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NCAS Calendar The 2012 coaching calendar was constantly updated to include the very latest clinic dates and also courses and training days offered by coaches to new and existing candidates. Coaches and trainees are urged to keep an eye on the calendar for up-to-date information on training days, workshops and clinics. Junior Squad Development EA Horse Management and Riding educational modules continue to be promoted and provided to our young rider squads with assessment opportunities being available at training camps. Ready Set Trot A new junior participation programme for boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 12 who don’t have a horse of their own has been developed by the National Education Team. Two different programmes are available: Ready Set Trot – Playground Skills is a series of horse related games and activities that can used anywhere, anytime and introduces children to the world of horses. Ready Set Trot – Stable Skills comprises a set syllabus to be offered by approved delivery centres with access to school horses using eight x two hour lessons plans of mounted and unmounted group activities. Initial pre-launch promotion for Ready Set Trot commenced November 2012 with a full media launch planned for 2013. Equi-Skills Equi-Skills enrolments continue to grow, especially with the support and involvement of coaches who are involved with junior development. 53 new school student enrolments and 2 adult enrolments were received in 2012. Kaylyn Hawkins, a teacher at Wingham High School, co-ordinator of the Wingham school equestrian team and Introductory Coach, has found the Equi-Skills programme is the ideal learning programme for members of her school team. The students represent the school in equestrian events and also compete out of school in dressage, eventing, showjumping, camp drafting and Pony Club, applying their practical and theoretical knowledge. As part of working towards their certificates, the students have also been able to attend a number of coach training days as demonstration riders and it has been a great experience for them to have lessons from a wide range of coaches across many disciplines as well as see the opportunities available to them through further NCAS study. Happy coaching. Sue Birch NCAS Co-Ordinator Equestrian NSW 4 93


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