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1 Equi-Skills NCAS Exams The popularity of the NSW Equi-Skills programme It was a busy year for trainee coaches wishing to continues to grow and grow. Equi-Skills was developed complete their coaching certificates and the demand for for secondary school-aged riders but is not restricted to NCAS exams was high. school students, being available for adults too. More The facilities at Sydney International Equestrian Centre, young riders, along with some more mature riders, Horsley Park are ideal for holding coaching exams as enrolled in our Equi-Skills in 2010 than in any previous all phases of the exam can be easily catered for using year since its introduction in 2006. the dressage arenas, jumping arena and the training Equi-Skills provides a structured learning programme, cross country course. The facilities are built to provide either in groups or individually, for students who want to quality footing in all weather and 2010 gave us a good work towards achieving their Intro Horse Management opportunity to test the grounds in all conditions. and Intro Riding certificates. The achievement of The first of these exams was on 23/24 February 2010. these two certificates enables students to begin their The examiners were Judith Kilby from Tasmania and Erica Introductory Coaching certificate at age 17 or to Kelly from New South Wales. progress on to achieving their Level 1 Horse Management and Level 1 Riding certificates. The Equi-Skills Five Level 1 General candidates enrolled to sit this exam programme forms a part of our national education • All candidates passed the written paper pathway and is the first step for students wishing to • Four candidates passed all teaching tasks and further their knowledge and pursue a career in the achieved their accreditation Australian horse industry. • One candidate passed one teaching task and required two posts Want to be part of our Equi-Skills programme? Speak to your coach about joining or contact our office direct for more information. 2 72


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