The Importance of Coaching


Coaching was the topic of discussion at the Ontario Equestrian Federation member appreciation night at the 2016 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Bill Windsor was presented with the 2016 OEF Coach of the Year award by Ian Millar and OEF President Mark Nelson and Ian discuss the importance of good coaching in the equine industry. Check out the following videos: 



All throughout the Royal Winter Fair, the Ontario Equestrian Federation was promoting the importance of riding and working with certified coaches, not only to ensure that you as a rider will be safe, but to also standardize the industry. This message really came through at the Spirit of the Horse exhibit which showcased local riders and certified coaches through meet and greets with a horse or two, talking with coaches and barns on hand that employed certified coaches, and through clinics given by certified coaches.

For more information on how to become a certified coach or to find a certified coach in your area, please check out the Ontario Equestrian Federation website: and read their Guide to Coach Certification. Be sure to tell them we sent you! 😉

December 8, 2016 |

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