Rookie Riders Instructor Training 1

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March 23 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Become a Rookie Riders Instructor Today!

Rookie Riders provides an opportunity for children to experience the joy of equestrian sport in a fun-filled program.

The curriculum for Rookie Riders Instructor Training 1 includes options for delivering the program without a horse. It includes:

  • Horse inspired activities and games to develop fundamental movement skills and knowledge about how to interact with and move safely around horses
  • Ground-based skills that help develop strength, posture and body awareness, and specific movement skills to be able to safely mount and dismount a horse
  • A “barrel horse” where skills can be specifically taught and practiced
  • An activity bank and sample lesson plan that helps students progress systematically from ground-based skills to mounted skills.

The lead instructor for any Rookie Riders session must:

  • Always be present
  • Hold an Equestrian Canada Registered or Licensed Coach Status
  • Hold an active NCCP Certification (any sport), or be a qualified physical education teacher in addition to having completed the Rookie Riders Instructor Training.

To assist Instructors with delivering the Rookie Riders Program participants must:

  • Be 16 years of age or older
  • Complete the Rookie Riders 1 Instructor Training
  • Sign the Equestrian Canada Coaching Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics
  • Have their Learn to Ride English Level 6 or Western Level 4 if offering a Rookie Riders program that includes riding
  • Hold a Coach in Training or Registered Coach Status

*This course is a prerequisite for Rookie Riders Instructor Training 2, which includes training for mounted skills on a horse.

How to Register:

  • Click REGISTER HERE to take you to the MyEC homepage
  • Once logged on to MyEC, scroll down and click the ECampus
  • This will put you on the ECampus homepage. Click “Catalog” on the top menu bar, and then “Live Training” in the drop-down menu. This will list all the courses currently open for registration.

*Note: If you haven’t set up your MyEC account yet, no problem! Follow the prompts on the MyEC home page to get started. You can set up a free account without having to purchase an EC Sport License.


Date & Time
March 23
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding Centre
545747 Sideroad 4A
Markdale, Ontario N0C 1H0 Canada

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Venue Phone

(519) 986-1247


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