Calling all Western, General Performance, and Breed Sport Riders! This year, the NBEA will assist junior members achieve their equestrian goals by awarding up to six bursaries of $500 each.

Application Dates: March 31, 2017 or Aug 1, 2017 (funds are limited but the second application deadline is included for those who may have had circumstances preventing early application) If all Bursary funds have been allocated in March, a notice will be posted on the NBEA website in April.

What can the money be used for?

The bursaries can be used to help pay for the following:

  • Riding lessons/Rider Level testing
  • Training fees
  • Competition fees
  • Continuing education
  • Other activities that will assist you to achieve your equestrian objectives


Who can apply?

If you can answer yes to the following questions you are eligible to apply!

  • Are you a current NBEA Junior Member between the ages of 14 and 18?
  • Are you currently attending school in New Brunswick?
  • Have you completed or are ready to be tested for at least one Rider Level?
    • Do you train with an up to date, Equestrian Canada certified coach?
    • If not, are you looking for a coach?

How to apply?

Only applications that include the following items will be considered complete and eligible:

  • Completed Youth Bursary Application Form
  • Essay #1 – Describe your horse interests and experiences (200 words or less)
  • Essay #2 – Indicate how you would spend $500 (200 words or less)
  • Photo – colour photo of you riding/driving OR your head shot
  • Recommendation letter from your coach and/or independent supporter

Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant un-reviewed.

Download an application form here.