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Unit 6: Stage 5 Ride for Training will assess your competence and knowledge in the principles of training horses on the flat and over fences both in showjumping and cross country.

You will be required to assess, ride and jump several horses through all three disciplines, showing a practical knowledge of training from the ground, young and green horses in addition to those at or working towards the levels stated below.

This award will consider your knowledge and practical experience in assessing unknown horses on the flat and over fences, your ability to assess and discuss with clarity the correctness of training, any problems, the horse’s outline and capability among others.

You will:

  • Assess a horse as if for purchase showing ability to ride with empathy and effect
  • Be able to use the Training Scale as objective measurement criteria
  • Be able to plan ridden training sessions and develop skill levels in horses
  • Show clear understanding of the requirements of dressage riding up to and including Advanced Medium
  • Show clear understanding of the requirements of showjumping up to 1.20 metres
  • Show clear understanding of the requirements of cross country riding up to 1.10 metres
  • Show clear understanding of discipline riding requirements for competition and assessment
  • Show ability to discuss development and future training 

Unit 6: Stage 5 Ride for Training is a combined assessment that includes riding all phases of eventing; dressage, show jumping and cross country. From Spring 2021 We are pleased to offer dressage or show jumping only routes for those that are discipline specific riders and/or coaches. 

Please note:

Our training guidelines have been updated during this Covid-19 period:

  • You cannot take a stage 5 assessment at a centre you currently work in or have worked in in the last 12 months.
  • You cannot take a stage 5 assessment at a centre that you have regularly trained at in the last 6 months.

*Within the 6 month period prior to any unit assessment candidates will be allowed to attend a maximum of six training sessions focused on Stage 5 riding and/or coaching at a centre where you are planning on taking your Stage 5 unit assessment.

Until the end of 2020, we will be able to deliver the new Unit 6: Stage 5 Ride for Training and the Senior Equitation. Senior Equitation will be delivered until the end of 2020, after this only the new Stage 5 assessments and qualifications will be available. If you have achieved the Senior Equitation qualification you will not be required to take Unit 6: Stage 5 Ride for Training

The below section relates to the Senior Equitation assessment

 

The below section relates to the Unit 6: Stage 5 Ride for Training