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What is The Pony Club Coaching Certificate?

The Pony Club Coaching Certificate in Generic Riding provides a recognised stamp of quality coaching across all sport and across the UK. This is a government recognised qualification which is accredited by our awarding body 1st 4 Sport.

We offer Levels 1,2 and 3 of the Generic Riding qualification and Level 4 is a Post Graduate Diploma run through the BEF.

What are the benefits?

The qualification levels makes it easier to identify the right coach for the right job from recreational enjoyment of equestrian sports to winning performance at the Olympics. 

The benefits of gaining this qualification as an equestrian coach include:-

  • Effective, up to date ‘athlete-centred’ coaching skills.
  • A clearer pathway of opportunities for your personal and career development.
  • Access to best practice coaching standards and new coaching ideas developed across the UK by top sports coaches.
  • A greater understanding of high-quality world class coaching.
  • Access to expert advice and support on all aspects of coaching.
  • The satisfaction of helping your riders to achieve their goals.
  • Encouragement to be the best coach that you can be.

What does each level involve?

Level 1
The Level 1 coach is to assist more qualified coaches, delivering aspects of coaching sessions under direct supervision

Level 2
The Level 2 coach is to prepare for, deliver and review coaching sessions. The technical equestrian knowledge required is around B Test level, and this coach will be able to plan a short series of linked lessons, e.g. for Camp or similar. Applicants must have previous coaching experience.

Level 3
The Level 3 coach is to plan, implement, analyse and revise annual coaching programmes This coach has a technical knowledge at around A Test level. This coach could also “mentor” Level 2 coaches who needed support.

Level 4
Level 4 coaches will be visionary and knowledgeable decision makers who display exceptional skills, behaviors and the highest professional and ethical standards. They will advance their own and others’ development; lead cutting-edge programmes, or a specialist part of a programme; and make a positive impact on sport performance and behavior. Post Graduate Diploma run through the BEF

Certification Requirements
UKCC Level 1 Certificate In Equestrian Coaching
PDF - 81 kB
Level 2 Registration And Certification Requirements
PDF - 317 kB

Course Prices and Dates

Early bird booking for 2020 courses is as follows:
  • Level 1: £500 + £150 Assessment Fee
  • Level 2: £650 + £300 Assessment Fee

The above prices are valid on all courses booked and paid for prior to the price increase on Monday 6th January 2020 

2020 Course Fees (Effective from 6th January 2020)
  • Level 1: £550 + £150 Assessment Fee
  • Level 2: £750 + £300 Assessment Fee

Payment is required at time of booking via Paypal, your place is not confirmed until payment has been received. Courses are subject to minimum numbers booking.

Cancellation policy

Courses will close when maximum numbers have been reached and a wait list will be held.

Dates for upcoming courses are as follows:

Level 1

1020 - Wittering Grange - Peterborough 

Day 1 - 27th April 2020

Day 2 - 1st June 2020

Day 3 - 13th July 2020

Assessment Day - 27th July 2020 (Requires separate booking)

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Level 2

2020 - Hall Farm - Melton Mowbray

Day 1 - 18th March 2020

Day 2 - 15th April 2020

Day 3 - 10th June 2020

Day 4 - 17th July 2020

Assessment Day 1 - 12th August 2020 (Requires separate booking)

Assessment Day 2 - 19th August 2020 (Requires separate booking)

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Level 3

No Date yet set. 

Discipline specific courses are available through British Dressage, British Showjumping and British Eventing.

How do I book onto a course?

Bookings for 2020 will be taken via the online booking form and payment required in full via paypal (no account needed) at time of booking

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All courses are subject to a minimum number of candidates booking on and will be reviewed at 4 weeks prior to the start date. Course bookings will close when the Maximum number for each course has been reached and a wait list held.

The assessment will then need to be booked separately as you come to the end of your training again via the online booking system. 

Prices are subject to change

Please note that places are not confirmed until payment is received.

Cancellation

Please refer to the cancellation policy.