Thank you for registering for the PCA NCAS Coach Accreditation Course.



Candidates must be:

  • A member of Pony Club Victoria, as a coach
  • 18+yrs of age (to sit practical exam but can begin training from 16 years)
  • able to show they have completed the required hours of coaching under a mentor coach - 10 hours for preliminary, 20 hours for Level 1 (at practical assessment)
  • be actively coaching with a PCV affiliated Pony Club (or plan to)

All individuals coaching at Pony Club Victoria affliated Clubs must be a coach member of Pony Club Victoria.  All coaches are required to have this membership, including riding members.  It is free for riding members and volunteer coaches.  $25 for paid coaches. Click on 'register now' and either log into your profile using your Pony Club ID number or  click on 'become a coach' to set up a profile and then proceed to payment. Become a coach member ensures that you receive emails from us about training and assessment oppotunites and anything else related to coaching. 


The PCA NCAS Coach Courses are completed in two parts; a theory component and a practical component.

Theory/Workbook Component

You will be required to complete a workbook which aids in assessing your theoretical coaching knowledge. You will be required to have parts of the workbook signed off by a mentor.  A mentor will ideally be an NCAS Equestrian Coach with Pony Club, Equestrian Australia or RDA, they may also be an experienced coach who has superior knowledge in the area you are learning about. The workbook comes with another manual called, Syllabus and Coaching Notes, this manual provides information to assist you to complete the workbook. Candidates are also expected to have a thorough knowledge of the PCA Syllabus of Instruction and to utilise additional resources as part of their training.

Once you have completed your workbook and want to be practically assessed you will need to book into a Practical Assessment Day and forward your workbook to the PCV State Office.  Workbooks are required a minimum of 2 weeks prior to your chosen Practical Assessment day.

Practical Component

The Practical Assessment component involves an NCAS State Assessor observing you whilst coaching to assess how you implement your coaching knowledge.  Most of these assessment days are Zone based and will require you to travel to a central venue.

Preliminary Coaches will be required to coach a group of D - D* level riders demonstrating your coaching abilities in flat, jumping and games.

Level 1 Coaches will be required to coach a group of C - C* level riders demonstrating your coaching abilities in flat, jumping and horsemastership.


  • Preliminary $110.00
  • Level 1: $160.00