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Notice Regarding 2017 Equestrian Canada National Awards

Dear Equestrian Canada stakeholders, We would like to take this opportunity to provide you with an update regarding the 2017 EC National Awards program.

 

Nominations Officially Open for Equestrian Canada National Awards

Ottawa, ON, Feb. 2, 2017 — Nominations have officially opened for the Equestrian Canada National Awards for 2016, and will remain open until March 3, 2017 at 4p.m. ET .

 

Sanctioned Competitions in New Brunswick 2019

Prize lists and entry forms for sanctioned competitions will be linked below as soon as they are approved... New Brunswick Equestrian Competitions 2019

Sanctioned by Equestrian Canada unless otherwise noted Date Competition Sanction Location Prize List & Entry Forms Links May 5 Foshay South Combined Test Bronze Foshay South, Hampton Prize List & Entry Form May 24 - 26 Dressage New Brunswick Bronze/Gold #1 Bronze/Gold PLP, Sussex Prize List Entry Form May 25 - 26 Geary Hill Equestrian Challenge #1 Bronze/Gold Geary Prize List Entry Form - Gold Entry Form - Bronze June 15 - 16 Geary Hill Stables Equestrian Challenge #2 Bronze/Gold Geary June 29 Foshay South Hunter Jumper Show Bronze Foshay South, Hampton Prize List Entry Form June 29 - 30 Foshay South Combined Test Bronze Foshay South, Hampton Prize List Entry Form June 30 Foshay South Dressage Show Bronze Foshay South Hampton Prize List Entry Form July 5 - 8 MQHA Summer Classic Show sanctioned by AQHA PLP, Sussex Class List & Entry ...

 

[Language English]About the NBEA

The New Brunswick Equestrian Association serves as the umbrella organization for equestrian sport and recreation activities in the province, apart from racing. It serves as a liaison with the national governing body, Equestrian Canada, and as a funding conduit for Sport New Brunswick, supporting athlete development, coaching certification, and officials training. The NBEA also strives to provide educational resources to owners, stable managers, and riders in matters of safety, horse welfare, risk management, and biosecurity.

New Brunswick Equestrian Association 900 Hanwell Road, Unit 13 Fredericton NB E3B 6A2 Tel: (506) 454-2353 Fax: (506) 454-2363 Email: [email protected]

 

Rider Level Evaluation Clinic and Coaching Symposium

Mark your calendar for the weekend of April 27 th and 28 th . The NBEA is presenting a full weekend of coaching and rider level PD, including a rider level evaluation updating clinic on Saturday, and a coaching symposium all day on Sunday.

Saturday, April 27 Geary Hill Stables, Geary, N.B.

English coaches and instructors who test Rider Levels must attend the update clinic being held at Geary Hill Stables. This is required training for Rider Level Evaluators, as well as current coaches/instructors who wish to become tester. Sessions will incorporate a focus on Rider Level Paperwork. Topics to be covered include:

EC & NBEA Rider Level Evaluator Protocol Presentation of “Rider Levels 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 Challenge” Rubrics Rider Level Stable Management Including: Temperature/Pulse/Respiration, Bandaging, Blanketing Rider Levels on the Flat; Rider Level Lunging (5 + 6/8); and Rider Level Over Fences – Gymnastic & Course. This training is also valuable for candidates challenging Rider ...

 

Pertinent News and Updates for Coaches Instructors Interested Candidates

including preparation, training, and evaluation events - 2019

Coaching Certification Incentive Funding Rider Level Testing Admin Procedures for Rider Levels TESTING Admin procedures have been updated through the hard work of the NBEA English coaching committee. Coaches and Instructors, please familiarize yourselves with these steps. New Brunswick English Coaches Able to Evaluate Rider Levels

♦ Rookie Riders Instructor Training Session NCCP coaches and instructors, English and western, are invited to become certified as Rookie Rider instructors:

Rookie Rider instructor training (with out the real horse component) August 17, 2019 Geary Hill Stables 9a.m.-4p.m. Lunch included Clinicians Danielle Yaghdjian Ottawa, Ontario Alissa Cue Nova Scotia Coaches already trained for Rookie Riders are invited to attend at a reduced fee as a refresher. Information flyer Registration Form

♦ NCCP ...

