- Learn To Ride
- Equine Welfare
Instructor: Specializes in introducing beginners to non-competitive or recreational riding and/or driving.
Please note: NCCP Certified Instructors may maintain amateur competitive status while receiving remuneration for instructing.
Coach: Specializes in working with athletes actively competing in equestrian sport. This stream allows a coach to progress through competitive levels and specialize in a discipline.
The general admission requirements for all certification programs are as follows. Once completed, please submit the originals to Manitoba Horse Council office for verification. They will be returned.
"The Locker" will be mentioned throughout the Coaching process. It is the database managed by the National Coach Association of Canada (NCCP) and maintains records of all your coaching activities. Here is some information about using the Locker and getting an NCCP number.
There are 2 different Police Checks that may be required.
The Criminal Record Check required for application for evaluation is as follows:
Similar courses are "Fostering Healthy Environments" through the EC Campus, and CAC's Safe Sport, but you are still required to have a current Respect In Sport course on your MHC profile.
Depending on the specific certification you choose, additional admissions requirements may apply.
The application process for NCCP certification varies depending on the specific certificate you are interested in pursuing.
The following certifications are administered by the Provincial and Territorial Sport Organizations (PTSOs):
To apply for one of the certificates above, contact your PTSO. Review the Upcoming Coaching Courses page on this site for details of upcoming evaluations.
The following certificate is administered by EC:
To apply for the High Performance 1 Coach certification, contact Equestrian Canada Technical Development toll free at 1-866-282-8395 x 116.
The evaluation process provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your competency based on NCCP standards. The evaluation requirements can vary depending on the certification you choose, however the general procedure is as follows:
Once you have completed the evaluations, your results (whether successful or unsuccessful) will be submitted to Manitoba Horse Council (for Instructor, Competition Coach and Competition Coach Specialist certifications) or EC (for High Performance 1 Coach certification), by your Evaluator. Once processed, the results will be confirmed in your NCCP locker account.
Any NCCP PD events will be added directly to the Locker. Other events will require completion of the Update Form (above) signed by the facilitator. Online courses will require proof of complete attendance, which could be a confirming email from the course manager.
For questions regarding the EC Coaching Program, please contact:
Manitoba Horse Council
email@example.com; 204-925-5718 or 204-299-0118 (temporary)