What do you need to be eligible for fast track to Novice Coach? 

Option 1- Prior learning eligibility

  • Qualification for coaching at an equivalent level through a recognised organisation (eg . EA, PCAV, other federation) .

If eligible you will be required to:

  1. Payment of course fees ( general riding and Novice)

  2. Proof of qualification 

  3. All test papers completed and passed

  4. Day 1 attendance is required (1 DAY)


Option 2 - Prior competition experience

  • Proof of competition scores at grade 1 pony club, grade 1 HRCAV or Novice EA, or other federation with scores at 60% +  

If eligible you will be required to:

  1. Payment of course fees

  2. Proof of competition scores

  3. All test papers completed and passed

  4. Day 1 and 2 attendance is required (2 DAYS)

At the completion of this course, coaches will be accredited and fully insured to teach riders up to Grade 2 Pony Club and HRCAV, along with pleasure riders of all abilities. This course is GUARANTEED to provide the eduction required to pass the assessments. Guaranteed by a FULL money back refund, or the commitment of no extra charge eduction until the student has reached the skill level to pass.   

Note the course below is available to fast track coaches to attend in it's entirety if they wish

3 Day Course - At the Riding Success Institute

Day One (class room)

  • Horse Management and care for the healthy regular competition horse 

  • Risk Management and Injury Prevention for the regular competiton horse

  • Safety and protocol guidelines with competitive students

  • Personality Profiling for the competition rider

  • Learning styles and types for the competition rider

  • Message delivery for effective retention 

  • Assessments


Day Two (class room)

  • Gaits and foot falls​

  • Rider position and seat to Novice level

  • Test riding to Novice level 

  • Dressage training scale 

  • Movements and exercises to Novice level 

  • Correctly fitting gear (horse and rider) 

  • Lesson plans and problem solving 

  • Sports physiology 

  • Goal setting  

  • Assessments

Day Three (practical)

  • Riding practical examination 

  • Horse management practical examination

  • Risk management practical examination 

  • Safety and protocol practical examination 

  • Visual practical examination (explain verbally riders positions, trot diagonals etc) 

  • Coaching skills demonstrated 

  • Effective use of personality profiling and targeted communication    

Optional Day Four

First Aid certificate (for those who do not have a current certificate) NOTE: All riders WILL need to provide RSI with a current first aid certificate to complete their course 


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The Novice Coaching Course is only

$58 per week for 12 months

or combined

General rider course and Novice course 

$129 per week for 12 months

Saving of $27 per week! 


  • Insurance 

  • 3-8 days course content and assessments

  • Guaranteed pass 

  • Guaranteed money back, if have not made the course fees back after 18 months of completing the course 

Optional First Aid course  - $140

Coaching is more than just a good riding technique. To develop from rider to coach, you must learn more about: mental coaching, training schedules, physical and mental evaluation, dressage theory, safety, goal setting, sports psychology learning styles, personality profiling and the communication skills required to help various personality's. 


During this course, we focus on ensuring our coaches are competent on how you can apply not only the knowledge of how to get achieve the students goals, but the benefits of effective delivery of the messages. Understanding the "how", understanding personality types and various learning styles, will lift the combinations to a whole new level.


We provide  a complete guide to an optimised coaching platform and pathway. A good trainer motivates riders and helps them to acquire the right skills and experience.

              Fast Track Novice Coach 

This level is for competing up to Novice level dressage, Up to Level 2 HRCAV amd Up to Level 2 Pony club. Perfect for coaches starting to have students compete