NEC’s on-site fitness center caters to equine athletes in steady performance training as well as leading up to or following intense competition, between seasons, or augmenting regular training.
The NOVA Equine Fitness Center (NEFC) focuses on supporting the entire well-being of every ridden horse through targeted, low-impact treatments based on each horse’s needs, owner’s goals, and veterinarian’s guidance. Backed by scientific research, NEFC is the premiere destination for owners and trainers with their horse’s health and longevity at the forefront of their mind. Haul-in, overnight and extended stays available.
Increase your horse’s ability to work longer and harder. Speed recovery with a faster return to resting heart rate. Be better prepared for tomorrow’s competition. Great aerobic workout.
Rebuild atrophied muscles and restart proprioceptive nerve pathways for improved coordination with safe, low impact fitness sessions proven to aid horses recovering from EPM.
Jump higher or sit back longer. Developing larger and stronger muscles are critical to healthy sustainable performance.
Just as important as muscling, the ability and adjust and adapt to changing loads and forces.
Aid your horse’s recovery post-injury or post-surgery in a safe, low-impact, results-yielding program that is customized with your veterinarian’s approval and recommendations.
Prepare your horse for competition by building muscle, increasing cardiovascular performance, and shortening recovery time in a healthy, safe way to prevent injury or strain in the upcoming season.
Recover and prepare in the middle of your horse’s performance season by promoting elasticity, flexibility, and injury prevention with fitness sessions between competitions.
Aid your horse’s recovery after a competition season with low-impact fitness program designed to reduce injuries by stabilizing joints effectively, prevent muscle strain, and regain condition lost to soreness and fatigue.
Prepare your horse with regular fitness sessions to add attractive muscle and great overall condition before the sale.
Need to shave minutes or seconds off you competition times? Proven to increase speed by 17%.
Getting tired of going around and around in the same arena? Need a change of pace or venue?
Win-win by coming to NEFC for a healthy and sustainable alternative to the usual pounding needed to maintain body mass and tone.
Continue training in extreme heat, cold, rainy and icy seasons with safe fitness sessions available year round in our climate controlled facility.
Build core muscles that promote a strong topline, encourage a relaxed carriage, and prevent or reduce spinal discomfort while increasing range of motion and flexibility. Increase core stability and strength.
Targeting the cardiovascular benefits of exercise, fitness sessions build your endurance horse’s stamina and aid in performance recovery for a faster rebound post-race.
Improve physical performance for all three phases with low-impact training focused on enhancing aerobic capacity, stamina, core strength, and ability to rebound with less fatigue.
Improve joint stability for uneven terrain and stamina for endurance in the hunt with regular, focused fitness training designed to improve muscle tone and cardiovascular performance.
Enhance the speed of your jumper and strength of your hunter to produce better stamina, balance, and power before each round while minimizing risk of muscle strain and injury.
Improve muscling, stride, speed, joint stability, and core strength to promote a more balanced run, quick start, harder stops, and precise movement in the show pen.
Target the muscles in your roping horse’s topline and haunches for an improved physical performance, faster start, and sturdier athlete.
Help maintain fitness for long-term health. A fitter horse is a safer, better-balanced horse for the rider.
Speed, bursts of power, and sharp turning – all required by a well-developed athlete in a high-demand sport.
Increase speed, strength, and stamina with regular fitness sessions targeting the cardiovascular endurance of your racehorse’s heart and lungs.
Build core muscles that promote a strong topline and encourage a relaxed carriage while increasing range of motion and stride length.
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