For who have credentials with other organizations, you may choose to write the exams and rider whichever tests to become a certified coach with the International Riding Academy. Certified coaches are certified for life and can purchase cheaper insurance. It also helps cliental be assure that you are capable of coaching!
Because rider levels have a strong classical foundation to create the basis of all other levels, it is important to test in the higher rider levels to prove your riding ability. Therefore, even if you have other qualifications, you may need to ride in some of the academy’s tests.
For example, if you are an Equine Canada instructor with gymnastics testing, you will have to do the assessment and flat tests for Rider III and IV, which can be done in the same evaluation. Also, you need to write all of the Rider level exams, which can be challenged. Each is only 30 questions, consisting of true or false, and multiple choice. It is open book and there is no set time. If you have your Equine Canada Coach I, Pony Club Level A with jumping, or the British Horse Society Stage 3 with jumping, you just need to ride the Rider IV flat and assessment tests, as well as the written tests. Please, note, that to do these tests does not mean that you do not know your horsemanship, but rather that some aspects are different in the test and need to be proven before credentials can be given and then insurance is easier to approve.
Also, there are 15 Equine Science theory tests can be challenged. They are Equine Sociology (aka Communications), Equine Grooming, Tack, Equine History & Relations (aka Evolution), Equine Facilities, Equine Nutrition, Equine Genetics (aka Identification), Equine Reproduction, Basic Farrier Science, Equine Health, Equine Anatomy, Equitation Science, Equine Business Ethics & Personal Development, Training, Coaching. As well, these tests consist of true or false, and multiple choice, but there are 50 questions, but no set time and they all are open book.
Please, note, that any Equine Science test that is challenged is the total grade for that class. Credit is given for 60% total, whether it is the final, the midterm and/or the term paper/project combined. This makes it a little more difficult to pass, but when it is open book and you already know your equine information, you should find it easy. You only get one chance. A failing grade means that you will have to take the class in total. This does not mean the entire rider level, just the equine science theory class.
Already being a coach means that you will not have to take the apprenticeship or internship unless you want to for extra credit units.
COACH'S CHALLENGE = $ 780 (limited time)!
Please, note the the coach's challenge does not include any books or dvd's, just the exams that you need to pass the certification