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Performance Centre Manager with Riding shows a level of competence that allows a rider to take responsibility for a horse’s training, development and care for competition.

This career certificate recognises your ability to progress and develop training of horses and manage their work ratios in accordance with discipline requirements.

Performance Centre Manager with Riding will ensure the skills to train horses for equestrian competition work within a chosen discipline to an advanced level.

The Performance Centre Manager with Riding qualification is awarded upon achievement of:

Compulsory units:

  • Stage 5 Unit 1: Care and Welfare
  • Stage 5 Unit 2: Literature Review
  • Stage 5 Unit 3: Business Management Skills
  • Stage 5 Unit 4: Business Management Presentation
  • Stage 5 Unit 5: Working the Horse from the Ground

Plus one of the following riding units:

  • Unit 6: Ride for Training
  • Unit 7: Ride for Training Dressage
  • Unit 8: Ride for Training Show Jumping

We understand that not all riders wish to pursue a professional riding career within all disciplines. Perhaps you would like to follow our show jumping or dressage specific routes?:

Please note:

  • 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 undertaken training 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 two Stage 5 group workshops (for example, introduction to Stage 5 or Equitation & Coaching) at a centre where you are planning on taking your Stage 5 unit assessment – this cannot be 1:1 training sessions. The centre will record attendance at these events.

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