Equestrian Canada Coach/Instructor Licensing

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The Equestrian Canada (EC) Coach Licence program is a joint initiative of EC and its member Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations (PTSOs). The introduction of a national Coach Licence for equestrian and coaching/instruction activities is part of the Canadian Equestrian Development (CED) agreement that was signed between EC and all PTSOs. The CED is a national initiative to enhance and modernize the delivery of our coach education and sport initiation programs (Rookie Riders and Learn To) in support of local facility owners and operators.

Mindsets and expectations have shifted considerably over the past decade. Many sports now have minimum standards in place for all coaches. Current and future horse enthusiasts come to our sport with the expectation that it will provide a unique, respectful, safe, and inclusive experience. If we fail to meet this expectation, we will fail to attract and retain participants, putting both our industry and livelihood at risk.

It is our collective responsibility as stewards of the sport to share our passion for equestrianism while also taking steps so that future generations can continue to benefit from the unique experience equestrian sport offers. In order to do so, we must stand united in establishing minimum standards which enable us to demonstrate the steps that we are taking to provide safe, respectful and inclusive equestrian environments for all participants.

The introduction of a Coach Licence helps us achieve these objectives. Our vision is that every equestrian coach and instructor is licensed and certified by 2025.

Watch the March 2, 2021 Coach License Webinar Here

2021 March Coach Status Information and FAQs

2021 Feb Community Update Licenses

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