The NSEF recognizes individuals and companies who contribute to equestrian sport in Nova Scotia through our annual Awards Recognition program.  Awarded annually, are members who are nominated by their peers or the NSEF Board of Directors and deserve special acknowledgement in the areas of volunteerism, sportsmanship, sponsorship, and 10 or more years of service. Other categories of recognition include Athlete, Coach and Official of the year. Recipients of several of these awards are then nominated as the NSEF's representative at Sport Nova Scotia's annual awards gala.

In addition to the annual Annual Awards Recognition program, NSEF has two bursary programs that recognize athlete development and educational pursuits.