8656 Surrey Lane
Boca Raton FL 33496
Horsemanship is essential to becoming an equestrian. Staffordshire Equestrian Center Inc. requires the rider to be active in all aspects of the horse – rider experience. Daily care, nutrition, wound care, hoof care, body and coat condition, lameness and general health and wellbeing of your equine partner.
Staffordshire Equestrian Center Inc. riders have competed in many local / non-rated shows as well as competed in USEF Rated shows, Equitation and Pony Finals. Showing at a USEF/USHJA recognized level is not a requirement. All students and their parents will discuss the goals and aspirations with the trainer and prepare a game plan to achieve their objective.
•Life lessons in communication, negotiation, cause and effect and the value of time and money. •Communication with horse, rider, coach and parents. •Preparing both human and equine athlete mentally and physically for competition. •Respect for the Equine and their role in enriching our life.
The USHJA Trainer Certification Program was developed to preserve the American Hunter/Jumper Forward Riding System by offering a comprehensive educational program based on that system and providing increasing levels of certification for professional horse trainers. Participation in the TCP, while voluntary, is encouraged for the ongoing professional support it provides. Becoming a Certified Trainer confirms a commitment to continuing one’s professional development, which leads to an ever-increasing group of well-rounded and knowledgeable horsemen.
In order to receive and maintain certification, trainers are tested on a broad spectrum of relevant professional information, including training techniques, safety of horse and rider, horsemanship skills and business ethics. The hope of the TCP Committee is that the knowledge imparted during the Trainer Certification process will be passed along from the trainers to the students, who are the future of the equine industry. In this manner, each generation of horsemen can learn from the experience of the ones that came before them.
Regardless of show record, geographic location or perceived prestige, certain fundamentals are required of every USHJA Certified and Provisional Trainer:
- A comprehensive knowledge of the history of the American Hunter/Jumper Forward System of riding and training horses
- Active involvement in the hunter/jumper industry
- Dedication to horse and student safety
- Sound horsemanship skills
- Skillful equine-management practices
- Ethical business practices
- Continuing professional development and education