Types of Officials

The NSEF supports our Scotia Series Provincial Official Program and the Equestrian Canada (EC)/Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) Official Programs.  


NSEF Scotia Series Provincial Officials Program

We recognize that the recruitment and training of officials are vital to the sustainability of our sport, especially at the entry level. As such, we have invested in creating a specific officials training program to build a repository of trained NS officials for the NSEF Scotia Series competitions. By offering training and professional development opportunities to interested candidates, our provincial level competitions will be further enhanced by qualified officials.

Our first phase is the training of Scotia Series Foundations Judges and Scotia Series Discipline Specific Judges.   As this program develops, the pathway for certification will evolve to reflect these developments.  

Scotia Series Foundations Judge 

The Scotia Series Foundations Judge training will support all Scotia Series divisions. A recognized Scotia Series Foundations Judge is trained to judge a multi-disciplined or general performance Scotia Series competition. Training at this level does not include discipline-specific competitions (some exceptions may apply).

As we continue to develop the program, our aim is to build on its capacity.  Our ultimate goal is to have ample, qualified Scotia Series Foundations Judges and Scotia Series Discipline Specific Judges available for Scotia Series competitions by 2021.

The following links contain further details about the programs and its requirements. 

Scotia Series Foundations Judge Information

Scotia Series Foundations Judge Application

Scotia Series Foundations Judge Mentoring Form

Scotia Series Foundations Judge Volunteer Form

For current Scotia Series Foundation Judge course dates, please check the NSEF Calendar of Events (it will be listed in the Coach/Education Event type).


Scotia Series Discipline Specific Judge*

*This program is under review

Each of the following links will take you to program documents:

Discipline Specific Certification Pathway and Application Form

Mentoring Form (for Module 3)

Submission Information (for Module 4)


Find An Official 

Our seachable Find An Official directory is available by clicking here.  


Equestrian Canada and Federation Equestre Internationale Programs

For more information on the Equestrian Canada and FEI Officials Program, click here.