CS - Educating and working with young horses


Specialisation certificate

Introduction :
The Blondeau method with its course to train both professional rider and horse gets the best out of both in order to develop a relationship of trust while working.  The certificate "CS Educating and working with young horses" is a Level 4 National Diploma whose aim is to train competent riders to work with a young horse.  The diploma is obtained by continuous assessment during the training.

Key points of the CS :
OTI 1:   Be able to use the equine knowledge necessary for the education of young horses and getting them ready for work.
OTI 2:  Be able to use the techniques linked to the care and breaking-in of a young horse with regard to safety, the environment and the well-being of the animal.
OTI 3:  Be able to educate a young horse safely according to his future use
OTI 4:  Be able to participate in the management and development of the activity

Teaching methods :
This course alternates with an apprenticeship contract.
It is based on  active teaching alternating between practical and theory classes, with situational exercises.
The lessons learnt in on the course will be put in practice in your employment.
A record book will enable what has been learnt to be validated.

In addition :
At the heart of the research programme CHEVALEDUC, the three-party INRA/Région Normandie/Ecole Blondeau is led by Jocelyne Porcher (Research Director at INRA). Sophie Barreau (teacher, ethologist and research assistant at INRA) will take the theory courses on the scientific advances of co-operation at work between the horse and humans.  Nicolas Blondeau, with his know-how that continues to evolve and the principles of the great masters of equitation, will bring you the equestrian culture necessary for you to use the principles of the Blondeau method.

Course tuition :
Classroom training with student and instructor

Responsable de la formation : Sophie Barreau

Intervenants : Nicolas Blondeau, Sophie Barreau et Elise Lefol

Duration :  12 months, of which 16 weeks at a training centre - 31 weeks in-house

Dates :  September 2022 September 2023

This course is for apprentices

Level required :   BAC et galop 7 FFE + one day assessment on the knowledge of equitation, care and ridden work

Accessibilité aux personnes en situation de handicap : Contactez-nous avec ce formulaire

Course location :
Ecole Blondeau - La Grande Pièce, Saint Hilaire Saint Florent, 49400 Saumur 

To apply, you will need :
- CV
- Application letter 
- Proof of exams passed : BAC or equivalent, FFE Galop 7
-  Apply with this form
-  Download your aplication form 

Documents to download:
- Assistance for apprentices
- Assistance for Employers

Partnership with ÉFEA Formation Pays de la Loire
- Application on line

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