Here is the Canadian version of what I think you're looking for. I'm looking for the American equivalent now. Instructor of Beginners (IB)
: This program is already up and running throughout all provinces. It applies to individuals who teach beginner riders whether in their own backyard, riding schools or at day camps. English Instructor Requirements
Candidates for English Instructor must:
Be at least 16 years of age as of January 1st of the current year
Hold an Equine Canada Silver sport license including EC Coach levy and Provincial membership in good standing
Have successfully completed the English Rider Level 1 and 2 of the old EC Learn to Ride English program or the equivalent in the new 2007 Equine Canada English Rider 1-10 program which is English Rider 1-6.
Old Rider Level 1 New Rider Level 2 Old Rider Level 2 New Rider Level 6 Old Rider Level 3 New Rider Level 8
In addition, the candidate must:
Be familiar with stable management, which include feeding, bandaging, first aid for the horse, tack, stable construction, safety and unsoundness. These areas will be covered in the oral and written tests.
English Instructor candidates are responsible for the materials in the following manuals:
These manuals can be purchased through the Equine Canada office or your Provincial office.
Once the above prerequisites have been met, the candidate must complete the following requirements in order to become certified:
Once the above requirements have been met, the candidate should apply to their PSO with proof that they have met the requirements. In order to be certified as an English Instructor, the candidate must:
Note: Applicants for the Instruction of Beginners program who are under 18 years of age must have their application signed by a parent or legal guardian.
Note: Candidates can be mentored for the Evaluation by one or more certified Coach/Instructor(s).