Branch Facilitators must be effective communicators equipped with knowledge and experience in horse training, management and in the skills of the disciplines of the sport. Facilitators must understand how people and horses learn and how the horse interacts with its rider and its environment.
The training course is aimed at those who will be overseeing at Branch events, with riders on their own horses and therefore does not cover the basic lessons for the first time rider in any detail.
* 10 years as a hands on horse owner and manager working with horses for at least 5 years without supervision
* 10 years as a rider, with experience riding some young/green and some trained horses.
* Some experience bringing on green horses to at least a good competition standard in at least 1 ASHS discipline.
* A broad general knowledge of theories of riding and training to novice level and horse management & care.
* Participate in Approved Branch Facilitator activities and undertake that they will act in accordance with the Core Value Statement at all times.
* Engage as an Approved Branch Facilitator and undertake that they will act in a manner fitting and proper to one accorded the honour of being an Approved Branch Facilitator.
* Engage in Approved Branch Facilitator activities and will endeavour to maintain their professional knowledge, set exemplary standards in behaviour by being polite and courteous to customers and clients, keep abreast of changes in facilitating techniques and methodologies, be a positive role model and at all times abide by the Code of Ethics of the National Approved Branch Facilitator Scheme.
* Engage in Approved Branch Facilitator activities and will at all times abide by the Rules and Regulations of the Society