About the EC Instructor & Coach Programs

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. Equestrian Canada 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 students

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


Different Streams and Current Levels of Certification Available

Reasons to Become a Certified EC Instructor/Coach

What is the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)

Frequently Asked Questions About Instructor/Coach Certification

 

Events

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7:00 pm Equine Fitness Seminar with Dr. ... @ Online Seminar via Zoom
Equine Fitness Seminar with Dr. ... @ Online Seminar via Zoom
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Equine Fitness Seminar with Dr. Sarah Pedersen @ Online Seminar via Zoom
Equine Fitness with Dr. Sarah Pedersen, Veterinarian of Motion Equine Veterinary Services – Presented by Alberta Horse Trials Association Friday, March 5 7:00-9:00 pm Cost is FREE. Everyone is welcome! Topics to be covered: –[...]
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all-day Equine Massage Course @ WELCA
Equine Massage Course @ WELCA
Mar 22 – Mar 28 all-day
Equine Massage Course @ WELCA
Intensive 7 day class 8am-5pm daily. Learn the complete massage of the horse along with anatomy, lymphatic drainage, colic relief, massage for common issues, safe stretches and much more! Learn from a teacher with over[...]

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