We place great value on a coach's ongoing development and recognise the importance of maintaining high quality training for our coaches in order to continue to improve the sport. We offer numerous CPD opportunities for BE coaches, including our annual home coaches day, regional coaching development days, opportunities to be involved with rider training on behalf of BE, and external opportunities allowing BE coaches to benefit from knowledge from other sports. BE Accredited coaches must attend at least one official BE CPD opportunity every 12 months.
Home Coaches Day
The home coaches day sees some of the industry’s most experienced experts sharing their knowledge and discussing various topics affecting eventing today. It aims to be a highly educational day and provide performance coaches with information that they can mould to their own system.
Date – Tuesday 14 January 2020
Venue – Unicorn Trust, Granary Cottage, Netherswell, Stow on the Wold, Cheltenham GL54 1JZ
Book tickets for the 2020 Home Coaches Day HERE.
Regional Coaching Development Days
Accredited Coach education days can cover many of the topical coaching subjects of the day and can/will be arranged across the year. The aim of the days is to provide guidance and information on coaching best practice, and improving knowledge. The days are open to both BE Accredited and non-accredited coaches, and are designed to accommodate coaches with all levels of experience. The days also offer a good opportunity for coaches to meet other coaches and to exchange advice and support.
The days are be split into theory and practical, with the morning sessions being classroom based and the afternoon sessions taking place in an arena/field so the coaches can get involved in coaching, observing and feedback.
International Eventing Forum
The forum brings together some of eventing’s most influential riders, trainers and mentors for an inspirational day of training for success in the sport of eventing. Whether your goal is to complete your first BE90 or you’re aiming for 5* success, the forum is always a fantastic day and is the opportunity for CPD for all levels of BE coaches.
2020 International Eventing Forum
Date – Monday 3 February 2020
Venue – Hartpury College, Gloucester, GL19 3BE
More info and tickets will be available soon.
Course Walk CPD Days
These days are open to all coaches, both BE Accredited and non-accredited, and aim to develop and enhance the skills of all British Eventing coaches who, as part of their role, undertake cross country course walks with competitors either as part of a squad or team or with individual clients.
The format includes input and discussion with the course designer and coach educator, including key questions raised around the course and variations between levels, and continues with observation in small groups with discussion around course walk delivery, managing groups and use of language. The day then progresses with a further group discussion and observation of hoof prints at key combinations, and concludes by summing up further development opportunities.
Other CPD Opportunities
Raising the Bar with Caroline Moore
We have several dates available for coaches to attend rider 'Raising the Bar' training. This is an outstanding opportunity for coaches to observe coaching techniques, and is open to coaches of all levels and experience. The day will observe coaching of riders at BE80, BE90, BE100, Novice and 2* level working on flatwork/pole work sessions in the morning and show jumping sessions in the afternoon. There will also be a presentation at lunchtime, which will include a question and answer session.
More information and dates can be found HERE.
BS Applied Biomechanics for Showjumping Performance
The workshop will be delivered by Gillian Higgins of ‘Horses Inside Out’ and Corinne Bracken.
The morning will start in the classroom looking at video footage of the showjumper and highlighting how the horse moves and the impact this has on performance.
The afternoon will then take a practical approach by observing horses in action and how to apply the theory. It will focus on the biomechanics and anatomical movements of the horse during the different phases of jumping and identifying any areas that could impede performance. This will then be explored further by identifying exercises on and off the horse that could improve the performance.
Cost – British Showjumping Coaches: £50, others £55 (Limited spaces available)
Date – February 4th 2020
Venue – British Showjumping National Training Centre, Home Farm, Hothorpe, Leicestershire
To book please email: Laura.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02476 698828
BHS Arena Eventing coaches’ training day
CPD for BHS Accredited Professional Coaches and BE Accredited Coaches. Delivered by David Sheerin BHSI.
Date – Tuesday 12 November,
Venue – Wellington Riding, Basingstoke Rd, Hook RG27 0LJ
More information and bookings can be found on the BHS website HERE.
Please keep an eye on the website for CPD opportunities, and if you have any suggestions for suitable CPD topics please contact email@example.com.