So You Want to Compete




 As part of this year’s LTED program, the NBEA will be funding up to fifteen new riders to attend their first sanctioned shows in 2023.

    • 5 hunter/jumper competitors
    • 5 dressage competitors
    • 5 eventing competitors

 For hunter/jumper and eventing:

  1.  Submit your application to us and get approved.
  2. Enter the show and send a copy of your entry to us.
  3. We’ll contact the competition and notify them that we’ll be footing the bill.
  4. Attend the show and have fun!
  5. Once the show is over, we’ll confirm your participation and pay the competition organizers.

 For DNB dressage shows

  1. Submit your application to us and get approved.
  2. Enter the show and pay the fees through the DNB online platform.
  3. Once the show is over, we’ll confirm your participation and reimburse your cost to you.


  • Riders will be funded on a first registered/first competed basis.
  • Riders must be NBEA members
  • Riders must have no record of having competed in any sanctioned competition before.
  • All fees payable with the competition entry will be covered – class or division fees, drug & admin fees, levies, and stabling. (Coaching will not be covered).
  • Only the EC-sanctioned competitions listed on the NBEA Sanctioned Shows web page are eligible for funded entries. Thank you to those organizers for working with the NBEA to make this program possible!  Non-EC-sanctioned competitions of any kind are not eligible.
  • Cancellation fees charged by competitions for entered riders withdrawing from the show will not be covered by the NBEA.

program description

program registration form 




Choose your competition



  • 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!



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...



NBEA Maritime Bred registry - application form



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.