Equestrian Tourism Instructor Qualifications – Matrix Guidelines - IGEQ

Equestrian Tourism Instructor Qualifications – Matrix Guidelines

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Level Activity May include work with Status Workplace Recommended training time

1

Teaching sound basic principles could be under the supervision of level 2 or 3.

Novice riders, children.  Recreational riders.

Basic Instructor for recreational riders.  Equestrian Tourism.  Simple instruction in riding, horse care and management.

Club or Riding School could be recommended or approved by the National Federation and/or Government.

Minimum age – 18 years.  2 years training following full-time education, as appropriate.  Experience will be recognized by Instructor level 2 or 3.

2

Independent instructor with responsibility for all general aspects of teaching riders and training horses

All, developing competition riders

Show ability to train as above and develop riders’ level to competition level. Training and coaching level 1 instructors.

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

2 years further training from Level 1.  Experience will be recognized by Instructor level 3.

3

Independent. Master Instructor – Competition Coach

All and competitive riders to advanced level.

As Level 1 & 2 and manage a large equestrian centre. Plan programs for all levels.  Management of horse and rider before, during and after competition.  Training instructors to Level 1 & 2 +Traveling instructor. Coach for competitive disciplines medium- high level. Personal experience at Show level.

As for  level 1&2.  Large Centre may be recommended or approved by the National Federation and/or Government.

2 years further training from Level 2.