Eventing is a sporting discipline which combines three phases of competition - dressage, cross country, and show jumping.
Each horse/rider combination performs a dressage test, demonstrating to the judges' the horse's paces, obedience, harmony with his rider, and degree of training. In the second phase, the horse and rider complete a course of solid-looking obstacles met on a course through fields, woods, and water, aiming to jump each obstacle without mishap within the time allowed. The final phase, show jumping, follows the same format as regular show jumping, proving that the horse is still fit and careful enough to negotiate a course of ore fragile obstacles without penalty. The scores from all three phases combine - the horse and rider with the fewest penalty points are the victors.
The Olympic and international format of Eventing spaces the phases out over three days. Shortened formats for lower level competitors, called Horse Trials or Derbies, can occur in one or two days.
The equestrian sport of jumping falls into two categories: show jumping and hunter.
Show jumping is one of the three Olympic equestrian disciplines. Horses are guided over a course of colourful obstacles that fall down if struck. The horse/rider combination are penalized for obstacles that have been knocked down or refused, for a foot in the water of a water obstacle, or for taking more than the time allowed to complete the course. Placings are determined by numerical score only.
In the hunter ring, the horse and rider complete a course of more natural-looking obstacles and are judge on the horse's paces and style over fences. The judges are looking for a safe, sound horse who would carry his rider in safety and elegance over obstacles while riding to hounds in the traditional sport of fox hunting.
Dear Irish Draught and Irish Sport Horse owner,
The Irish Draught Horse Society of Canada will be holding inspections this fall. If you would like to have your Irish Draught Horse or Irish Draught Sport Horse inspected this year in Canada, please send the below application to the inspections coordinator. If you have more than one horse, please copy the form as many times as you need providing the location of the horse as well as owner address for determining inspection sites.
The full application and payment is due by July 15. Applications submitted after July 15, 2018 must include a $75.00 late fee per horse. Inspections will be closed 30 days prior to the inspection. All paperwork must be complete and fees paid by that time. The number and location of the inspection sites will be determined based on paid applications postmarked no later than July 15, 2018.
The 2018 Inspection Fees for members are as follows):
$150 Geldings (at least 3 years ...
NBEA Youth Bursary 2018 This year, the NBEA had a record number of young riders apply for one of six $500 bursaries to help them further their equestrian education. After careful deliberation, the bursary committee has chosen the following recipients for this year. Congratulations!
Chelsea is a 15 year old equestrian that lives in New Maryland, N.B.. She has her Level 4 Riding and would like to put the bursary towards her level 5 and Beginner Coaching. Chelsea is interested in training her young OTTB and taking him to a few shows this summer. She is often found helping whenever she can at Les Ecuries de la Cadence Stables and is known for being hard working and dedicated to the sport.
At 14, Hannah aspires to be a professional trainer. She is involved in many clubs in N.B. including MQHA, MQHVA, NBEA & AQHA. She is currently secretary of the MQHVA and dedicates considerably time to these clubs. Hannah rides at Yellow Rose Stables in Glenvale ...
Reining horses and riders complete intricate patterns using a set of barely perceptible cues. At reining competitions, horse and rider pairs are placed in classes sorted by their age, status (professional or amateur) and level of experience. At the top level of competition, competitors complete one of 10 patterns that demonstrate the athletic abilities of the horse and the subtle communication between horse and rider. Included in the patterns are several compulsory movements: varying circles, small slow circles, flying lead changes, roll backs, spins and the crowd pleasing sliding stop. Reining competitors also perform freestyles, in which they choreograph the compulsory movements to music. Freestyles are judged on level of difficulty as well as music and choreography.
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The CAC is happy to announce that it is launching Coach Initiation in Sport on March 6, 2017 .
The Equestrian Canada (EC) Board held an emergency meeting on Jan. 31, 2017 to discuss concerns expressed by EC volunteers and some members of the equestrian community, and to determine the next steps in addressing these concerns. The Board also confirmed their total confidence in the current leadership of EC, specifically of its President, CEO and Director of Finance. Our reasons for this vote of confidence are outlined below.
Jumping Youth Bursary Recipients Announced for 2016 Ottawa, ON, March 1, 2017 - Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce the hard-working young athletes who were chosen by the EC Jumping Committee to receive Jumping Youth Bursary funds for 2016
Ames, Iowa (July 6, 2017) – GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) is hosting a free webinar, Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) in Canada , on Thursday, July 20 at 11:00 a.m. CDT for veterinarians, diagnostic laboratories and horse owners who want more information about EIA compliance and management.
Attention Coaches and Riders – Back by popular demand, The NBEA announces the "Rider Level Blitz" - a subsidy for riders who pass a Rider Level 4 or higher.