About the Equestrian Canada Coaching Program

Equestrian Canada (EC), in partnership with the Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations (PTSOs), is dedicated to providing coaches and instructors with the necessary tools to make the equestrian experience safe and enjoyable for all participants, horse and human, and to develop excellence in horsemanship.

The EC Coaching Program is the only Canadian equestrian coaching and instructor certifying program recognized nationally and internationally. The program is developed in partnership with:


Why is Certification Important?

Whether you are a student looking for lessons or a current equestrian coach interested in obtaining credentials, there are many benefits to the EC Coaching Program.

The EC Coaching Program verifies that a coach:

  • Has been evaluated at a high level and meets NCCP standards for professionalism and competence as an equestrian coach or instructor.
  • Maintains their certification, and is therefore dedicated to lifelong learning and advancement through regular professional development.
  • Has obtained relevant insurance to protect themselves and their students.