Certification as an Instructor or Coach signals:
- Professionalism and accountability adhering to established standards of ethics and the Equine Canada Code of Conduct
- Skilled in first aid and safety procedures
- Equestrian knowledge and technical competency
- Commitment, having completed the rigorous testing process, and to continue to maintain skills through ongoing training and education
Different Types of Certification
Instructor of Beginner
This program is focused on those who wish to take on the instruction of children and adults learning to ride, establishing foundational riding skills with an eye on safety.
This program is focused on those who are interested in coaching riders in the competitive environment. More advanced skills in the development of a competitive training program, performance analysis and mental preparation for competition are required to become certified at this level.
Competition Specialist Coach
This program is a further progression of the Competition Coach program, focused on riders competing at the Provincial and National levels. Beyond the Competition Coach Level, this level requires a working knowledge of the Equine Canada competition rules for the level and discipline they’re teaching.
High Performance Coach
This program is administered by Equine Canada.