March 19, 2020
 
As noted in our previous update, NSEF has suspended all activities until at least April 19th including the Rookie Rider Training and the Coach Symposium. During the suspension of EC and NSEF activities, no Learn to Ride/Drive programs (including testing) or Rookie Rider programs may be run.
 
In an effort for the equestrian community to exercise social responsibility in the prevention of the spread of this virus, we strongly recommend that coaches and riding establishments:
  1. suspend all activities and gatherings until the government indicates it is safe to do so;
  2. confirm with their respective insurance companies to ensure compliance if you continue to offer programs and services during this period. 
NSEF’s insurance provider, CapriCMW has released this bulletin to their clients and members of the equine community.
 
We further ask that Coaches communicate directly to their athletes any decisions that they make and ensure that they are complying with their insurance policy.
 
We recommend Coaches keep an eye on further information from the Federal Government including the COVID-19 specific Emergency Care Benefit and Emergency Support Benefit which may be in place in April.
 
Stay safe and if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at [email protected]
 
 
COVID-19 Information
 
All members are reminded to follow the advice of Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer and all levels of Government. Additional details and up-to-date information can be found on the Nova Scotia Provincial Government webpage: novascotia.ca/coronavirus/
 
At the very minimum:
Nova Scotians should think about additional measures they can take to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, such as: 
· Avoiding close contact with others (keeping at least two metres or roughly six feet apart) 
· Avoiding crowds and gatherings like parties and other group activities
 
Additional resources:
 
Public Health Agency of Canada's Public Health Measures Information
 
Equestrian Canada statement and updates on COVID-19
 
Coaches and athletes training internationally are advised to adhere to national and Equestrian Canada travel protocols found on ECs website, clicking on this link https://www.equestrian.ca/news/6WF6AvoJSXa4XnQ26/equestrian-canada-statement-on and by scrolling down to that section.
 

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Helmet and Concussion Resouces

Long Term Equestrian Development (LTED2)

NSEF Western Rider Level Progress Report -  This is a tool for coaches to help students (and parents) to monitor progress as they work towards the next level.

Multi-Sport Coaching Education in Nova Scotia

 

Resources

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