Being a Certified Professional Riding Instructor is career enhancing and life enriching. Certification means you have successfully completed a series of courses and acquired the specialized knowledge it implies.
Knowledge applied to a purpose is true power; and those who possess the knowledge have the power to make significant contributions to benefit pleasure riders and the riding champions of the future.
Certification is an academic record of your achievement. Certification grants you the right to put PrI (professional riding instructor) after your name.
Earning “certification” as a professional riding instructor requires the completion of 10 designated courses. Students will receive a “certificate of achievement” for each course completed as well as any “elective” courses completed. Click here to see sample of course certificate of achievement.
You must complete all of the following courses, plus two electives to be awarded Certification
- Conformation and Selection for Performance $275.00
- Role and Responsibilities $275.00
* Prerequisite for Teaching Techniques
- Teaching Techniques $275.00
- Bits, Saddle Fitting and Hoof Balance $275.00
- Understanding Equine Behavior $275.00
- Nutrition for Maximum Performance $275.00
- Stable Management $275.00
- Equine Health and Disease Management $275.00
- Legal Aspects of Horse Management $275.00
- Preparation for Competition $275.00
Elective Courses: choose two (2) electives to meet requirements for Certification
- Acupoint Classification $275.00 (TAAI)
- Acupoint Energetics and Landmark Anatomy $275.00 (TAAI)
- The Business of Making Money With Horses $275.00
- Competitive Longe Line $275.00
- Dressage: Foundation for All Riding Disciplines $275.00
- Essential Oils and Acupressure for Horses $275.00 (TAAI)
- Equine Massage $275.00
- Equine Photography $275.00
- Equine Reproduction $275.00
- Equine Safety and Rescue $275.00
- Fit To Ride $275.00
- Five-Element Theory for Horses $275.00 (TAAI)
- Horses In Motion $275.00 (TAAI)
- Meridian Theory $275.00 (TAAI)
- Rev Up Your Dressage Score $275.00
- Ride Competitive Trail to Win $275.00
- Showmanship in Hand $275.00
- Stallion Management $275.00
- Overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Horses $275.00 (TAAI)
- Train a Reiner $275.00
- Train For Trail Class $275.00
- Train for Western Riding $275.00
- Training Performance Horses $275.00
To meet the faculty teaching the courses in this program, click here.
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Once all required courses for the Professional Riding Instructor Certification have been successfully completed, Equine Studies Institute, the world’s leading provider of online equine study curriculum for colleges and universities, will award your Certified Professional Riding Instructor certificate. Click here for certificate sample.
Students may begin courses at any time and may take one or more courses at the same time.
Courses have a completion deadline of one (1) year from the time of enrollment in a specific course. The student may petition for an extension. Requests for extensions must be submitted in writing (email is accepted – firstname.lastname@example.org). Extension requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
Electives provided by Tallgrass Animal Acupressure institute (TAAI) have a 90-day completion deadline. Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute charges an extension fee.
It is suggested students register and take the courses in the sequence listed above, but it is not mandatory. Students may begin a course whenever they choose and may get assistance from their instructors by e-mail at any time. Students study the lesson material and then submit assignments and quizzes online. Instructors grade the work and return comments by e-mail. If the student’s work is satisfactory, the student will then receive the next lesson link, usually within 5-7 business days.
The curriculum in this program is designed to be practical and applicable to all equestrian disciplines. The focus is always on the eventual success of the individual student.
To change your life, establish yourself as a professional, and assure your financial future, begin earning your Certification as a Professional Riding Instructor today. Sign up here.