March 18, 2020 Update

We are well into week one of social distancing and self-isolation across the country.  There has been confusion, concern, and much impact on everyone.  However, we can do our part by staying home whenever possible and practicing the new standards and guidelines mandated by our federal and provincial governments.  To that end, please make yourself aware of these guidelines by visiting NS Government information on COVID-19
NSEF’s insurance provider, CapriCMW has released  this bulletin to their clients.  

As a reminder, all NSEF/EC sanctioned events and clinics have been suspended.  As the situation is unknown to us, we will continue to update members as it evolves.
Stay safe,
Dear NSEF Member:
Following the most recent information provided by the Province of Nova Scotia regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Nova Scotia Equestrian Federation has suspended all activities effective Monday March 16th – April 19th (subject to change). This includes, but is not limited to, the NSEF Coach Symposium, Rookie Rider Training, and Scotia Series competitions. Please check the NSEF Calendar of Events for updates.
Beginning Monday, March 16 at noon, NSEF staff will work from home until further notice. As the Sport Nova Scotia building is also closed, mail service and the sale of NSEF/EC products will be unavailable. Membership renewals are available online or by emailing your membership application to[email protected] .







The NSEF Scotia Series is a provincial program designed to promote and encourage participation in western, english, hunter, hack, jumper, dressage, and driving disciplines across Nova Scotia. The program supports community horse clubs, generating interest and encouraging athletes and coaches to achieve personal success at competitions at an introductory or grassroots level.

The NSEF supports and facilitates the activities that take place at qualifying events to ensure athletes of all ages, recreational or competitive, have the opportunity to compete.  Scotia Series rewards athletes and their horse for their dedication by recognizing their efforts at the local, district and provincial level through our series' awards program.

All Scotia Series Competitions are found in our Events Calendar 

Download/view the Scotia Series Rulebook

Organizers who wish to host a Scotia Series competition can contact the NSEF Office for details. Scotia Series competitions can be held in conjunction with other competitions and organizers are not required to host all Scotia Series classes.  Simply host the classes you want to hold. 

Organizers submit a date application form as per the Date Application Policy

After the date approval process, organizers submit the Scotia Series Application with the $30 application fee and the bond cheque, copy of the prize list/competition information, and a copy of your competition insurance at least 4 weeks prior to the competition. 

After the competition, they submit any NSEF memberships you collected on our behalf (if applicable), the Scotia Series Remittance Form (1 page), the competition results and the $3 per competitor fee (one fee per competitor in the Scotia Series competition).  This fee can be charged directly to the competitor or included in the competition administration fee.  The fees go towards year-end awards and the administration of the Scotia Series.

Scotia Series District & Provincial Awards

The Awards will be presented at our Annual Awards Reception in November.  The Scotia Series Points are available for competitors to check throughout the year and there will be a short final audit once all of the results are entered (normally early October).  

Scotia Series Provincial Championships

NSEF is looking forward to our 3rd Scotia Series Provincial Championships being held October 16-18, 2020.  Watch for more details!