Through our membership of the International Group for Equestrian Qualifications, holders of the EQASA issued Instructors/Coaching Certificates’ (Levels 1, 2 or 3) are entitled to apply for International Equestrian Passports. These passports are recognised by the FEI.
Candidates from countries beyond South Africa’s borders are welcomed.
A recognized Level One Certificate in First Aid is compulsory at Modules 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. Candidates may take the examinations prior to obtaining a First Aid Certificate, but EQASA certification is only awarded once candidates are in possession of a current First Aid Certificate.
Practical experience is a prerequisite. Candidates are responsible for self-study and are reminded that EQASA does not offer any preparedness training for an exam. EQASA welcomes structured training initiatives but, does not endorse, accredit or recommend any one establishment. It is suggested that candidates looking to further their education with private initiative establishments ensure that the training body is a member of the Council of Equine & Equestrian Professionals of South Africa (CEEPSA).
Western Riding; Equestrian Tourism; Vaulting; Driving; Endurance; Saddle Seat; Polocrosse; Mounted Games; Tentpegging; Polo; Mounted Policing and Therapeutic (in association with SARDA) Instructor/Coach certifications are also offered by EQASA.
Candidates of these codes are required to complete the Module one, two and three components. The requirements from module four for the above specialisations are provided on request from the managing director.
All candidates are required to register on the website (www.sanip.org.za) for the prescribed fee.