Coaching / UKCC

The Pony Club Coaching Certificate in Generic Riding - Open to all!

The Pony Club Coaching Certificate in Generic Riding provides a recognised stamp of quality coaching across all sport and across the UK. This is a government recognised qualification which is accredited by our awarding body 1st 4 Sport.

We offer Levels 1,2 and 3 of the Generic Riding qualification and Level 4 is a Post Graduate Diploma run through the BEF.

What is the difference between each level?

    Level 1 The Level 1 coach is to assist more qualified coaches, delivering aspects of coaching sessions under direct supervision

    Level 2 The Level 2 coach is to prepare for, deliver and review coaching sessions. The technical equestrian knowledge required is around B Test level, and this coach will be able to plan a short series of linked lessons, e.g. for Camp or similar. Applicants must have previous coaching experience.

    Level 3 The Level 3 coach is to plan, implement, analyse and revise annual coaching programmes This coach has a technical knowledge at around A Test level. This coach could also “mentor” Level 2 coaches who needed support.

    Level 4 Level 4 coaches will be visionary and knowledgeable decision makers who display exceptional skills, behaviors and the highest professional and ethical standards. They will advance their own and others’ development; lead cutting-edge programmes, or a specialist part of a programme; and make a positive impact on sport performance and behavior. Post Graduate Diploma run through the BEF

How does the coaching certificate benefit me?  

The qualification levels makes it easier to identify the right coach for the right job from recreational enjoyment of equestrian sports to winning performance at the Olympics. 

The benefits of gaining this qualification as an equestrian coach include:-

  • Effective, up to date ‘athlete-centred’ coaching skills.
  • A clearer pathway of opportunities for your personal and career development.
  • Access to best practice coaching standards and new coaching ideas developed across the UK by top sports coaches.
  • A greater understanding of high-quality world class coaching.
  • Access to expert advice and support on all aspects of coaching.
  • The satisfaction of helping your riders to achieve their goals
  • Encouragement to be the best coach that you can be.


Final EQL UKCC Assessment

We are really pleased to open bookings for the last EQL UKCC assessments.

The assessments will take place at the RDA Training centre, Lowlands Farm, Shrewley, Warwickshire.

Level 3 assessments on Monday 28th October - This Day is Now Full
Level 1 & 2 Assessments w/c 28th October - very limited space available please call the office 02476 698300

If you are needing a Level 1 or 2 assessment please complete the expression of interest form and we ensure we get everyone assessed who wants to be.

Level 1 £150
Level 2 £300
Level 3 £450

Payment can be made via Paypal/debit/credit card on completion of the booking form, if you wish to pay by Bacs please pop an email to

Places are not confirmed until payment is received.

Bookings for Level 3 will Close on 2nd September.
Expression of interest for Level 1&2 will also close on 2nd September.

All those who express an interest in Level 1 & 2 assessments will be contacted with further information in due course and will be offered an assessment date/time w/c 28th October 2019. Your place will be confirmed on receipt of payment at that stage.

BS are running a fabulous course which may serve as a great refresher prior to the EQL assessments


2020 dates coming soon

2020 dates coming soon

More information coming soon

Need more help? - Contact your UKCC Regional Advisor:

Scotland (Area 1 & 19) Pink: Lea Allen 07801 278785
North East (Area 2, & 3) Light Blue: Shelley Wilson 07921705174
North West (Area 4 &5)  Dark Blue: Hilary Wakefield hilaryjw54@gmail.com07976 233695
Eastern (Area 6, 8 & 11) Yellow: Linda Pearce 07970 542011
Central (Area 7, 9 &12) Orange: Antonia Moller 07956 102545
Wales (18 &10) Light Pink: Hollie Cartwright little_miss_shinee@hotmail.com077070 75285
Northern Ireland (Area 17) Green: Debbie Osborough 07719 606735
South West (Area 14, 15, 16) Purple: Anne Bolton 07891081891

UKCC Regional Map


For courses in Scotland please contact Horse Scotland Directly


Cancellation Policy 2018

Level 1 Registration and Certification requirements
Level 2 Registration and Certification requirements
Level 3 Registration and Certification requirements


Looking for funding to help with the cost of your coaching course?
The Funding Opportunities for Coaching Guide provides details about funding available to support coaches and coaching across England.  Produced by sports coach UK in partnership with the England Coaching Network the Guide is an interactive PDF that provides information on funding available in England to support coaching.  View it here:

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