What is LTED?
Equestrian Canada has created the Long Term Equestrian Development (LTED) program. It is an athlete development model built upon proven general sport principles and customized to equestrian athletes. It provides a clear and effective pathway for all equestrian athletes – regardless of age, experience, or discipline – to enjoy equestrian sport, whether they aim to compete for Canada on the world stage, or ride, drive or vault recreationally.
LTED is not only about building successful high-performance athletes, but also about ensuring the highest quality riding experience for every person engaged in equestrian sport, including riders with disabilities.
To learn more about the national LTED program, you can download the latest version here.
HTNB’s yearly LTED program:
Each year, HTNB collaborates with the New Brunswick Equestrian Association to design and deliver an Eventing LTED program aimed at identifying talented eventers ready to move up and/or deliver performance results. Note that NBEA also supports LTED programs in the disciplines of dressage and hunter/jumper.
The program and its funding change from year to year, though many core elements remain the same as the program aligns with EC’s LTED and Equestrian Pathway principles.
- Riders work with certified coaches appropriate to their individual level
- Riders commit to multiple training camps and regular lessons, in addition to competing
- Riders work toward EC Rider Levels and/or Canadian Pony Club (CPC) Ratings
- Everyone works hard and sees results in the ring and in the field!
Where are you on the equestrian pathway?
Keep an eye out for the 2021 program announce later this winter!