Riding Instructor Certification

Level Two Riding Instructor Certification

Level One: Requirements for the Level One Teaching Certification:

  • Completion of Teaching I, II & III with a minimum 3.0 GPA and no more than 7 absences in any one quarter in Teaching
  • Completion of the Riding Master III program or the equivalent level of equine studies
  • 75 hours of logged teaching time, at least 20 hours in each discipline; these hours will be completed on campus during the regular course of study and will be documented in the studentís teaching log book
  • Completion of the Level I Training Certification
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification
  • Development of a professional portfolio
  • Satisfactory completion of a written and practical examination
Upon completion of these requirements, the student will receive Level One Teaching Certification.

Level Two: Requirements for the Level Two Teaching Certification:

  • Meet all requirements for the Level One Teaching Certification
  • Completion of Teaching IV & V with a minimum 3.0 GPA and no more than 7 absences in any one quarter in Teaching
  • 250 hours of logged teaching time, at least 20 hours in each discipline; these hours will be completed on campus during the regular course of study and will be documented in the studentís teaching log book
  • Satisfactory completion of a written and practical examination
Upon completion of these requirements, the student will receive Level Two Teaching Certification.

riding instructor certification at Meredith Manor.

I love my new job! I get to work with problem horses every time I'm there, and I wouldn't have been able to handle any of them without the training, information, and help that i got at MM. Thanks again to Ron, Faith, Nancy, and everyone else for the tools you gave me to love what I do, and to do it with the strength and confidence to do it right.
Kaleigh McGeehan: 2004 Riding Master Graduate