MODULE 6.1 : PROFESSIONAL EQUESTRIAN COACH (L2)
SANIP Certificate – International Level Two Coach (Western Riding)
• Discipline specialisation is permitted at Level Two
• Successful completion of Modules 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5. The minimum age that this assessment may be taken is 20 years.
• Evidence of having logged at least 75 hours of lessons taught of the nominated competition discipline/s, to the date of the assessment. This logbook must be forwarded to the relevant regional representative at the time of your application and at least one month prior to the date of assessment.
• Evidence of having logged at least 75 hours of your own personal competitive riding of the nominated discipline/s, to the date of
the assessment. This log must be forwarded to the relevant regional representative at the time of your application and at least one month prior to the date of assessment.
• In addition to the teaching logbook, candidates must provide a log of hours worked at a recognised show, to total a minimum of fifteen hours per nominated competition discipline. (Provincial / National judges of the relevant discipline/s are exempt from this requirement).
• Evidence from your discipline/s and your pupils’ competition achievements.
The minimum pass rate for all subjects in this module is 70%
For certification of this qualification candidates must be in possession of a recognised Level One First Aid Certificate.
WESTERN RIDING LEVEL TWO
The candidates will ride two horses tacked up and be able to show the following competencies:
All the riding criteria from Level 1 would be more consolidated.
Demonstrate a secure, well established, effective, supple position in all three gaits.
Demonstrate the ability to ride with feel and knowledge to assess the horses and then develop their work with regard for any basic faults in the way of going.
Demonstrate the confidence to work constructively to improve aspects of the horse’s way of going.
Demonstrate work to include shortening and lengthening of stride within the gait, transitions in all three gaits, and development of lateral work. Show counter canter and flying changes and turn around on the hind leg.
Knowledge and effectiveness in dealing with any problems that may arise.
Knowledge and understanding of the progressive training principles of the horse
Be able to discuss the way of going of the horses showing understanding of the scales of training.
WESTERN TEACHING ASSESSMENTS – LEVEL TWO
The candidate must be able to teach an individual rider and a group of riders to an elementary standard of riding. This would include:
All the teaching criteria from Level 1 would be more consolidated.
Teach individuals and a group to an elementary level of Western riding.
Work towards the development of lateral work.
Work towards simple change.
Work towards execution of change in transitions two track at walk across the arena – Pivot – on hind & fore leg, speed control, 180º turn.
Show the ability to train horses for basic gaits. Candidates must be able to discuss aspects of teaching techniques, including dealing with problems.
Be able to motivate and plan for riders, then assess, appraise and develop appropriate goals giving relevant feedback and
A secure, deep, effective, position with ability to develop harmony with the horses.
Confidence and the ability to assess each horse and work it to development and improvement
The work should include simple changes, flying changes, circles with speed control, spins and stops.
The ability to discuss the work they have done and how it affected the horses, clearly showing their knowledge in discussion.
Level Two – Vaulting; Tourism; Competition disciplines and Driving assessment syllabuses are available on request from the managing director.