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Equestrian Australia Introductory Coaching Assessments

Our Equestrian Australia, Introductory Coaching Course is the final stage to become an EA Introductory Coach.

During the first 6 months we will provide all potential coaches with the information and skills necessary to execute the assessment process.

The first 6 months are Train to Teach days covering all the necessary information, both theory and practical to present a lesson acceptable for the assessment process.

This is then followed up by 6 months of assessments. All candidates are to present 10 lessons in total, 3 individual, 6 group and 1 lunge lesson.

Our course runs 1 Sunday per month for 12 months, with the final 6 months being the assessments. The candidates will be able to complete 2 assessments per day.

All candidates MUST be able to bring a horse to participate in the assessment process. If this is not possible alternatively provide a horse and rider to take part.

The dates for the 2022 year are –

10th July 2022 – Assessment

21st August 2022 – Assessment

18th September 2022 – Assessment

23rd October 2022 – Assessment

20th November 2022 – Assessment

18th December 2022 – Assessment

July – December $320 per month (2 assessors plus all students w horses organised) up front total would be $1920


Afterpay payment plan

Payment can be made via Credit Card or Direct Deposit.

Alternatively you can take our Afterpay payment plan. (Bottom of the page)

To come to one individual Assessment day the cost is $420 per day. Trainee coaches will need to provide a horse and rider on the day, whether it be themselves or another combination.

If you would like to book into the assessments, please fill in a booking form via the red button below.

Information on the Assessments held during July – December is provided via the red button below.

July-December is $320 per month (2 assessors and students with horses organised for you) up front total would be $1920

The full payment can be paid via Direct Deposit or Credit Card

>$235 per Train to Teach day…. This fee would be to come to one day only.

For more details please email us at [email protected] phone us on 0422 561 126

What are the benefits of EA (Equestrian Australia) qualified instructors?

The interesting thing about horse riding education/instruction in Australia is that there is no compulsory governing body for qualifications.

Instructors DO NOT need a qualification to teach.

There is no compulsory, safety guidelines to follow.


What we do have available is our performance governing body, Equestrian Australia.

Within this organisation (EA) there is an in-depth coaching education process which enables future coaches to work through 4 levels in 5 areas…

 General  Dressage  Show jumping  Eventing  Carriage Driving

The 4 levels to work through are Introductory – Level 1 – Level 2 and Level 3.

Each Level has 3 components –

 Horse Management  Riding  Coaching

The Horse Management and Riding needing to be passed prior to the commencement of the Coaching at each level.

Within each component there are 3 parts for assessment –

 Theory  Practical  Oral

Before commencing the Coaching components, candidates must have completed their Working with Children check, completed their Level 2 First Aid and completed a ASADA (Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority) and WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) online exam.

On a yearly basis when registrations are due it is compulsory that each coach produces evidence of self-education which is based on a points system and to have also taken part in bi-yearly EA Coaching update. These updates are for any new information necessary for Equine coaches to know including insurance updates, Equestrian Australia or Equestrian Victoria rule changes.

Overall, it is a very in-depth education process that produces Coaches/Teachers of the highest standard.

At Avoca Park we feel it is particularly important for us to only use EA qualified coaches for our teaching. The SAFETY and WELL-BEING of our non-horse owner and horse owner students is paramount to us.

We also encourage all our Team members starting at Junior level to take part in our courses, this enables us to have the whole Team on the same page regarding any information given for horse or rider.

For us here at Avoca Park enjoyment is in the education and the way it is delivered.

And for you, our clients, the safety of you and your families whilst taking part in one of, what we all feel here, one of the most wonderful hobbies there is.

“Working with Horses”