/ Introduction to Coaching - Step 1

Who is this course for?

  • Pony Club Members aged 16 years or older who are enthusiastic to teach at D/D+ level (This group will have priority for places)
  • Past Members, supporters or parents over 25 years who have sound horse knowledge and are enthusiastic to teach at D/D+ level
  • Pony Club coaches at any level who want to refresh their ideas or check they are in line with best practice

What’s involved?

These courses develop participants through discussion, group work and most importantly, activity.  All participants will have the opportunity to teach. 
The atmosphere is fun, friendly, welcoming and supportive. The emphasis is on drawing together the wide range of experiences that tutors and participants bring and making those experiences available to everyone.

This course focuses on the basic skills needed to begin coaching, including planning riding and horse care sessions and the values underpinning Pony Club coaching.

The Tutor : Participant ratio is 1:6.

A minimum of 40 hours coaching/volunteering is required to progress to the next STEPS level.

How do I book?

Visit the Area Coaching Courses page to check for dates, and contact the organiser of the course directly. 

Further Information:

Step 1 tutor notes

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