Community E-News
We understand your concern... 
and its impact on the equestrian community. 
Support Needed for Canada's Working Horses
Over the past eight weeks Equestrian Canada and the provincial equestrian federations have been working on behalf of the equine industry to advocate for federal financial support for the care of our working (lesson and training) horses. Despite our advocacy, financial support for these horses was not included in the federal agri-sector funding. As a result, we have begun a nation-wide campaign to bring attention to our political leaders. You can help by co ntacting your Member of Parliament and tell them you support our urgent appeal. Click here  to find your Member of Parliament. Click here for a pre-written letter.
In the meantime, NSEF continues to advocate at the provincial level for support and recognition of our industry's situation. You may further assist us by contacting your local MLA. Their portfolios and contact information can be found here . If you are have urgent concerns, please contact Heather at
Return to Equestrian Activity
Preparation is Key to Success
With the recent news that the suspension of NSEF and Equestrian Canada (EC) sanctioned competitions has been extended to June 30th, r eturn to activity at riding schools, lesson barns, and training facilities will be pre-determined by the phased-in approach set forth by our provincial government authorities. Even though we are many weeks away from a safe return to competition, we can begin preparing in anticipation for our return to equestrian activity. 
I t should be no surprise to anyone that there will be a new way of doing business and participating in an equestrian activity. Everyone must play a role to ensure that our return is a safe and lasting one. When Dr. Strang and Premier McNeil give us permission to engage in activity, we will still be required to follow strict guidelines. The following resources are aimed at helping you to prepare for this return:

EC/NSEF Return to Business Operations Framework Recommendations

Again, please be patient until we get the nod! We are close!
Irwins to Host Unique Athlete Experience
Fundamental Dressage Training
Friday, May 8th at 8:00 p.m.
In this webinar, Tina and Jaimey Irwin will answer your questions about dressage fundamentals, particularly the dressage training scale: Why is it talked about so much? How does it relate to you? How can you use it to develop practical training exercises? Now is your chance to hear from experts in the field, ask questions and discover useful insights.
For more information or to register, click here.

The Power of Para-Dressage: From Therapy to Podium
Saturday, May 9th at 7:30-9:00 p.m.
This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of para-dressage and the sport system of which it is part. From athlete classification to caring for the competition horse, The Power of Para-Dressage: From Therapy to Podium will provide the knowledge you need to take your first steps down the para-dressage pathway.
For more information or to register, click here.
Other Webinars that might interest you!
The Coaching Association of Canada has been releasing a weekly schedule of free 30 minute webinars. To stay up to date on all online courses, visit the NSEF Calendar of Events.
Insurance Questions Answered.....
Renew your Membership Today
An NSEF Membership has many benefits including insurance coverage with an individual or family membership is $5,000,000 Liability and $30,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment, provided to you by our partner, CapriCMW Insurance Services. 

Covid-19 Insurance Related Information

To read CapriCMW's most recent FAQs on COVID-19, click here.

To listen to a recent seminar's recorded ses sion, click here. Access Password: insurance1!

In these uncertain times, your NSEF Membership coverage is valid. Join our community, we share your passion! To join or renew, simply login to/create your membership profile by clicking on  Join/Renew . If online renewal is not available to you, you can submit a  paper application to Meredith.

Refer a new member to the NSEF and receive a $5 credit/new member towards your NSEF membership* (*Maximum credit amounts apply).
iNaturalist - Connect with Nature
Connect with nature in your own backyard!

iNaturalist is a great resource that helps you to experience nature in a new way. It aids you in identifying the different animals and plants around you.

iNaturalist connects you with thousands of scientists and naturalists who facilitate learning. The data you gather can aid them in their studies of the environment and its conservation!

For more information about iNaturalist,
Safe Sport Training Available to
 Equestrian Community
Safe Sport training has been identified by Sport Canada as an integral component within the Canadian Sport system. This training is available to coaches, parents, athletes and volunteers who play a fundamental role in the development of young athletes in the sport of equestrian.

This module is offered to you, free of charge, by the
Coach Association of Canada (CAC).

Registration or access to the CAC portal is required to take this interactive course. For more information or to register, click here.

If you need help setting up a profile or accessing your current account, please contact Meredith at
NSEF Scavenger Hunt – a little fun as you navigate your way through our website!
Click here to access the NSEF Scavenger Hunt.

A random draw of all participants will
determine who will receive a fun prize!
Contest ends May 24th.