If you or your child is a devoted horse lover perhaps it is time to begin looking for lessons. You can begin horseback riding or driving programs at almost any age, working with a certified coach will help you reach your goals with skill development appropriate to your level of experience.
There are many different styles and disciplines in this sport and parents of children who are not experienced in this field may feel slightly overwhelmed by all the information. Horseback riding or driving involves making informed choices, but with the help of reliable horses and qualified instructors anything is possible!
Welcome to the wonderful world of horses!
Download our guide for new riders. It contains helpful information on the following topics:
To get the best possible first experience, select Certified Equestrian coaches may offer one of the following:
FREE assessment lesson
FREE introduction to horses barn tour
Visit the NSEF website at www.horsenovascotia.ca;
Click on the Coaching Menu, and scroll down to "Find a Certified Coach/Instructor";
Click on discipline, English Western or Drive;
Click "Ticket to Ride" under Level - Click county;
A list will appear of participating coaches.
Schedule your “Ticket to Ride” with your participating instructor/coach by organizing a date that works for you both.
Notify the NSEF of the decided date your “Ticket to Ride” will take place and which instructor/coach you are redeeming with by emailing [email protected] (Redeem your ticket & enjoy your equine experience!)
1. Age restrictions may apply;
2. Safety Equipment Required; riding helmet (may be supplied), boot or shoe with a heel, and long pants must be worn;
3. Parent or Adult Guardian must accompany and remain with child;
4. Waiver will be required.
For more information, please contact the Nova Scotia Equestrian Federation phone: 902-425-5450 ext. 342 email: [email protected]