Posted on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 by Heather Dodd
The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) today, 15 December, celebrated four high-performing equestrian coaches on the completion of their UK Coaching Level 4 award, at Olympia, The London International Horse Show.
The two-year qualification is a bespoke programme for high performing coaches and includes a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice in Sport Coaching delivered by the University of Gloucestershire, in partnership with the BEF and British Rowing.
The graduates were presented with their certificates at Olympia, the London International Horse Show by BEF Interim Chief Executive, Nicki Kavanagh. Commenting, she said; “Coaches are such an important part of our sport and I am delighted to be able to recognise and celebrate their achievements today.”
Joining the cohort of recognised coaches are:
Corinne Bracken is the programme manager for the British Showjumping Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence and was awarded coach of the year by the organisation in 2007 and 2016. Corrine was the Children, Junior and Young Rider showjumping manager for Great Britain for 10 years before taking up the post of Performance Manager for Hong Kong’s showjumping team.
Tom Graham is a British Dressage regional coach based in Buckinghamshire and as a rider has competed at all levels up to and including Grand Prix.
Julia Gourley is a freelance coach who works across the levels in eventing, dressage and showjumping. She has been appointed as the equestrian head coach for Great Britain at the World Special Olympic Games in Abu Dhabi in 2019.
Warren Lamperd is an Australian eventing and showjumping rider and a high level showjumping coach. Warren has based in the UK for 20 years coming initially as a rider for Sir Mark Todd. Highlights include finishing 9th at Burghley Horse Trials and a Masters Degree in Coaching Science.
The Level 4 qualification recognises high performing coaches working in a focussed environment and specialising at a given level of performance. The BEF recognises that informed and confident coaches are key to inspiring participation at all levels and these coaches will bring expertise in growing areas of participation and talent development.
If you would like to find out more about the UKCC Level 4 coaching certificate please email [email protected]