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Wild Rose Competition Program

Our Wild Rose Competition Program is designed for riders like you! Whether you’d like to try out a competition just to have fun and see what it’s like, you are looking for a grassroots start to build your show profile, or you enjoy routinely evaluating your equestrian skills, a Wild Rose-sanctioned event is a great way to meet your goals.

For those looking to expand their showing to a national level, check out Equestrian Canada’s competition programs.

Benefits for riders

Why should you choose a Wild Rose competition?

  • Safety: A Wild Rose sanctioned competition ensures someone other than the show organizer is responsible for overseeing the risk management for the competition.
  • Benefits: We offer cash incentives for sanctioned shows, competitors, and volunteers. Not to mention improved mental health from exercise and spending time with horses.
  • Officials: Officials preside over the competition to help maintain standards of 'play.' Wild Rose shows require validated officials, which means the judging meets a certain set of criteria.
  • Rules: These ensure everyone is playing the same game. Fair and square. And back to point number one – ensures a basic standard of safety.
  • Cost-effective: Wild Rose is grassroots, so it’s affordable for the show organizers, and that trickles up to the participants. It’s about the experience, not spending copious amounts on multiple fees and licenses.

Wild Rose shows ensure a credible and fair playing field for all participants, while still keeping the competition at a provincial, grassroots level.

Requirements for riders

AEF membership is all that is required by all exhibitors/participants/competitors.

Currently, random drug testing is only conducted at the Wild Rose Provincial Circuit levels, and no Equestrian Canada (EC) Sport License requirements at any level of Wild Rose competition.

Wild Rose Sanctioning

Sanctioning applications and documents can be downloaded as well as submitted online here:

Sanctioning a Wild Rose CompetitionWild Rose Competitions Page.

Classifications of Sanctioning

Wild Rose Competition (all disciplines – excluding hunter/jumper)
  • Prize money must not exceed $5,000.
  • Must use a recognized judge.
Wild Rose Schooling Competition (hunter/jumper)
  • Prize money must not exceed $5,000.
  • Jumper height maximum 1.10 m.
  • Hunter height maximum 3’0.
  • Requires a recognized judge.
  • A recognized steward and course designer is recommended but not required.
Wild Rose Provincial Circuit Tier 1 (hunter/jumper)
  • Prize money must not be over the limit of $50,000.
  • Jumper height maximum 1.40 m.
  • Requires a recognized judge.
  • Classes offering prize money of $15,000 - $50,000 require two recognized judges, one judge must be a senior judge.
  • Requires a recognized steward, course designer, and a paramedic on competition grounds.
  • Visual validation of Coaching Requirements at Wild Rose Competitionscoach certification.
Wild Rose Provincial Circuit Tier 2 (hunter/jumper)
  • Prize money must not be over the limit of $175,000.
  • Jumper height maximum 1.40 m.
  • Requires a recognized judge.
  • Classes offering prize money of $25,000 to $49,999 require two recognized judges, one judge must be a senior judge. Classes offering prize money of $50,000 or above require two senior judges.
  • Requires a course designer, on-site paramedic, and at minimum two recognized stewards.
  • Visual validation of Coaching Requirements at Wild Rose Competitionscoach certification.

Coaching Requirements at Wild Rose Competitions

Starting July 15, 2024, coaches at Wild Rose Provincial Circuit competitions will be Coaching Requirements at Wild Rose Competitionsrequired to obtain certification in order to coach at the event. Coaches must have either an NCCP Certification, or EC Coach License status, and will be issued an AEF Coach ID Badge which must be displayed while coaching on competition grounds.

Download the Coaching Requirements for Wild Rose Provincial Circuit Competitions factsheet.

Temporary Coaching Badges, valid for the duration of one competition, will be available for purchase.

To receive your mandatory AEF Coach ID Badge, complete this form.

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