ONLINE PORTION – BEGINS SEPTEMBER
NAPLES FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 21 – 25
Motivated by the belief that a rider’s head and heart are as important as their hips and hands, the Daniel Stewart’s Coaching Team prides themselves on helping equestrians match their strong leg and seat with equally strong courage, concentration and confidence. Training riders inside and outside the arena, our team is the only one in the US who specializes in motivational sport psychology mental coaching clinics and seminars to help equestrians overcome fears, frustrations and failures by teaching them how to cope with pressure, mistakes, show jitters, negative memories, and more.
We’ll begin our instructor certification with an online team meeting (Zoom). The exact date and time will be determined by participants availability. Following our first meeting students will receive a copy of our team’s five mental coaching seminars, including written summaries and fillable worksheets. Follow-up team meetings will occur at one-week intervals, during which time students will be asked to memorize, rehearse and present each seminar.
NAPLES FLORIDA PORTION
The in-person portion of our certification class focuses on learning our team’s twelve mental coaching show jumping, dressage and cross country clinics. Local riders and horses will be used to demonstrate each clinic (students will not be bring, or use their own horses). A portion of each day will be dedicated to discussing marketing and promotion strategies for any coaches intending to charge a fee for their clinics and seminars.
Certified instructors receive a team certificate, letter of recommendation from Coach Stewart and a press release to promote themselves on local and/or social media. The name and contact information of all coaches will appear on Coach Stewart’s website and social media so riders and groups can locate, contact and hire them.
Coaches set, collect and keep 100% of fees earned by teaching our seminars and/or clinics. No portion of their earnings are shared with Coach Stewart. An annual online meeting to discuss new clinics, seminars and ideas is required to maintain status ($250, date and time to be determined by the team). Coaches can purchase copies of Coach Stewart’s Fit & Focused in 52 and Bolder, Braver, Brighter for half price and sell them for a profit at full price.
(1) Experienced riders wanting to teach mental coaching seminars and/or clinics as a career. Coaches are not required to be instructors but must ride at an upper level and have an advanced knowledge of the mental demands of riding. (2) Instructors wanting to add mental coaching seminars and/or clinics to their current program or are seeking continuing education hours, and (3) experts in the field such as an equestrian with a background or education in psychology.
PRICING AND OPTIONS
Online Portion Only – $1,500
Teach our five mental-coaching seminars
Naples Portion Only – $2,500
Teach our 12 mounted clinics (includes accommodations and meals)
Full Certification – $2,950
Teach our five seminars and 12 clinics (includes accommodations and meals)
* $500 deposit required upon application. Remaining amount due two weeks prior to class.
Applications are now being accepted. Enrollment is limited to 16 coaches and will be awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis. Minimum age is 16 but Coach Stewart will make exceptions for mature young riders with teaching experience (i.e. summer riding camps).