Dressage , from the French word for "training" is often described as the art of dancing on horseback or ballet on horseback and is often compared to the freestyle of figure skating.
Fredericton, NB – August 31, 2017 – “We are thrilled with the performance of our Training and First Level Dressage teams during the first phase of these inaugural Atlantic Canada Equestrian Championships,” said Deanna Phelan, President of the New Brunswick Equestrian Association. “The riders and their horses had to qualify for positions on the provincial team and then train together as a team with coach Donna McInnis.
Equestrian Canada and New Brunswick Equestrian Association present a General Steward & Dressage Steward Clinic March 25-26, 2017
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.
Competition application forms may be found on the Equestrian Canada website .
The NBEA’s competition contact, Heather Findlay , and Equestrian Canada’s competition contact (1-866-282-8395 ext. 141), will be happy to answer questions regarding sanctioned competition.
Rule books for all disciplines may be found by clicking on this link :
General information on competition for organizers of EC competitions can be found at this link Competition Organizers
Open Letter to all Competition Show Organizers . PLEASE READ Competition Funding Chart 2017 Competition Biosecurity Incentive 2017 EC Competition Administration Policy 2017 EC Competition Application Important Notice to EC Competition Organizers & Stewards Provincially Sanctioned Competition: NBEA Sanctioning Requirements For Provincially Sanctioned Competitions DRESSAGE NBEA Sanctioned Competition Application Form - Dressage NBEA Sanctioned Horse Show/Event Certificate of Insurance NBEA Sanctioned Competition Report - Dressage NBEA ...
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Date Competition Location Prize List & Entry Forms Links May 6 Foshay South Combined Derby Foshay South, Hampton, N.B. Click here May 25 - 27 Dressage NB Bronze/Gold Dressage Show #1 PLP, Sussex, N.B. Click here May 26 - 27 Geary Hill Stables Equestrian Challenge #1 Geary Hill Stables, Geary, N.B. Prize List WAIVER Entry Form - Bronze pdf Entry Form - Bronze MSWord Entry Form - Gold pdf Entry Form - Gold MSWord June 16 - 17 Geary Hill Stables Equestrian Challenge #2 Geary Hill Stables, Geary, N.B. Prize List WAIVER Entry Form - Bronze pdf Entry Form - Bronze MSWord Entry Form - Gold pdf Entry Form - Gold MSWord June 30 - July 1 Foshay South Hunter Jumper Show #1 Foshay South, Hampton, N.B. Click here July 13 - 15 Dressage NB Bronze/Gold Dressage Show #2 PLP, Sussex, N.B. Click here July 21 - 22 Sunrise Summer Classic - NB Morgan PLP, Sussex, N.B. Click here July 28 Capital Zone 3 Hunter Jumper Show Geary Hill Stables, Geary, N.B. Click here ...
Documents for organizers wishing to host a provincially-sanctioned competition: ♦ Competition Administration Policy (CAP) 2018 ♦ Approval Process for Provincially-Sanctioned Competitions flowchart ♦ NBEA Sanctioned Horse Show/Event Certificate of Insurance
Provincially Sanctioned DRESSAGE Shows: NBEA Provincially Sanctioned Dressage Outline NBEA Provincially Sanctioned Dressage Application NBEA Sanctioned Competition Report - Dressage NBEA Sanctioned Competition Judge’s Report - Dressage
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.
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 ...
“Long Term Equestrian Development”. Sounds fancy. But what does it have to do with you? You’re a typical rider, just thinking about dipping a toe into showing. Or maybe you’ve competed before, but your horse is green or young or not a $100,000 warmblood/sport horse/Olympian. Like every rider, you’re keen to improve your riding and learn new skills, but what does LTED have to do with you ? A lot! Please read on! Every person who picks up a pair of reins has taken her first step along the equestrian Pathway. This Pathway details the progression of a rider from his or her very first experience all the way to the Olympic podium. Each rider decides how far along the pathway s/he’ll travel, but the journey has been mapped out to ensure safe and successful learning. One of the segments of the Pathway is the Long Term Equestrian Development program. Started nationwide in 2007, this program takes riders from their current lesson program and guides them ...
Certified Officials Bova, Carrie Upper Cape, NB Hunter - Senior Hack - Senior Equitation - Senior Brown, Dawn Collina, NB Dressage Steward - Medium Steward - Senior Findlay, Heather Bath, NB Dressage Steward - Senior Steward - Senior Gallagher, Allison Saint John, NB Dressage - Recorded Gallagher, Mike Saint John Technical Delegate Eventing Hamilton, Rhonda Shediac Cape, NB Morgan - Recorded Hudson, Wendy Hopewell Hill, NB General Performance Judge - Senior Leach, Lori Harvey, NB Course Designer Eventing 1-IT MacBride, Joanne Fredericton, NB Arabian - Recorded Morgan - Recorded Saddle Seat Equitation - Recorded Meesters, Rien Erichsen Royal Road, NB Course Designer Eventing 1-IT McInnis, Donna Moncton, NB Dressage Judge - Basic General Performance Judge - Recorded Judge Eventing TR-D Phelan, Deanna Geary, NB General Performance Judge - Recorded Hunter Course Designer - Recorded Jumper Course Designer - Recorded Phelan, Valerie Geary, NB Equitation Hunter Seat - Senior General Performance Judge - Provincial ...
Fredericton, NB – October 2, 2017 – Two Team New Brunswick athletes brought home individual gold medals in the horse trials portion of the Atlantic Canada Equestrian (ACE) Championships, held at the beautiful Strathgartney Equestrian Park in Bonshaw, Prince Edward Island, September 30.
Driving is an all-encompassing equestrian sport, not only because all horse breeds and sizes can be used, but also because it appeals to people of all ages. There are four basic divisions: recreational driving, sanctioned competitions specifically for Pleasure Driving, Combined Driving and draft horses.
Ottawa, ON, July 21, 2017 – Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to introduce Long-Term Equestrian Development (LTED) 2.0 — a resource to benefit all equestrian participants, from athletes and parents to coaches and officials to competition organizers and owners.
Reminder: Next Para-Equestrian Video Competition Entry Deadline is October 30 Ottawa, ON, Oct. 21, 2017 – Don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate in the fourth leg of the 2017 Para-Equestrian Video Competition series. The next deadline for submission is coming up quickly on Oct. 30, 2017.
2017 Equestrian Canada Rules Now Available Online
A certified coach who registers in this program may apply to receive funding for traveling with a student or multiple students to a horse show or multiple horse shows for the purposes of coaching the student(s) in their classes.
Equestrian sport can represent an opportunity for freedom and movement to people with disabilities. It can also be a rejuvenating component in a therapeutic program. With various degrees of assistance and support, horse sport can be a reality for many people, whether a child with cerebral palsy or an adult with paralysis. People with disabilities can learn to ride a horse, compete alongside their peers and progress to high level competitions like the Paralympics or the World Equestrian Games. Challenges can be overcome and the experience is often rewarding.
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