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Ethos Online - February 2011
Online news for Coaches, Officials and Trainees.
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Survey regarding the National Education Conference (August 2011)
The aim of the Conference is to inspire attendees to build confidence, belief and passion for improvement in themselves and the system, so that being an EA member means something special.
We hope to inspire delegates, introduce delegates to new ideas that might improve their approach to their involvement in equestrian activities, and life in general.
To this end the concept was not to make it discipline or role (coaching/officiating/rider) focussed, but to appeal to everyone.
In order to make this conference relevant and worthwhile to all those involved in equestrian sports, we'd appreciate you completing this short survey.
The results will help us work out what the program should contain.
We would like attendees to be saying after the conference:
This survey is designed to gather information to help us create a conference that will suit the membership and broader equestrian community, and whether this concept of broad based education is something you want to be involved in.
To take part in the survey please click here.
Level 3 Progress
A new HIgh Performance course to replace the former level 3 course is currently being developed and details will be released soon.
The planned implementation date is May 2011 during the Weekend of World Cups.
There will also be a separate course in June or July for previous L3 trainees who have not been given the opportunity to finalise their Level 3.
Coach Educator/SSTA Course Dates.
Equestrian Australia, with the assistance of the State Branches will be running the following CE/SSTA Courses throughout Australia in 2011:
10 – 12 March - South Australia
29 – 31 March - Victoria
28 – 30 June - Western Australia
July TBA - NSW
30 Sep – 2 October - Queensland
28 – 30 October - Victoria
for further details please click here
Australian Dressage Committee and IDOC are proud to present the 2011 Freestyle Forum on Sunday 1st May (straight after CDI).
International presenters are Mariette Withages (BEL), Dieter Schuele (GER) and Prof Steinke (GER).
The home grown presenters are Mary Seefried, Virginia Creed, Susie Hoevenaars, Rachael Sanna and Brett Parbery.
Attendance at this clinic counts for update points for EA Coaches and Officials.
Registrations Close on 31 March
Click here for further information and registration form.
The reformatting of the Riding, Management and Coaching workbooks has unfortunately been delayed for a couple of reasons. Work is still progressing and it is hoped to have these finalised ASAP, with a revised deadline of the end of February. The courses are not changing, we are just trying to assist candidates with a format that will be easier to work with.
Along with the new format of the workbooks will come the release of an updated Policy & Procedure Manual and Presenter's Pack for Coach Educatorss.
syllabi and workbooks are also being reviewed for Vaulting, Jumping, Carriage Driving and Dressage in the current round. A closer look at all officiating courses will be done once all the pathways have been identified to ensure the most efficient method of education across disciplines and roles.
The Education Department is working to provide more avenues of communication and be able to provide more convenient and reliable methods of keeping you updated. We will be utilising the EA Facebook page as a way of reaching out to the broader membership more frequently to supplement Ethos, Ethos online and email broadcasts.
Boyd Exell Clinics
World Champion Driver Boyd Exell will be in Australia during February 2011.
On 21-22 February he will conduct a workshop at "Witwood" in Bungendore NSW .
Boyd will collaborate with Australia Dressage Team member Brett Parbery to inspire and educate coaches, officials and competitors from all disciplines.
Brett and Boyd will discuss International Level competition including their experiences at the recent World Cup Finals and WEG.
Topics will include what it takes to prepare themselves, their grooms and horses both physically and mentally.
There will be demonstration and discussion on the similiarities, training, performance and judging of Dressage - both ridden & driven.
A timetable will be available shortly noting when specialist and general sessions are being held.
Attendance at this clinic will count for "update points" for all coaches and officials.
A "Compulsory Update" component for EA NCAS Coaches will also be incorporated (presented by EA National Office staff).
Click here for more information and registration forms.
Courses for FEI Officials run worldwide through each year.
FEI Officials should keep abreast of course calendars in regards to promotion and refresher courses.
Whilst the EA National Office tries to keep members informed of forthcoming courses, those interested should also keep their eye on the caledar on the FEI website.
Please find the following links to the FEI calendar pages
Do you ride a horse? We would like to hear from you.
Professor Paul McGreevy, Dr. Andrew McLean and Dr. Lesley Hawson in conjunction with the University of Sydney, Equestrian Australia, Hoofbeats Magazine, Horse Deals Magazine and the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre are investigating the use of saddle blankets.
We are asking for interested respondents to complete a short questionnaire on the type of layer if any they use between their horse’s back and the saddle.
We are interested in responses from all sorts of riders from any discipline.
If you would like to be involved, please click on the link below:
The survey should not take more than ten minutes to complete. Thank you for your participation.
New apprenticeship and traineeships in Animal Care and Management for NSW
On 14 January 2011 the Commissioner for Vocational Education and Training declared the availability of new traineeships and apprenticeship in NSW for the Animal Care and Management industries.
These new traineeships and apprenticeship reflect new qualifications in the Animal Care and Management (ACM10) Training Package and replace the old RUV traineeship and apprenticeship qualifications.
A significant change includes the availability of a school based apprenticeship in Farriery. It is anticipated that this new pathway will encourage the uptake of apprenticeships in schools in this area.
For more information, visit the State Training Services https://www.training.nsw.gov.au/cib_vto/cibs/cib_490.html
Updated rules have been released for most disciplines, including interschools.
Please check the Rules & Regulations page of your respective discipline
It is your responsbility to know the rules!
Volunteer Coaches Wanted
Are you a qualified coach who is looking for adventure and a working holiday in an exotic part of the world?
If so, we are looking for someone who would like to coach school children in a no-pressure environment with casual hours and be part of a team of like-minded equestrians.
In exchange you will be provided with accommodation, all meals and the opportunity to explore (all expenses paid ) one of the most fascinating parts of India, if not the world.
You will be working in Assam (north east India - in the foothills of the Himalayas), as a guest of the Jalan Tea Garden - which itself is a setting of surreal beauty.
Assam abounds with natural beauty and provides opportunities for adventures into national parks, trips on the mighty Brahmaputra River and the neighbouring hills states all within a day’s trip from your base at the tea garden.
Your host, Mr Jalan, is a highly respected member of the Indian/International equestrian community and is a passionate benefactor for the improvement of equestrian activities in Assam.
Please forward expressions of interest to Mr Manoj Jalan. Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
OR visit their web site at - www.assamequestrian.org
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