Equestrian Canada (EC) is proud to have officially taken the Responsible Coaching Movement Pledge as the next step in an ongoing commitment to protect the safety and welfare of all participants in equestrian sport.

“The EC Board of Directors is committed to promoting a safe equestrian sport environment,” said Meg Krueger, EC President. “Signing the Responsible Coaching Movement Pledge is an important step in ensuring that all equestrians feel safe in their athletic pursuits.”

The Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM) is a multi-phase, system-wide movement, coordinated by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) that is a call to action for sport organizations to protect the health and safety of athletes, both on and off the field of play.

The key ethics training that all Saskatchewan Equestrian Canada Certified coaches must complete is an online course called “Respect in Sport”. The website where this training can be found is:  https://sasksrc.respectgroupinc.com/

This training comes in addition to a number of protective policies all EC National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Certified Coaches have been required to follow for many years, including:

  • Signing the EC Coaching Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct
  • Completion of the Making Ethical Decisions online evaluation
  • Submitting a police background check every five (5) years
  • Maintaining First Aid certification every three (3) years
  • Completing concussion awareness and return-to-play training

If you are an Equestrian Certified Coach and you have not yet completed the Respect in Sport course; you must do so now, or it could impact your certification status.

Anyone with questions regarding this required training or coaching certification status are encouraged to contact Laurel Golemba – SHF Technical Coordinator by email: [email protected] or Phone 306-780-9490