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 undertaken 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 to be carried out by Coach Educators (CE) or Skills Specific Training Assessor (SSTA).

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?

To be eligible for this program and the discounted rate, you must hold a current EQ membership, fill in the enrolment form found below and return to the Equestrian Queensland office for processing.

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 Enrolment Form

Interschool Queensland EquiSkills Program

  • This program has an annual intake of active IQ participants (25 riders per year)
  • Program intake occurs Nov - Dec each year in preparation for the following year
  • Delivered online via Zoom, Facebook and WhatsApp over a 10 month period
  • Riding and Practicial assessments conducted at IQ State Championships event
  • To enquire further about this program and cost, please contact [email protected]