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Avoca Park Equestrian



Our Level 1 General Coaching Course expands on what you’ve learned in our Introductory Coaching Course. This course will give you a deeper understanding of Coaching at a higher level in Dressage, Show Jumping & Cross Country.

Topics Covered:

Unit 1 - Coaching Safety

Unit 2 - Coaching Principles

Unit 3 - Holistic Development Principles of the Athlete

Unit 4 - Equestrian Specific Coaching Experiences

Unit 4 Part a – The Upright Seat

Unit 4 Part b – The Use of the Aids

Unit 4 Part c – The Paces (gaits)

Unit 4 Part d – Tracks, Figures and School Movements

Unit 4 Part e – Turn on the Forehand, Leg Yield

Unit 4 Part f – EA Rules and Competition Preparation

Unit 4 Part g – Poles, Grids & Gymnastic Exercises

Unit 4 Part h – Jumping

Unit 4 Part i – Cross Country

Unit 4 Part j – Ride Unknown Horse and Lunge a Rider to Improve Position

Estimated Study Time: 10 hours video education with an associated quiz after each module. To participate in the assessment a further 30 hours of coaching is recommended in each discipline of Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country. This time frame can be different from person to person.

“A community Q & A webinar will be available on the first Tuesday of each month”

You will have availability of a private communal Facebook group where questions can be asked and discussions had.


Optional practical sessions will be available on the first Sunday in March, June & September.

Bookings essential.

Assessments: For participants wanting to take part in the Equestrian Australia final assessment a manual will need to be purchased from Equestrian Australia. Please follow the link HERE.

For those wanting to take part in the Equestrian Australia assessment we will be offering these assessments on our specified practical sessions. Bookings essential.

Alternatively, you can book an independent Equestrian Australia Coach Educator. Please follow the link HERE.

Age Stipulation: The age stipulation is 18 years of age and the pre-requisite is a current Equestrian Australia Introductory Certificate


Expanded coaching skills: Our Level 1 General Coaching Course takes your coaching abilities to the next level, providing you with the knowledge and techniques to effectively coach riders in dressage, show jumping and cross country.

Diverse expertise: Gain expertise in coaching across multiple disciplines, allowing you to cater to a broader range of riders and their individual goals and aspirations.

Versatile coaching techniques: Learn versatile coaching techniques tailored to the specific demands of dressage, show jumping and cross country, ensuring you can adapt your coaching style to suit different riding scenarios.

Enhanced communication: Develop advanced communication skills to effectively convey instructions, provide feedback and motivate riders to achieve their full potential in each discipline.

Mentorship from experienced professionals: Benefit from the mentorship and the knowledge of Leanne, who brings over 35 years of riding and coaching experience to the course, offering valuable insights and guidance.

Comprehensive education: Receive a comprehensive education in coaching, covering everything from lesson planning and execution to rider development and safety protocols, equipping you with the tools to be a well-rounded and effective coach.

Nationally recognized qualifications: Completing our Level 1 General Coaching Course will earn you an internationally recognized qualification, validating your coaching skills and expertise across all disciplines of dressage, show jumping and cross country.

Enjoyable learning environment: Experience a supportive and enjoyable learning environment as you connect with fellow coaches, share experiences and collaborate to further your coaching journey in a relaxed atmosphere.

Limited Time Special Deal $1650 $1100

Lifetime Access. 33% Less than Regular Price



Buy All 3 Level 1 Courses

Level 1 Horse Management

Level 1 Horse Riding

Level 1 Coaching

Bundle Deal $3300 $2640



The course facilitated a sense of community among participants. Discussion forums and collaborative activities allowed us to share experiences and learn from each other, creating a supportive network of horse enthusiasts.


The Equestrian Australia Horse Management course provides a comprehensive curriculum covering all aspects of equine care. From nutrition to health management, the course offers valuable insights for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of horse care. Thank you


I enjoyed learning modules that made the Horse Management course engaging, practical and easy to understand.



Leanne was highly knowledgeable and experienced. Their passion for equine welfare was evident, and they shared practical tips and real-life scenarios enriched the learning process.


What sets this course apart is its unwavering focus on horse welfare. The modules on understanding equine behavior and creating a positive environment for horses demonstrated a commitment to ethical horsemanship.


Whether you're a beginner or an experienced equestrian, this course caters to all skill levels. It provides a solid foundation for novices while offering advanced insights for those looking to refine their horse management skills.