Equestrian Australia NCAS Introductory Riding Course

We have our Equestrian Australia, National Coaching Accreditation Scheme Introductory Riding Course starting in July. The course is a pre-requisite for all potential EA coaches as well as being of huge benefit to ANY person wanting to develop their equine riding knowledge.

This course delivers the knowledge necessary for all potential coaches to be able to ride the movements necessary for the Coaching component of the Introductory Coaching qualification plus all the theory necessary to teach these movements.

We have a saying… “You don’t know what you don’t know, ‘til you realize you don’t know it!!”

All of our students leave this course with a vast amount of learned information.

Our course runs on Sunday 8am-1pm each month for 6 months, with the final month being the assessment.

  • The dates for the 2021 year are:

    18th July 2021

    22nd August 2021

    26th September 2021

    31st October 2021

    21st November 2021

    Assessment 12th December 2021


Reduced amount of $1047 when paid upfront ($160 per month + EA Introductory Riding manual)


AfterPay option featured below (and in our shop), four payments of $301 made each fortnight

Riders must have their own horses to partake in this course. If you wish to use a school horse it is an additional $165 per session, please contact us to arrange this so we can have a suitable horse for you.

To Join us in this amazing course please click on the button below to fill out a booking form to confirm your spot in the course.

What are the benefits of EA (Equestrian Australia) qualified instructors?

The interesting thing about horse riding education/instruction in Australia is that there is no compulsory governing body for qualifications.

Instructors DO NOT need a qualification to teach.

Instructors DO NOT need insurance to teach.

There is no compulsory, safety guidelines to follow.


What we do have available is our performance governing body, Equestrian Australia.

Within this organisation (EA) there is an in-depth coaching education process which enables future coaches to work through 4 levels in 5 areas…

Horse Face on Facebook 4.0   General  Horse Face on Facebook 4.0  Dressage   Horse Face on Facebook 4.0  Show jumping   Horse Face on Facebook 4.0  Eventing  Horse Face on Facebook 4.0  Carriage Driving

The 4 levels to work through are Introductory – Level 1 – Level 2 and Level 3.

Each Level has 3 components –

Horse Face on Facebook 4.0  Horse Management        Horse Face on Facebook 4.0 Riding        Horse Face on Facebook 4.0 Coaching

The Horse Management and Riding needing to be passed prior to the commencement of the Coaching at each level.

Within each component there are 3 parts for assessment –

Horse Face on Facebook 4.0  Theory  Horse Face on Facebook 4.0  Practical  Horse Face on Facebook 4.0  Oral

Before commencing the Coaching components, candidates must have completed their Working with Children check, completed their Level 2 First Aid and completed a ASADA (Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority) and WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) online exam.

On a yearly basis when registrations are due it is compulsory that each coach produces evidence of self-education which is based on a points system and to have also taken part in bi-yearly EA Coaching update. These updates are for any new information necessary for Equine coaches to know including insurance updates, Equestrian Australia or Equestrian Victoria rule changes.

Overall, it is a very in-depth education process that produces Coaches/Teachers of the highest standard.

At Avoca Park we feel it is particularly important for us to only use EA qualified coaches for our teaching. The SAFETY and WELL-BEING of our non-horse owner and horse owner students is paramount to us.

We also encourage all our Team members starting at Junior level to take part in our courses, this enables us to have the whole Team on the same page regarding any information given for horse or rider.

For us here at Avoca Park enjoyment is in the education and the way it is delivered.

And for you, our clients, the safety of you and your families whilst taking part in one of, what we all feel here, one of the most wonderful hobbies there is.

“Working with Horses”

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