BC Equine Education Summit Returns April 2020

All Over the Map – November 2019

It’s back! BC’s premiere Equine Education Conference will once again be bringing you top internationally recognized professionals presenting the latest findings in equine health, welfare and training. Visit for more info.

When: April 24-26, 2020
Where: Quality Inn and Conference Centre (36035 N Parallel Rd, Abbotsford, BC V3G 2C6)
Tickets: $200+GST Full Weekend Pass (Saturday & Sunday), $125+GST Single Day Saturday Pass, $125+GST Single Day Sunday Pass

Tickets available for purchase here. More information and schedule to follow!

2019 HCBC Award Nominations

All Over the Map – November 2019

Nominations are now open for the 2019 HCBC Awards! Make sure you get your nominations in by December 30 and help us recognize those doing great things in the BC equestrian community! More information and nomination forms can be found at


AEF Annual Awards – Nominations are Open!

AEF’s Annual Provincial Awards honour deserving members’ outstanding achievements within Alberta’s equine community. These awards acknowledge those who stand out from the crowd, and have made a positive impact on the community. This is your chance to recognize a hard-working equine professional that has gone above and beyond to make the equestrian world a truly special place.

Eligible Nomination Categories:

  • Outstanding Instructor/Coach of the Year
  • Sportsmanship Excellence Award
  • Outstanding Athlete/Rider of the Year
  • Outstanding Volunteer of the Year
  • Outstanding Equine Support Personnel of the Year
  • Outstanding Stable/Facility of the Year
  • Above and Beyond Excellence Award
  • New for 2019: Outstanding Horse of the Year

Nominations are open from Oct. 1, 2019, to Dec. 31, 2019.

For more information on award category criteria and how to nominate, please visit: AEF Annual Awards.

Make those outstanding individuals in the community feel special! Recipients will be presented their award at the AEF banquet – Stride With Us, in conjunction with our Annual General Meeting on March 21, 2020, in Calgary, AB.

Special thank you goes out to AEF’s official annual awards partner, CapriCMW Insurance, ensuring that AEF can continue to provide recognition and opportunities like this to its members.

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Upcoming Events

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Photo Credit: Courtesy of Cheval Québec

Unique opportunity | Training with Michel Vaillancourt

Cheval Québec is organizing two days of training at Josée Turcotte Stables on Nov. 18 and 19, 2019, with Michel Vaillancourt, FEI-4 Course Designer.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from a master! This training is eligible for professional development hours for Instructors and Coaches certified under the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). Register now


Did You Know? Funding is available to subsidize Rider Level testing!

Are you thinking of going for your rider levels? Money may be available once you achieve them. Anyone who successfully passes English Rider Level 4 or above, or passes western Rider Level 3 or 4, is entitled to incentive funding from the NBEA. You receive it automatically with your certificate once all the paperwork is received by the NBEA office. For more information, visit our Rider Levels information page and our Rider Level Funding page.

Coaches, Instructors, Candidates!
An English coaching certification preparation clinic will be held on Nov. 11 for Instructor and Competition Coach candidates. During this workshop, Valerie Phelan, NCCP Competition Coach Specialist and Evaluator, will review candidates’ lesson plans and Emergency Action Plans, and provide feedback while candidates practice teaching using the EC 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.

An English Instructor and Competition Coach evaluation will follow on Dec. 7. Both events will be held in the Fredericton area, with the venue to be confirmed soon.

For more information and a registration form, check out our Coaching News 2019 webpage.


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EC certified Senior Steward, Dawn Brown, with EC Learner Steward, Shanna Melanson
Photo Credit: Images by Ceci

How would you like to be paid to spend the day watching horses and interacting with riders? Interested in travelling around the region and meeting new people? Do you have a passion for fair play and safety in equestrian sport? Then consider becoming a steward.

Stewards ensure that competitions are running within the rules, and that riders are meeting correct standards for safety. It’s an essential role and we’re looking for more people to become accredited. Stewards serve a vital role at competitions of all levels, and the Maritimes are beginning to experience a shortage. With the recent retirement of one of our more active stewards, competitions in the area may need to start bringing in stewards from Ontario.

While there are a couple of individuals like Shanna Melanson (pictured) on track to become certified, we desperately need more. If you think stewarding could be a good sideline for you, contact the NBEA for more information and support in your journey.

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

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