Learn to Ride/Drive
A program that provides an opportunity for riders to progress through a series of increasingly complex written tests, interviews, and under-saddle jump and flat tests.
Equestrian Canada’s Learn to Ride/Drive is a great program for people of any age interested in learning how to ride and/or drive a horse. This program was developed in accordance with the Long Term Equestrian DevelopmentLong-Term Equestrian Development (LTED) which provides a clear and stage-appropriate pathway for success for instructors/coaches and students (riders and drivers), ensuring a safe environment for all involved, including our equine partners.
Equestrian Canada’s Learn to Ride/Drive Program
We administer the Equestrian Canada (EC) Learn to Ride/Drive program.
Through this non-competitive certification program, both participatory and competitive riders are rewarded with Certificates of Achievement for advancing their learning after successfully completing their exams.
The Learn to Ride/Drive program provides the opportunity for individuals of all ages to learn best practices for safe and enjoyable experiences handling, riding, and/or driving horses. The purpose of this program is to produce safe and knowledgeable horse people. Whether you are interested in tracking your progress or becoming an NCCP Instructor/Coach, this program will provide guidance with progressive skill development through the levels.
Registration for this program is not required but we can help you get started!
The program is available for both English and Western riding disciplines, as well as driving; providing a structured and safe approach for introducing new riders/drivers to equestrian sport.
The Learn to Ride program is organized into levels:
- Learn to Ride English Levels 1 to 10
- Learn to Ride Western Levels 1 to 4 and Western Intermediate
The Learn to Ride/Drive program is designed to be guided by an NCCP Licensed Instructor/Coach in coaching programs, to ensure that 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 flat and jump (when applicable) tests.
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