Riding Instructor Qualifications – Matrix Guidelines - IGEQ

Riding Instructor Qualifications – Matrix Guidelines

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Level Activity May include work with Status Workplace Recommended Training Time

1

Teaching with limited
responsibility, usually under the supervision of Level 2 or 3.

Novice riders,
children,
recreational
riders.

Basic instructor for:
Pony Clubs, Equestrian
Tourism,
Recreational Riders. Simple instruction in horse care and management.

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

Minimum age – 18 years.
2 years training following full-time education, as appropriate.

2

Independent instructor with responsibility for all aspects of teaching

All.

Training to Level 1. Coach for novice competitions.
Plan training
programmes.
Training others in horse care and management.

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 Instructor

All.

Training to
Levels 1 & 2.
Coach competitive disciplines to M/Medium level.
Manage
equestrian centre.
Plan programmes for all levels.

Traveling instructor.
Large Centre

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