5 Star Award Training
Whether you’re new to showjumping or have been competing for years, the NAF British Showjumping Five Star Award Programme offers the perfect platform to support your development and give recognition to your efforts.
One thing’s for sure - you can never stop learning and as your education increases so will your confidence in the ring, as will that of your horse.
The NAF British Showjumping Five Star Award programme delivers comprehensive training and a positive structure. With a series of progressive standards, the 5 star award programme provides clear goals and competencies for all levels and abilities to strive for.
Whether you’re new to the sport and want to know more about it, or an experienced amateur rider or full-time professional, each level of award requires you to set out your personal goals and achieve the ridden skills. This encourages good basic riding standards and knowledge of horse care, rules and equitation.
The awards are progressive so it’s important not to miss out on the foundations. This is why riders are asked to complete the written questions in all awards below the level they are taking. This outlines the standards you need to meet at each level and will help to identify your goals.
Signing up for the 5* way of training is straight forward and simple, telephone Sport Team on 02476 698828, one of our team will ensure your personal booklet is sent to you, you will then need to contact one of our Coaches to arrange for your awards to be signed off.
Take your log book to each training session and your coach can sign-off the relevant criteria that you achieve, monitor your progress and discuss the key areas for long term all-round development. Your log book will act as a record of your own personal journey and turn into a wonderful reference of the growing skills and confidence of you and your horse.
They will need to see you demonstrate the criteria, question your understanding of the criteria and you wil need to complete the answers to the questions for the star level which you are taking.You will receieve a certificate and badge as you pass each level, as well as NAF products and merchandise.
For a limited time only British Showjumping are offering free 6 month Membership for achieveing [Horse] 3 and 4 star levels, and an Annual year free for achieving [Horse] 5 star level of the award.
‘All of the Training system helps me; especially when training young horses; it makes me think more about my show jumping techniques. The theory side of the award, on horse welfare will help improve the broad knowledge in the equestrian world.’
‘The chance to ride at the Coaches Conference was a very good experience, I enjoyed the session, and was very pleased of the invite, the flat work advise given through Barnabus Mandahi was incredibly helpful when training at home, my young horses have gained a lot from it.’
‘The lower half of the award refreshed all of my knowledge from by BHS AI; it has made me a lot more aware of general horse welfare in every day life. Levels 4 and 5, made me think a lot about my techniques and how I use them.’
‘My opportunity to ride at the Coaches Conference was fantastic I really enjoyed it, and would jump at the chance to go again. I learnt new techniques from both trainers which I never knew before; they helped both my horse and I a great deal'
The Horse Five Star Awards can be taken by any British Showjumping Coach and can be arranged between yourselves on either a one to one basis or in group training sessions.