Horse Training Certification

Level 3 Horse Trainer Certification

Level One: Requirements for the Level One Training Certification:

  • Completion of at least two Training courses with a minimum 3.0 GPA and no more than 7 absences or observations per course
  • Completion of the Riding Master II program or the equivalent level of equine studies
  • 30 hours of logged training time plus 10 hours assisting; these hours will be completed on campus during the regular course of study and will be documented in the studentís training log book
  • Completion of training portfolio
  • Satisfactory completion of a written and practical examination
Upon completion of these requirements, the student will receive Level One Training Certification.

becoming a horse trainer

Level Two: Requirements for the Level Two Training Certification:

  • Meet all requirements for the Level One Training Certification
  • Completion of at least four Training courses with a minimum 3.0 GPA and no more than 7 absences or observations per course
  • Completion of the Riding Master III program
  • 80 hours of logged training time plus 20 hours assisting; these hours will be completed on campus during the regular course of study and will be documented in the studentís training log book
  • Completion of training portfolio
  • Satisfactory completion of a written and practical examination
Upon completion of these requirements, the student will receive Level Two Training Certification.

Level Three: Requirements for the Level Three Training Certification:

  • Meet all requirements for the Level Two Training Certification
  • Completion of at least six Training courses with a minimum 3.0 GPA and no more than 7 absences or observations per course
  • Completion of the Riding Master V program
  • 150 hours of logged training time plus 20 hours assisting; these hours will be completed on campus during the regular course of study and will be documented in the studentís training log book
  • Completion of training portfolio
  • Satisfactory completion of a written and practical examination
Upon completion of these requirements, the student will receive Level Three Training Certification. Certification is a crucial step in becoming a horse trainer.


The MM instructors are accomplished professionals who are caring and supportive, but they will also push you harder than you thought you could be pushed and they will expect the best from you. If you are dedicated, it will be the best education you ever receive. I am graduating from law school this May and still find myself looking back on my MM education as some of the most valuable I ever received.
Jamie Hossa: 1996 Riding Master III Graduate