Congratulations to Alberta’s Newly Certified Instructors/Coaches – Summer 2018

Equestrian Canada’s (EC) instructor/coaching program was developed in partnership with the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and Sport Canada. EC is one of 67+ sports participating in the NCCP, which represents coaching excellence in Canada. The EC instructor/coaching program is the only Canadian equestrian instructor/coach certifying program also recognized internationally (FEI, IGEQ), and by Coaches of Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee.

What are the goals and objectives of the EC instructor/coaching programs?

  • To offer an acceptable standard of developing instructing/coaching expertise
  • To provide a structure whereby instructors/coaches can enter and progress as they improve their instructor/coaching expertise
  • To ensure the integration of the National Coaching Certification Program into an overall strategy of instructor/coaching education
  • To improve the level of performance and competence of Canadian equestrian instructors/coaches and their student

The Alberta Equestrian Federation is pleased to congratulate the following individuals on their recent accomplishment of becoming a certified Instructor/Coach:

Tina Gammie

EC Certified English Instructor with Jump


 Cindy Baker

EC Certified Western Instructor


Jessica Tyrrell

EC Certified Western Instructor


Olivia Tondevold

EC Certified English Instructor with Jump


Melanie White

EC Certified English Instructor with Jump


Leah Murphy

EC Certified English Instructor with Jump


Morgan Maxwell

EC Certified English Instructor with Jump


Tabatha Brownell

EC Certified English Instructor with Jump




What Certification Means

Achieving and maintaining certification as an EC instructor/coach testifies to the instructor/coaches professionalism and competence as a teacher in equestrianism. To obtain a certificate initially, candidates are evaluated at the highest national standard, and must provide evidence of riding ability, a cleared police check, first aid/cpr certification, adherence to the EC code of ethics & conduct, as well as complete professional development as set forth by the CAC.

An instructor/coach who maintains their certification is a professional who is actively involved in the equestrian community.

Certification is available in the following disciplines: English, Western, Drive, Saddle Seat

Looking to find a certified Instructor/Coach? Please visit our Instructor/Coach Directory.

Want to become a certified Instructor/Coach? Please visit How to Become Certified.

Published:  October 3, 2018