What is Para Equestrian?

In Para equestrian, riders compete in 11 dressage events. Therapeutic riding in NS is the longest running parasport in the province!

There are five disability categories for both the individual championship test and individual freestyle test and there is one team test. Competition is mixed gender and open to athletes with visual and physical disabilities.

Learn more about para equestrian on the Paralympic Canada website.

rider getting onto a horse from a raised platform, and a coach looking on
Free Spirit Therapeutic Riding Association

Aylesford, Kings County 

[email protected] 

"Freedom to Ride"

ceiling lift to transfer onto horses being demonstrated to man in a wheelchair

Halifax Lancers Therapeutic Riding

Contact Executive Director, Angie Holt

(902) 423-6723


therapeutic riding program with rider, horse and three volunteers

Hinchinbrook Farm Society

Blockhouse, Lunenburg County

Therapeutic Riding and Family Ther-a-playdates
t. 902-624-0603 


youth being assisted sitting on a horse

Learn to Ride - Easter Seals




Ages 6-12 - July 18 - 22

Ages 13-21 - July 25 - 29 

Each Day - 1-4pm

$150/ week 

Easter Seals NS

Serenity Acres Family Ranch

7321 Nova Scotia Trunk 1, Ellershouse, NS B0N 1L0


[email protected]


For more information about accessible equestrian in NS, contact: 
Heather Myrer
t. 902- 425-5450 ext. 333
e. [email protected]
w. www.horsenovascotia.ca