Welcome to Rookie Riders!
All participants must hold a current Equestrian Canada Coach Status.
Rookie Riders provides an opportunity for children to experience the joy of equestrian sport in a fun-filled program. The program curriculum is specifically designed to create an environment that promotes the development of physical literacy, with a specific emphasis on the fundamental movement skills applicable to all sports and a foundation of knowledge and skills to be able to ride a horse. The program is specifically designed to learn all the skills necessary to safely mount and dismount a horse, before being introduced to a horse for the first time.
The curriculum includes options for delivering the program with and 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, to mounted skills on a horse.
- Watch the video: https://youtu.be/-XaPUI7CmlI
The instructor responsible for any Rookie Riders session must always be present, hold an Equestrian Canada Coach License and an active NCCP Certification (any sport), or be a qualified physical education teacher, in addition to having completed the Rookie Riders 1 instructor training.
For those wishing to assist Instructors with delivering the Rookie Riders Program, they must:
- Be 14 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.
The Equestrian Canada (EC), English Learn to Ride programs begin for junior and senior riders, at Rider Level 1 introducing the basics of horsemanship and rider skills from the first experience to Rider Level 10. The Learn to Ride program is designed to be guided by a Certified and Licensed Instructor or Coach, to ensure that the concepts are clearly understood before the rider progresses to more challenging levels. The program provides an opportunity for riders to progress, demonstrating their skills through a series of increasingly complex written tests, interviews, and under-saddle jump and flat tests. Upon completing this training Licensed and NCCP Certified Instructors and Coaches will be eligible to evaluate for Learn to Ride up to and including level 6. Evaluators will be provided with all the necessary tools and information to begin testing.Find out more »
Evaluation for the EC/NCCP English Instructor or English Competition Coach Certification (flat only or with Jump) Candidates must hold EC Registered Coach Status and have completed all prerequisites in order to sign up for the evaluation. How to Register: NCCP English Instructor - flat https://campus.equestrian.ca/catalog_classroom_detail.php?courseid=2637 NCCP English Instructor with Jump https://campus.equestrian.ca/catalog_classroom_detail.php?courseid=2639 NCCP English Competition Coach - flat https://campus.equestrian.ca/catalog_classroom_detail.php?courseid=3149 NCCP English Competition Coach with Jumping https://campus.equestrian.ca/catalog_classroom_detail.php?courseid=3150 OR Click REGISTER HERE to take you to the MyEC homepage Once logged on to MyEC,…Find out more »