An Important Message from our Insurance provider, ACERA Insurance regarding Wildfires:

June 1, 2023

TO: Members of Provincial Equine Associations

RE: Wild fires

With wildfires burning in several regions in the country, we want to remind you that the automatic insurance provided with membership in your PTSO protects you for liability arising from the temporary care, custody and control of up to three non-owned horses that have been displaced due to fire, flood and other natural disasters.

To those members that are lending a hand to others who are in need to move their horses and house them in safer areas - we THANK YOU.

We are also obliged to advise that no new insurance coverage can be placed when an active wildfire is less than 50 km away.

This includes the optional coverage for tack and members Named Perils horse insurance.

If you have questions about your insurance coverage, contact your Acera Insurance equine specialists at 1-888-394-3330 in Eastern Canada or 1-800-670-1877 in the West.


Michael A. (Mike) King, CAIB, R.I.B. – Partner

National Practice Leader - Equine


Equestrian Nova Scotia Memberships

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Anyone involved with horses can benefit from an Equestrian Nova Scotia membership. Whether you are a coach, official, competitor or a recreational rider, there is value in it for you!

Individual Membership

Available to juniors (under 18 years) and seniors (18+ years as of January 1).


Family Membership

Available to spouses and/or the junior aged children of either/both spouses. Juniors are defined as children 18 years of age & under in the calendar year. If the child/sibling turns 19 in the calendar year, an individual membership is required. Spouses may include those who are cohabiting, but not married by law; those who are married, but do not use the same surname; legal guardian(s) of a junior aged member.

Refer a Friend and Save!

Refer NEW members for a credit of $5 each and get your membership for FREE!* The new member must provide your Equestrian NS # in the application’s referral section.


*Individuals – up to $57

*Families – up to $89

*Clubs – up to $50


For more information, please contact: [email protected]




When you join Equestrian NS, you can join the following affiliates at the same time:

  • Horse Trials NS (HTNS)

  • Nova Scotia Hunter Jumper Association (NSHJA)
  • Cape Breton Western Riders Association (CBWRA)
  • Central Nova Horse and Pony Association (CNHP)
  • Your Equestrian NS membership card will indicate that you are a member of an affiliate.  You can join an affiliate anytime during the year by simply logging onto your account online, selecting the check box for one or more of the affiliates on the Membership Type Page, and follow the Membership Walk Through System.  You will not receive another Equestrian NS card in the mail, but can print one yourself showing you as a current association member.  You can also call our office for assistance (1-800-263-2410).


Our Membership Benefits


We provide members value for their membership fee.  As a member, you receive the following benefits.

  • $5,000,000 Personal Liability Insurance

  • Non-Commercial Stableman’s Liability

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance


  • $12,000 Horse Mortality Coverage

  • Emergency Medical Insurance Addition

  • $50,000 Additional AD&D Coverage

  • $10,000 Tack and Horse Equipment Coverage

  • Weekly Accident Indemnity (Income replacement Insurance)


Equestrian NS members receive a free subscription to our official newsletter, Hoofprints.

Our members receive regular email updates on special offers, upcoming events, industry news, etc.

Officials Development

Equestrian NS Youth Educational Bursary

Club/Association Funding

Coach Development


Equestrian NS LTED Athlete Bursary



Optional Magazine Subscriptions

Atlantic Horse & Pony Magazine – Members can subscribe to this publication: 1 year/4 issues - $13.00*

Canadian Horse Journal Magazine - Members can subscribe to this publication: 1 year/6 issues - $26.45* Access the digital subscription form by clicking here.

 * Price subject to change without notice

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