Atlantic Canada Trail Riding Association
Atlantic Canada Trail Riding Association (ACTRA) was formed in 1980 to promote distance riding, standardize the judging of same, encourage good horsemanship, promote the use of sound and sensible riding mounts, and above all to enjoy your mount in the company of people with the same interest.
ACTRA presently recognizes five forms of distance riding; Competitive Trail Ride (CTR), Introductory Distance Ride (IDR), Judged Pleasure Rides (JP), Ride and Tie, and Endurance Rides.
Sentier NB Trails
Sentier NB Trails is creating a map of horse-friendly trails throughout the province and exploring other projects connecting their organization with the NBEA membership. Check out the Sentier NB Trails website and follow them on Facebook .
Be sure to join the NBEA Facebook Group " New Brunswick Trail Riders ", to connect with other riders in your area for group rides, or to find new trail buddies!
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 ...
“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 ...
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
♦ NCCP Prep Clinic for Intermediate Basic Training Program
A preparation course for the Intermediate Basic Training will be offered at Dream Meadow stable on June 8-9/2019. This 2 day clinic will be run by Cyndy Toner, Competition Coach (Western) and Provincial Coaching Coordinator for NBEA. This clinic is to help prepare individuals who wish to receive their intermediate basic training. This program is a pre-requisite necessary if you wish to be a competition coach. Participants need to bring their own horse. Stabling ...
Why Become Certified? Click to read EC brochure
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.
Ottawa, ON, Aug. 24, 2017 – The Equestrian Canada (EC) Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the board candidate election results and the eight (8) new Directors who have been elected to the 2017 EC Board.