Educated equestrians

= improved equine welfare!

Competition Coach Qualifications

Competition Coach Examination Minimum Requirements

Note: IGEQ passports for Discipline Competition Coach are currently issued specifically for Dressage, Show Jumping or Eventing.  A Discipline Competition Coach passport therefore is not interchangeable or transferable with a Riding (All Round) Instructor Passport.  If a person holds both (or all) qualifications, they must decide which type of passport they require.

Level
Practical Riding Stable Management Coaching
1
Basic Dressage & Show jumping (Novice/D, 90cm SJ, FEI 1* Eventing) Basic horse care and welfare, stabled and at grass. Basic understanding of anatomy, physiology. Recognise health and ill health. Basic first aid for horses. Basic communication skills.
Ability to identify different learning style of riders.
Ability to work with and assist under direction of other coach.
Understanding of when to seek assistance from a more senior coach.
2
Basic lungeing for exercise or veterinary inspection. Past record of experience to Intermediate level of the discipline. (Elementary/L Dressage, 1.20m SJ, FEI 2* Eventing) Awareness of horse health and fitness. Fitting of equipment for work and competition.
Management of injuries.
Groups or individuals.
Ability to show a range of delivery skills to adapt to the rider’s learning style.
Technical knowledge to Intermediate level of the discipline.
(Elementary/L Dressage, 1.20m SJ or 2* Eventing)
3
Experience to Advanced level of the discipline.
(Advanced Medium/S Dressage, 1.40m SJ, 3* Eventing)
Manage horses to maintain health and fitness.
Manage people to enable progression and efficient business management.
Advanced level of competence in delivery of education.
Technical knowledge to Advanced level of the discipline. (Advanced Medium/S Dressage, 1.40 SJ, 3* Eventing)


Matrix Guidelines

Level Activity May Include Work With Status Workplace Recommended Training Time
1

Coaching with responsibility, in a supported environment, preferably under the supervision of a Level 2 or 3 Coach.

Novice riders, children recreational riders.

Supported by a more senior coach.

Club, College, Riding School, recommended or approved by the National Federation and/or Government.

Minimum age – 18 years.

2 years full time training or education.

2

Coaching independently with responsibility in all aspects of teaching.

Range of riders both recreational and/or competition.

All ages.

Supporting Level 1 Coach. Coaching for Novice/Elementary competitions. Planning weekly sessions. Awareness of horse health, fitness, fitting of saddlery.

Club, College, Riding School, recommended or approved by the National Federation and/or Government

Minimum age – 20 years. 2 years further training from Level 1.

3

Independent Master Coach.

All

Supporting Levels 1 & 2 Coach. Competitive disciplines to Advanced level of the discipline. Preparation of annual plans for competition riders.

Travelling Coach. Large Centre

Minimum age – 22 years. 2 years further training from Level 2.

Eligibility

Country International Level 1 International Level 2 International Level 3 International Expert
Netherlands

ORUN 4 Wedstrijdsport

United Kingdom

BSCC L2 Show Jumping, BDCC L2 Dressage, BECC L2 Eventing: All Endorsed by UKCC

BSCC L3 Show Jumping, BDCC L3 Dressage, BECC L3 Eventing: All Endorsed by UKCC