 

Coaching Programs in New Brunswick

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 ...

 

[Language English]Keeping Current

Overview

National standards for equestrian coaching programs are developed by the National Coaching Committee of Equestrian Canada, in conjunction with the Coaching Association of Canada and Equestrian Canada. The program - for Level 1 and 2 coaches - is administered in each province by the provincial equestrian federation, on behalf of Equestrian Canada.As a certified Equestrian Canada Coach you can take advantage of substantial savings on Insurance policies because you're Equestrian Canada Certification. However this status must be kept current .

Attention, stable owners!

Does your property have a Premises Identification number ? It’s a vital tool for the protection of your horses should a disease or disaster strike you area.

The Premises ID program is a national service that is free to owners of agricultural properties, including horse owners. (Even if you have only a single horse living on your property, you qualify for participation in this program.)

Premises ID is a way of linking livestock to land locations and is critical to support disease control activities and for managing animal health emergencies. Having a premises identification number for your operation allows for traceability information to be accessed quickly for the protection of animal health

Obtaining a Premises ID is free, and requires only a form. Once the information has been received and validated by the provincial or territorial government where the premises is located, a unique identification number is provided for this specific ...

 

Equestrian Theory Training

The National Coaching Certification Program presents Equestrian Theory Training!

 

[Language English]Bursary

Youth Bursary Program

Western, General Performance & Breed Sport Riders

This year, the NBEA will assist junior members achieve their equestrian goals,

awarding up to six bursaries of $500 each.

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 Equestrian Canada current certified coach?

( Please note - participants in the 2019 LTED program are not eligible.)

How to apply?

Only applications that include the following items will be ...

 

[Language English]Eventing

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.

 

LTED

“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 components 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 ...

 

2017 Equestrian Canada Rules

2017 Equestrian Canada Rules Now Available Online

 

[Language English]Rookie Riders

New training session! NCCP certified coaches and instructors, English and western, are invited to become certified as Rookie Rider instructors:

Rookie Rider instructor training (with out the real horse component) August 17, 2019 Geary Hill Stables 9a.m.-4p.m. Lunch included Clinicians Danielle Yaghdjian Ottawa, Ontario Alissa Cue Nova Scotia Coaches already trained for Rookie Riders are invited to attend at a reduced fee as a refresher. Information flyer Registration Form

 

 

Coaching Association Of Canada Partners Update

The CAC is happy to announce that it is launching Coach Initiation in Sport on March 6, 2017 .

 

$500.00 Grant

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. Once you have successfully completed your certification assessment and have all your components up-to-date, your Coaching Coordinator will notify the NBEA office to issue your $500 grant.

$30 Prep Course

In addition, Instructor and Coach Candidates are invited to register to be eligible to attend two coaching prep workshops for the price of $30. Download details and registration forms here .

 

 

How To Become A Certified Instructor Or Coach

Why Become Certified? Click here!

 

 

 

 

2017 EC Convention: Building a Unified Canadian Equestrian Community Registration Now Open!

Ottawa, ON, Feb. 6, 2017 – Registration is officially open for the 2017 Equestrian Canada (EC) Convention, taking place April 7-9, 2017 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre in beautiful downtown Vancouver, BC.

 

 

Equestrian Canada Introduces Long-Term Equestrian Development 2.0

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.

 

2016 Jump Bursary Winners!

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

 

Reining

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.

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.

Review the Coaching Model and requirements for English Updating...

 

Endurance

Endurance riding – a non-Olympic FEI discipline – currently the fastest growing of the entire equestrian sports around the world, second only to Jumping in number of competitions.

 

 

Important Statement from the Equestrian Canada Board of Directors

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.

 

Hunter/Jumper

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.

 

Health & Biosecurity

Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines