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.
THE COACHING PROGRAM IN NEW BRUNSWICK
The NBEA administers and promotes the Equestrian Canada Certified Coaching Program and their Coaches and Instructors. National standards for equestrian coaching programs are developed by the National Coaching Committee of Equestrian Canada, in conjunction with the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and Equestrian Canada (EC). The program for Competition Coaches and Instructor of Beginners is administered in each province by the Provincial Sport Office on behalf of Equestrian Canada. Disciplines included in the EC programs are Western, English, Saddle Seat and Driving.
The Equestrian Canada Coaching programs are designed to provide coaches/instructors with the tools necessary to improve athlete development. Whether it is certification programs, clinics, mentorship, or high performance. Ultimately the goal is to provide the equestrian with the best possible experience and skills. By ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
The CAC is happy to announce that it is launching Coach Initiation in Sport on March 6, 2017 .
Obtaining your Coaching Certification is an important life-time achievement. As a certified Equestrian Canada Instructor of Beginners or Coach, your clients and students will know that you have achieved the highest standards in Canada for equestrian coaching, and adhere to best-practices in coaching. The NBEA would like to recognize the time, hard work, and dedication that go into achieving this goal, by offering a $500 grant to up to 10 applicants, upon successful completion of their Instructor of Beginners or Coach certification.