Who needs a Coach Status?

In 2022, any coach accompanying an athlete to an EC Sanctioned competition must hold a Registered Coach Status at minimum.  Coaches who wish to deliver existing EC programs must hold a valid Licensed Coach Status. This includes:

NCCP Coach Developers;
Canadian Equestrian Team Coaches;
Rookie Riders Lead Instructors; and,
Learn to Ride Lead Instructors & Evaluators.
All active coaches and instructors in the equine industry are encouraged to obtain a Coach Status. This will be required for all coaches by 2025. Please refer to the phased-in timeline for formal competition and program access requirements.

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