Trainer B Certification Program - Riding - competitive:

The Trainer B course is the second progressive step in the German Riding System's licensing equestrian training program for the developing Trainer/Instructor.

This course involves lesson planning; from writing to implementing a well planned, structured riding lesson.

Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, and require proof of holding a Trainer C certificate for one (1) year, along with having one (1) year experience teaching in the equestrian field.


Basic requirements of an applicant:

Note: The director of the school has the final decision with respect to an applicant's participation within one of the Trainer Programs, as well as within the examination.

If you want to attend a course, but have no competitive experience you will have to do the trainer B - non-competitive course. Please ask for details.


Contents of the course:

  1. Practical riding:
    • Dressage (second or preliminary level)
    • Jumping (3'6”-3'9” or 1.10-1.20 meter)
    • Cross country (elementary/novice level)
  2. Teaching:
    • Dressage (first / novice level)
    • Jumping (3'3” / 1 meter)
    • Structuring a lesson plan
    • Comments and feedback on lessons
  3. Riding theory:
    • In accordance with the FN's Principles of Riding, Advanced Dressage
         Techniques, and Longing


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Testing - participants will be examined in the following areas:

  1. Practical riding (1 grade)
    • Dressage riding - in a snaffle bridle - demonstrating between first/second    or novice/preliminary level dressage
    • Jumping - riding the horse in a balanced jumping seat and the ability to
         jump 3'6”-3'9”/1.10-1.20 meter course
  2. Teaching (4 grades)
    • Preparation of a systematic lesson plan including focus on goal of the
          lesson (1 grade)
    • Execution of planned lesson or at least parts of it (1 grade)
    • Commentaries on lesson plans during the classroom sessions (1 grade)
    • Oral presentation of a long term goal and the plan to achieve it (1 grade)
    • Homework: written essay on a chosen topic
    • Oral presentation on a chosen topic

Note: It is usual within the German System that the Trainer B course lasts only 8 days and the participant usually specializes in one riding discipline.

This time period is not possible within the English speaking course and therefore, participants will have the option to earn the trainer certificate in both dressage and jumping, if they wish.


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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


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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


Suggested reading


Dates of the program

Trainer Program: September 8 - 25, 2014


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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.


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Application process - Information needed to apply



The price of the trainer course is 1.250 €    (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

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

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