Welcome to the Nova Scotia Hunter Jumper Association.


September 1, 2020: Nova Scotia Equestrian Federation has opened memberships for renewal for 2021. Just a reminder that your 2020 NSHJA membership, if you paid, will be rolled over to 2021. You can see if you purchased your NSHJA membership on your NSEF account. If you have questions, feel free to send us a DM via Facebook Messenger and we will check to see if you purchased your 2020 membership. Happy Training!

The 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Association took place on July 9, 2020. 

The NSHJA board of directors would like to take this opportunity to update our members about NSHJA programs in 2020. The NSHJA held their AGM on Thursday July 9, 2020 and the following decisions were made for this calendar year:

  • There will be no point tabulations done for the 2020 year due to the fact that there will be no Bronze or Gold EC Shows offered in the Maritimes.
  • NSHJA has decided to freeze all awards, incentives and programs for the 2020 calendar year.
  • The annual awards banquet for the NSHJA will be postponed until the Fall of 2021
  • All NSHJA memberships purchased in 2020 will be honoured for 2021.

About Nova Scotia Hunter Jumper Association

The Nova Scotia Hunter Jumper Association (NSHJA) was formed in 2008 to foster development of hunter jumper events and riders in Nova Scotia. Up until that time the Nova Scotia Equestrian Federation administered hunter/jumper community of the province. The founders knew that our sport was ready for a member association of its own. NSHJA is recognized by Equestrian Canada as the official hunter jumper sport organization for Nova Scotia.

One of the essential responsibilities of NSHJA is to oversee a responsible and unbiased point system for annual awards. NSHJA compiles points earned by members in all divisions held at Gold Equestrian Canada competitions in the province, used to determine the region’s qualifying competitors for The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair®.  Awards are presented annually at a banquet recognizing the efforts of our athletes and their horses.

The NSHJA is a member association of the Nova Scotia Equestrian Federation. It is funded by memberships and the levy program administered by Equestrian Canada. Hunter, Equitation, and Jumper programs are developed and maintained by the NSHJA to encourage athlete development.

This website contains all of the information needed to stay up to date with hunter and jumper activities in our beautiful province.


The Nova Scotia Hunter Jumper Association

represents equestrians participating in the hunter and jumper divisions at competitions sanctioned by Equestrian Canada.  The Association is the recognized sport organization for the purposes of Equestrian Canada’s domestic development programs funds through the Levy paid by entries in Equestrian Competitions.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need a membership to compete in Nova Scotia?
A: Although you don’t require a NSHJA membership to compete, you will need a membership if you want to earn points for year-end awards and if you want to qualify to compete at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in November. You are required to have an Equestrian Canada and Nova Scotia Equestrian Federation Membership in order to compete in Nova Scotia.

Q: How do I get a membership?
A: You can simply download the form here and send it into the NSEF or renew online when you renew your NSEF membership. The form for 2018 will be available in November.

Q: I didn’t join NSHJA until June. Will my points from my May & June shows count?

A: No. Memberships will have points accrued towards NSHJA Year End Awards ONLY from the date of joining. Points may not be awarded retroactively as stated in the Equestrian Canada Rule Book.


2018 Association Programs

We are pleased to introduce our programs for 2018.  We are looking forward to an exciting season, with new competitions on board, there is something for everyone!