Four Equestrian Canada (EC) National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) coaches/instructors have been certified so far in 2023. These educators have met the rigorous requirements needed to help others progress in equestrian sport. They are: Jessa Arnold, Tyler Kueber, Tara Kennedy, and Amy Mawson.
Jessa Arnold – Western Instructor, Calgary
Says Jessa, “Each person holds so much power within themselves, and being able to help them see their potential is what drives me as a coach.
“When you complete the coaching certification you are investing in yourself. You come out with valuable skills and you understand how to work with each client.”
Tyler Kueber – English Competition Coach, Edmonton
Ty Kueber currently operates Kueber Farms Show Jumping – a hunter/jumper breeding and training operation based out of Edmonton. Ty began riding at the age of eight, and throughout the years has attained diverse experience working for top sales barns in Canada and overseas in addition to grooming at the CSI 5* level. Ty is a lifelong student of the sport and has been exposed to some of the best show jumping trainers globally. Ty has a passion of blending this knowledge of equine care and management with equitation and dressage fundamentals to deliver an inclusive, well-rounded program to produce well educated riders and young horses. The EC NCCP coaching program enabled Ty to formalize his educator roll in introducing novice riders to upper level competitions.
Tara Kennedy – English Competition Coach, Edmonton
My name is Tara Kennedy and I am an NCCP certified coach, born and raised in Edmonton. I have competed to the Grand Prix level and found more love for the sport in my coaching.
I have a bachelor’s degree in commerce, specializing in small business and entrepreneurship.
I strive to create a positive and confident environment for my clients, where they can learn and grow with incredible horsemanship as well as being talented, technical competitors.
I believe the certification program is important to keep regulation and safety in our sport. This program will make a positive impact on my coaching to benefit my clients as well as equestrian sport in general.
Amy Mawson – English Instructor, Red Deer
I absolutely love working with horses and I love teaching. Walking beside a horse and rider combination and seeing the different interactions between the two is such an experience. I learn from these horses every day.
Watching riders make the connection with new information or corrections and seeing them excel is an incredible blessing.
Working with horses each day is beyond a dream come true for me! I believe as a coach it is my responsibility to show that I value structured education and continued education for the safety and integrity of the sport.
I am coaching mainly out of Red Deer but I also travel to do specialized equestrian fitness and equine wellness programs.