5. ASSESSMENT FORMAT & QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS

5.7.1 MODULE 7: PROFESSIONAL EQUESTRIAN COACH (L3)
SANIP Certificate - International Level Three Coach (Western Riding)


Entrance Requirements:
• Successful completion of Modules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.
• The minimum age that this assessment may be taken is 22 years.
• Evidence of having logged at least 200 hours of lessons taught of your 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 examination.
• Evidence of having logged at least 100 hours of personal riding of each of your nominated 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 examination.
• Evidence from your discipline/s and your pupils’ competition achievements.

Information:
The cost of the Module Seven assessment is R 2 475.00
The minimum pass rate for all subjects in this module is 75%
For certification of this qualification candidates must be in possession of a current recognised Level One First Aid Certificate.

WESTERN RIDING LEVEL 3

The candidate will ride one horse tacked up and will show:

 All the riding criteria from Level 1 and 2 to be more consolidated.
 Confidence and effectiveness in riding any type of horse according to a specific class.
 Good judgment of speed and pace according to any conditions.
 Good balance, position, depth of seat, security and harmony in their riding.
 The ability to discuss any problems or training issues and what they did about them.
 Ability to execute Reining manoeuvres.

WESTERN TEACHING EXAMINATION LEVEL 3


 All the teaching criteria from Level 1 and 2 to be more consolidated. In addition to the previous skills achieved, the coach must demonstrate the ability to train and develop future coaches.
 Train individuals and/ or groups to advanced Western or Reining level, including flying change, stops, spins, speed control & roll
back.
 Train individuals and groups Reining manoeuvres.
 Demonstrate a full understanding of the levels of training.
 Further develop the fitness of horse and rider relevant to higher levels of competition. The importance of understanding mental preparation for both horse and rider to enable best performance is explained.
 Candidates will be able to discuss all aspects of teaching horse and rider.
 Candidates will have knowledge on subjects such as dressage training, jumping training or training students for a career in the horse industry.
 Demonstrate a depth of experience reflecting knowledge for developing varied partnerships, including young horses, young
riders and successful competition partnerships.


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NPC Number

Equestrian Qualifications Authority of Southern Africa NPC 2013/065969/08

(Member of the International Group for Equestrian Qualifications)