The German Performance Medal Program

The German Performance Medals are awarded to equestrians by the German FN to confirm that the rider has a certain level of ability and knowledge in riding, handling horses and horse management. These medals must be earned before an equestrian is allowed to start competing or continue on in other areas of his/her equestrian career.

 

Performance Medal Program  May 2013
Certificate ceremony for the Medal Performance course in May 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic Horse Knowledge Badge

The applicant will be tested to show he/she has a basic knowledge of horse care, tack and handling of horses.

 

Level 4 - small bronze (DRA IV)

Requirements:

The applicant must have earned the Basic Horse Knowledge Badge before he/she can be tested for the Small Bronze Performance Medal.

Note: The testing for both can be completed on the same day.

 

The applicant will be tested in the following areas:

Remember - the applicant is being prepared for these examinations during the course!

 

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Level 3 - large bronze (DRA III)

Requirements:

The rider is theoretically required by the German FN to have the DRA IV (small bronze) for a minimum of 3 months before applying for the large bronze Performance Medal.

Travel distance is taken into consideration and therefore this policy could be waived at the discretion of the Director of the Westfälische Reit und Fahrschule. The rider must demonstrate to him an adequate ability to be tested sooner.

 

The applicant will be tested in the following areas:

Remember - the applicant is being prepared for these examinations during the course!

It is possible to start to specialize in Dressage or Jumping at this level. The requirements are not listed here; if interested in specializing, please ask to be informed.

 

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Level 2 - silver (DRA II)

Requirements:

The rider is required by the German FN to have the DRA III (large bronze) for a minimum of one year before applying for the silver Performance Medal.

The applicant will be tested in the following areas:

Remember - the applicant is being prepared for these examinations during the course!

It is possible to start to specialize in Dressage or Jumping at this level. The requirements are not listed here; if interested in specializing, please ask to be informed.

 

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Additional Information

A typical Daily Schedule for a course

6:30 am  Barn work
7:15 am  Breakfast
8:30 am  Dressage lessons in small groups
 
12:00  Lunch break
 
2:00 pm  Jumping lessons in small groups
4:00 pm  Theory or classroom work
6:00 pm  End of day

Each day is individual; this is a general plan of how the day usually runs during weekdays, weekends are planned according to other activities.

 

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What to bring

** There is a washing machine and dryer available on the premises

 

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How to prepare for a course

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Dates of the program

Medal course: May 27, 2014 - June 11, 2014

 

Trainer Courses

The German trainer courses are one of the elements that make the German System of Riding so successful.

Another important component is also the fact that all the disciplines (dressage, jumping, cross country) of riding are practiced and supported along with riding theory.

Each course is based on a proven systematic program of training, which ensures that all instructors holding the title of Trainer/Instructor have been tested and have a certain level of understanding and experience in the sport of riding.

This level of expertise is consistent throughout Germany due to the fact that the curriculum is defined by one governing body and carried out by only a few certified schools.

Upon completion of each course, candidates in the programs are examined by certified examiners, which guarantees a consistent level of knowledge is being passed on from one generation of riders to the next.

The steps in completing this Instructor Certification program are as follows:

Once a rider has completed the requirement of the medal performance, he/she can begin the instructor certification program. First earning the trainer C, then the B, followed by the A.

 

Application process - Information needed to apply

 

Costs

The price of the medal course is 1075 €     (testing fees, room and board not included)

For payment of deposit and courses we accept:

Details for International wire transfers to the WRFS
Name on the account:
Westfälische Reit- und Fahrschule e.V.
Bank name: Sparkasse Münsterland Ost
Bank address: Rothenburg 5, 48143 Münster
IBAN: DE29 4005 0150 0000 3467 00
Swift-Bic: WELADED1MST

Inside of Germany
Account number: 346 700
Sort Code: 400 501 50

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