Upcoming Clinics

Angie Golley Dressage Clinic (Wait Listing)
: April 12-14
Location: Northern Tempo Equestrian Centre
Contact: Lindsey Anderson, lindseyanderson867@gmail.com

Dale Irwin Clinic (Limited Space)
: April 26-28
Location: Northern Tempo Equestrian Centre
Contact: Inge Sumanik, northerntempo@gmail.com

Ruth Ratcliffe Western Clinic
Western Style Dressage Association Yukon
Date: May 24-26
Contact: Linda Dixon, lindadixon33@icloud.com

Gina Allan Clinic
: May 31-June 2
Location: Jody MacKenzie-Grieve’s EC Equestrian Centre
Contact: Jody MacKenzie-Grieve, jody_mg@hotmail.com 


Speakers Announced for Community Talks Travelling Road Show Nelson

HCBC is hitting the road in 2019 and coming to a community near you! We are bringing a one-day educational mini-summit to communities around the province. Join us for a day of equine education in Nelson, BC!

Topics include:

  • Equine Nutrition presented by Ken Wilkinson
  • Vaccination and Worming Protocol presented by Dr. Melanie Wowk
  • No Hoof, No Horse presented by Dr. Kate Robinson

Date: May 5, 2019
Location: Prestige Lakeside Resort and Convention Centre – 701 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, BC
Time: 10 a.m.
Presentations: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: Admission at the door by donation to the HCBC Disaster Relief Fund

More Information
Pre- Register Here!


Congratulations to Ride ‘n Drive Award Recipients

All Over the Map – April 2019

Photo Credit: Linda Hazelwood

Congratulations to Tracey Travis Gillis of Winnipeg, MB, and her horse, Paint, who have completed 750 riding hours in the MHC Ride ‘n Drive program. Paint has earned himself a snazzy new halter from MHC’s sponsor, Greenhawk Winnipeg.

Competition Coach /Competition Coach Specialist Evaluation
In-competition evaluations are being planned for the summer season. Please call 204-925-5718 or email mhc.admin@sportmanitoba.ca for more details.

Fall English Instructor Evaluation Dates TBA
Does your equestrian career plan include being an Instructor? If you have achieved Equestrian Canada English Rider Level 6 or Pony Club C2, you can register for this evaluation.

Instructor Evaluation Registration Details
Instructor Evaluation Registration

If you are still working towards Rider Level 6, check out the information and get a head start on some of the pre-requisites.

The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair

The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, held March 25-30, 2019, in Brandon, MB, marked the start of another exciting show season in western Canada. For the show’s 111th edition, over 100 equestrians tested their mettle in the hunter/jumper, draft horse, and Hackney rings. Full results from the 2019 RMWF Horse Show can be found here.


Youth Bursary 2019
Again this year, the NBEA is supporting the equestrian education of young western, general performance, and breed sport riders by offering six $500 youth bursaries. In order to be eligible, the rider must be between the ages of 14 and 18, an NBEA member, attending school in New Brunswick, and be working with a current NCCP Instructor or Coach. All riders who meet these criteria are encouraged to visit the NBEA Youth Bursary webpage and take a look at the application information.

Applications for last year’s bursaries were received in record numbers, and we’re hoping for even more this year. Please note that riders participating in the 2019 LTED program are not eligible.

Deadline: April 5, 2019

Joslin Scholarship
The Joslin Scholarship provides a scholarship to a York County student who has graduated from a York County high school and is entering agricultural or veterinarian college/university. Please click here for more details and an application form.

NBEA Long-Term Equestrian Development 2019 Program

All Over the Map – April 2019

Excitement is mounting for this year’s Long-Term Equestrian Development (LTED) programs. Offered for the eventing, hunter/jumper, and dressage disciplines, riders of all ages are invited to apply for this comprehensive and financially subsidised program.

For the past two years, the end goal of each LTED program was the selection of a team to represent New Brunswick at the Atlantic Canadian Equestrian (ACE) Championships, and last year’s results were stellar. Sadly, this tier of competition will not be on offer for 2019. However, the LTED riders will still be shooting for a laudable goal. Toward the end of the summer, groups will be selected from within the LTED programs to travel together and attend a competition in Quebec or Ontario. For many of our riders, this will be their first swim in a bigger pond and going as a group with the support of the LTED team coaches will be an exciting target for the summer’s work.

Please visit the NBEA LTED webpage for more details, program descriptions, and application forms. We’ll be following the adventures of the LTED riders all summer, so stay tuned.

Coaches, Instructors and Candidates!

It’s going to be a busy spring for our NBEA Coaching Coordinators. Cyndy Toner (western) and Nicole Beaulieu (English) have a number of prep clinics, rider level testing events for coaches, and evaluations on their calendars. If you’re a coaching candidate, a coach who is doing rider level testing, or an instructor/coach looking to update or go further, please keep a close eye on the Coaching News 2019 web page for dates and application forms.

Coming up:

  • NCCP Prep Clinic for Western Instructor Program – March 23, 2019, 1104 Route 130, Grand Falls, NB
  • NCCP Prep Clinic for English Instructor Program – March 23, 2019, Fredericton area

Details and forms are available on the Coaching News 2019 web page.

BMO® Equestrian Canada Mastercard®*All Over the Map – April 2019

No matter what province you call home, use the BMO® Equestrian Canada Mastercard®* to stay connected to the equestrian community across Canada. In addition to earning double Air Miles and 1% back on all credit card purchases, your purchases will directly benefit the Horsepower Foundation. Learn more about the card’s features and apply today at bmo.com.