So You Want to Compete



  • Want to try out sanctioned competitions but you're not sure what's expected?

  • Has it been some time since you were last in a show and you're wondering what's changed?

  • Does you child want to compete, but you're bewildered by the show world?

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The In Gate has gone virtual. The in-person sessions were filmed, and the subsequent sessions were turned into voiced-over presentations. Click on the title to head to The In Gate page of videos!




As restrictions surrounding the Covid-19 begin to ease, riders are looking to bring their horses carefully back into work and prepare for competition. Since many horses have had a complete break from training, conditioning correctly becomes vital to prevent injuries and setbacks. 


Equestrian Canada pulled experts together to create safe, sensible, discipline specific guidelines for returning to work:

EC Return to Competition for Sport Horses

Following a Break in Training Due to Covid-19


 The NBEA has pulled this lengthy document apart and created a separate document for each discipline:


 ► EC Return to Competition for Sport Horses - DRESSAGE

 ► EC Return to Competition for Sport Horses - EVENTING

 ► EC Return to Competition for Sport Horses - JUMPING (Hunter & Jumper)

 ► EC Return to Competition for Sport Horses - ENDURANCE

 ► EC Return to Competition for Sport Horses - REINING 




Bronze NBEA Year End Awards

criteria and guidelines


The parameters for earning points on this year’s Bronze competition circuit have been clarified:


  • Riders must compete in two Bronze shows in order to be eligible for year-end titles.
  • Points from Equitation classes are earned by the rider. Points for all other classes are earned by the horse, no matter who is riding.
  • Only classes listed in a competition’s approved prize list that match the posted descriptors will be eligible for points. As always, shows are free to offer any classes they wish, but only those that match our document will be counted for points.
  • Only classes that appear in the show's approved prize list will be counted.



DIVISIONS & CLASSES that will count for POINTS...




Prepare yourself for the competition season!

Check out this program that takes you from goal setting and baseline measures, through a simple, effective 5 week fitness plan. 

Equestrian Training Program


Riders are athletes too!


Tune-Up Tuesdays

An eight-week fitness program

designed with equestrians in mind.