New Trail Riding and Tourism Certification program
Starting June 2014 - For the first time, Equine Canada (EC) will deliver a Trail Riding and Equestrian Tourism certification program across Canada.
EC is currently seeking trail riding and outdoor horseback enthusiasts and adventurers to implement and deliver the program. The first evaluation of certified Guides and Trail Riding Instructors will be held June 2014, in the eastern provinces, and in September 2014 in the western provinces.
This evaluation is targeted at experienced Riders, Guides, Outfitters, and Instructors or Coaches looking to teach horsemanship, trail riding, and guiding with a holistic learning approach. The certified Guide/Instructor will be able to deliver these basic lessons to beginners using EC learning material. (Click here to access the learning material)
A Guide to Basic Horsemanship and Trail Riding in Canada is the reference manual that comes with the basic learning levels. The learning plans for the trail riding programs are available on EC's web page.
Those who succeed in meeting the qualifications for this evaluation will receive a certificate from Equine Canada to demonstrate that they have met the standard to be recognized as competent equestrian tourism Guide and/or trail riding Instructors.
Certification is the only way our equestrian industry has to reach out to the public and promote certified and qualified Guides, Instructors and Coaches for more safety.
More information to come soon.
A Basic Guide to Horsemanship and Trail Riding in Canada
Febuary 2014, Equine Canada will pre-launch the new reference manual for Trail Ride enthousiasts! A Guide to Basic Horsemanship and Trail Riding in Canada is the perfect tool for all trail riders, no matter if they want to start a certification prorgram or not. Click here to get more information about the program.
Don't miss Equine Canada`s 2014 Convention in Winnipeg! Friday Febuary 7th will be a full day dedicated to equestrian tourism and recreation information sessions. You will also get all the information about the trail riding and Guide certification program.
Equine Canada creates a new full time manager position for Recreation
September 2013, Audrey Lapointe was hired as the first Manager of Recreation, Trails and Tourism for EC. Looking at the world largest equestrian federations structure, this was a innovative decision.
Lapointe, a Quebec native, spent five years working as an educator and has a strong background in equine sport. She is an avid trail rider, and a TREC rider with the secret hopes of returning to her first love, endurance riding. She is also the author of the new Québec à cheval/Equine Canada Learn to Trail, Ride and Guide reference manual and program (to be launched in Februaryl) and has been consulting with us on equestrian tourism since 2011.