Equestrian Skills Course Information

Equestrian Australia, as part of its member education services, has provided school based riders with access to their Introductory Riding and Introductory Horse Management workbooks at a discounted price for use in the Equestrian Skills programme.

The theory components of EA training are delivered in a flexible home-study manner using comprehensive workbooks and recommended readings which can be supplemented using your own coach or through “group training”.

Practical study may be done through the Equestrian Skills group training programme, if there are sufficient numbers otherwise students can undertake this  individually with coaches, coach educators or other industry experts.

Is this for me?

Maybe you aspire to work within the horse industry when you finish school or maybe you just want something to fill in your time over the school holidays. In all cases successful completion of modules are registered with the EA coordinator as they form part of the pathway to further education.

The minimum age for the EA national education courses is fixed at;

  • 12 years for Intro Horse Management & Intro Riding
  • 15 Years for Level 1 Horse Management & Level 1 Riding
  • 18 years for a coaching award

Assessments will be carried out by Coach Educators or SSTA’s.

Riders 18 years and over can progress toward becoming an Introductory EA Coach with the purchase of the appropriate resource.

Once the Introductory Horse Management and Introductory Riding modules have been completed, the Level I Horse Management and Riding modules provide another opportunity for further study and this may also be purchased direct from the National Office.

What’s Next?

Fill in the enrolment form found below and return to the Equestrian Queensland office.

How do I get assessed?

Please view the coach list available on the Equestrian Queensland website and select Coach Educators or Skills Specific Trainer or Assessor.

Equestrian Skills Assessment Days    

Alternatively, you can be assessed by attending an Interschool Queensland Equestrian Skills Assessment Day. Depending on numbers enrolled in the course, we hope to hold one or two of these days a year. This gives you a chance to get your assessment slips signed off at a significantly discounted rate! 


There are no dates currently scheduled. If you would like to register your interest for future dates please email [email protected]

Equestrian Skills Enrolment Form

  • Search for Equiskills Coaches
  • Click Here to visit the National website. This will provide you with more information on the Introductory Horse Management Certificate and the Introductory Riding Certificate.