Coaching Courses and Upgrades

2020 Continuing Education Opportunities

In accordance with Equestrian Canada's March 19 directive, all EC in-person events are cancelled. Please check back later this spring for further developments.

 

Online Multi-Sport courses available through Sport Manitoba

Use the link above to access any of the following courses:

April 23: Basic Mental Skills

April 27: Leading Drug-Free Sport

May 10: Prevention and Recovery

May 12: Making Ethical Decisions online workshop

May 13: Developing Athletic Abilities

May 16: Manage A Sport Program

June 2: Coaching & Leding Effectively

June 8, 2020: Making Ethical Decisions online workshop

June 15: Advanced Practice Planning

June 22/23: Psychology of Performance

 

English Rider Level 6, 7 or 8 Evaluations

Manitoba Horse Council arranges Rider Level evaluations for those competent riders who wish to challenge the Levels prior to going forward to Instructor or Competition Coach/Specialist. If you do not have your own coach who can refer you, please contact mhc.admin@sportmanitoba.ca to find out more. If you are working towards EC certified status, you will also be interested in a Coaching Camp - see below. 

 

POSTPONED: 2020 Westman Coaching Camp 

Registration deadline ......

(Tentatively) To be held at WKM Stables, Hwy1, Alexander (22 km West of Brandon). NCCP Professional Development points available for some modules for certified coaches.

Sample Registration form here

Please note the registration form can be filled in on your computer and emailed directly to MHC by pressing the "submit" button. If you need a copy for your records, please print prior to sending. Technology will not allow the filled form to retain the information if you try and save it.

Prepare for your Instructor, Competition Coach or Competition Coach Specialist evaluation by attending camp to learn what is required to meet and exceed expectations in your evaluation. Modules included* are Stable Management, Lunging, Yearly Training Plan, Practical Teaching. Other modules may be available on request.

*Modules may be amended to accommodate registration numbers.

 

English Instructor Evaluation - Tentative November 14-15, 2020 (Registration deadline October 9)

Location tba

Does your equestrian career plan include being an English Instructor? If you have achieved English Rider Level 6 or Pony Club C2 you can register for this evaluation.

Registration and Lesson Plans deadline is (tba) so register soon for time to work on your lesson plans.

Sample form: Instructor Evaluation Details

Sample form: Instructor Evaluation Registration Form (fillable PDF - please remember to SAVE before sending to us)

If you are still working towards Rider Level 6, check out the information and get a head start on some of the pre-requisites. If you feel your riding and stable management experience is at a high level, there is the opportunity to "challenge" Rider 6, 7 or 8 (ie go straight to that level without being tested individually at the lower levels. Ask your coach, or call MHC's office at 204-529-5718 or email mhc.admin@sportmanitoba.ca

 

English Rider Competition Coach Evaluation - Tentative November 14-15, 2020 (Registration deadline October 9)

Sample form:   English Competition Coach Detail

Sample form: English Competition Coach Registration Form (fillable PDF - please remember to print yourself a copy prior to submitting)

 

Western Rider Instructor Evaluation - Fall, 2020

Does your career plan include being a Western Instructor? If you have achieved the EC Rider Level 4 you can register for this evaluation.

Reghistration date tba. Completed Lesson Plans (issued by the office on registration) and Emergency Action Plan tba.

Sample form: Western Instructor Detail

Sample form: Western Instructor Registration Form (fillable PDF - please remember to print yourself a copy prior to submitting)

If you are still working towards Rider Level 4, check out the information and get a head start on some of the pre-requisites. If you feel your riding and stable management experience is at a high level, there is the opportunity to "challenge" Rider 4 (ie go straight to that level without being tested individually at the lower levels). Ask your coach, or call MHC's office at 204-529-5718 or email mhc.admin@sportmanitoba.ca

 

Western Rider Competition Coach Evaluation - Fall, 2020

The Competition Coach evaluates the rider skills involved in Western Rider Levels 1 to 4 and Intermediate Rider Basic Training; they may take students to competitions.

Sample form: Western Competition Coach Detail

Sample form: Western Competition Coach Registration Form (fillable PDF - please remember to print yourself a copy prior to submitting)

 

Equestrian Theory Workshop - 2020 dates to be advised

The 4-module Equestrian Theory Workshop will prepare you for evaluation as an Equestrian Canada Instructor or coach. Of interest to all those embarking on a coaching career. 

Over two full days, you will learn to

  • Prepare a lesson plan to Equestrian Canada standards;
  • Analyze a rider’s performance
  • Develop, improve and enhance your teaching skills, including Lesson Planning
  • Prepare for the Make Ethical Decisions module prior to taking the online evaluation.

Sport Manitoba, Winnipeg. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days

Email mhc.admin@sportmanitoba.ca if you have questions. NCCP Professional Development points available for certified coaches.


Sport Manitoba offers regular multi-sport coaching courses

Go to http://www.sportmanitoba.ca/coaching for current programs. Remember, as a Certified Equestrian Canada coach your PD points should come 50% from clinics, volunteering and other professional activities; the other 50% should come from NCCP courses.

Grant opportunities from Sport Manitoba

Please contact the following Sport Manitoba Regional Office staff to discuss opportunities to assist your attendance at any Coaching event.

East Region                                                                                  
Regional Sport Development Officer: Shannon Schade                                                                           
Cell: 204-268-0153     E-mail: east@sportmanitoba.ca       

North Region                                      
Regional Sport Development Officer:  Iris Murray
Cell: 204-679-6550     E-mail: north@sportmanitoba.ca

South Region                                                                                                         
Regional Sport Development Officer:  Leanne Traynor                                                                           
Cell: 204-362-0452     E-mail: south@sportmanitoba.ca

West Region
Regional Sport Development Officer:   Amy Gabler
Cell: 204-720-0127     E-mail: west@sportmanitoba.ca or amy.gabler@sportmanitoba.ca

Winnipeg Region
Sport Development Officer:    Amanda Daurie
Office: 204-925-5907   Cell: 204-223-4078     E-mail: winnipeg@sportmanitoba.ca


Useful documents for coaches

Understand your Locker - for Equestrians 

How to renew Respect In Sport and have it record automatically in your Locker

How to renew Criminal Record Check/Child Abuse Registry and have MHC automatically notified

Professional Development Update Form

Professional Development categories

Equestrian Canada PD and Maintenance of Certification.

EC English Instructor Evaluation demonstration (Youtube video)

EC English Comp Coach Evaluation demonstration (Youtube video)


Coach Newsletters

April 2020: COVID-19 Newsletter

March 2020: March newsletter: Upcoming courses, coach licensing 

July 2019: Upcoming Fall Courses. 

May 2019: Equestrian Canada Coach Licensing Survey. Equestrian Canada's proposed coach licensing program

March 2019:  https://mailchi.mp/c0f788712cfe/coaching-events-industry-news

December 2018: https://mailchi.mp/b3981c26ca68/have-you-registered-yet

November 2018: https://mailchi.mp/6b0793333a6f/important-coaching-news

August 2018: https://mailchi.mp/81b885ac50e8/coaches-update-for-august

 

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-Contact Us

Manitoba Horse Council Office
145 Pacific Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2Z6


Executive Director, John Savard
Phone: (204) 509-2369 (temporary)
Email: mhc.exec@sportmanitoba.ca

Business Manager, Linda Hazelwood
Phone: (204) 299-0118 (temporary)
Email: mhc.admin@sportmanitoba.ca