Launch of the trainer and young-horse trainer matrix

February 5 2013 | Education

In January the education committee met to define the minimum experience and abilities a horse trainer, and particularly a young-horse trainer, should have. A good number of FEIF member countries offer courses and examinations for young-horse trainers, concerned with the initial stages of training of a young horse, and the next level, the horse trainers who will train the slightly older horse to the highest levels of competitions and advanced movements. The new matrix will enable different member countries to compare the requirements for he qualification, and help to maintain an even standard across national boundaries. It will also help other member countries, which do not yet have such a qualification, to plan the syllabus and examinations for the young-horse trainer qualification. At the moment the document is in the last stages of the draft form, and will be officially launched at the FEIF conference in Strasbourg