Over the past several weeks, the NSEF team has worked with many members and boarding barn owners in providing resources and advice on access issues that have arisen due to the government restrictions for community travel and physical distancing.
NSEF is not a regulatory body and boarding barns are privately owned businesses (for the most part), it is imperative that both horse owners and operators respect each other's concerns and work together to ensure the best interests of the horse's welfare is paramount. Further, all facilities must adhere to NS government guidelines and restrictions.
Current agreements/contracts may not reflect today's reality. Therefore, it is more important than ever to maintain an open line of communication to ensure concerns, stress,and anxieties are minimized. Keeping in mind that we are all in this together and soon it will pass, a positive relationship within our equestrian community will pay dividends once we are free of this pandemic.
We have Covid-19 information on our website's
Additionally, Equestrian Canada updates it's Industry-related COVID-19 information and resources and communicates via its
on a daily basis.
We are here for you if you have concerns or would like clarification on our recommendations. Let's work together to make this time as stress-free as possible. As above, you can reach Heather at