreak


updated March 17, 2020