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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stable Owners! Do you have your Premises ID number ? Learn more about this vital program here .
Fredericton, NB – August 31, 2017 – “We are thrilled with the performance of our Training and First Level Dressage teams during the first phase of these inaugural Atlantic Canada Equestrian Championships,” said Deanna Phelan, President of the New Brunswick Equestrian Association. “The riders and their horses had to qualify for positions on the provincial team and then train together as a team with coach Donna McInnis.
“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 ...