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Coaching Requirements at Wild Rose Competitions

Coaches play an essential role in ensuring education and the positive growth and development of competitors. In alignment with upcoming AEF safe sport policies, new requirements are being implemented for coaches participating in Wild Rose Competitions.

Wild Rose Sanctioned Competitions

To ensure compliance with the guidelines, the following requirements are now in place at all Wild Rose sanctioned competitions:

  • Entry Forms: All entry forms must include the name of the coach for the entry, or the entry must declare self-coached.
  • Certification: Coaches are not required to have certification or a license for these competitions (non provincial circuit).

Wild Rose Provincial Circuit Competitions (Hunter/Jumper)

Starting January 1, 2025, coaching certification requirements will be implemented at provincial circuit competitions. The details are as follows:

Coaching Certification Requirements

  • NCCP Coaching Certification: All coaches must have NCCP Coaching certification.
  • Coaches without NCCP Coaching certification may still be eligible to coach if they meet one of the following criteria:
    • Hold an active EC Licensed Coach Status
    • Hold an active International Group of Equestrian Qualifications (IGEQ) Passport
    • Hold a Temporary Coach Badge for the specific competition

Visual Verification

Coaches participating in Wild Rose sanctioned competitions must display either a valid Coach ID Badge or Temporary Coaching Badge. The guidelines for badge visibility are as follows:

  • Visibility: Badges must be worn in a visible manner by coaches while on competition grounds, with the following exceptions:
    • While riding a horse in the warm-up ring for a class where they are the competitor.
    • While competing in a class in the competition ring.
  • Badge Assignment: Badges are individually assigned to each coach and must not be shared.

How to Apply for a Coach ID Badge

Coaches who have NCCP coaching certification, an active EC Licensed Coach Status, or an active IGEQ Passport can apply to receive their Coach ID Badge by completing this form (photo identification must accompany application).

How to Purchase a Temporary Coaching Badge

Coaches who do not have the required certifications can purchase a Temporary Coaching Badge here. Temporary Coaching Badges are $50 and valid only for the competition they were purchased for. Purchased badges will be available for pick up at the competition show office.

By implementing these requirements, we can ensure the safety, well-being, and integrity of AEF members in sport.

List of Wild Rose Provincial Circuit Competitions

To assist coaches and competitors in planning for their season, a list of Wild Rose sanctioned competitions that requiring proof of certification will be posted as they are sanctioned.

Wild Rose Competitions List - watch for this link in 2025.

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