How to become a coach – for FREE

** SMALL FACEBOOK SYMPOSIUM **.jpgBecoming a riding coach can be expensive, but the Society NEEDS COACHES!  Every day we receive requests from all over the world asking us to recommend coaches in their area – and this business and these clients need good, qualified coaches to help them achieve their goals.

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Train for FREE!

We want to spread the word about safer seat and position – from the beginner just trying to stay on to the professional with the balance & skill to keep the horse up in a potential rotational fall. So, we’re making training even more accessible – if you’re keen and persistent and REALLY WANT to get this training – then you can – for FREE!

3 ways to get your training free:

  1. AWARDS:  Nominate yourself, or a friend for an award such as “Coach of the Year”, “Rider of the Year” etc.  Voting is anonymous and you can vote as many times as you like!  Voting Here
  2. SCHOLARSHIPS:  Nominate yourself, or a friend for a scholarship. These are awarded in many different categories. See: Scholarship Info
  3. VOLUNTEERS:  Volunteer to help at the symposium, or on the Board. Depending on the numbers of hours you can give us – we reward you with free DVDs, free training, or if you have enough hours the entire course (value around $2,000) for FREE!  See more  Volunteer Info

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Speakers and Advisors

  • Luis Lucio (2 time Olympian, President of the Dressage Committee (Spain). FEI Board member)
  • Assoc. Prof Fernanda Carmargo DVM, PhD  University of Kentucky
  • Assist. Prof Bob Coleman PhD University of Kentucky
  • Dr. Tod Davis
  • Dr. Karen Hanks
  • Anneke Roodt, Retired Soloist from the SA Lippizaners
  • Kelly Sigler, MA, Level 1*,   Eventer of the Year  – Safety Officer
  • Dr. Stephanie Keeley, Midway University
  • Connie Jehlik, United States Pony Club Association
  • Virginia Stirnweiss (Side Saddle)
  • Dr. Sue Massimo PhD
  • Amy Bennett Vanner – Safety Officer
  • Aaron Rolston, World Equestrian Games Medallist – Reining Demos

Thank you to…

  • The London Metropolitan Police. The ISRB gave day-long training at the famous Imbercort, where they train Police Officers not just to ride, but to take off their saddles while jumping! We received a plaque/award and great thanks for helping create a safer seat & position for the officers. This is the group that guards the Queen of England’s guards.
  • The University of Kentucky, Asbury University and Midway University for co-hosting 5 year’s worth of International Symposiums at their venues
  • The Certified Horsemanship Association – for providing speakers to our events
  • National Reining Horse Association – for providing demo riders & horse
  • Lexington Mounted Police Unit, Kentucky Horse Park Police, Albuquerque, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Lord Strathcona Mounted Garrison), Tampa Mounted Unit, Houston Police and Austin Police Mounted Units for hosting training and providing demo riders for large events for our biomechanics demonstrations (such as World Equestrian Games and the 2013, 14, 15, 16 International Symposiums)
  • Nathan Brashear, Eric Martinovich and Big Horse Productions for providing vaulters for training and demos, and for Daryn Fredricks, National Australian Vaulting Coach.  The ISRB was instrumental in starting several vaulting clubs in the USA and Australia and our members have been state representatives to the Australian National Vaulting Council in the past.
  • The Riding for Disabled Association for the five Awards the ISRB has received
  • The First Lady of Kentucky for her video appearance at the International Symposium
  • The SA Lippizaners (only subsidiary of the Spanish School) for hosting the official teacher training clinic
  • New Bolton Center, Penn State University for twice hosting events
  • Virginia Tech for hosting events
  • Missouri State University for hosting events
  • Meredith College for hosting a presentation.
  • Equitana, Equine Affaire (Ohio, CA & MA), Horse World Expo, Mid West Horse Fair, Wellington Dressage Festival
  • The Equestrian Federation of Australia (for hosting our demos at CCI*** International Events)
  • The United States Equestrian Federation (Cincinnati, Ohio Conference presentation)
  • CADORA (Canada) for inviting our coaches to present at the International Grand Prix Judge’s clinic
  • ZANEF (South Africa) for arranging and hosting our teacher training.

Membership Information:

Kelly Sigler Patterson, MA, Level 1*,  
Eventer of the Year  – Safety Officer – Teacher Training

Amy Bennett Vanner – Safety Officer – Membership Manager

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