EC NCCP Competition Coach Specialist Training for Certification Cohort Pilot

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January 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Ontario Equestrian is excited to bring a new mentoring and certification opportunity to Competition Coach Specialist – English candidates this winter!


Using a cohort working together in a virtual environment, candidates in the group will work together with experienced Coach Developers Ruth Allum (HP1 – Eventing) and Jill Stedman (HP1 – Dressage) through training and mentoring to prepare for certification. The cohort will kick off the training and mentoring process on Jan 09, 2024 and will work together until early 2024 with in-competition evaluations taking place in spring/summer 2024.

Western disciplines will be added to future cohorts.



Applicants MUST have completed all requirements to be accepted into a cohort.

Age (as of Jan 1, 2024) 20 years
Computer Access to a computer or laptop (phones and tablets are not recommended) with high-speed internet, video camera, microphone, Microsoft Word or document editor and a gmail address for accessing google classroom
Equestrian Canada Coach Status Minimum current EC Registered Coach Status
EC Prerequisites Competition Coach certification (may be challenged in some cases) and at least two (2) years of coaching experience producing athletes competing at:

Dressage: Second Level or higher, with at least one (1) minimum score of 65% at an EC Gold-sanctioned competition.

Eventing: Athletes meeting Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MER) at the national Training Level or above.

Jumping: Athletes who are successfully completing courses in the hunter (3”) and/or jumper (1.0m) divisions at EC Silver or Gold sanctioned competitions.

Learn to Ride Own or have access to Stable Management and Learn to Ride Manuals
NCCP Make Ethical Decisions online evaluation Successfully completed through CAC Locker
Understanding the Rule of Two eLearning module Completed through CAC Locker
Access to a facility or environment for recording video Competitive rider(s), horse(s) at required performance level and facility or environment for recording video
Recommended Training prior to cohort Cohort candidates are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to take EC NCCP LTED and EC NCCP Plan an Equestrian Practice prior to the cohort. Both are offered online through the EC ECampus

Selected applicants will be charged a registration fee of $880.00 +HST. Additional costs for in-Competition evaluation may be incurred.



Week Date Time (ET) Meeting Notes
Week 1 Jan 16, 2024 12:00 to 2:00pm Meeting #1 Introduction/Guidelines
Week 2 Jan 23, 2024 12:00 to 3:00pm Meeting #2 EAP/Lesson Plan and LTED Overview
Week 3 Jan 30, 2024 12:00 to 4:00pm Meeting #3 EC NCCP Design an Equestrian Sport Program – Modules 1 & 2
Week 4 Feb 06, 2024 12:00 to 4:00pm Meeting #4 EC NCCP Design an Equestrian Sport Program – Modules 3 & 4
Week 5 Feb 13, 2024 12:00 to 4:00pm Meeting #5 EC NCCP Manage an Equestrian Sport Program – Modules 1 & 2
Week 6 Feb 20, 2024 12:00 to 3:00pm Meeting #6 Portfolio Prep
Week 7 Feb 27, 2024 12:00 to 3:00pm Meeting #7 Analyze Equestrian Performance
Week 8 Mar 05, 2024 12:00 to 2:00pm Meeting #8 Lesson Video Review
Week 9 Apr 02, 2024 12:00 to 2:00pm Meeting #9 In-Competition Evaluation Prep

The cohort will use Google Classroom for reference materials and document/video submission.  Cohort candidates must have a Gmail address to use for access to the Google Classroom.

Click here to apply

The deadline for applications for this cohort is January 05, 2024.


Click here to learn more about the OE Coaching Cohorts

Date & Time
January 16
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Ontario Equestrian



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