Important notice about First Aid for all Coaches and Instructors
Please be aware that all coaches and instructors need to hold a Standard First Aid certificate. This is a 2 day course, generally about 16 hours long. Emergency First Aid, OFA 1 or the online ProFirstAid courses will not meet the EC criteria.
The course can be a two day classroom course or can be a 1 day online course followed by a one day classroom course (blended).
EC Introduces the Registered and Licensed Coach Status program
Beginning in 2021 EC has implemented Registered and Licensed Coach Status’s. To find out more go to https://www.equestrian.ca/programs-services/coaches/coach-status-program or here: https://hcbc.ca/coaching/equestrian-canada-coach-instructor-licensing-program/
Watch the April 15th, 2021 Employment Law in the Equestrian Industry, Presented by Berry Hykin, EC CCS and Solicitor at Woodward and Company. To see her bio please click here: https://www.woodwardandcompany.com/j-berry-hykin/
Copy of the Presentation: Employment Law in the Equestrian Industry During Covid-19
Watch the February 2021 “Coaches and Insurance” webinar featuring Mike King, Capri CMW
EC Sport License Requirements for Coaches and Instructors
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Equestrian Canada has announce a change regarding the level of Sport License a EC Coach or Instructor needs to hold. Beginning in 2019 the following will be required:
||Required Sport License
|High Performance 1
Self Reporting Active Coaching
From grassroots to high performance, on the field, in the pool, on the ice and snow, or on the track — coaches are constantly learning. By being actively engaged in coaching, coaches are able to learn from their athletes, peers, and situations on and off the field of play.
Coaches naturally rely on the education formed through their experiences to handle whatever situation is thrown at them. That’s why we are recognizing coaches who are actively coaching with one PD point a year. By completing this active coaching declaration you are stating that in the calendar year submitted, you coached an athlete(s).
Have you coached this year? Click here to log in to The Locker to complete the Active Coaching Declaration and earn one PD point. Click on “self-report” under “certification”. Don’t forget to come back next year and declare again!
2022 Coaching Evaluation Dates
To be announced.
2022 HCBC Membership Renewals
Don’t forget to renew your HCBC memberships for 2022. The office is closed during Christmas Break and New Years, so if you have not renewed before December 31, you will not have personal HCBC insurance coverage until you renew.
Criminal Record Searches
Coaches, Instructors and Candidates should now use Sterling Back Check to obtain the required Criminal Record Search or to renew it.
This service is very fast, often completed after only 2 days. Results are automatically sent to [email protected] and the coach or candidate can also access their results.
English, Western and Driver Rider Exams
New for 2021, in order for a coach or instructor to administer any Rider or Driver exam they must be EC Certified, Current and hold Licensed Coach status.
As of January 1, 2017 the administration fee for complete the English and Western Exams will be $21.00 (includes GST) payable to HCBC. Where only the written component has been submitted, there is no certificate so no fee will be required. The Administration fee for each Learn to Drive level is $15.75 (includes GST). Equestrian Canada has provided newly branded Rider exams paperwork for Drive, English and the Western programs. Please contact [email protected] to obtain copies of the 2017 exams.
EC has put together a working group to address the errors in the written and riding tests from 2017. As soon as the revised and corrected exams are available, they will be sent to coaches and instructors who are EC Certified, Current and hold Licensed status.
Coaches and Instructors are reminded that all Exams must include payment when sent in to the office. Exams submitted without payment will be sent back to the testing coach. We do not keep credit card numbers on file, office policy does not allow us to write down credit card numbers and we ask that coaches do not write their credit card numbers on test papers they submit to HCBC. Payment can be made by cheque or money order and sent in with the testing paperwork, or the coach can phone the HCBC office with their credit card number.
2020 Covid Related Coach Newsletters
Revised Coaches Discipline Policy now available – April 2016
The Horse Council BC Board of Directors has approved the revised Coaches and Instructors Discipline Policy at the April 2016 Board Meeting. The policy can be downloaded at the Resources for Coaches page or Here