We place great value on a coach's ongoing development and recognise the importance of maintaining high quality training for our coaches in order to continue to improve the sport. We offer numerous CPD opportunities for BE coaches, including our annual home coaches day, regional coaching development days, opportunities to be involved with rider training on behalf of BE, and external opportunities allowing BE coaches to benefit from knowledge from other sports.
Home Coaches Day
The home coaches day sees some of the industry’s most experienced experts sharing their knowledge and discussing various topics affecting eventing today. It aims to be a highly educational day and provide performance coaches with information that they can mould to their own system.
Regional Coaching Development Days
Each coach educator will deliver at least one day's training per year for BE Accredited Coaches. The aim of the days is to provide guidance and information on coaching best practice, improving knowledge and gaining qualifications. The days are open to both BE Accredited and non-accredited coaches, and are designed to accommodate coaches with all levels of experience. The days also offered a good opportunity for coaches to meet their coach educator, who is available for coaching advice and support.
The days are split into theory and practical, with the morning sessions being classroom based and the afternoon sessions taking place in an arena/field so the coaches can get involved in coaching, observing and feedback.
International Coaching Forum
The forum brings together some of eventing’s most influential riders, trainers and mentors for an inspirational day of training for success in the sport of eventing. Whether your goal is to complete your first BE90 or you’re aiming for 5* success, the forum is always a fantastic day and is the opportunity for CPD for all levels of BE coaches.
Course Walk CPD Days
These days are open to all coaches, both BE Accredited and non-accredited, and aim to develop and enhance the skills of all British Eventing coaches who, as part of their role, undertake cross country course walks with competitors either as part of a squad or team or with individual clients.
The format includes input and discussion with the course designer and coach educator, including key questions raised around the course and variations between levels, and continues with observation in small groups with discussion around course walk delivery, managing groups and use of language. The day then progresses with a further group discussion and observation of hoof prints at key combinations, and concludes by summing up further development opportunities.
Other CPD Opportunities
Raising the Bar with Caroline Moore
We have several dates available for coaches to attend rider 'Raising the Bar' training, led by Caroline Moore. This is an outstanding opportunity for coaches to observe coaching techniques delivered by Caroline Moore FBHS, and is open to coaches of all levels and experience. The day will observe coaching of riders at BE80, BE90, BE100, Novice and 2* level working on flatwork/pole work sessions in the morning and show jumping sessions in the afternoon. There will also be a presentation at lunchtime, which will include a question and answer session.