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.
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.
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.
Membership Pricing 2018
Membership Application - new and renewals
New Brunswick Equestrian Association Membership... Everyone should have it... lesson students, barn staff, grooms, volunteers, parents... We all know that NBEA membership is "a must" for coaches, competitors, judges, etc. But why should the everyday rider, weekly lesson student, or parent be an NBEA member?
A FEW FACTS ABOUT YOUR AUTOMATIC NBEA INSURANCE COVERAGE
IF YOU, THE MEMBER have paid your annual membership dues and are therefore in "good standing" with the NBEA, YOU, THE MEMBER are provided with TWO important and separate insurance benefits AUTOMATICALLY.
NBEA Club Membership FORM
The New Brunswick Equestrian Association is divided into eight regional zones, each of which is represented by a zone representative and/or zone committee.
New Brunswick Equestrian Association and the University of Guelph/Equine Guelph presents... A Partnership in Training & Certification
The New Brunswick Equestrian Association (NBEA) is partnering with Equine Guelph to provide its members short, easily-accessible training programs so you can stay up-to-date on the latest information on equine care and welfare. This partnership enables the NBEA to offer continuing education and certification opportunities for our members – athletes, coaches, officials, facilities and horse caregivers. NBEA Member Discount
As an NBEA member, you receive a 10% discount on short courses offered on The Horse Portal. Members will also earn certificates of completion from Equine Guelph – the horse owner’s Centre at the University of Guelph.
In addition, Equestrian Canada certified instructors/coaches may apply these certificates towards their professional development credits .
Lifelong Learning – Your Responsibility
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Equestrian Canada Rules
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 .
Dear Equestrian Canada stakeholders, We would like to take this opportunity to provide you with an update regarding the 2017 EC National Awards program.
The NBEA is partnering with Equine Guelph to provide you short, easily-accessible online training programs on The Horse Portal . Stay up-to-date with the latest information on equine care and welfare.
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
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.
Review the Coaching Model and Requirements for Western Updating...
Attention Coaches and Riders – Back by popular demand in 2017, The NBEA announces the "Rider Level Blitz" - a subsidy for riders who pass a Rider Level 4 or higher.
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.
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.
2017 Equestrian Canada Rules Now Available Online
This is our current Terms of Service, last updated 2013-12-01.
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.
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.
The EDCC (Equine Disease Communication Centre) has info on the EIA outbreaks, while it has info for North America, the CFIA is also using the system. You can sign up on the site to receive ongoing info as it becomes available. You can also access the Cahss (Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System)....at Cahss.ca
Review the Coaching Model and requirements for English Updating...
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.
For general inquiries, please contact the office at (506) 454-2353 or [email protected]
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.
The CAC is happy to announce that it is launching Coach Initiation in Sport on March 6, 2017 .
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.
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.
2018 Sanctioned Competitions... so far
Head to the NBEA Calendar for links to details, prize lists, and more as they become available. Equestrian Canada Competition Administration Policy handbook
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
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 ...
For Coaches Instructors Interested Candidates Preparation, Training, and Evaluation Events 2018 1. 2018 Instructor and Competition Coach Preparation Clinics
WHEN: February 3, 2018 WHERE: Hampton Riding Centre A preparation clinic for Instructor & Competition Coach Candidates – During this workshop, Valerie Phelan, NCCP Competition Coach Specialist and Evaluator, will review candidates’ lesson plans, Emergency Action Plans and provide feedback while candidates practice teaching using the Equestrian Canada Rubrics. This workshop is also a great opportunity enhance your teaching skills if already certified and to bank some updating hours. It is an excellent course for anyone currently coaching or thinking of coaching. START TIME: 8:30 am COST: $130.00 for NBEA members $180.00 for non-NBEA members Registration Form
WHEN: March 17, 2018 WHERE: D & D Stables, Cap Pel é A preparation clinic for Instructor & Competition Coach Candidates – During this workshop, Valerie Phelan, NCCP ...
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 ...
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?
How to apply?
Only applications that include the following items will be considered complete and eligible: Completed Youth Bursary Application Form Essay #1 ...
Becoming a Member for the First Time Memberships can be purchased online clicking here to begin the walk-through and following the steps that will guide you. You will receive an email from the NBEA ( [email protected] ) with a link to login to your membership area and a reminder of your login information.
OR You can join by printing off the membership form and mailing or faxing to our office with a cheque, money order or credit card information. 2018 Membership Form
Membership Renewals Memberships can be renewed online by logging-in to your membership area on the website, or clicking here to begin the walk-through . You will receive an email from the NBEA ( [email protected] ) with a link to login to your membership area and a reminder of your login information.
OR You can also renew by printing off the membership form and mailing or faxing to our office with a cheque, money order or credit card information. 2018 Membership Form Need help logging into the website? New ...
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.
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! [Language French] Atlantic Canada Trail Riding Association (Association d’équitation sur sentiers du Canada atlantique)
L’Atlantic Canada Trail Riding Association (ACTRA) a été mise sur pied en 1980 dans le but de promouvoir ...