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Our Online Courses

We are HUGE believers of QUALITY education. With this in mind Leanne Williams, director of Avoca Park, has found the Equestrian Australia Qualifications the safest, most informative, and accurate equine courses available. Leanne is a Level 3 EA Dressage coach and Coach Educator who only employs coaches and staff with Equestrian Australia qualifications or those willing to gain them as the information provided and learnt is PRICELESS.


Leanne has created a course influenced and built around the curriculum of the Equestrian Australia Certificates. Providing all the information you need to learn, from advanced horsemanship techniques to gaining the necessary skills for equine coaching. The purpose of our courses is to help YOU be an educated horse person, prepared for horse ownership, equine work or even become a EA Qualified coach.


For our beginners who are new to horses and would like to broaden their equestrian knowledge with an easy course, with how-to videos we have a create our Beginner Horse Care Course to help you! Rather than take on the in depth course described above. We have a smaller course with 10 modules in each series, followed by a quiz to confirm your learnings. This Horse Care Course has been designed to give you top horse care tips to help with horsemanship skills and general equestrian knowledge, from caring for your horse and all that is involved in owning one! 

Within Equestrian Australia there is an in-depth coaching education process which enables future coaches to work through 4 levels in 5 areas.

The 5 areas are:

  • General

  • Dressage

  • Show jumping

  • Eventing

  • Carriage Driving

  • The 4 levels to work through are:

  • Introductory

  • Level 1

  • Level 2

  • Level 3

  • Each level has 3 components:

  • Horse Management

  • Riding

  • Coaching

  • The Horse Management and Riding components are pre-requisites before starting the Coaching component at each level.

    Within each component are 3 parts for assessment:

  • Theory

  • Oral

  • Practical

  • Becoming an EA Qualified Coach


    Australia does not provide any compulsory or safe guideline for an instructor to be allowed to teach, and you’ll find a lot may not even be covered with insurance. However, Australia does have a performance governing body; Equestrian Australia (EA). Avoca Park only employs coaches that are qualified with EA or enrolled and undergoing training.

    Before commencing Coaching, candidates must have completed their Working with Children check, completed their Level 2 First Aid, and completed an 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.

    Our Introductory Courses based around the Equestrian Australia curriculum:

    Our Level One Courses are based around the Equestrian Australia curriculum:

    Beginner Horse Care Courses: