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.

The progress we have seen in Erin's riding and other horse skills has been tremendous. She came to Meredith Manor without a significant amount of riding experience. Today she is a proficient rider, and the confidence she has developed in the care and training of horses is very satisfying for both of us.
Parents of Erin McElmury: 1996 Riding Master Graduate